Dr Clive Sherlock MB BS, MRCPsych
Clive Sherlock gained his medical degrees, Bachellor of Medicine and Bachellor of Surgery at the University of London, Imperial College. After three years as a hospital doctor, Dr Sherlock went on to specialise in psychiatry and clinical psychology at the Universities of London and Oxford, and became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK and a member of the British Psychological Society UK. He now does research and works independently globally.
Dr Sherlock has also studied and trained in traditional Zen Buddhist practice. Based on his unusually wide experience he developed Adaptation Practice (AP): a safe drug-free way out of depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
He has received government and NHS grants for research on AP.
In case you are thinking AP sounds like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or mindfulness, be reassured it is not. It is radically different from both.
Like most visitors to this site, you have probably arrived here after weeks, months, even years of fruitlessly searching for help to relieve your distress – be it emotional, psychological or mental. Like the rest of us, at the core of your distress is emotion and how it makes you feel.
When depressed or anxious we all want to get rid of unwanted, upsetting and disturbing moods and feelings and stop them affecting us.
No matter how bad you feel, or for how long, you can follow simple instructions that will make you feel completely better – for the rest of your life. You will develop the strength and tools to transform emotion and so to change how your moods and feelings affect you, before they cause distress.
Adaptation Practice teaches you how to do this. It provides a simple structured programme for what other doctors have called emotional fitness. Not by taking drugs, not by thinking or talking about it, and not be navel gazing: but by doing.
AP is a unique way, but it is not new. It has been tested and refined more than any other approach to dealing with emotional, psychological and mental problems.
By developing inner, emotional strength and resilience, AP teaches you how to face and accept your moods and feelings, how to change them and how to enjoy a fulfilling life.
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