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Why Adaptation Practice?

Because the Practice will safely and reliably improve the quality of your life by changing how you feel and how your moods and feelings affect you. It does this through practical training in the normal run of your daily life, without drugs or psychological therapies.

What it means to train in Adaptation Practice

You will be shown, guided and supported in working with the emotion that moves you, excites you, upsets you, makes you stressed, anxious, angry and depressed and interferes with your life. The Practice will develop an inner strength in you that will make you more resilient and stronger emotionally and better able to cope.


Adaptation Practice is taught in classes of about an hour each. You are shown what to do and how to do it. As with developing any skill or muscular strength you need to practise regularly. What you are shown is for you to practise while going about your normal activities at home, at work,  wherever you are and whatever you are doing at the time.

Face-to-face or by email?

Face-to-face: you can train in Adaptation Practice with face-to-face sessions individually or in groups – in London or Oxford.

Group sessions can be run at your premises.

Individual sessions can also be from anywhere in the world on Skype or FaceTime.

By email: Adaptation Practice is offered on-line by email.

Support and advice are also offered between sessions.

How long?

Most people notice improvements in how they feel after two to four weeks. Some take longer. Eight classes are usually enough for most people to learn the basics of the Practice and to continue practicing alone, and then to have some more classes later. Most people choose to do more classes either soon after the first eight or later.

The more the Practice is done, the deeper it goes. Some people notice profound changes within two or three weeks. Others take longer. All who train in the Practice, soon realise that they’re working towards the cause of their difficulties and problems instead of dealing only with the symptoms, as they had done so far. Most people soon see a light at the end of what might have been a very long and dark tunnel. The Practice gives hope, strengthens their effort and reinforces their determination to continue.

For each of us, The Practice starts with whatever we can already do: not with what we cannot yet do. We might think we can’t do anything, not even get out of bed or keep to a simple commitment, but we soon find that we can do something, because we can move a leg towards the edge of the bed – just that – and this would be a start. Every effort, no matter how small, develops some inner strength in us. As this strength develops we can do more.

Adaptation Practice Classes

Class 1: prepare for change – set limits.

Class 2: adjust life style and start to adapt – exercise, food, drugs, behaviour, sex, relationships, work, etc.

Class 3: train to focus – find peace and calm by keeping quiet and still for 5 minutes.

Class 4: spring into life – respond promptly and appropriately.

Class 5: live life fully – live wholeheartedly.

Class 6: find emotion at its source – develop inner strength.

Class 7: work with emotion at its source – how emotion, moods and feelings change.

Class 8: sitting meditation – which is almost certainly not what you think it is.

If you would like to ask a question or to register to start training in the Practice please contact me here.

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