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You can read what has been said and written about Adaptation Practice in feature articles in newspapers, chapters in books, a study in a peer-reviewed journal and students’ testimonials.

Feature articles

Train your mind to fight depression‘ by Anjana Ahuja in The Times

Depressed? Go and clean the kitchen‘ by Anne Garvey in The Guardian


How a group of British doctors learned to overcome stress, anxiety and depression without drugs or psychological therapies.

BJMP – ‘Training doctors to cope with anxiety and depression‘ by Clive Sherlock and  Chris John


The Roar of Awakening

How ancient far eastern psychology can help us in the West today.

Searching for New Contrasts

How coming to terms with change is the key to happiness.


Simon Painter – depression

‘Even now I am taken aback by the speed at which my mood and outlook changed upon putting myself fully into the Practice. I was surprised to find it was nothing remotely like psychotherapy or group therapy.’

Abigail HallAnxiety and depression

‘We have the thoughts; we have the feelings; but where is the heart? I thought my heart was dead, but now I know I have a heart and it is alive and well again.

Dr Chris John GP study

‘… we have chosen to try to avoid discomfort and as a result have become emotionally unfit. Just look around; there are myriad distractors and panaceas …’

Jenny Fuller Anorexia

‘I was anorexic and had been for over ten years. Nothing worked. It was a game, but didn’t feel like one, …’

Laurence Browning – Professional stress causes anxiety and depression

‘Adaptation Practice is the opposite of passivity: it is always active and engaging. I am sure I have been a far better doctor, husband and father because of this and I can say so because my patients, colleagues, staff, wife and children all tell me so.’

Margaret Adamson – Anxiety and stress

‘there had been deep-seated issues with cyclical thinking and patterns of behaviour that I needed to look at in the eye.’

Kate Trenners – Stress, anxiety and depression

‘After opening to small emotions such as the annoyance of dropping a pen, moving to rather more annoying events such as knocking a pile of papers on to the floor and having to re-arrange them, we become able to manage more serious emotions such as anger at the way drivers speed down the road or worse still, at what is going on in the world.’

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