Quantum physics

Particle Storytelling…

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I can’t deny it. I’ve got one foot in storytelling and another in science. I’ve always been interested in how people think and why people do stuff, and my training as a scientist places me perfectly to explore this, both through measuring and through understanding. This is because science itself is not the rigid, contained […]


Change is good…

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It’s been a funny couple of weeks with a couple of u-turns. The most significant was my return to fiction writing. I decided on a change of genre and wrote a psychological thriller – they say write what you know! I ‘d had a big break from fiction writing because of disillusionment with the publishing […]


How we understand pain

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I recently had a run in with pain as I have injured my back quite badly. Whilst I was in hospital recovering I began to think about all the aspects of communicating pain that were going on around me. The first question I was asked was: on a scale of one to three, three being […]


Narrative therapy and the power of owning your own story

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Narrative psychology is concerned with storytelling and how this is contextualised in everyday life. Narrative therapy can include the process of reframing this story in the light of exploring new awareness. However, this should not be confused with person-centred counselling, or with other methodologies that require ‘outcomes’ or measurement. To celebrate the publication of my […]


Storytelling and Resonance

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Reading Emma Darwin’s blog today about the real sixth sense made me recall a conversation I had in St Pancras station in London the other day. In my day job I work with safety and reliability engineers who deal with high hazard occurrences. I run a learned society that holds events and publishes work that […]