About Glyn Blackett, Coach & Therapist
As a student (I studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University) I suffered quite a bit of social anxiety. I learned mindfulness meditation, but though I was committed I found my mind highly distractable.
Ten years on, I knew mindfulness wasn't really working for me, so I began to investigate how science and technology could help me - especially with focus and concentration in meditation practice. That was when I first encountered biofeedback and neurofeedback.
Biofeedback helped me to calm my agitated mind, and sharpen my focus and clarity, so that I really started to feel I was getting somewhere with my mindfulness practice. I learned to let go of negative emotions and create the basis for positivity to arise. It wasn't long before I decided to make a career of biofeedback, and it's been my passion ever since.
I first trained in solution-focused psychotherapy, then biofeedback and neurofeedback. Later, when mindfulness-based therapy emerged as a popular evidence-based therapy it was natural progression for me.
Noticing that a lot of my clients had underlying health problems such as chronic fatigue, IBS and other gastrointestinal issues, I realised I needed to broaden my approach. I qualified as a Nutritional Therapist and later trained in functional medicine.
Although my personal meditation practice benefited from biofeedback, I knew there was still untapped potential, and that led me to start developing my own software (I'd been a programmer in my early career). Eventually this work led to a product I knew could help my clients too. I began renting out simple but powerful biofeedback devices. Biofeedback is now an important part of my professional practice.
As I started to get clients who travelled a long way to my office, and I began thinking about how I could better support them - although they could rent biofeedback devices for home use they needed to learn how to work with biofeedback. I wrote my first book, "Mind-Body Intelligence: How to manage your mind using biofeedback and mindfulness" and later began working on video-based training material as the basis for a home based course in biofeedback for stress management.
- M.A. Natural Sciences Cambridge University
- M.Sc. Cognitive Science Manchester University
- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
- Intermediate Certificate in Contemporary Psychotherapy ( Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy )
- NLP Master Practitioner (Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (accredited by the University of Wales)
- Graduate of the Kalish Method Mentorship
I've also attended trainings in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), stress management and of course lots of workshops in biofeedback and neurofeedback.
READ MORE ABOUT BIOFEEDBACK FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT
How To Manage Your Mind With Biofeedback & Mindfulness
Book by Glyn Blackett
- Underlying dynamics in stress & anxiety
- Science of the mind-body connection & how it can be applied
- Why breathing is at the heart of stress management
- Practical models for framing self-control challenges & solutions
"The biggest improvement has been to my ability to focus and concentrate at work. I no longer fall asleep in afternoon meetings! Since seeing Glyn I have been able to maintain my focus, and my performance has definitely increased. The changes have been maintained since the therapy ended."
- Sam, North Yorkshire