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Interview with Thomas Sheridan

Aisling FitzGibbon

In this week’s podcast, I am talking to author/ artist Thomas Sheridan who is well known for his seminal work on the psychology of psychopaths. We often shared the same audience in our talks around Ireland during my activism days as The Girl Against Fluoride. I had always admired Thomas’s sharp intelligence, his astute wit and keen observation of the  human psyche and I was curious to know where his thinking had evolved to.

Thomas shares with us how reality is constructed and the roles we unconsciously play in keeping it in place. Seen through Thomas’s lens, I can better understand how I naturally evolved from the persona of The Girl Against Fluoride to developing and evolving my own consciousness. Thomas cuts through the illusion that change happens instantaneously, even within our lifetimes, seeing it instead as a result of our evolving journey of consciousness. “Change comes from within and not from without” says Thomas and quotes Aleister Crowley’s definition of Black magic as being any magical path where enlightenment of consciousness is not concerned with the development of the self. This explains my pitfalls during my activism days when I thought I could quickly change the water fluoridation policy in Ireland. This eventually led to extreme frustration when my attempts to affect change were futile and the existing power structures closed down any of their loop holes in defence of their position.

Thomas explains why he refused to validate RTE when he was invited onto the Late Late show. He points out the futility of trying to wake people up who are not even aware they are asleep as they are stuck in survival consciousness. Thomas draws upon his vast repertoire of mythological epics to show the real meaning of the Hero’s Journey and disputes the 100 Monkey Syndrome that promises a sudden shift in consciousness. Ultimately we can only reach those on a similar band of frequency.

Thomas promotes the power of creativity and humor as tools to raise consciousness. He talks about how nature acts as a healing and guiding force in our lives. He cautions against following any guru outside of ourselves and to allow mistakes to teach us the lessons we need on own personal journey.

If you are interested in reading Thomas’s books:

Puzzling People March 2011

Defeated Demons: Freedom from Consciousness Parasites in Psychopathic Society May 2012

The Druid Code: Magic, Megaliths and Mythology Feb 2017

Check out Thomas at his website www.thomassheridanarts.com

I would love to hear what you will take away from listening to Thomas’s interview. What insights have you gained that help you make sense of what’s going on in your own life? 

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The Magic of Mentoring

Aisling FitzGibbon

When I first started working as a Nutritional Therapist I’d give clients copious amounts of information about their given condition coupled with advice on the correct foods and supplements to begin their healing journey. I rather naively thought that the information and knowledge would set them free. What I noticed however is that some of them did nothing.

So, what on earth was happening? In hindsight, I realised that the gap between where a client wanted to go and where they were currently at was enormous. Just giving a one -off session, hoping that healthier habits would be adhered to was not taking this into account. This is because making changes without support and accountability can be difficult. Knowledge is one thing but the practical application of this knowledge is another.   

It was time for me to change the way I worked if I wanted to help people regain their health.  Knowledge clearly was not enough. If I was to make real change in my client’s lives I would have to look at ways in which I could work at my full capacity.  Over time I developed my 3-6-month health mentoring programme which has revolutionised my practice and has given my clients the results they need.  

My health mentoring programmes doesn’t just focus on food. I work in developing the correct mind set, I dissolve limiting beliefs, I design strategies that are soul filled, and enable my clients to adopt healthier habits that fit into their lives.

Guiding clients very often to their own conclusions in a session is what gets them to shift their own belief patterns that may be blocking their progress. It is amazing what happens when subtle shifts are made that lead to positive actions.

During my mentoring programme dietary changes are introduced and monitored on a weekly basis. Sessions are one to one and take place at the same time every week. Clients are given a clear understanding of what happens to their body when biochemical changes take place. This is important as the healing journey is not linear. There are periods of expansion and contraction occurring as the body releases its toxicity and gains greater integrity.

The weekly sessions build on the previous session so that knowledge and understanding is consolidated. Scaffolded changes help to avoid the sense of overwhelm people feel when confronted with having too many things to do. It’s not possible to provide the necessary education in a few session as the diet, the supplements and techniques are adjusted weekly and when needed.

Weekly mentoring empowers my clients as they learn to understand how their body reacts to changes in diet and what techniques to implement to ensure the safe removal of toxicity from their cells. Emotional support is crucial as when we detox on a physical level we also begin to clear old stuck feelings that were lodged in our tissues.

My mentoring programme has been a massive learning curve for me as I could not have achieved what I wanted to achieve with clients without creating it.

With each person I work with, we go on a journey together to get to where they want to go to. I love mentoring as it provides a structure to my healing programme. It gives me the opportunity to combine my occupational therapy skills with my nutritional work as I tailor my programme to suit each person’s needs. I find that mentoring gives me the space to work with clients on all levels of healing which is so important as our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies are deeply interconnected. I have witnessed so many times that when people begin to make changes in one area of their lives and it unravels the blocks they are having in another.

Mentoring is magical and the investment pays dividends for your current and future health. Yes, you can get a plan from a nutritionist but if your old patterns and behaviours aren’t transformed then you won’t get the results. 

If you are interested in working with me please get in touch. 

My Christmas book list

Aisling FitzGibbon

I love to sink into a good book and rummage in someone else’s imagination for a change. Have you, like me, ever found yourself being led to the right book at the right time when you're ready to hear its message? And then you have those wonderful ah ha moments when your thoughts and those of the authors' collide?  

This Christmas I plan to reread some of my favourites and also invest in some new ones. There is nothing better than the rain beating down outside, flames dancing and darting in the stove and dipping into words that have the power to change us by simply changing our perception.    

My recommended list for Christmas will include authors I am already familiar with and already love and some newbies. Choices. Choices.

I’ll begin with Gabrielle Bernstein who is a personal favourite of mine and a master at crafting her message. I already have her book Miracles Now that is written in her terrific Spirit Junkie style and is brimming with practical techniques to help combat common problems such as addiction, anxiety and fear. This is a great pick up put down book for quick stress relieving strategies.

I plan on buying her latest book The Universe Has Your Back. In this book Gabby shares how she maintains how she feels regardless of what's going on in her life. This is a book that illustrates how by changing our mindset we can transform negative life situations into life lessons. I love Gabrielle's practical and down to earth manner and I look forward to delving into another Spirit Junkie treasure.

I almost cannot wait to order Rise Sister Rise by the Hay House author Rebecca Campbell who really impressed me at the Hay House conference in London last year. Anyone who wants to learn how to unleash their feminine power to tell their truth and lead then this is the book for you.  

Another favourite author of mine is Christine Northrup. I read her book Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom which provides a cornucopia of knowledge on women's health and sexuality. This is a must read for anyone planning a natural home birth and who wants to sail through the menopause. This year I will treat myself to one of her latest books Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divinely Inspired Life

Brene Brown is an author who has discovered the inherent power in vulnerability and its necessity for wholehearted living. Brene's book Daring Greatly shows us how feelings of never being enough can graduate into shame and fear. By embracing our vulnerable nature and expressing gratitude we can combat these feelings and live more fulfilling lives. This book offers tools to help deepen our love partnerships

My gold star for this year's book is A Mind of Your Own by Psychiatrist Kelly Brogan. This book has revolutionised the treatment of mental health conditions and is paving the way for a paradigm shift away from drug based treatment. This is a book that will change how you perceive mental health forever. I absolutely love it. 

Seeing as I am making Christmas dinner this year I plan to enlist the help of Danielle Walker and her amazing book Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well and Feel Great .This is one of the best paleo books on the market and is loaded with delicious, innovative and easy to follow recipes.

A few years ago I started reading a book while in the bath and was so drawn into the story that I became oblivious to the water that had gotten cold. The book was Mutant Message Down Under by author Marlo Morgan. This is a story about the author who goes on a journey with a nomadic group of Aborigines for 4 months in the desert in the Australian outback. This is a book that challenges our western values of competition and greed and opens us to the spiritual nature of indigenous people.

Although the book Many Lives, Many Masters has been on my bookshelf for years I never read it.  So this Christmas I plan to read a book that promises an insight into the concept of reincarnation. The story is centered on psychiatrist Dr. Weiss whose conventional treatment of a 27-year-old woman for anxiety, depression and phobias has failed. Past life memories would be the key to her recovery. Sounds intriguing.

Christmas would not be Christmas without a good book to read. So treat yourself.