About Frances A Masters
Do you want to be happier and more resilient?
Some people seem to just 'bounce back' no matter what life throws at them.
We can't choose many of life's events but we certainly do have a choice about how we respond.
My passion for mental health began 25 years ago when I suffered postnatal depression and realised the help I needed simply wasn't there.
The pills didn't work. In fact they made things worse. What I really needed was to understand how anxiety, depression and emotional ill health can develop. I needed to learn good 'mind management' skills which would act like a 'psychological inoculation' against future problems.
When I recovered, I made a decision to find out how and why I had become so depressed and made a personal pledge to do something to provide the kind of help for others which I had needed. I wanted to prevent people suffering unnecessarily.
So I embarked on a personal and professional journey and, along the way, developed a brand new approach to health and well-being.
My journey began with four years of traditional counselling training, followed by a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy. I studied cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), hypnotherapy, coaching and cognitive neuroscience.
I built up 30,000 hours professional experience which I brought together into the new happiness and resilience programme l named 'Fusion.'
I also wrote a book about how to resolve post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), founded a therapeutic coaching charity and trained volunteers to work in this new way. This training programme would later become the nationally accredited Fusion Therapeutic Coaching Diploma and Distance Learning Skills Certificate.
The journey continues.
Now I want to reveal all my professional secrets about good mind management to as many people as possible through social media and by training Fusion Breakthrough trainers from all over the world.
One of them could be you...
Something new.. Something different.. Something which lasts..
What if you could experience one day which could actually change your life for good; giving you your own eureka moment; not only helping you create a vision of the life you want to live, but actually give you the real skills to get there and stay there?
Fusion is a tried and tested system which combines the best of psychotherapy and coaching into a powerful new formula for lasting change.
My aim is to help and empower as many people as possible to feel their best, be their best and live their best lives.
Perhaps I could help you too....
Research Assistant, University of Malaya
Director PACT Creative training, PACT Creative Training
In my article this week, I talk about Rachel, a young woman who, although physically present at work is psychologically absence, due to extreme emotional distress following a miscarriage.
Have you ever had that ‘stuck in a rut’ feeling?
Every morning it a bit like Groundhog Day. You wake up and know it's just going to be the same old routine.
Are you haunted by your past? Do the ghosts of yesterday hang around, murmuring, moaning and groaning about old wounds and hurts; regrets about the things you did, or the things you didn't do?
Ever feel you could be doing more, achieving more, living more?
'If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing'
I was fortunate enough recently to spend some time in the company of the Venerable Lama Ngedon Drime.
Lama Drime, or Saddhu as he likes to be called, describes himself as a ‘kick-ass monk’.