Featured on TV

by admin on November 13, 2009

Previously Elizabeth’s work has been featured on the ABC New Inventors TV program, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Radio 2UE, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Good Weekend Magazine, the Herald-Sun, The Financial Review Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens and numerous other publications.

The notable sleep experts in this training program are:  Sue Dengate, Nic Lucas, Domenica Papalia, Geraldine Gallagher, Andrew Verity, Angela Sciberras and Rod Sherwin.


Today I have found a brilliant interview I’m recommending if you have symptoms of depression, wondering if you have depression, or you’re thinking about getting depression (that’s a joke)!

Basically, I think this is compulsory listening.

This is one time I didn’t have to do the interview myself.

The interview is between Dr Joseph Mercola and leading medical journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize nominee Robert Whitaker.


I want you to listen right to the end of this interview, it will be time worth spent.

It also includes some amazing information – even on the placebo effect, which I found fascinating too. Interesting how everyone knocks “the placebo effect” – after listening to this you might have a shift!

And ‘natural recovery rates’ discussions are interesting too.

And it’s very encouraging when he says whether you get treatment, or you don’t get treatment, you’re going to get better. In approximately 90 percent of cases.

This message is VITAL to listen to. I fully recommend this to you.

And just when you start to think that we might be taking ‘natural’ too far, you’ll also hear that there is a very small group that drugs may be appropriate for.. and the exact definition of that small group. i.e. Those categorized as “Severe Depression” on the Hamilton Scale. And it doesn’t necessarily mean medication for life…

After listening to Robert Whitaker you might want to read his book:

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

I’ve often thought that when we get a bit ‘feral’ or ‘dippy’ that it is actually our minds and bodies shifting for us, in order to help bring about change. 

The thing is, it’s not that easy to change our lives, even when we know we should – and some mental attitude rearrangement might be part of a positive process towards our better future.  Or, it could be telling us that what we are doing is not good for us.

Physical pain is a sign something ain’t right.  Mental pain, in my opinion, is exactly the same.  And it’s all connected … ignore one and the other will eventually be effected.

Are we listening to our body and mind? 




Compatibility Blanket

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Losing Your Mind Over Lack of Sleep?

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Dead Tired: Awake is the New Sleep SBS ONE

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Today on National TV in Australia is the program Dead Tired: Awake is the New Sleep on SBS ONE at 1.30 – 2.30 pm. I think this show is going to be a repeat, but I also remember this program to be pretty good quality – in the research area, with a number of notable […]

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Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Colarbone Breathing

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Here is an exercise that you might do if you are having problems with any of the following things – some sleep related, some not. feeling out of sorts generally bumping into things declining performance self sabotage anxiety panic procrastination Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) We know that a number of the issues […]

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Nic Lucas talks about Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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Here’s Nic, have a listen: He’s straight forward, easy to understand and talks about going beyond the debilitating problems of anxiety and panic attacks. We asked Nic to be featured on Sleep With The Experts for two reasons.  Firstly he is a medical researcher and editor of an international medical journal, and secondly, he personally […]

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Stress Relief Strategies

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Of course stress and sleep are related. The cure for insomnia is sometimes complicated.  For one person the secret could be home remedies for insomnia (as simple as listening to their favourite sleep music, meditating to relax, high quality herbal teas, vibrational essences – similar to Bach flower remedies, etc). But for others the cure for […]

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Rod Sherwin – Emotional Freedom Technique Demonstration

January 7, 2010

Here is one of a number of videos Rod Sherwin (our sleep expert from Week 8 of the webinar series) has up on You Tube. You might like to go and check out more of his demonstration videos. So instead of saying “I can’t sleep” when you are going to bed, or in the middle […]

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MSG, Monosodium Glutamate and Sleep

January 7, 2010

Click here to find out information on just one of the 50+ food additives and colourings mentioned by sleep expert Sue Dengate in her presentation “Fed Up with Sleep Disturbance” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6huSqO84Gc Sue Dengate also reported that MSG had been implicated (along with a number of other artificial substances) in a case of a child who suffered from sleep […]

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What’s Your Insomnia Type?

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The last night of Sleep With The Experts wrapped the whole series. Week 9 sifted down the 50-plus types of insomnia to a manageable and understandable 10 Insomnia Types™.  Here are Elizabeth’s Ten Insomnia Types™: Type A  – Difficulty Getting to Sleep Type B – Difficulty Staying Asleep Type C – Waking Too Early in the Morning […]

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