On Writing

A couple of months ago I completed a revamp of “Why Does Stress Make Us Ill?” and just mentioned this briefly in a blog post back then. Since self publishing it last year I have done so much more writing and felt awful about the glaring mistakes and not so great writing that I really notice now. But that’s ok, I published the book as an experiment and to make myself take action after taking a three year break from self employment. I haven’t done any real promotion on the book as it was a sort of experiment.

Having realised that I actually really enjoy writing I wanted to get more serious about it so added two more chapters and brought it up to date regarding the events of 2020/21.

Now more than ever I am finding people need workable, simple solutions to dealing with the effects of a life that is becoming increasingly uncertain and very often pressured. When experiencing any kind of situation that registers as uncomfortable by the mind – consciously and unconsciously – our body reacts in very specific ways.

Knowing what is happening within the body when we are reacting to stressful events is reassuring in itself, it also holds the key to how to change that unfavourable reaction.

In “Why Does Stress Make Us Ill?” you will not only know what’s going on in your own body but get to play around with the effect of breath – good and bad – and the impact of certain words on your psyche.

All of the techniques in the book are ones that I have used extensively over the years on myself, on clients and in classes. I have healed illness in myself with some of them…

Also, the kindle version costs a only a little more than a decent coffee!

Click on the link below for more info and to look inside:


Published by Catherine Strang

I have been passionate about health and well-being since my teenage years when a health problem prompted me to use diet to regain my strength. By the end of the 80's I was working as a chef in a Rudolf Steiner based vegetarian cafe in Edinburgh and this led me (through working with some very alternatives types!) to pursue a career as a massage therapist and healer, which I began in 1990. Since then I have trained in many different forms of therapy, including Hypnotherapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), EmoTrance (a form of deeply mindful emotional processing). I retired completely from bodywork in 2017 and at present only occasionally work as a 1:1 therapist. My focus now is teaching and I have been doing this since 1991 when I taught Aromatherapy and massage courses for the Edinburgh Council Adult Education Programme, by the time I finished these courses in 2000 I had also taught aromatherapy/massage sessions across Edinburgh in Community Centers, Health Projects and a variety of other non profit organisations. By this time however I was beginning to develop Stress Management and later Meditation and personal development courses/sessions and was including corporate settings as well as private teaching events. The list of places I have taught in is extensive and over the past three decades I've no doubt forgotten quite a few! I am dedicated to personal development, health and meditation and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to each session. I am well aware of the struggles, often hidden from work colleagues, that many go through during the course of their life and endeavor always to be kind, non-intrusive and in a work setting discreet.

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