Patricia Worby

New Directions

It’s 2020 and with a new decade a chance to review my work and purpose. I have always had many strings to my bow – gardener, author, teacher and now writer/speaker. I have been gradually dong more with the teaching and writing than the gardening – although my ultimate...

Creative writing

In October I attended a Hay House course on being an author – as someone with 2 self-published books under my belt (and a third on the way), I considered that all that’s missing is a publisher! but recently I have wondered whether these ‘making science understandable’ type books are not...

Recording an audio book

I’ve been busy recording an audio version of my first book The Scar that won’t Heal and have been blogging about it on my Alchemy Therapies Facebook page and blog page. It’s quite an involved process that requires the help of a sound engineer and a studio. I’m detailing the...

The hidden dangers of GMO’s

You’ve no doubt heard of the fact that genetically modified organisms ( or GMOs – mostly bacterial DNA) have been incorporated into some food crops in order to make them resistant to herbicide or increase their yield. The idea behind this technology was to enable farmers to spray their fields...

Trauma, Stress and the Body Video

Just recorded a brand new video with professional quality i.e. lighting and proper sound. Am going to publish on this site and on my Alchemy therapies page also. It is surprisingly hard to sit in front of a camera and talk about what you know in a coherent fashion....

Frozen shoulder – the double burden

Frozen shoulder is something that I come across often in my practice. In my initial training as a massage therapist we were taught it was an unexplainable condition that came on suddenly, mostly in women of middle years and would last 1 – 2 years and disappear as suddenly. This...

Fibromyalgia – a mindbody phenomenon

I read a really good update on Fibro today by an experienced bodyworker (fascial work is his thing). Find it here. The criteria for diagnosis may have changed (which is a good thing as it used to pretty much ignore the gut and other symptoms to focus exclusively on...