About James

shadow68Perhaps the most useful insight that I have been able to bring to the table for the Strength for Life programme is that I know what questions I want answers to, and that I have a fair idea of the kind of thing that everyone else would also like to hear about. Fortunately David obliges, and so I am able to receive and use the Strength for Life wisdom as well as help to provide it.

This is a very real and genuine benefit for me as I have used the materials personally as a recipient to great effect, and found them to have a tremendous positive impact on my thinking and living in many ways. At the moment, I would say I listen to one or some of the SfL audio materials, or remember words from them almost every day. After a decade of seeking a coaching philosophy that resonated, the simplicity and down-to-earth honesty of the Strength for Life approach as David envisioned it, and based on the self, and of realising one’s own potential, proved to be the one I was looking for.

I have always had a questioning mind, and have been investigating the nature of any potential for an expanded happiness for as long as I can remember, so access to this partnership has proved an extra special enjoyment and indulgence. Working with David is a pleasure, and he also has an uplifting certainty about him.

Having been involved in philosophy since the age of sixteen, I have been gravitating toward these current activities with Strength for Life and Papillon for all that time. My initial professional activities in this very varied and wide field centred around health and physical vitality.

As well as having the great fortune to work with and observe many of the group companies that David has been involved with over the years, such as The Academy of Sport and Exercise Sciences, NRCP, and Sportability, I have also been privileged to meet and learn from Dr Myron Wentz, founder of Usana and of the remarkable Sanoviv Medical Institute, and creator of the first ever test kit for Epstein Barr Virus. In 2002, I had the pleasure of interviewing the world renowned human nutritionist, Dr. Laz Bannock, and have twice interviewed Dr. Neil Stanley, Chairman of the British Sleep Society and Director of the Human Psychopharmacology Research Unit at the University of Surrey, which is the base for the Guildford Sleep Laboratory, the largest and finest in Europe, where Neil and colleagues continue to carry out the largest and most accurate studies on sleep ever conducted anywhere in the world.

In 2001, I wrote a ring-bound manual, ‘The Health You Deserve’, and promptly had to re-examine every last bit of it after I was more closely introduced to the concepts of placebos, consciousness, and the law of attraction, as well as investigating the nature of the healing therapy, Reiki, by taking two qualifying courses in the subject.

This led to my interest in the more non-physical side of philosophy becoming a professional interest, rather than as it was previously more of a free time pursuit.

This developed further into the series of questions and understandings that led me to approach David on the subject of happiness, success and meaning, which in turn resulted in our recording of the ‘Happiness’ audio presentation this time last year.

This became the philosophy and approach which I now live by and seek to become more habitually practiced in every day as best I can. It is the personal production which I am most pleased with and most proud of.

And I have now founded, and am busy developing, the Papillon Human Potential movement, which I look forward to sharing with many of you in good time.

James Blacker, August 2005.

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