What I Do

I can help you to lose weight, stop smoking, improve your relationships, deal with stress, anger, jealousy, moods, depression, traumas or abuse, or get rid of fears, phobias and panic attacks.

I can also help you to improve your confidence and self esteem, improve your ability to communicate, motivate others and get on with them better and to be gently, yet firmly assertive in a respectful way that helps people to feel far better about cooperating with you.

I can also help you to plan your life direction, set realistic goals and plan reliable ways of achieving them. I can also coach you in improving your performance in any area, even if I don’t know how to do what you want to improve: I will be drawing on your own knowledge and your own deeper inner resources to fine tune and supercharge what you were always potentially capable of achieving. I have greatly improved people’s performance in tennis, golf, boxing, darts and surfing, even though I do none of these.

My main way of working is through NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) – a modern, practical and efficient form of psychology. If I seem to be making some very bold claims for what I can do, please be aware that many people are quite surprised at how effective and quick it can be to bring about wonderful positive changes.

Take a look at the subjects under the ‘Help with’, ‘Life Coaching’ and ‘How I Work’ headings. If there is anything you want help with that is not mentioned there, please feel free to call me and enquire about it anyway.

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Help with


How I work

Service for Business

I offer training, coaching and personal consultations for business. I offer training for communications skills, customer service, confidence, motivation, setting up genuine Win-Win situations, how to feel good and overcome stress. I also offer individual coaching and consultations for personal problems and challenges, stress management, burnout prevention and recovery, and personal and career development. See my services for business below.

Alexander Technique

I also teach the Alexander Technique. Although most people have mistakenly thought of this as postural training, it is actually a way to let go of background tension and stay far more relaxed than we might realise is possible. This leads to much greater freedom and ease of movement and to your natural poise and coordination reasserting themselves. It also has an enviable reputation for improving back pain as well as many other aches, pains and other physical problems.

Surprisingly, the Alexander Technique also helps us to stay far more calm, centred and clear emotionally and mentally. Its principles help us to pursue our goals more reliably, make better decisions and learn more efficiently. It was the first discipline to make deep and lasting changes in my life and for this reason, I recommend it to those who want to take their work further.

I have used NLP and accelerated learning techniques to remodel how I teach the technique, so that I can teach it a lot more quickly and make it a lot more easy to understand. I am currently writing a book about this entitled How to Loosen Up.

To find out more about the Technique, how I teach it and about the book, see my dedicated website at  www.Loosen-Up.org Or if you would like to keep up to date with developments on the book, then go to http://www.facebook.com/HowToLoosenUp if you are on Facebook and click the Like button.


I have been trained by and have personally assisted both Paul McKenna and Dr Richard Bandler, the originator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). I have taken three major trainings in Hypnosis, ten major trainings in different aspects of NLP, trained in Counselling, Coaching, Psychotherapy, Metaphor therapy, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), the Alexander Technique and had specialist training as a Smoking Cessation Practitioner.

I am passionate about my work. It is one of the world’s greatest privileges to be able to genuinely help people, especially when they achieve such great victories and breakthroughs in their lives. See my About David Owen page.

If you are serious about making powerful wonderful positive changes in your life, then this site is here for you to find out if you want to see me and work with me.