In 2017 Dr Mairi Harper entered the old studio to see me for a 1:1 workshop. Mairi was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2002 and by 2015 she was mainly wheelchair bound and unable to work. At 8am that day Mairi had struggles to lift her laptop back off the table on the train, by 5pm she (to her amazement) had flipped a 105 tractor tire without any pain. Dr harper and I worked remotely for a few weeks and Mari made a quick, full recovery. As a psychologist, she was amazed at what a slightly scary ex-soldier with nothing more than a GCSE in art behind him had managed to create. In Mairi’s own words “I needed to find out more about what had actually happened to me and how I had recovered”.
In the months to follow Dr Harper and I wrote and release our joint book “No Pain, No pain” and Mairi returned back to work as a researcher.