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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist


I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at:

Experience in the area

Depression, Anxiety Attacks and Self-Esteem Problems, Drug Addiction and Alcoholism, Gambling, as well as the whole gamut of personality disorders.


Author of the book "Getting off the Hook". It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. My articles can be found at:


BA (Psych) (University of Sydney), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to make the treatment "mental health" into a self-help program for anybody to help themselves, by teaching the influence of nutrition on "mental" health. I also hope to inform professionals about the nutritional aspects of "mental illness".

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

A low self-esteem is not always IN THE MIND, but more often in a unhealthy body.

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2016-02-19 Should I leave social media?:

Perhaps you want to discuss this via skype. My Skype name is jurplesman    ___________________________________________________  Jurriaan Plesman BA (Psych) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutrition  Editor of the Hypoglycemic

2016-02-18 How to improve my confidence:

Hi Julie Ann,    It is not so much as taking single vitamins although necessary, but the hypoglycemic diet as explained before.  Also, look up   Index at: Index of Specific Topics at:

2016-02-18 Should I leave social media?:

Hi Jay,    I seems to me that the major negative feeling seems to be anxiety. And if this is so, we should start off how to trkeat anxiety attacks, and then move onto other issues. Please read;    Beating

2016-02-17 How to improve my confidence:

Hi Julie-Ann,    This must be very difficult for you. It is not always what goes on in your environment or in your mind, that could cause you to lose confident in yourself. It may be that something is

2016-01-11 I have no idea what I'm doing and it crushes me:

Hello Harvey,  I wonder whether you have ever expressed your feelings towards your girlfriend. You did not write that she has refused you and that you are still friends. I get the impression that your


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