Where business is healthy from the head to the heart to the hip pocket.

The Hinwood Institute is the #1 resource for regional, rural and isolated business owners and leaders to unclutter mess, make order from chaos, escape the shackles of overwhelm to take control of their business and life.

The Hinwood Institute Story

In October 2020, Dr. John Hinwood died of Mesothelioma.

John’s passing rocked his worldwide community of colleagues, students, friends and followers. As word spread that John was living his last days, both he and his wife, Dr Judy Hinwood, were flooded with messages from around the world. People who had been deeply impacted by his incredible scope of work wanted to express their appreciation for all he had done for them.

John had educated, mentored and befriended tens of thousands of people in his lifetime.

Michael Massey and Dr. John were long term friends and colleagues. Sharing a love for wellbeing and rugby, they had collaborated on projects and reciprocated in coaching and mentorship of each other.

In later years, Michael would qualify as a Stress Management Practitioner through the Stress Management Institute, founded by Dr John & Judy Hinwood.

He also partnered with the Stress Management Institute on major business initiatives.

Barbara Clifford first met John when he was handing out ‘Expect a Miracle’ cards at a business event, promoting his new venture, a stress management weekend workshop called “Stress to Strength”.

Barbara shared with John that she believed her recent challenge with basal cell carcinoma was also connected to stress. He cradled her hands gently, stared in her eyes and said “Yes, and it’s all connected to stress.”

Barbara was offered an internship, to work alongside John & Judy, while also studying for the Stress Management Practitioner.

Once graduating from this and adopting the techniques into her already successful business, Barbara continued to consult to the Stress Management Institute until John’s passing.

With John’s passing, Judy was faced with the monumental task of continuing to lead the Stress Management Institute on her own.

During her grieving, the Institute reduced services to a minimal offering, and Michael and Barbara contributed their efforts to the running and operating of the Institute through this difficult time.

Both were concerned that this wonderful body of work, and the incredible impact it makes on people around the world, might cease to be available.

In a business meeting, discussing the future of the Stress Management Institute, neither Barbara nor Michael was comfortable to make a full time move to the Institute given their existing commitments. Then in an inspired moment they asked each other, ‘what if we did it together?’

With Dr. Judy’s gracious and enthusiastic blessing, Michael and Barbara formed an entity to acquire the decades of work and intellectual property developed by both John and Judy.

This encompassed:

  • Miracle mindset
  • Coaching techniques
  • Business Building; and more!

Barbara and Michael decided to amalgamate this with their own body of work and knowledge including:

  • Time management
  • Leadership
  • Wellbeing (and retreats)
  • Executive Peak Performance

The company was no longer just about stress management it was so much more!

It was personally important to both Michael and Barbara to honour the legacy of Dr John & Judy Hinwood’s work. They aligned on the name ‘The Hinwood Institute’ with Dr Judy’s blessing.

Get to know more the legacy of Dr Judy & John Hinwood


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Barbara Clifford

The Time Tamer


Barbara Barbara Clifford is a co-founder of The Hinwood Institute. She is the lead trainer and coach in Time Management. She is a recognized leader in Stress Management.

An experienced coach, speaker, columnist and facilitator, Barbara assists rural, regional and isolated business owners and leaders to unclutter mess, make order from chaos, escape the shackles of overwhelm to take control of their business and life.

Barbara’s clients move from the relentless hamster wheel to waking inspired, motivated, making decisions with purpose and achieving peak performance.

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Judy Hinwood

Stress To Strength


Judy Dr. Judy Hinwood is a legend in the field of Chiropractic. A gifted practitioner, with her late husband Dr. John Hinwood she founded Powerful Practices Coaching.

Their holistic coaching approach was revolutionary and key to the success of hundreds of Chiropractic Practices globally.

Latterly Judy and John founded the Stress Management Institute and developed scientifically evidenced programs to promote Emotional Resilience and overcome Stress. Judy’s passion is to guide people lost in chaos to a place of calm.



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Michael Massey

Executive Wellbeing


Michael is passionate about, and has been actively engaged in leadership development and wellbeing since the late 1990’s.

He owned and operated two of the leading wellness centers in Thailand, where he integrated his pragmatic approach to physical, mental and emotional health, with his thoughts on leadership and the Hinwood’s work in Stress Management.

Michael has lived in the Northern Territory, remote Pacific Islands, and worked in a FIFO capacity. These experiences equip him to relate well with people in remote and isolated environments.



We equip rural, regional and isolated business leaders to make courageous decisions in pressure situations for the long-term benefit of the business, team and personal wellbeing.

The Hinwood Institute Capability Statement


I feel very grateful to have found you and to have wise and kind support. . It is so good to have a calm and considered presence and some support to get some real work done when I am feeling overwhelmed. It is really useful to have your [coaching] and I am very grateful to you for your insight, your patience, and your time.



I was knocked falt but you enabled me to stand up, work things out and take back control. You gave me the courage to step out of my comfort zone, to dare to dream, to do something different, to take the risk and do what I wanted to do, not just what I felt I had to do. You have made a huge wonderful difference to my life and because of you I am more confident.



My husband and family have seen the positive difference both at work and home and other business people; are in ore of what I can achieve in a day and they all want to know how. I always have Barbara’s card on hand to show them that they fit more into their day too.