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Naomie Harris credits Hoffman retreat for career wins

Spectre actress Naomie Harris claims her mother’s parenting “was the best contraception ever”.

Spectre beauty Naomie Harris credits her personal and professional success to a week-long Hoffman retreat.

The 39-year-old actress practised psychological detox, which is known as the Hoffman Process, after deciding a few years ago she needed to concentrate on personal improvement.

Founded by Bob Hoffman in 1967, and originally called Fischer-Hoffman Psychic Therapy, the system helps those who really want to be the best person they can be - and Naomie admits it was a big deal for her.

"A big thing for me was anger," she tells More magazine. "Like a lot of women, I often swallow anger and hold on to it. The challenge is to let it out without the neighbours thinking you’re crazy."

The week-long retreat really helped James Bond's new Eve Moneypenny get to grips with the inner demons stemming from her childhood.

But she also learned to embrace the goodness from her experience growing up in London with her mother, screenwriter Lisselle Kayla.

Lisselle had two more kids when Naomie was 20 years old and the birth of her siblings put her off sex for a while.

"It was the best contraception ever," she jokes. "With my sister and brother, I saw how much focus goes into parenting. It reminded me to live life on my own terms for a while."

That decision eventually led to Naomie taking on a series of tough roles, which spiked the interest of the Bond producers, and now she has picked up where Lois Maxwell left off as 007's sexy and savvy sidekick.

And she's relishing the role, adding, "I love that I’m representing a Bond woman to admire, not just t**s and a**."

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