Not The Edinburgh Marathon

Unfortunately I’ve decided to withdraw from this year’s Edinburgh Marathon which is scheduled for this coming Sunday. I really wanted to run this as a celebration (believe it or not) of my 50th birthday which has just passed but I’ve been able to do less preparation than I’ve needed to and had a series of mild infections which further set back my training. In the interests of my own self preservation I thought it best to withdraw.

However I am hoping to run it this time next year on behalf of Cancer Research UK.

ChangeCamp: EFT for Cancer Care

cancer-heartEFT can be used to greatly relieve the emotional aspects of cancer from diagnosis through treatment and living beyond cancer. At ChangeCamp 2009 on June 27th I’ll be giving an hour long presentation where I will describe how EFT can be used to:

  • Recover from difficult appointments and medical procedures so that you don’t lie awake at night reliving unpleasant news or experiences.
  • Prepare for upcoming appointments so that you can be calm, collected and resourceful rather than a bag of nerves.
  • Neutralising unhelpful beliefs about cancer and it’s treatment. Such as the often held belief that ‘cancer is a death sentence’
  • Resolve problems about different aspects of medical treatments such as needle phobias, scanner claustrophobia and anxieties about difficult medical procedures.
  • Benefit the carers and partners of cancer patients, helping manage their stress and anxiety and giving them some simple ways to help the patient through their cancer experience.

This session is appropriate for cancer sufferers, carers and for medical staff and other professionals who would like to ease the emotional burden of cancer.

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Image courtesy of Wolfsoul

Putting things in perspective

tiree-perspectiveHow often have you heard other people lamenting their inability to put things into perspective? If only we could step back and appreciate the bigger picture and put things into context. Fortunately NLP gives us some specific techniques to allow us to do just that.

In this week’s NLP Cafe I will take you through two processes for putting things into perspective. The Perspectives Pattern invented by NLP trainer John McWhirter and further developed by Steve Andreas. In this workshop we will learn to use this simple process to resolve troublesome images and unhelpful self talk. You will need to have had some experience of NLP to use these processes.

Join Nigel Hetherington and Andy Hunt at the NLP Cafe workshop on Wednesday 20th May at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne at 7pm. The cost is just £10.

Photo ‘Tiree Perspective’ courtesy of MacJewell

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