On 13th August 2018 some amazing women joined me and some special guests, at the Madjeski Stadium in Reading to share a day of inspiration and passion.
But let me just rewind and tell you a bit about the ‘why’ behind this event.
As many of you will know I have had the privilege of treating many, many women who have been a victim of cancer, and I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to see the light come back into their eyes when they see the results…
but I know that this is not enough…
…it’s not enough for them because it’s often not the outside that’s the issue, but what’s going on inside… it’s the limiting beliefs and perspectives that have developed, (that they’re often not aware of), that are the biggest barriers to them getting their life to a new place that they’re happy with.
…and it’s not enough for me because I want to help them with the ‘inside’ stuff too… (and I believe that all of us doing this job have a role to play here). I want to help them heal the mental ‘scars’ that cancer has created so that they can find their passion again… so that they can destroy their limiting beliefs and become an UNSTOPPABLE version of themselves.
and that is why I created this event.
That is why I was so happy and honoured to have had [xx]cancer survivors come along to get their power and mojo back, and to network with women who have shared the same journey!
Anyone who has been trained or treated by me or listened to one of my talks knows that I’m on a mission to motivate, educate and inspire people to become the best version of themselves.
That’s because I’ve been in a place where I felt trapped, unworthy and scared and I never want to go back, and I want to stop other people experiencing that fear too. It’s why I’m always learning and training in new techniques to unlock my own potential and why I love sharing these with others.
In this event I shared about the filters we have in our mind, that make us see things in an unhelpful and sometimes destructive way, and we worked on creating new filters to see the world through. Filters that offer new perspectives, hope and opportunity…filters that make life look better.
We also worked on some tricks for overcoming fear and anxiety, like …
When fear kicks in.
The worst thing you can do is think about it more. The fear will get bigger and bigger, the trick is to stop it! in its tracks.
Fear and excitement are the same feeling in the body.
When the body starts to feel fear, you have to STOP and say your DATE OF BIRTH BACKWARDS. This helps you take control of the brain, it stops it in its tracks. Then you need to have a moment in your life you are excited about doing. (this could be dinner with your family, a holiday etc.) and hold that IMAGE your mind. By holding the exciting thought in your mind your brain will think it’s ok this feeling is only excitement and start relaxing. It’s important to have something in your life which you are looking forward to in the future.
Trick your mind you are only excited. This stops the fear growing and calms you down.
My guests also helped my VIP Cancer Survivors be inspired and work on themselves…first of all Andy Murphy from Mindset by Design, who has worked with stars, celebrities and special force commandos to improve their mental performance, and who shared some amazing tools to strengthen and empower your mind.
Then Alex and Stuart, founders of the Victoria’s Promise charity that helps support young women through cancer. They shared their inspirational stories and insights from other women to help our wonderful survivors navigate their way through the chaos and disruption that cancer leaves behind to a new ‘normal’ and a better life.
I couldn’t be happier with the way the event turned out, but what was so satisfying was some of the feedback I got from the beautiful women who attended:
I was bombarded with requests to put on another UNSTOPPABLE ME! Event, and plans are in the pipeline for another for Cancer Survivors, but there is also an event coming for Micro-Pigmentation Artists, who have asked for help with this mindset stuff too, for growing their business… so watch this space, but in the meantime, if you want to get more of a flavour of the day, you can watch this short video!