People with cancer are not victims

Cancer is a symptom of a previous trauma, not a cause

On World Cancer Day (4 February), and as mentioned in this recent post, I wanted to explain why we shouldn’t be treating people with cancer as ‘victims’. Instead, we should be encouraging them to become curious and support them in releasing the trauma and back to health.

When someone has cancer, their body is making very specific cellular adaptations to information encoded in the body and mind that was stored at a time of trauma or threat to survival in the past. Stress and trauma are long established factors of ill health and the depletion of the immune system. There is scientific proof that our emotions can have an adverse effect on the immune system and interfere with the body’s own natural healing abilities.

It is both unhelpful and unethical to spread fear, anger and frustration about issues such as cancer – in the way that some current campaigns do – in an attempt to beat these diseases. Instead we should, while managing the symptoms, be seeking the root-cause and creating the right healing environment of love and understanding.

No mistakes

The body simply doesn’t make mistakes. Rather than seeing themselves as victims, people with cancer need to be encouraged to become curious of what’s going on and why, and then look at what we can do to release and process trauma and stress stored in the body and support the body back to health.

Cancer is a symptom of a previous trauma, not a cause. Treatments and health regimes need to support and empower people to self-regulate and heal themselves, rather than fill them full of drugs that have often been proven to be ineffectual or cause series side-effects.

Campaigns should be supporting people with a healthy diet, exercise and the tools to manage their physical, mental and emotional well-being, providing the best possible physical and chemical environment in the body for it to return to health.

With my root-cause analysis process, Conscious Health Practice, I help people – with cancer and other diseases – to find the root-cause of their symptoms and release the stress that is causing them, enabling the body to repair and heal itself.

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Being a Vegan Abroad – Part 3 – Digesting information

How was your Christmas? Did you observe your diet and emotions?

And have you noticed a relationship between the two? What got you reaching for the chocolate or the booze? How were you feeling when you just kept on eating even when you were full?

We had a lovely vegan Christmas dinner here at our resort. They’re very accommodating to a vegan diet, although there was some confusion with our order, which meant we had our Christmas dinner on Boxing Day! But we still had delicious vegan food on both days.

At this time when we often eat more than usual, I want to take a few moments to explore digestion in this next video. So I ask you:

How is your body at digesting information and situations?

Do you have digestive issues – irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn or other digestive irritations? The digestive system isn’t just about digesting food and drink. It tries to help you digest information or situations and will make adaptations to keep you safe. But your body can only respond ‘literally'; it can’t tell the difference between real and perceived danger.

Observing what you eat and your emotions while eating can help you unlock the triggers that might be causing your digestive problems. So what information or situation is your digestive system helping you with?


When I’m locked in conflict, my body tries to adapt. For example, I have found that, when I find something difficult to take, like an opinion I really don’t agree with or someone forcing their way of doing things on me, this really affects my stomach. I really just can’t digest it. So, if I eat at this time, I feel quite uncomfortable. Also, if I am feeling really angry about something, I have an uncomfortable feeling in my stomach and just have no appetite. In fact, if I have eaten, I tend to wish I hadn’t and feel a bit sick.

As a teenager I used to have chronic IBS, once referred to as ‘spastic colon’ by a doctor, which I thought was awful. It soon became clear that a ‘syndrome’ meant “we don’t really know what causes it or what to do about it”. I was given orange ‘Fybogel’ to help me go to the loo, which had no effect at all. I even once tried yeast tablets… As you can imagine, I blew up like a balloon! I learnt that for me, the symptoms I suffered with IBS were representative of me holding on, being angry and not being able to let it go. I needed to understand it and therefore my body held onto it until I did understand it. Watch the video to find out more:

So, what is you body trying to digest and how is it trying to help you? Notice what you’re eating when you suffer symptoms – do you have an association with a type of food or drink, or time of day you’re eating? How are your symptoms connected to your emotional state?

Stay tuned to see how we get on being vegans on a cattle farm over the new year!

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How NOT to make New Year’s Resolutions… – Part 1

… and change your life!

Are you already planning your New Year’s Resolutions? Are you making a list? Stop! Ask yourself how many of the things on your list you expect to change and stick to not just in January but throughout the whole of next year and beyond.

Hard, isn’t it! Have you ever wondered why it’s so difficult to stick to a New Year’s Resolution? In this video, I explore why it’s so hard and I’ll encourage you not to make a list but to think about what’s going on and why you have the habit you want to break in the first place:

What do you think? I’d like to invite you to start noticing what your symptoms and your triggers are. What is it that makes you behave in a certain way or do the things you don’t like and want to change? What are you responding to?

In future videos, I’ll delve into this in more detail with you and look at a new approach so you can start the new year by making changes without the need for resolutions.

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