Penny Brohn

Went on a two day living well course put on by Penny Brohn to be honest was a little sceptical at first but found it thoroughly interesting and was glad I went along

While on the course was chatting with a couple the husband is terminal but trying alternative therapies and his attitude to cancer was inspiring he told me of a book to read which I currently am reading and finding it fascinating

Called Mind over medicine by Lissa Rankin if any of you ladies are in to reading take a look x

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  • I enjoyed the Penny Brohn Living Well course. A book I'd recommend is Atul Gawande's Being Mortal. Gawande explains why it's not always about staying alive till the last moment if that option doesn't give you a quality of life. Sadly medical science can keep us alive to the limit where there is no quality and joy to be had. His book is enlightening in coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis, the possibility of being in control of when to say no to treatment, and when to start planning the best end of life care.

    A friend who attended the Living Well course went on to the next course and said it was absolutely amazing.

    xx Annie

  • Hi Annnie, Yes I totally endorse your recommendation of Atul Gawande's book 'Being Mortal' Excellent read.

    JacJac

  • For a bit of balance, and on a lighter note, so is 'Look Who's Back' by Timur Vermes, currently being serialised on Radio 4.

    I was reading it in the chemo ward a few weeks back. It was so funny I was laughing out loud. Now that's got to be good tonic.

    xx Annie

  • Will take a look at them recommendations and will definitely look into other courses with Penny Brohn x

  • I have recently been to Penny Brohn on a residential course Foods to nourish the soul. It was amazing and so relaxing , a healer and a nutritional therapist ran it and I would thoroughly recommend 😊

  • My friend went on the course after the Living Well course - The Approach. She said it included a half-hour session with a GP who gave her really good information on vitamin D for neuropathy and special insoles available from the US. She said it was worth the weight in gold to her.

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