Talk­ing about sur­viv­ing can­cer

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

BREAST can­cer sur­vivor and au­thor Anna Der­ham will be the spe­cial guest speaker at the Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days breakfast meet­ing at the Cof­fee Club on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 8.

Ms Der­ham was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer re­quir­ing ag­gres­sive chemo­ther­apy treat­ment in 2004.

She de­cided against in­va­sive treat­ment to em­bark on a jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery and trans­for­ma­tive tech­niques, and has now been free of can­cer for the past nine years.

Ms Der­ham re­cently pub­lished a book Go home and grow toma­toes which fol­lows her ex­tra­or­di­nary story of breast can­cer sur­vival.

“Through mod­el­ling Bran­don Bay’s suc­cess­ful ex­pe­ri­ence of self-heal­ing, from a foot­ball sized tu­mour in six weeks without drugs or surgery, in­spired me to take con­trol of my own well­ness jour­ney af­ter surgery,” she said.

“I ex­pe­ri­enced her deeply trans­for­ma­tive tech­niques to change my life and fight the re­turn of my breast can­cer.”

Mod­el­ling the struc­ture of ex­cel­lence through the Silva mind body heal­ing pro­gram, she learned that sci­en­tific ev­i­dence points to stress as be­ing re­spon­si­ble for 90 per cent of all health ex­pe­ri­ences.

“This struc­ture of ex­cel­lence was to know that our be­liefs gov­ern our liv­ing ex­pe­ri­ences and that we can change those be­liefs any­time we want to,” Ms Der­ham said.

Zonta vice pres­i­dent Roz Jen­nings said the breakfast ses­sion was open to all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and would be an in­spi­ra­tional way to start the day.

For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 4946 7370 or 0402 056 518.

GUEST SPEAKER: Anna Der­ham will speak at the Zonta breakfast meet­ing on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 8.

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