Book’s pos­i­tive mes­sage

Kapi-Mana News - - CONVERSATIONS -

Kylie Welch can’t say it was easy com­plet­ing her new book.

Welch, a Porirua Jus­tice of the Peace and cel­e­brant, was fit and healthy un­til a virus badly af­fected her im­mune sys­tem in 2013.

She was told by her doc­tor to take six months off work. Though she knew she had to rest, the prospect of not work­ing for that long was daunt­ing.

As the months passed, Welch no­ticed her thought pat­terns had be­come in­creas­ingly neg­a­tive and that she had slipped into what she now calls ‘‘sick­ness think­ing’’.

About four months into her sick leave, a char­ac­ter on a TV pro­gramme men­tioned that the way peo­ple think leads them into hap­pi­ness or de­pres­sion.

Welch said she re­alised how dam­ag­ing her thoughts had be­come and how they were hin­der­ing her jour­ney back to wellness.

She called it a ‘‘light­bulb mo­ment’’ and it led her back to bet­ter health, and to her new book, Chang­ing Trains of Thought.

‘‘Her thoughts were hin­der­ing her jour­ney back to wellness.

Since writ­ing the book, she has en­joyed watch­ing her readers thrive.

One reader no­ticed a big im­prove­ment in her life, par­tic­u­larly with her self-es­teem.

Welch is plan­ning a joint book launch/workshop day on Satur­day, July 9, start­ing with a two-hour workshop for the first 20 to book. Three other work­shops will fol­low on that day, fo­cus­ing on dif­fer­ent ages – adults, young adults, youth and chil­dren 8-13.

The book launch will be held that evening.

The book is on sale at Stella Cre­ations at the Porirua Me­gaCen­tre and on Welch’s web­site. To book a place in one of the work­shops, email or visit – The work­shops cost $20.

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