(PRWEB UK) 17 May 2011
Bangers and Mash is a life story with a difference: this book recounts how professional photographer and alternative therapy sceptic Keith Hern used a topical executive coaching strategy to fight throat cancer and win.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is most commonly used in the UK to help executives overcome their perceived limitations to reach career goals, but Keith used its methods for the battle of his life, with results that have impressed and amazed the medical establishment.
Bangers and Mash charts that battle – with great candour and humour Keith tells it like it is. Being a photographer he also shows it like it is, persuading medical staff and friends to take pictures at every stage of his treatment.
The result is a gripping story, not always comfortable, but always honest. Written: “to help anyone else faced with the doom-laden words ‘you have cancer’ to know what it’s like” the book also raises some thought-provoking questions about traditional treatment routes.
Meeting his NLP coach in an entirely unrelated context and prior to his cancer diagnosis, Keith turned up for his first session “an emotional wreck, frightened to death and simply not knowing how to deal with the treatment process.” He left with an altogether more positive outlook having taken the first steps on the road to changing his beliefs to ‘I can beat this’.
Keith credits the regular Neuro-Linguistic Programming sessions with helping to keep positive and give him the energy to fight his cancer. Read the book – it’s inspiring, thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting. Reviews have been glowing including cooking icon Nigella Lawson who comments "I admire Keith Herns spirit and his honesty".
As a photographer by trade Keith charts the battle with some fascinating images with special permissions granted by The Royal Marsden Hospital. Funds from the book go towards the hospitals great work with cancer patients.
Keith faced another battle as the cancer returned and he was determined to use NLP again as part of the fight. A second book is underway and will cover different ground as this time Keith knew much more what to expect.
Keith's publishers (http://www.mxpublishing.co.uk) have a strong track record of helping NLP Master Practitioners take NLP into innovative areas of therapy. In 2006 'Seeing Spells Achieving' became the leading NLP book to tackle literacy and numeracy issues in children. Four years later and tens of thousands of children with dyslexia have been helped with the groundbreaking application of NLP. In 2008 two NLP practitioners suffering from cancer launched 'You Too Can Do Health' to help with critical trauma. In 2009 'Recover Your Energy' uses NLP to help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and ME.
The Book Details
The book is available from all good bookstores, on Amazon Kindle, and iBooks.
There is more information on Keith's website http://www.keithhern.com and the publishers website http://www.mxpublishing.co.uk.