(PRWEB UK) 18 May 2011
Rosie O’Hara uses NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and healthy doses of humour to cope with her breast cancer and in her forthcoming book ‘No More Bingo Dresses – Using NLP to cope with breast cancer and other people’ she brings inspiration, and critically practical help, to other cancer sufferers. http://www.mxpublishing.co.uk/engine/shop/product/9781908218346/
Rosie is an NLP trainer and she says that the book came about “as a result of a diary I wrote for my friends, and I added bits of NLP I used help me to cope with other people, family, friends, business colleagues and anyone in the medical profession (note sweeping generalisation).”
Rosie’s style is very positive, humour laden, frank and honest. Fiona Pearson from Friends of ANCHOR comments “Her account of this part of her life journey is brutally honest which is refreshingly different from other related personal journals; instead of self-pity, sorrow and sadness, Rosie’s book is inspiring and uplifting.”
Rosie’s experience with cancer is extensive and started with her late husband Michael. Rosie comments; “Michael used to say that in life you only get what you deserve. In NLP we also talk about ‘Perception is Projection’. In essence if you believe you ‘don't deserve something’ or ‘you are not worthy’, then most probably you'll get that ‘nothing’ or ‘bad thing’. The book gives you ideas on how to be clear about what you want and then get what you want, which is extremely important when coping with cancer.”
On the encouragement of her publishers, Rosie has started a blog and has really taken to it. Provocative articles like “When My Granny Had 2 Boobs” and “Why do cancer patients have to live on handouts” are proving extremely popular. Rosie is fearless and doesn’t pull her punches. There is plenty of humour, which Rosie explains is a healthy thing to have when dealing with cancer.
A truly modern granny she is also tackling YouTube. Our favourite moment in her first video is when Rosie, not a particularly big fan of supermarket chains, delivers a particularly fun sideswipe. Her initial breast examination was in a mobile scanning unit in a supermarket car park and she says that she is thinking of complaining to the manager as although she ‘had her goods scanned’, she didn’t receive any clubcard points.
There is however a very serious side to the book as the Managing Director of the Association of NLP, Karen Moxom explains;
“Her open approach to a challenging and sometimes ‘taboo’ subject is both refreshing and empowering. She is passionate about conveying the importance of developing and maintaining a positive attitude, and she details how she used NLP techniques so that others may feel encouraged to model her approach.”
This clear outlining of the NLP techniques used, so that others may replicate Rosie’s very successful approach, is being extremely well received by everyone from NLP practitioners to members of the medical community. The ‘physical’ treatments for cancer are well established, but the handling of the mental trauma needs a lot of work and Rosie’s book is an excellent start.
Other coaches and teachers will find it a very useful resource as George McBride from the Coaching for Teachers Academy outlines:
“As you might expect from a serious NLP professional, there is some subtlety but no mumbo-jumbo. Many people will gravitate toward the action plan; however there is power on each page delivered in a simple and honest fashion. How Rosie beat cancer and is medication free is both humorous and inspiring”.
The book is released on 25th May worldwide, in paperback, Amazon Kindle, iBooks (iPad/iPhone) and other formats.
Paperback ISBN 9781908218346 RRP - £9.99
Kindle, iBooks RRP £6.99
Review copies and images available on request.