This book is part of a £1 million fundraising journey for Help for Heroes. The £1 Million target is my way of saying 'thank you' to the Armed Forces for the opportunities and adventures that came from being connected with them. My father is ex-army (Royal Engineers) with postings to Malta, Germany (Berlin and Willich), the island of St Helena (South Atlantic Ocean), and Cyprus when I was a child.For twenty-five to thirty years, I had anxiety, depression and panic attacks related to how I viewed my arms. In 2006, I went to Harley Street, London, for help with changing my thinking patterns to live a more peaceful and happier life. Now with a sense of peace and freedom from my past, I am fundraising for Help for Heroes.If you wish to support me with this challenge my fundraising webpage is:
www.bmycharity.com/successinmyhands“When I first met Richard I was immediately struck by the positive energy he radiates. Rarely you meet people who are so sincere in their intentions that you can almost feel it. His desire to help others and use his own experiences and challenges to motivate others is a reflection of the way he lives his life. There’s no room for self pity in his approach, even when it may be justified, just pure and calm acceptance and a desire to be the best you can be. He is living proof of how what somemay see as a disadvantage can be turned into an asset. I can’t imagine anyone meeting Richard who wouldn’t be delighted to call him a friend.”—Janet Thomson MSc, author, Tapping for Life
About the Author
Firstly why did I write ‘Success in my hands’? Simply to help me become happier, to start loving a part of me that I didn’t and to be free and at peace to be my self. I have had the overwhelming desire to be happy almost at any cost. I had I guess a sense of an underlying sadness related to my arms. The emotional feelings I wanted to change and be at peace and free from anxiety, depression and the panic attacks that lasted for nearly 30 years. This book is my opportunity to explain that the very words, feelings and actions have had a direct impact on my behaviour from an early age. Whilst writing the journey has been one of letting go of those negative thoughts and replacing them with happier ones so that I can ‘smile’ from the inside. I believed that my happiness was always to come from the ‘inside’. I knew why because my sadness was on the inside, all I had to do was reverse it. But I didn’t know ‘how’ I had to learn it and literally change my whole approach to life. Become enabled by changing the thoughts to happier ones.