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Thrive: The Bah! Guide to Wellness After cancer [Paperback]

Stephanie Butland
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3 Sep 2012

There's still a part of us that thinks surviving cancer is a bit of freakish good fortune - the medical equivalent of having a cannonball go right through your middle and living to tell the tale - and so often it's hard to know how to 'do' life after cancer.

Thrive: The Bah! Guide to Wellness after cancer focuses on moving on from a major physical, social and psychological trauma. Like Stephanie's first book, How I Said Bah! to cancer: A Guide to Thinking, Laughing, Living, and Dancing Your Way Through, Thrive uses a blend of storytelling, practical advice, humour, thinking techniques and strategies, visualisations, meditations, questions, candour and common sense designed to help those who have had a cancer to get from survival to a place where they are truly thriving.

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House UK (3 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848509669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848509665
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 411,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Of all the books written about breast cancer, Stephanie Butland's unflinching yet humourous look at her 'dance' with the disease is one of the best. (Endorsement for How I Said Bah! to cancer Take a Break magazine)

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As one of only 40 Master Trainers in de Bono thinking methods worldwide, only a handful of whom are in the UK, Stephanie Butland is an expert in thinking skills and creativity. She is an active blogger and fundraiser, and uses her unique skills to offer support to cancer sufferers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable guide to being well 7 Sep 2012
Like its predecessor, Thrive is packed full of humour, advice and practical exercises designed to help readers take ownership of their bodies and achieve wellness. As well as providing an invaluable resource for anyone who is dealing with cancer, or helping a loved one to deal with it, Stephanie offers a thoughtful guide to the ways in which we can `journey well' through life.

Packed full of questions that will be helpful to anyone who has gone through a major life-change or just wants to reassess the way in which they approach their health, this is a funny and smart exploration of what it means to have real quality of life. If you would like to set new goals, feel stronger, audit your relationships, find a better way of dealing with anger, say thank you or learn to fill your own well then this is the book that can help you do it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thrive: The Bah! Guide to Wellness After cancer 19 Sep 2012
By Emme
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This book is a must for anyone undergoing a life changing event. This book (and its predecessor) is one woman's journey from being told she had a cancer to where she is now, but the advice, and techniques, could be applied to anyone, who wants to get the most out of their life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book 4 Sep 2012
By Annie
This is the book that every woman should be given when finishing her breast cancer treatment. Stephanie encourages you to move from just surviving after treatment to `a place where you are thriving' She uses a variety of different activities to help you including visualisations, meditations and practical exercises. Her sense of humour shines through the pages but she doesn't shirk the hard issues understanding the fear that it might return... `but I do feel fear nipping gently at the edges of my heart'. She helps you to look at your `dance' with cancer and to reach a place of rest where there is acceptance that what has happened, has happened, and life is moving on now'. There are many helpful suggestions for those who support a partner or family member learning to thrive after cancer. I am sure that this book would be very helpful for them too. I am learning to `walk in the moment'; enjoying what each new day brings and this book will certainly help me on my journey
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZINGLY HELPFUL! 30 July 2013
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New, Refreshing, and Heartwarming. Stephanie has found a way to help all of us deal with the demon that has chosen to take us on "The Journey I Did Not Choose" and somehow find a way to recover from it better for having walked the path. Everything you read about recovery from cancer is heavy, serious and almost as traumatic as having the cancer itself as maybe it sometimes needs to be...good nutrition, serious exercise, positive attitude, faith in the unknown, etc., etc. and I believe strongly in all that. However, sometimes there is something to be said for a lighter approach to my misfortune and developing an ability to "lighten up" and free myself from the heavy heart and regimens I am supposed to follow all the time now.

Never advocating a fool-hearty or frivolous approach to our condition, Stephanie has somehow managed to help me allow myself to enjoy my recovery from the "Dance With Cancer" and embark on an authentic, self/me-centered approach to self-healing and recovery...based on discovering the things in my own soul and mind that I can use to build my own wellness and sustainable plan for authentic life-enrichment...drawing upon the resources that I already have: friends, family, nature, pets, faith and my own spiritual fabric.

I followed her advice and first read through the entire book quickly, and am now working my way through the activities slowly and purposefully, making them my own plan and blueprint for wellness and recovery as I go. I am finding it powerful beyond measure as I redeem myself from the clutches of fear and anxiety that cancer had left with me after diagnosis and treatment. I find myself stronger and more self-aware every day, and better able to deal not only with the after-effects of cancer and treatment, but also able to make considered decisions about ongoing treatment and preparation for other obstacles I may have to face with the demon that has so profoundly changed my life forever.

Thank you, Stephanie. I am gifting the book to my sister who was also diagnosed 7 months before me and is also in recovery.
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