Recently, we held a competition to win two tickets to the UK’s first holistic health and cancer festival. Philip Booth, an attendee, explains what makes this festival so special.
Cancer and Festival don’t seem to naturally go together? Indeed eyebrows raised when I shared with friends that I was planning to join the weekend. And yet, this is exactly what the world needs. A Festival of health that looks to change the way we treat cancer, think about cancer and speak about cancer. A Festival about empowering people and sharing knowledge and connection. A Festival that celebrates integrative medicine – in other words the very best of all medicines, orthodox, complementary, psycho-spiritual and self-help, for the treatment of illness and the prevention of illness. A Festival that is full of hope and fun.
When I was first diagnosed with prostate cancer last September I was uneasy with the language of battling cancer. Yet I was so engulfed in confusion and fear, even terror, and trying to unpick treatment options in those first weeks, that I found myself also adopting that language. ‘I will beat this. I will win. I will conquer it’. The subtext of course, is that we are either cancer’s attackers or its victims. If you survive, you have ‘beaten’ cancer; if you die you have ‘lost your battle’ – however bravely you fought.
A full review by Philip Booth can be read here. Alternatively, you can watch the below video to see what he thought of Trew Fields 2018.