I am not a millionaire. I am not an athlete. I have not created a self-help formula that will enable you to quadruple your annual earnings after just 6 weeks. I am just a regular, somewhat normal individual. However an individual who, by no control of his own, has experienced some of life’s most profound ebbs and flows.
The uniqueness of my story begins at age of 9, the day I lost my Father to depression, to suicide. An event which would begin a series of twists and turns that would soon form a complex web of skewed beliefs and long-lasting mental health issues. Issues that would see me battle suicidal thoughts, among a long and daunting list of additional neurotic symptoms, for 4 long years.
From losing family to losing friends. From alcohol to drug addiction. From failing university, to failed businesses. From financial gain to thousands of pounds worth of debt. From corporate success to corporate failure. From losing a lot, to losing it all.
Through years of hard work, through prescription after prescription, and 11 months of weekly Psychotherapy, I would finally amass the courage to be able to communicate honestly and openly about my emotions and experiences not just with others, but with myself. And after 13 long years, I would finally sit down and tell my family how I felt about my Dad’s suicide, something I had never dreamt of before. This newfound ability has meant my destructive behaviors and beliefs no longer serve a purpose. I have finally begun to unwind the web that held my capability captive.
So where is life at for me now? Well, you are here with me, on this very page. As well as recording an album, writing a book, working my 9 – 5, I am delivering the ‘damaged goods’ talks in secondary schools across the North of England. It is now my mission to destigmatise mental illness through education, raising awareness of the effects of childhood trauma.
It is my aim to ignite and inspire a fierce curiosity in the inner workings of whoever hears my story, while providing practical tools to help regulate emotion in times of needs, helping students endure life’s inevitable ebbs and flows a little easier than I did.
‘We may not be responsible for the things that happen TO us, but we are 110% responsible for what WE make of them.’
Areas My Story Covers
Below I have listed the different emotional/circumstantial/behavioral experiences I have gone through, that participants of the session may be able to resonate with:
- Refugee History
- Loss of 3 Grandparents (Age 6)
- Parents Divorce (Age 5)
- Alcoholic Father
- Financial Difficulty
- Parent Suicide
- Business Failure
- Alcohol Abuse
- Drug Addiction/Abuse
- Higher Educational Struggle
- University Drop Out
- Self Harm
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