I met Sophie Trew years ago when she was organising Trewfields, a holistic well-being festival for cancer folk. It was wonderful. Today she is a breath work coach and leads specific breath sessions for people affected by cancer.
Just like so many of my guests, Sophie has an incredible story to tell. Her cancer diagnosis came in her early 20’s and today talking to her I want to find what happened and how she healed since then and how breathing helped her find a place of balance.
We talk about January, finding new healing modalities that resonate with us and perhaps breath work is one of them for you!?
Sophie says this: “Often a health challenge can provide an opportunity for us to look at what is important in our lives. I believe in an integrated, whole-person, functional approach to health which includes finding meaning, fulfilment, contentment and joy in our lives. Our diet isn’t just what we eat but how we think, move, what we read, listen to, watch and who we spend our time with.”
Gosh, I love her!
We end the episode with a short guided breath exercise from Sophie.
You can find more about Sophie here https://www.sophietrew.com/
The Menopause and Cancer Podcast is hosted by Dani Binnington, menopause guide, patients advocate for people in menopause after a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the online platform Healthy Whole Me.
There is lots of information out there about the menopause but hardly any if you have had a cancer diagnosis as well. Many people say to me they have no idea what their options are, who to ask for help, and that they feel really isolated in their experiences.
I started this podcast because there was nothing out there when I was thrown into surgical menopause at the age of 39, which followed on from my cancer diagnosis aged 33.
Through the episodes, I want to create more awareness, share information from our fabulous guest experts, doctors and other specialists in the cancer and menopause field.
And of course, I will share stories from the people in our community.
So that together we can work towards a better menopause experience. For all of us.
More educated, better informed and less alone.
Connect with Dani:
Join Dani’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/menopauseandcancerchathub
For oodles of inspiration, healthy recipes, yoga classes and all round positivity go to her website: https://www.healthywholeme.com/