I just wanted to let you all know how I am doing since leaving the centre 6 weeks ago. I can sum it up in one word for you…………… AWESOME!!!!!

I have been going flat out since I got home getting straight back into work and all of Dylan’s activities. I have been getting up at 4:30am to start my day just as I did in the centre and have various routines for the mornings so that it doesn’t get stale and boring. Dylan occasionally joins me for a weights session or a walk which is fun for us both. I am getting a few treatments done at a centre called NatMed.

Everyone that I see can’t believe the change in me. Jamie and Emma (my mates across the street) still can’t believe the difference in me. Dylan definitely is in favour of the new me. He can talk without fear of wondering what kind of mood I am in. I use so many things that I learnt there in my day to day life (eg. meditation, breathing, not acting on first emotions, thoughts or feelings etc). I have been getting tested with certain things but in my own opinion I have handled things extremely well. Stuff that would have sent me straight to using I now hardly batter an eyelid to (especially if it is to do with other people – I can’t change them). My parents are trusting me more and more (even though it is still early days) but I think that is because I am doing stuff instead of being all talk. They both seem a lot more relaxed.

I have a new lease of life at work. I am actually working 2 days a week in a mining company’s office until they get someone to do the job full time. It feels great that my dad trusts me enough with one of his clients that he has known for 25 years or so.

I am so grateful to all of you there at Tarascon for helping me get a life again. I don’t think I have ever been happier or as energised as I am now…………………………THANK YOU!