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Moments – Chapter 2 – Mind over Body

Matthew Matheson - The Speaking Coach

Wednesday 15 November

8pm - 10pm

68 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL

Moments is a series of curated talks featuring exraordinary stories told by ordinary people.

On the eve of the Meaning conference, a gathering for people who believe in change, Matthew felt it would be fitting and right to share some stories of individuals who have gone through their own personal journeys of change.

The first half of the evening is three very personal talks from inspiring everyday folk who have their own, incredible and unique stories of triumph, while the second half of the evening is an opportunity to explore the themes that have arisen.

This is a space to listen, be inspired, be challenged and explore stories of change.

Tickets are by donation to allow access for everyone. If you are unable to donate, please don’t let that stop you from coming along.

Access to the event includes wonderful stories, great conversation, nibbles and beer.

The first Moments event was a big success. Here’s a write up and photos from February’s Moments.

Two speakers are lined up so far, and the third will be announced in the coming weeks.

Speaker 1 – Nick Diggins

Nick Diggins suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) for 18 years. For 10 of those years he was housebound for 20 hours a day – to the extent that he lost the use of his arms for periods of this time. He required care and support for the most basic of tasks – including dressing and washing.

This is Nick’s story of his journey back to full health and how he has recovered to become a successful mindfulness teacher running his own business.

Speaker 2 – Paul Levy

Author, lecturer and founder of Cats3000, Paul is also the co-founder of Moments alongside Matt.

During our last Moments event at the speakers’ dinner prior to the event, it was clear something wasn’t right with Paul – it seemed like he was drunk – only this wasn’t apparent to Paul who was convinced everything was OK – other than the fact he was convinced his phone had been stolen by terrorists(!)

His condition deteriorated and the next morning he collapsed in a Greggs bakery, was rushed to hospital with swelling on the brain and spent a period of time in intensive care in an induced coma, undergoing numerous tests until slowly he started to recover.

It’s taken Paul a number of months to get back into action and through his recovery journey, Paul has identified 3 connected moments that have caused the problem and fueled the dramatic recovery – one at age 6, one at 30 and one at 50.

He will share his story at Moments.

Speaker 3 – To be announced soon!

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