How to choose our best health. A terminal cancer thriver story

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The Barn

Nicholsons Nursery

The Park

North Aston

OX25 6HL

United Kingdom

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Additional event dates have been added . Thank you for all your fabulous support, the level of which humbles me.


Please read on for the following:

  1. What you will learn by attending this event
  2. Who would find it beneficial to attend
  3. How to secure a free ticket for a friend or loved one
  4. Event administration
  5. About me
  6. FAQ's
  7. Disclaimer

What you will learn by attending this event

You will hear my perspective on the many questions that people have been asking me about on how I have managed to turn my life around since receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis on Christmas Eve 2015.

I will challenge you too on some of your biggest questions in life, the ones that we can only master through doing. I have been given the gift of being able to share the experience of a chronic disease and I sincerely hope that I can shine the light for you on a journey not to tread.

You will hear my perspectives on the more popular topics such as

  1. What is your best approach for nutrition?
  2. What is the mindfulness thing all about?
  3. I struggle with self-discipline: how should I get started on the journey of my improving my health?

You should also come to hear debate on the equally important questions of

  • the benefits of fasting
  • managing stress
  • finding purpose in life
  • understanding what it means to be a human
  • faith & religion
  • the NHS & other mass health systems
  • why to study your poo
  • understanding death is to understand life
  • how to be rid of toxic relationships
  • why individualised functional medicine is at the heart of it all

Who would find it beneficial to attend this event

This event is for anyone wishing to understand more about what mind, body & spirit actions are necessary to take control of their health, especially for those concerned about chronic disease. These actions result from my passionate beliefs, copious research and experimentation on myself.

This event comes at a time when conventional healthcare is unable to halt the increasing incidence in all chronic diseases in western societies: coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, dementia, MS and more. I believe that my approach has application for all these conditions.

I am, of course, deeply humbled by those who have to suffer compromises in health that originate from outside their control. I will never be able to fully appreciate the depths of their hardship. However, this event is for those who share my belief that

  • everyone's perception of their health can be improved by improvements in their mental health
  • we have more control than most of us think over the physical aspects of chronic illness and our attitude to illness.

If you are wanting to do everything possible in the pursuit of improving your health, whatever its current state, or the health of someone near and dear to you, then I intend that you learn lots out of attending this event.

How to secure a FREE ticket for a friend or loved one

I would love it if someone dear to you could also benefit from attending this event. As a thank you to all ticket buyers I am offering one free ticket per applicant who has bought a minimum of one ticket.

To claim your free ticket all you need to do is

  1. purchase your ticket through this website
  2. then email me at nick@thecancerjourneyman.co.uk.

I will send you a code for re-entering into this website to obtain your free ticket.

Please note that

  • there is only one free ticket available per ticket buyer
  • if you subsequently ask for a refund for your ticket purchase, the free ticket will also be cancelled
  • free tickets have no monetary value

Event administration

The event will be part presentation, part conversation with the audience: this way you will get answers to the questions that concern you most.

I will provide you with a light snack and drink, handmade from known & natural ingredients (of course). Please enter your diet choice when buying your ticket.

Please be on time. We will start on time. I would not want you to miss anything.

Tickets will be strictly limited so that I can make the event as relevant to you as possble, whilst making ticket prices reasonable. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

This event will be run on 3 dates

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm on Thursday 5th October - sold out
  • 10:00am - 12:00noon on Saturday 14th October - sold out
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm on Thursday 9th November.

These events are the introduction event to a series of conversations, events and tools in self-help lifestyle medicine that I am running for you. For other events and support, visit www.thecancerjourneyman.co.uk and sign up for the newsletter to stay informed.

About me

On Christmas Eve 2015, aged 51, I received the news that everyone dreads: a diagnosis of cancer. My dose was in a particularly nasty, aggressive and advanced stage. Having started in my prostate it had spread all over my skeleton. There were too many sites of cancer to for the doctors to be able to quantify, so they didn't try.

With no cure possible, I was put on a pallative care programme. I did not ask for statistics: I am not a statistic and I had enough gut feel for the odds. I reasoned that if I worked hard at it, harder that I have ever worked at a project in my life, then why couldn't I put claim one of the 5 places in the 5% of people who survive (whatever that means) a terminal diagnosis. I just had to work harder than 95% of other people.

On 23rd June 2016, just 7 months after diagnosis, and after whole body scanning, I was informed by my medicial team that there was no evidence of disease remaining in my body. Whilst delighted with the news, I know how tricky cancer is to contain on a permanent basis. There is no room for complacency or slippage: every day I am working on maintaining the positive belief and actions that will keep my disease under control.

I have left no stone unturned in an 18 month journey. True to say though that I keep some treatment options in reserve until the time necessitates. I have chosen to avoid much (but not all) recommended conventional treatment. Some people summarise this as poison, slash and burn. I have experimented with the latest thinking in holistic therapies for the mind, body and soul. I have measured the results to find my own evidence of effectiveness and integrated the successful approaches into my daily life.

I still put in a full working week and have become a more complete and content human than I ever was. Every day I live is better than the last. I was once apologetic about the angst that I subjected my family to, but now we all appreciate the lessons that my condition has taught us.

My life purpose is now redefined: I have been given this wonderful opportunity to use my self-imposed health challenge to reach out to others. My task is to shake people out of their stupor: for most of us, our health is largely our choice. Through the hurly burly of affluent modern living we have forgotten what it means to make daily decisions to live healthily. It is too important to give the responsibility of our healthcare to others, yet most of us do. It is time to stop.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is sufficient parking available on site.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact nick@thecancerjourneyman.co.uk

What's the refund policy?

The cost of your ticket can be refunded up to 7 days in advance of the event. I am sorry that we are not able to refund after this date due to our need to incur costs on your behalf for food and venue.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your ticket to the event as this with help should any error occur. Alternatively have it available for viewing on your smartphone. We are not able to accept payment at the door.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Your ticket is not transferrable to another date.

If you can not make it to the event your ticket can be used by another person, if

  • you give your persmission. Please ensure that your guest brings the printed ticket with them if possible. Alternatively have it available for viewing on their smartphone.
  • they give your name at the admissions door, as someone who has paid for a ticket in advance.

It is not necessary to submit the name of a paid-for guest so long as the person who booked the tickets is attending.

Please note that we are not able to accept payment at the door.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes on condition that the above is fulfilled.


I, Nick Parker, am not qualified to give medical advice. None of what I say or write should be considered as a medical advice or a cure for a health condition. My opinions are my beliefs, sometimes expressed with evidence of personal effect, sometimes evidenced with research conducted by third parties.

It is the responsibilty of the reader, or listener, at all times, to decide what advice, information or opinion they wish to believe and then possibly put into action.

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Nicholsons Nursery

The Park

North Aston

OX25 6HL

United Kingdom

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