Press release 15-2-2015
I am delighted to be working with author and speaker Anthony Wright. His story is incredible and inspiring: Nine operations, two radio therapies, a week in a coma, death on the operating table and a month in a wheelchair.
So what can Anthony Wright teach us?
Anthony Wright has first-hand experience of health setbacks. A series of operations for a brain tumour left him comatose, brain damaged and unable to walk.
Along the way he was nearly blinded, died once and lost most of his hearing. There were consequences with slowed, dyslexic speech and memory issues. His face collapsed on one side.
He has been engaged in a journey of recovery for 10 years and it was two years before he could walk properly.
His recovery has been spectacular. He can walk, lift weights and play golf. He now runs his own company as an international speaker, trainer and author.
His book You can self-heal is all about ‘getting your life back’.
It comprises a walk-through of the physical, mental and emotional issues when faced with a health crisis. Anthony wrote it for people who are fearful or feel overwhelmed by the medical challenges they face.
Anthony Wright commented: “It worked for me: it can work for you too.”
Anthony is also a public speaker – delivering talks on recovery from health issues and Neuroplasticity (improving brain functionality) he will be speaking in London in May 2016, at the CIPD conference.
The subject is Neuroplasticity and Learning – a topic of which he has first-hand experience.
Anthony explains Neuroplasticity further;
“Neuroplasticity is a process by which a brain learns or acquires new skills and thought processes.
It is a useful indication of both mental capacity and potential. The process can be encouraged, hence the interest of the training industry in the UK and the USA.
In one sense I am uniquely placed to offer insight in this area.
Others may talk about it, however maybe five people in the UK have actually managed and lived through it.
The intention is to become the Key person of influence in this area – so others can benefit and heal.”
Is Anthony Wright the world’s worst patient?
Anthony Wright had an extended three month stay in hospital due to a brain tumour and was later moved to a specialist rehabilitation unit to learn to walk. On his own admission it was a bit like a cross between `Carry on Nurse` and `The Great Escape`.
Just a week into the new unit Anthony wanted to use their gym in order to exercise to get better; he was told that no one was available to assist him and that he couldn’t attend the gym alone. The following day (when still in a wheelchair) he broke into their gym and started using equipment. Of course he hadn’t spotted security cameras so this did not remain a secret for very long. This was just the beginning.
Typically during the morning sessions a shower was provided and due to his impaired balance a nurse would always be in attendance, just in case. Inevitably shower fights followed, though Anthony often says he doesn’t remember winning too many of them.
The afternoon sessions usually contained physical activity to assist with rehabilitation; Anthony particularly remembers teaching indoor golf to the nurses. But there was an indoor pool and conventional gym sessions too.
The evenings were supposed to be quiet relaxation in front of the TV, but not always. The rehabilitation unit was a modern, 24 hour security building with cameras and electronic doors. So an off duty nurse was a little surprised to find him in a local pub one night 2 miles outside the hospital. Fortunately she remained silent about this escape attempt and nobody ever found out.
Despite the obvious shenanigans, it is interesting to note after leaving the unit that Christmas cards were exchanged along with invitations to the staff parties.
Maybe the staff forgave him after all?
Anthony Wright is a specialist in Neuroplasticity. He is an author, management trainer and public speaker – delivering talks on recovery from health issues, plus Neuroplasticity (improving brain functionality). He has filmed a video series on Neuroplasticity for the Chartered Institute of Personal Development and will be speaking at their London conference.
He welcomes media interviews and requests for comment on health recovery issues.
Tel: 07749 246133
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Notes to the editor:
Anthony Wright has first-hand experience of health setbacks – a series of operations for a brain tumour left him comatose, brain damaged and unable to walk.
Along the way he was nearly blinded, died once and lost most of his hearing. His face collapsed one side and has been surgically rebuilt; with further tumours now removed or irradiated.
There have been fourteen operations overall; but as he often says “I lost count”.
Minor brain damage left him with slowed, dyslexic speech and short term memory issues. Overall his mental capacity was reduced by thirty years.
Anthony has been on a journey of recovery; extended physical training increased the walking capacity from 500yds to about 5 miles.
After three years he could run again and was lifting weights or playing golf.
The mental recovery started in earnest in 2009; with extended brain exercise to rebuild is mental capacity. This has been quite remarkable with speed of speech increased by a third and memory much improved.
He now runs his own company as an international speaker, a trainer and a writer.
His book – `You Can Self Heal` is all about “getting your life back” it is a guide, map or easy walk- through all the physical, mental and emotional issues when faced with a health crisis.
This is a must for folk who are fearful or feel overwhelmed by the medical challenges they face.
As he says “It worked for me – it can work for you too”
He is a trainer and public speaker appearing on radio shows both here and in the USA. The key topics are usually health related (Get your life back) or Neuroplasticity (mental capacity) for the commercial world.
Anthony is currently seeking further speaking opportunities and can be reached at: