It’s hard to explain how much being at the DNRS seminar in Bournemouth two weeks ago meant to me.
Being there when 16 people who had collectively been suffering from debilitating and poorly understood chronic illnesses for a total of 280 years started to believe and understand that recovery is actually possible after all.
Seeing their faces – and the entire room – start to light up as hope grew and as some initial improvement started happening.
It might sound too good to be true – but I remember so clearly when it happened to me too.
When I realised while I was watching the DVDs how everything that Annie Hopper was explaining and describing made so much sense.
How various types of trauma (in my case probably the initial trauma of glandular fever) can cause the brain to overactivate threat and protective mechanisms, keeping the body stuck in a cycle of chronic illness and inflammation.
But that through neuroplasticity, i.e. the brain's ability to reorganise itself, an important concept in things like stroke recovery, I could recover and go back to living the life I used to love.
A life I had previously accepted was just a thing of the past.
And starting to understand all that literally changed everything for me.
Yes after the DVDs I still had to put in a lot of hard work and commit fully in order to recover.
But finally having an explanation, knowing that I wasn’t alone and knowing that I could recover fully was enough for my feelings of helplessness and resignation to change into feelings of hope and joy.
And that was the same hope and joy that lit up the room at the DNRS seminar in Bournemouth.
The key line for me was, is and will always be:
I had in fact stopped dreaming before DNRS. So the fact that I can now travel again with ease and actually get to be at the DNRS seminar as a coach is beyond anything I could ever have dreamt of.
I had always been told and was aware that the seminar is much more powerful than the DVDs.
What I hadn’t realised was how much more powerful it is. Being at the seminar gives you a second family, a family you can share tips and successes with. A family who will not only be there for you throughout your recovery, but who will be there with you every step of the way.
The bonds that are formed throughout the programme are so special that not only were the participants’ lives changed but mine was too.
Watching the participants’ transformation and being able to share my story is an experience I’ll always remember and treasure.
Especially since I would have had no story had I not been lucky enough to come across the DNRS website and one day decide to just give it a try, despite being so sceptical that at first I disregarded it completely and when I did decide to try it, my hope was just to maybe improve by 10% (more details here).
Little did I know that in less than a year I would be completely recovered and that things I thought would never be possible for me would all become so easy again.
And I now really look forward to hearing all about the participants’ progress and their own recovery stories.
What made the whole experience even more special was getting to meet Annie – without whom I literally don’t know where I would be today. The first time I hugged her was more overwhelming than I can ever even describe.
And meeting Christine, who coached me during my recovery, and later trained me to be a DNRS coach, was really special too.
Both of them light up any room they walk into and I feel so grateful to have been able to spend time and share so many laughs with them.
It was also great to meet Annie’s partner James – whose incredible story also shows the power of neuroplasticity – and Christine’s son Riley, another of the most positive and inspirational people I’ve ever met who’s now 23 and currently travelling around the world after being bedridden and unable to walk or speak for years as a teenager.
And if you or anyone you know suffers from a mysterious, chronic illness, I’d really recommend that you look into DNRS. It changed my life and the lives of so many others and it can change yours too.
The DVDs are great but the seminars are just so powerful that it’s beyond words. And yes, I did recover fully using the DVDs alone, but I think being an athlete made that easier for me. It does take a lot of dedication, motivation and commitment and I literally put all the energy I used to put into my sports training into the programme. Some people can do it alone, others need what the DVDs alone can’t give but the seminars definitely can.
What would you be willing to do to get your life back and be able to live out your dreams? How would it feel not to have to suffer any more?
This is how I spent most of my days when I was chronically ill before I started DNRS:
And these are some of the things I got to do within 6 months of starting:
So don’t make the mistake I almost made.
Don’t imagine DNRS sounds too good to be true.
It actually is that good.
And in six months or a year from now, you could be living out all your dreams.
You can find out more here.
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