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A New Beginning Following Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Posted on the 03 August 2012 by Jean Campbell

cancerGabby Mottershead embraced a new beginning following treatment for breast cancer.

Gabby, a UK citizen, was 44 when she was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in 2008. Inflammatory Breast Cancer is a rare form of breast cancer that presents without a lump often appearing as a rash on the breast.

Following chemotherapy, mastectomy, radiotherapy and DIEP flap reconstruction, Gabby connected with some amazing people and organizations, in the UK, that help women rebuild their lives.

Recently, she left her corporate career. As a qualified NLP practitioner and Reiki healer, Gabby is now on a mission to guide and help others to rebuild their lives.

Until earlier this year, Gabby, who lives in Urmston, UK, with husband, Paul, offered her services to family, friends and associates while still working in her day job as a credit manager.

As a trained Reiki therapist – who also has 20 years’ experience coaching staff in various credit companies – she wants to use her skills to help women combat stress and anxiety, and, at the same time support them in setting goals to help them move forward.

In addition to being a certified Reiki therapist, Gabby is a trained coach in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) – a practice used for personal development and in business to understand how people organize their thinking, feelings, language and behavior in order to produce the results they do.

Gabby delivers Reiki therapy in people’s homes, which is free of charge to cancer survivors. She, recently received a £1,000 grant in support of her work.

As Gabby puts it, “People often change once they have had cancer.

People assume once you’ve finished treatment that you’re back to normal. But cancer can affect you in all sorts of ways – people lose their jobs, feel worried about going back to work, they suffer financial problems, relationships can break down. Physically they might be struggling to do what they used to, which can be hard to deal with, or they might want a career change but need some help to take that brave step.

I want to provide the space, the tools and the techniques to reduce the stress that cancer patients might be feeling and help them to get on with life.”

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Sources: Manchester Evening News, UK,

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