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Created by Steven Warren & Wendy Mason.
Contributors Don & Anna Factor, Gill Edwards, Ruth Sewell.

Publication Date June 2016




| Introduction by Steven Warren |

| Don and Anna Factor Session One |

| Don and Anna Factor Session Two |

| Gill Edwards Research and Holism Session Three

| Ruth Sewell Therapeutic Alliances Session Four |

| Steven Warren Conclusions |

| Steven Warren Summary |

In 1989 Steven Warren, author, speaker and therapist met two extraordinary people with an equally extraordinary story of how their courage and love had overcome Dons apparent terminal illness. After spending much time with them exploring their experiences I asked if they would be the main speakers at a seminar I and my friend Wendy Mason would create.

Steven had worked for over seven years at this time with people who were dying, those who were bereaved and others facing both chronic as well as life threatening illness. Such work had shown Steven how the Power of Caring was the crucial factor in helping people to both recover from, cope with and in many cases prolong their lives.

Modern medicine contributed to their care but Steve had witnessed another important factor at work, the power stemming from a crisis in their lives to connect with their true self.

At this time modern scientific research was beginning to confirm what had been known from old wives stories, that the human mind and heart played an important role in releasing the individuals own healing potential but only as long as that individual was given the right circumstance, support, encouragement, care and love.

Introduction by Steven Warren - psychologist, counsellor and psychotherapist introduces his overview of the day which he created back in 1989 entitled 'The Power of Caring.' " Nearly twenty eight years have passed since the day where, after having met two extraordinary people, I decided to create an opportunity for doctors, nursing staff, psychologists, patients and those working in the caring professions to share the story of Don and Anna's journey of Don recovering from a terminal cancer diagnosis.

In this recroding and accompanying transcript we examine the key factors which result from the power of caring beginning with our often unmet need to care for ourselves. Don focuses on the often painful but illuminating process which he went through with the support of his wife Anna to reach a point where he could begin to go beyond the 'death sentence' he had received and progress to believing that he could heal from his diagnosis. "

Listen online or download the Introduction with Steven Warren MP3 Version 2 minutes duration.


[1 ] Don and Anna Factor discuss the key phases after diagnosis of his 'terminal cancer' and decisions on treatment. The experience as the power of caring unfolded in their lives together and within their own personal realisation. Both Don and Anna talk openly and candidly and share with the audience key understandings and insights which are as true today in 2013 as when this seminar was created.

We hear from Anna as she explored a powerful journey within herself for as she said "The primary issue that I realised when Don was sick without knowing quite how sick was that whatever method he chose for healing he needed support with it and needed to trust himself that he had a clue what was going on and what was the best for him and we talked a great deal about what he might do'

For Don, as he says, "The one thought that I have come away with from this whole experience is a deep conviction of how the psychological come spiritual side of serious illness and in my case cancer is far far more important than is usually credited. It is not just causally but in terms of the cure. I realised along the way that the cancer, whatever cancer actually is, probably arises for a whole variety of reasons. Some of them are genetic and a lot of them have to do with the environment'

Near the end of the first morning session there were both questions as well as members of the audience endorsing what Don and Anna had shared with us in terms of the 'patient' being given respect and the right sort of care to enable them to satisfactorily progress through the various key elements of their psychological and emotional response to diagnosis and thoughts towards how their medical condition would progress in the future.

Listen On Line or Download - Don Factor and Anna Factor First Session Discussion MP3 Version 65 minutes duration.


[ 2] Don and Anna discuss with Steven and the audience composed of hospital consultants, GP's, psychologists, AIDs and cancer patients as well as hospital and hospice care nurses and holistic practitioners how the key factors discovered in Don's return to health can be applied through the power of caring.

From the first session we shared some of the conversations we had been able to explore with members of the audience during the tea and coffee break. In our final session we wanted to take the audience through the key factors which had been explored in the first session and demonstrate how these expanded during the stage of recovery.

Don clearly expressed how what had been an academic study of psychology and the spiritual in his life before his diagnosis now became a heart felt understanding at every level of his being and that in some way he realised how a cancer diagnosis was for him the only turn key of sufficient power to enable him to move to the next stage of his life. He explored firstly his new found relationship with self and how this impacted on his relationship with his wife Anna and then to all the people who were important in his life. However, the emphasis had to be on his relationship with self and subsequent self expression from such a new found perspective.

Listen Online or Download - Don Factor and Anna Factor Second Session Discussion and Exploration with Audience MP3 Version
61 minutes duration.


[ 3 ] Gill Edwards who was then a Clinical Psychologist and went on to become a successful author
When her colleague and friend Steven initially invited her to talk about the scientific research supporting the experiences of both Don and Anna as well as patients of Dr Contreras. However, Gill expanded on the medical and scientific viewpoints to rapidly include her work in the holistic field.

Listen On line or Download - Gill Edwards Presentation MP3 Version 55 minutes duration.

[ 4 ]Ruth Sewell Marie Curie Foundation nurse tutor specialising in cancer management and care introduced the key elements to rehabilitate and maximise a persons potential as a result of illness and adjust to their changed identify and status.
Ruth presented four main factors required by someone when they are ill which are 1- their power of choice which fulfills emotional needs and involves the power to make decisions, express who they are as an individual and choice over the life during this time period to express and demonstrate their abilities. 2 - Love for the person with an illness to still be able to freely give and receive love as well as warmth and affection along with appreciation and support. 3 - Control, to be able to exercise control in their lives at all levels which means feeling able to express what they do and not want and to see that people respect their wishes by fulfilling such wishes.

So C A R E is seens as

Communication Alliance R releasing a persons resources and Empowerment.

In conclusion if these factors are not fulfilled in caring then Fear and Stress result which has been shown to compromise our natural healing and ultimately influencing both the treatment given in terms of success and eventual outcome.

Listen On line or Download - Rita Sewell-Flint Presentation MP3 Version
59 minutes duration.


Conclusions with Steven Warren where, nearly twenty eight years on from the seminar he created with Wendy Mason
Steven examines what advances in integrating the key elements of connection with true self have achieved for mainstream medicine as well as, and more importantly, we as individuals for remaining in good health or for those recovery from or dealing with physical and emotional illness.

Steven Warren's reflections and conclusions in terms of what we as individuals have created and what we will create for the future in terms of maintaining our own health and how we deal with both physical and psychlogical factors.

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Donald Factor, former patient at the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico an Alternative Cancer Treatment Center. Oasis of Hope specializes at combining conventional cancer therapies with alternative cancer treatments to improve the quality of life of patients.

Donald Factor, famed Grandson of cosmetics giant Max factor, went to the Oasis of Hope hospital after being told he only had 4 months to live. "After the initial treatment and about a year of home therapy. I was totally clear of any sign of cancer. Although I will probably never know if any one part of my experience was the actual key to my recovery, I am convinced that it was most likely all of it -- everything, physical, emotional, and spiritual.

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When I met with Don and Anna through a mutual friend, Wendy Mason, in 1988 at their home here in England we sat and talked in the garden whilst we drank tea.

Wendy knew of my work with both the dying and those facing potentially life threatening illness. I had started working in primary care as a psyhcologist and counsellor at the beginning of the 1980's and, as a result of meeting Don and Anna they were able to consolidate the observations I had made in my clinical practice from their own heart warming experience of the power of caring in their lives as a result of Don's apparent terminal cancer diagnosis from which he recovered to full health.

There were many lessons which were explored and as the seminar progressed I was able to share my own clinical experience in psychotherapy and counselling with individuals, family members and friends growing awareness of another powerful and yet essential growing awareness.

Don and Anna had discovered that they needed to find who they really were and what they really wanted both from their own lives as well as the life that they 'shared' together in their marriage. That Don's health and recovery from illness was not just the doctor and medical teams responsibility and that in journeying through recovery both Don and Anna recognised the power of their caring for themselves and others if only we connect with our True Self.

For me there was an affirmation in exploring with Don and Anna their own personal journey. I had made similar journeys both with the clients I had been working with since 1980 as well as the journey I had progressed with my partner when they were diagnosed with lung cancer a year before and their death some four months after such a diagnosis.

As one colleague Dr Sewell said to me 'Steven, you were twenty five years in advance. So now time to recreate what you so skillfully created back in 1989 to share with people once again.'

Now, in 2014, as I prepare to release the seminar content I reflect back over what is nearly 25 years or working at the next stage which we all focused on when we gathered for The Power of Caring in May 1989. As with most 'truths' the core concepts remain and in the last twenty five years more doctors, healthcare practitioners as well as patients and their families know about the power of emotion and subsequent thoughts on both remaining healthy as well as recovery from illness.

The Power of Caring In Our Lives

Publication Date June 2016- please email the author, Steven Warren, to be notified of how you can order your Ebook or Print Book copy.

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