Sian Williams: Rise – Surviving and Thriving After Trauma

Fri 14 Oct
11:00 - 12.00
St. Mary's Church
£8, £7.20 concessions

Brave Sian’s honest words will help so many women ... When we are plunged into a real-life crisis, an ongoing nightmare which could end in tragedy, we need handbooks. They are extremely comforting. Books help us to make sense of life, to feel our hand is being held and crucially that we are not alone. Sian is a wise and warm woman and all of us owe her our thanks
— Judy Finnigan, Daily Express

The much-loved broadcaster, trained trauma assessor and author of Rise, Sian Williams, shares her recent experience of breast cancer and explores the science of resilience and growth after trauma, and how we handle adversity.

Sian writes with honesty and feeling about her experience of breast cancer, from its initial diagnosis in 2014 through to the double mastectomy, her slow recovery and reconstructive surgery. Written in diary form, it describes her sense of bewilderment and vulnerability but also her resilience and some of the lessons she learnt... Now she hopes the book will be a help to other people
— Hello Magazine