First time a wellness workshop launches in conjunction with a feature film to help people embrace the profound and existential
London, UK, December 13, 2016 – The best-selling book and film Mum’s List has inspired the launch of a unique wellness program – the Mum’s List Legacy (MLL) workshop – which helps people navigate the unpredictability of life with resiliency, courage and wisdom. Mum’s List (opened in UK theatres on November 25) tells the true story of Kate Greene’s journey with cancer and the list she left her husband and two young boys for how to live once she had gone. The Mum’s List Legacy workshop carries out Kate’s wish for humanity – that we live with greater purpose, gratitude and joy.
“Ultimately, we must not deny that death and loss are things we will have to face with the same source of wisdom and mindfulness that we approach other aspects of suffering in our lives. Grief comes to inform us and enlighten us. It is painful, but provides the perspective and appreciation for joy,” says Derek O’Neill, the creator of the MLL workshop and executive producer of the film Mum’s List.
Mum’s List Author Singe Greene and Executive Producer & Mum’s List Legacy Creator Derek O’Neill at the Mum’s List Movie Premiere Nov 23, 2016
Workshop facilitators have been trained and certified to offer workshops around the world for individuals, businesses and organizations. Using proven mindfulness techniques, meditations, and self-reflective exercises, the program teaches people to look within for insight about their life experiences and challenges, and provides guidance for creating positive change. Topics of focus include stress reduction, releasing fear and anxiety, enhancing the body’s resiliency, and cultivating inner-peace and personal empowerment.
Singe Greene, husband to Kate Greene and author of Mum’s List the book, says, “The book and workshop are already having a positive impact on people's lives! Making “that list” and experiencing the workshop first-hand has provided new insights into my own life, giving me direction and deepening my commitment to living a life with purpose, happiness and service to others. I highly recommend it.”
The Mum’s List Legacy workshops uplifts the human spirit, carrying out Kate’s wish for humanity – that we live with greater purpose, gratitude and joy. In honor of Kate’s legacy, a portion of workshop proceeds go the Greene children’s trust and charities across the globe.
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About Mum’s List Legacy
Mum’s List Legacy wellness workshops launched in conjunction with the new feature film Mum’s List, to help people cope with difficult emotions that the film addresses around profound loss, anxiety, illness, and the meaning of life. When someone we love dies, or we suffer with illness, addiction or abuse, emotions can be overwhelming and potentially destructive, yet we can learn to move through it with awareness and self-compassion. How do we find a positive result in the form of deeper insight and humanity, and experience grief productively? The Mum's List Legacy wellness workshops offer the latest in mindfulness and wellbeing techniques that inspire self-care and happiness. The workshop integrates the spirit-mind-body connection, incorporating wisdom with modern scientific understanding of how the mind alters the chemistry of the body. By giving people the tools to feel better, these workshops can create powerful transformation for greater success in both your personal and professional life.
About Derek O’Neill
Created by Irish wellness expert and Executive Producer of the film, Derek O’Neill is an internationally acclaimed psychotherapist, motivational speaker, author, martial arts sensei and humanitarian. Derek has been inspiring people from all walks of life for over 30 years. Based on his life work and study with wise yogis and Indian and Tibetan masters, Derek artfully translates ancient teachings into modern day wisdom to address the issues facing humanity today. Through his books, workshops, consultations, speaking engagements, and humanitarian work, Derek offers guidance to influential world leaders, businesses, charities, celebrities, politicians and everyday people alike. More at derekoneill.com.
About ‘Mum’s List’ The Film
One of the most memorable, uplifting and beautiful stories of recent years, MUM’S LIST is a romance for all ages. Now a feature film, the true story of a profound, unstoppable and undying love is based on the best-selling book by St John (Singe) Greene, published by Penguin Books in the United Kingdom in 2012. Written and directed by Niall Johnson (“White Noise”; ”Keeping Mum”), it is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few days, she created her list: writing her thoughts and memories down, to help the man she loved create the best life possible for their two sons, after she was gone.
Produced by Nick Hamson (“Premonition”; “St George’s Day”) and Studio Soho Films, MUM’S LIST stars Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox, Elaine Cassidy and William and Matthew Stagg. The executive producers are Gareth Jones, Chris Wood, Niall Johnson and Sarah Weatherstone and the key production talent includes director of photography Eben Bolter, editor Robin Sales, production designer Kiera Tudway, costume designers Vicki Russell and Rebecca Duncan, Hair and Make-up designer Robert Frampton and casting director Gillian Hawser.
MUM’S LIST was released to cinemas in the UK on 25th November, 2016 by Studio Soho