October 2019 – Lee Michael Walton – Emotional Well Being Champion
Lee Michael Walton
Emotional Well Being Champion
The trauma of the reconstruction surgery to my face and mouth following radical cancer treatment was followed by a serious breakdown three years later. I realised when I was recovering from my breakdown that the fragmentation had the effect of breaking away much of the acute anxiety and trauma (including that from my childhood). What was left involved an experience of the authentic self, a renewal, and an opportunity to emerge into a world where the fear that controlled me no longer held its grip.
Since that time, I have been able to integrate my music, knowledge from training as a psychotherapist with my experience of surviving a truly dark night of the soul. My music is a fusion of all this, as is my life in general. I am grateful for the opportunity to share what I have learned in order to help other people, as I too have been greatly helped. I have learned that we can never overstate the potential we have to positively impact each others’ lives.