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SXSW 2019

Don't Believe the Story You Tell Yourself

Don’t believe the story you tell yourself. It is based on erroneous perceptions and wrong conceptions produced by an outdated organ called ‘monkey-brain’. Tuning into the wrong story can lead to strong emotions with devastating results for your health and soul. If you want to empower yourself and get better then change the story you listen to. And the easiest way to do that is to listen to an inspiring story of somebody else.
Since 5 years I travel around the world to document cancer survivors form different countries & cultures to help other patients and families to cope better with the disease. As a neuroscientist I know that stress has many negative effects on our immune system & should be avoided at any costs. As a pancreatic cancer survivor I know that this is not always so easy.

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  1. Wanna empower people to get better? Help them to change the story they tell them-self.
  2. Life is a story told by your monkey-brain and believed by your heart. It is often neither true nor productive.
  3. Listening to an inspiring story from somebody else is one of the post powerful ways to change the story you tell yourself and change for better.



Martin Inderbitzin, Founder, My Survival Story

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Health & MedTech
  • Level: Advanced
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