Penny Brohn UK

Penny Brohn UK is the leading UK charity specialising in a whole person approach to cancer, known as the Bristol Whole Life Approach.

Our Approach recognises that, to be healthy, we need to pay attention to all parts of ourselves – our mind, body, spirit and emotions, as these are all closely connected and work together to support our immune system and its ability to keep us well. We’ve helped and supported thousands of people through their experience of cancer for over 36 years and we know this approach really does work.

Did you know

The Bristol Approach is based upon the research into Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), the study of the connections between our mind (psycho), nervous system (neuro) and immune system (immunology). Increasingly evidence shows that changes in our thoughts, emotions and beliefs can bring about changes in our physical health and well-being.

PNI shows that emotions such as fear, anger or shock can result in increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, which can stop the immune system from working at its best. It is unrealistic to think that we can eliminate these emotions from our lives and so it is important to find ways to manage these natural responses to life’s challenges.

Emerging evidence indicates that relaxation, meditation, creative pursuits or the experience of a massage provides an immediate way to reduce stress levels which helps to strengthen the body’s immune system, our first line of defence against fighting cancer.

What makes Penny Brohn UK different

We support every aspect of a person’s life, helping them to build resilience and live the best life possible, whatever their circumstances. We show people how healthy eating, staying active, managing their stress and reconnecting with the things they love can make a big difference to their health and wellbeing.

Bringing together both medical advice and complementary approaches, we find the best of what works for each individual and help them find what they need, to live as well as they can.


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BS20 0HH

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0303 300 0118