A Unique Christmas Song And How It Was Written
At first the idea of writing a Christmas song seemed crazy because neither of the writers had ever written a song before. But it was one of those strange ideas that didn't seem to want to go away....
The writers of the song are a somewhat unusual couple based in the North of England. To understand the song, here is the background. Tim is a therapist. His self help and therapy system is called PSTEC™. It is in use around the world and is completely free to try for self help. The professional version is in use in several UK schools (under paid license) where they use it to solve emotional issues. PSTEC has proven very successful. In a school context it has even generated written accounts of 100% success and schools can see this on request.
Although schools and businesses pay for use of his professional version .... for self help you can try his stress and anxiety busting PSTEC™ tools for free. Anyone can try the free self help process here.. (It's an instant download).
He was not always a therapist. Tim's interest in beating stress, fear and worry grew from unique personal experiences. Because of a genetic condition his wife Karen has been chronically ill several times. She has had several near death experiences and has also been terminally ill. Fortunately, she has survived. She has had multiple surgeries though and no less than THREE life saving organ transplants. Her health problems have continued but at the same time these difficult personal experiences have also had many positive effects.
Tim's work began only because of his wife's health problems. They have many new friends and they have also learned to appreciate every moment that life brings.
Because of the personal contacts made through the free to try therapy (PSTEC™) they also now get to talk to lots of extraordinary people. Life used to be "normal". Not any more. It's not everyone in the North of England who's had book dedications, radio features, and has personally had opportunities to chat with the likes of experts featured in the hit docu-movie "The Secret". All of these and many other unexpected benefits have sprung from adversity.
All these things and all of these people have had an influence, and the idea for a Christmas song was so persistent that despite never having writen a song before they decided to do it anyway. After letting it sit for a while, Karen wrote the music and then Tim wrote the words.
With the music and lyrics finally completed, they approached a talented local music producer and singer called Andrew Yeadon. The writers feel that the vocal combination of Sarah Douglass and Andrew Yeadon has created a real sense of humanity and would like to thank them both sincerely. Andrew's tenacity, and musical and production skills have been truly amazing and both he, and his work come highly recommended. He immediately understood the song and he simply cannot be thanked enough.
Without life saving treatments the song would not exist at all. Do explore the website of LIVErNORTH. Their work is important. It has global impact. They support one of the world's finest transplantation teams and fund research which benefits people worldwide. ("No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop 620-560 BC)
Remember to tell your friends about the song. Facebook and Twitter exist for a reason!
If you want to hear it on radio then contact your radio station.
"I Remember Every Christmas Day." Copyright Karen & Timothy Phizackerley 2015. Music: Karen Phizackerley. Lyrics: Tim Phizackerley. Contactable via www.pstec.org