Overcoming Fear & Building Resilience in Jail | Shaun Attwood | TEDxSurreyUniversity
Addicted to club drugs and rave parties for over ten years, Shaun Attwood ran multimillion-dollar businesses in the stock market and Ecstasy dealing - until a SWAT team smashed his door down. Forced to go on an inner journey in Arizona's deadliest jails, Shaun identified the root causes of his addiction and what it takes to get the most out of life.
Shaun shares some of his life-enhancing strategies in the context of his hard-hitting story.
Shaun Attwood is a Guildford-based true-crime author and public speaker, who is banned from America for life. National Geographic Channel featured his story of incarceration in Arizona worldwide as an episode of Banged-Up Abroad. Shaun does over 100 talks a year at schools, colleges and universities about the consequences of drugs and crime. He also campaigns for human rights.
“Shaun's story is the Manchester rave scene meets The Wolf of Wall Street and ends in The Shawshank Redemption” - Jon Ronson author of The Psychopath Test
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