Former Al Qaeda Hostage Stephen McGown Virtually Visits Speakers Corner
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As the longest held surviving Al Qaeda hostage in the world, Stephen McGown has learned how to stay alive and mentally resilient despite incalculable odds and obstacles.As the longest held surviving Al Qaeda hostage in the world, Stephen McGown has learned how to stay alive and mentally resilient despite incalculable odds and obstacles.
We were equally thrilled and terrified when Stephen shared his story with us during a virtual visit with our team. Stephen painted a horrifying picture in our mind of his kidnap in Timbuktu, the arduous journey that took him to his prisoner camp, and the ordeal of spending several years in captivity.
However Stephen gave us an insight into what it takes to overcome mental anxiety in times of adversity and indeed how we can take control of our own mind to thrive in extreme circumstances.
Watch Stephen's incredibly candid story that inspired us all to seize the day and live life to it's fullest.