The experience of having cancer is overwhelming because we must…
- confronting the reality of having cancer
- making complex and timely medical decisions that have significant short & long term side effects
- figuring out how to manage treatment and meet the needs of daily life
- when treatment ends, navigating the process of healing emotionally and physically is compounded by the fact that it is not nearly as concrete as cancer treatment was
Even those who have excellent support systems benefit from having the guidance of a cancer coach.
As a cancer survivor, I have unique insight into what it takes to confront both cancer and life after treatment ends. I know all about the shock of diagnosis and the resulting stress. I experienced firsthand the anxiety for the future and what it may hold, and what may lie ahead.
Through my personal experiences and training as a psychotherapist, I have acquired skills to help others through the minefield that cancer can be.
When I sit down with someone (or their loved one) who has cancer, the response always includes a deep gratitude that I will understand.
This is quickly followed by an increase in the belief that they too can get through it all.
While everyone’s needs are unique to them, here are some ways in which cancer coaching can help:
- Assist through the shock of diagnosis
- Save time and effort doing research
- Greater confidence in ability to advocate for self and family during and after treatment
- Teaching effective coping skills
- Be a skilled support person for the cancer patient
- Help formulating a healing plan
- Help with setting realistic goals while optimizing quality of life
- Help cope with treatments and their side effects
- Support communication with treatment team and support system
I can work with you in person or via Internet. Contact us today for a FREE phone consultation to see if this is the right for you!