What is Cancer Wellness Coaching?
Cancer Wellness Coaching recognizes there is much more to cancer than only what the doctors can see, measure or touch. Therefore, the journey toward healing and recovery must include more than only what happens during visits with your medical doctor.
It is an innovative service that help support patients and provide them practical skills development to help meet their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
An effective coach works with his or her client to facilitate and define realistic goals to achieve their wellness vision. The coach will then offer strategies for the client to actively participate in the creation of this vision.
My goal as your coach is to lead you out of the dark forest of fear and the unknown so you can see the way to a promising healing future, to a place where you can remember this truth: While you may be with illness you are not your illness.
When to Hire a Cancer Wellness Coach?
Life-saving cancer treatments allow more patients to survive today than any other time in history, yet the long-term side effects they often live with and the fear of reoccurrence can significantly impact their experience and quality of life.
You hire a Cancer Wellness Coach not because you don’t know what to do, but because you want someone in your corner who has the experience, tools and skills to help you reach your health and wellness goals.
You hire a Cancer Wellness Coach when you feel overwhelmed, helpless or stuck. You hire a Cancer Wellness Coach when you feel alone or simply do not wish to burden your loved ones with your fears, frustrations, wants and aspirations.
As one client said to me “I know what I need to do, I just don’t know HOW to do it when everything in my life is in turmoil”.
Not Your Regular Coaching Program
The Resiliency Protocol (TRP) is a different coaching program. It is a goal-oriented program designed to replenish and enhance patient’s experience by utilizing contemplative practices and dynamic mind-body techniques for recovery.
Tailored to your individual needs, TRP will help you:
- Feel supported, motivated and empowered
- Cultivate a healthy attitude and outlook toward treatment
- Become more resilient and cultivate hope
- Stop self-sabotage and override negativity
- Heal deep seated patterns of trauma
- Reconnect with and reclaim your authentic self
- Embrace the inevitability of “change”
- Develop and sharpen up your coping skills
- Prepare for medical procedures such as surgery
- Promote a sense of mastery over your health
- Create a Healthy-Survivorship blueprint
Focusing on Your Mind, Not Your Body
Cancer Wellness Coaching goes by many names. In the clinical setting of your medical facility it may mean helping you sort out medications or setting up your medical appointments. In the more holistic sense it may mean helping you change your lifestyle, diet and exercise routine. This coaching program called The Resiliency Protocol focuses on the mind rather than the body. It offers you effective tools and techniques to engage the person within the physical body. It will teach you how to harness your mental and psychological resources to improve your experience and ultimately treatment outcome.
Illness such as cancer affects us in many more ways than just poor physical health and therefore healing requires more than only treating the physical cancer.
Psychological patterns and disruptive mindsets such as trauma and loss, hopelessness, anger and despair weigh heavily on the functioning of the immune system. A weakened immune system leaves the body vulnerable thus illness can more readily develop. These non-physical patterns reside in the part of the mind called the Subconscious Mind, where they can be accessed, recalled and resolved.
Addressing these harmful Subconscious patterns, which inhibit not only the functioning of the immune system but also the efficacy of medicine; can improve patient’s responsiveness to the treatment and their ability to recover. Ultimately, this may help curb the chances for re-occurrence.
Working with a Wellness Coach
Free Half Hour Consultation:
The purpose of this consultation, which can be done over the phone, through video or in person, is to learn about you and your experience, address your concerns and help set realistic timeline and goals.
Coaching is not a form of psychotherapy. You’ll have homework assignments — things to think about or do between coaching sessions and you coach will hold you accountable for achieving your goals. If you think that depression, anxiety, or other mental health problems may be getting in the way of realizing your goals, then you may want to talk with a licensed mental health professional before you hire a coach.
You’ll work with your coach for a defined period. This period of time can be from one month to a few months or if needed, even longer. The time frame depends on how often you meet and what you’re hoping to accomplish.
Regardless of the stage of illness, you can benefit from learning how to keep on living successfully with the challenges of cancer. You can transform pain and suffering into comfort and quality of life and advance your progress toward recovery.
If this course of action is appropriate for you, the next step is to schedule a free, no-obligation half-hour consultation in which we determine the best way for you to benefit from this service. You can call me at 617.564.0707, email me at Free@AvinoamLerner.com or schedule your appointment directly using the option below.
What About Confidentiality?
Although coaching is not therapy and I am not a mental health provider, I bound by the same HIPPA codes and ethics. I do not release any information without a written authorization from you, except as provided for by law. All of your personal details, the nature of your inquary, and your identity will remain confidential according to current Federal Regulations known as HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
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