Facing a cancer diagnosis and all the change that follows can be daunting. We were never taught how to process and cope with any life-threatening illness, especially cancer. The result of being so unprepared for this physical, mental, and emotional injury is Cancer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, better known as PTSD. What is Cancer PTSD?… Continue Reading Cancer PTSD
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The connection between cancer diagnosis with trauma isn’t clear from the get-go. And since medical personnel are unlikely to talk about emotional injury, many will never seek support. Before hearing these three powerful words, “You Have Cancer,” you were someone’s father, mother, son, or daughter; you had hopes, dreams, and aspirations. The moment those words… Continue Reading Cancer and Trauma
Life Turned Upside Down The key to improving medical cancer treatment outcome is within reach. Now, that’s a big statement to make, yet it’s true. In fact, this statement is grounded in the scientific study of Psychoneuroimmunology, or (PNI). A cancer diagnosis can turn our whole world upside-down. Until that moment, you were busy living… Continue Reading The Key to Improving Medical Cancer Treatment Outcome
The #1 Concern for Many Cancer Patients is… Riding the emotional roller coaster of cancer is scary. Fear, anger, overwhelm, anxiety, and even depression hit you with tremendous force. If you’re like most of my clients, you found yourself unprepared, at least not mentally or emotionally. Many patients lean on their loved ones to find… Continue Reading The #1 Concern for Many Patients is…
Can Your Mindset Impact Your Ability to Recover From Illness? I have never seen someone’s health exceed their identity. Does that make sense? This means that your mental programming, mindset, and beliefs directly influence your experience and, therefore, your ability to recover! For those facing cancer, this is a message worth hearing. Replacing “faulty” mental programming… Continue Reading Your Beliefs Impacts Your Recovery from Illness!