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The Key to Improving Your Medical Cancer Treatment Outcome

A cancer diagnosis can turn our whole world upside-down. Until that moment, you were busy living life, building your empire, and chasing your dreams. But the moment you heard these words spoken, you became a cancer patient.

Impact of Cancer Diagnosis

Yes, a cancer diagnosis is often challenging to process mentally, emotionally, and even physically. It can be disorienting and overwhelming and bring up many powerful emotions, like fear, anxiety, despair, and helplessness.

If you or your loved ones were in this situation, you already know that cancer affects a lot more than just our physical body. Yes, treatment is applied to the body; that’s the job of our medical team from this moment on; that’s what modern medicine is for. But we also have a job if we wish to optimize our experience during our medical cancer treatment, and our job is to take care of us, the person within that physical body.

The Key to a Better Outcome

It’s not enough to simply show up to appointments and submit our body to whatever our doctor prescribes. If we wish to get the best possible outcome, we need to be a part of the solution, and that’s the one factor, the key to a better outcome and quality of life.

We know through research that going into any medical procedure during our cancer care with the right state of mind will yield fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, a faster recovery rate, and a better outcome.

Playing a Greater Role in Our Healing

What does it mean to play a greater role in our journey back to health? It means recognizing that our body and mind are interconnected. It means identifying patterns we abided by that became our personality, our identity, patterns that may unintentionally now stand in the way of our recovery.

This does not mean going to so-called talk therapy sessions. Those are not as useful in this scenario as we once believed, mainly because they address the conscious mind, which is rational and logical. It means addressing the other part of our mind called the subconscious mind, which is our emotional mind.

In much the same way, we address the physical body to resolve physical challenges, like a broken bone; for example, if we wish to resolve our emotional struggle, we must attend to the emotional mind, not the rational and logical one.

This kind of outcome can be achieved in various ways, either online or in person. These programs can help shed light on exactly what can be done and what needs to be done.

In a nutshell, the intensive in-person program helps cancer patients address the root cause of their mental and emotional suffering and support the functioning of their body’s immune system.

The Mindful Remission online program offers cancer patients practical and effective tools, techniques, and strategies. These tools, techniques, and strategies can help patients better prepare for procedures like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Putting these to work can help cancer patients become more resilient and empowered during medical care. They can even help patients maintain a high quality of life. Click this link for more info on the Mindful Remission online program. Click this link for more about the In-Person intensive program.

 

The #1 Concern for Many Patients is…

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 some comfort, certainty, and support during this time. In a perfect world, this is ideal. After all, those you love, for the most part, love you back. And yet, the number one concern patients struggle with is fearing they are a burden to their loved ones, that they’re too much.

The fear of being “too much” (and being rejected because of it) cause us to think we’ll have to deal with all the pain on our own. This thought is, well… terrifying.

What’s certain is that if you fear making your needs known because you’re concerned about either retaliation or how loved ones will perceive you, you will keep on suffering. As long as you’re reluctant to put your needs first for a change, you will continue the torment.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

The truth is that even if your loved ones love you, they may not know how to support you. Even more so, the intimate dynamics you’ve shared with loved ones until now, they’re still attached to your experience of illness.

At a time when you need safety and boundaries to heal and recover, these dynamics may be counterproductive because they induce more stress than comfort.

If this is your experience and you want to do something about it, your first step is to accept that you need a roadmap and an action plan to break free from helplessness and paralysis, which cripple your immune system. You need support so you can step into an empowered and active mode and a mindset that will propel your ability to recover.

Your Identity Impacts Your Recovery from Illness!

Your Identity Impacts Your Recovery!

I have never seen someone’s health exceed their identity. Does that make sense?

This means that your mental programming and identity directly influence your experience and, therefore, your ability to recover! For those facing cancer, this is a message worth hearing.

Replacing “faulty” mental programming and “distorted” identity with a healthier set of beliefs that supports the body’s campaign for wellness and recovery is what I help people do every day because beliefs can often become self-fulfilling prophecies.

If you believe treatment is difficult or dangerous or see yourself as a victim identity, you will likely experience more fear, stress, and negativity. Unbeknown to you, your brain will initiate the biology associated with the state of emergency we know as the fight-or-flight state. It will be more challenging for your body to benefit from the medicine. As such, treatment becomes all those things you believed it to be.

The opposite of this is true as well, and this is good news. If you believe treatment is supportive, healing, and helpful, or you see yourself as an empowered and active part of the solution, you will feel more in control, and more resilient, and so will your biology. Even your quality of life will improve, and you will experience fewer complications.

Your state of mind is the greatest ally in your recovery journey. And this is the bottom line; unless your subconscious beliefs align with your conscious desire to heal, you are, in effect, working against yourself, rendering any treatment less effective.

It doesn’t have to be this way though. Regardless of where you are along your treatment cycle, you can do plenty to change your experience.

If you want to find out more, CLICK HERE to set up a time for us to speak. It’s free and to the point, and it’s absolutely worth your time.

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