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Supporting cancer patients and those affected by cancer
We believe that every person affected by cancer needs to feel heard and understood. We achieve this by providing empathy, knowledge and support to educate and guide people affected by cancer on their healing journey.
Healing come from understanding the role each of our fundamental needs as a person are met. How our fundamental needs may not have been provided for in the past and how we can create a sustainable plan to change our habits and behaviors to lead healthier lives free from cancer.
Many studies have demonstrated that cancer patients who feel supported have shorter recovery periods, less side effects, better chances of avoiding recurrence and increased survival rates. Our first priority is to make you feel supported, heard and understood.
A positive and constructive mindset is crucial, but sometimes easier said than done. There will always be ups and downs. We will support you in difficult moments while teaching you techniques to cope with stress, fear and anxiety.
Hearing the words “You have cancer” changes you forever. You go through a rollercoaster of emotions and feel completely overwhelmed with the diagnosis, the amount of information you have to process and the plans ahead. We will guide you through your test results and advise you on questions to ask your medical team. Having a better understanding of your condition and treatment options will make you feel more confident.
One of the first questions we are often asked is “What should I eat?” Most people want to have a healthy diet, but they feel confused and uncertain as to what this means. Eating a nurturing diet adapted to every phase of your treatment makes a huge difference in your recovery and wellbeing. Together we will establish comprehensive and easy to implement guidelines: how to shop for groceries, how to get organized in the kitchen with easy to follow delicious recipes.
Studies show that staying active reduces your chances of getting cancer and cancer recurrence, while improving survival rates.
We understand that exercising can feel intimidating at a time when you may feel unwell and vulnerable. We will guide you on save movements to do, while being mindful of your abilities and energy levels. Together, we will find ways to incorporate movement into your daily life in a way that feels good.
There is unquestionably a link between lack of sleep and an increased risk for various cancers. Sleep also plays a critical role in the recovery and healing process; when you sleep, your body actively repairs and regenerates.
Insomnia affects cancer patients at three times the rate of the general population. Up to half of cancer patients report insomnia, which can last for two to five years after treatment ends.
In our view, sleep should be viewed as a critical component of overall health and as one of the most effective and accessible preventive medicines available.
Stress and cancer progression is a vicious circle. Stress has been shown to feed cancer and cancer progression raises stress levels. We will introduce you to coping strategies to help you better deal with stress by implementing relaxation techniques into your daily life.
We firmly believe, and our experience coaching cancer patients confirms, that true healing can’t be attained without addressing emotional health. Our minds need to heal, too. Negative emotions like anger, resentment, unforgiveness and sadness are toxic, not only for our spirit but also for our physical health. We need to learn how to foster positive and constructive thoughts.
Our bodies are very smart, all of our organs are meant to work together to keep us healthy. However, when our immune systems are vulnerable, our bodies need additional help to cope with environmental pollutants and toxic exposures.
We will advise you on easy ways to create the healthiest possible living environment. We will talk about the role of clean water, clean air, safe food containers and cooking utensils, electromagnetic waves, household detergents, skin and hair care products.
Cancer not only affects cancer patients, but also the people surrounding them. Your family and friends also feel disorientated, scared and unsure about the best way to help you. Guidance and practical tips will make your loved ones feel more confident and better equipped to support you.