Personal Coaching

1-1 Support from an experienced Cancer Coach

Regardless where you are in your cancer healing journey, we can work with you to create the healthiest possible lifestyle
and teach you habits that promote physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Together we will work out a plan personalized to your priorities and needs. We will develop realistic action steps that fit
into your day-to-day life.

We believe in long term habit changes that will lead you to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. That’s why it is so important
to have an individualized approach. It is not always about turning everything upside down, we believe in consistent small
steps that will lead you to a sustainable and long term healthy lifestyle.

Just diagnosed

Hearing the words “You have cancer” triggers a cascade of emotions.

Often you feel shocked and confused, as well as completely overwhelmed with the diagnosis, the amount of information you have to process and the many decisions to take in terms of treatment plan.

We will guide you through your test results and advise you on questions to ask your medical team. It is not uncommon to seek a second opinion and we can help you though our international network to schedule that.

Having a better understanding of your condition and treatment options will make you feel more confident.

Besides, getting organized really makes a difference; it gives you back a sense of control.

A positive and constructive mindset is crucial, but sometimes easier said than done. We will support you in difficult moments while teaching you techniques to cope with stress, fear, anger and anxiety.

We will help you to get ready to face the challenges ahead. Our goal is to put your body and mind in the best position to promote healing.

During treatment

Whatever treatment you decide to undergo, we will support you along your journey.

We know how important it is to feel understood and supported. Numerous studies have demonstrated that cancer patients who feel supported recover better, have less side effects and have a better chance of avoiding recurrence of cancer.

More than ever your body will need additional nutritional support; we will provide guidelines on nutrient dense food, together with delicious recipes for you to create at home as well as lifestyle advise to maintain strength and energy levels. During treatment, food can sometimes be a real challenge, as treatments interfere with your appetite, taste and digestion. We will guide you on how to eat a nutrient dense diet to support healing, reduce inflammation, support healthy digestion and enhance natural detoxification.

Every treatment has side effects and every person reacts differently to treatment. Chances are that it will impact your sleep, your food intake, your energy levels, your motivation, fortunately there is a lot we can do on a holistic level to address side effects of treatments.

We all have different personalities, some of us benefit from exchanging with others who have gone through a similar experience. You can join our closed and confidential online groups that can give you sense of comfort and the reassurance of not being alone in your journey.

We encourage you to have constructive communication with your doctor, to feel encouraged to talk about your side effects and ask the right questions. Our aim is also to provide comprehensive support and work hand in hand with your medical team.

After treatment

You have just received the news that your cancer is in remission and you are absolutely sure that you do not want to go through anything like that again, but what do you do?

The next step for you is to focus on restoring your health, monitoring and maintaining this result and preventing the cancer from coming back. It is quite likely that during your treatment, your immune system would have been compromised and become weaker and the function of certain organs have been compromised.

We work with you to build a plan that is focussing on eliminating the toxins, reducing the inflammation and restoring the immune system. Individualised plans will consider current side effects of treatment, addressing fatigue and building better sleep habits, regain physical strength and flexibility, rebuilding a health gut and digestion and regaining your self confidence.

How does it work?

Together we will work out a plan personalized to your priorities and needs. We will develop realistic action steps that you can do right away.

Your journey with The Cancer Coach starts with an initial free consultation to review your prognosis and understand how we may be able to help you. Please complete this online form and schedule a convenient time for you to speak with one of our coaches.

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Meet online with a Cancer Coach to discuss your needs
You will receive your first individualized plan
and access to The Cancer Coach App

What Our Programs Include

Nutrition Advice

Eating a nutrient dense diet adapted to every phase of your healing makes a huge difference in your recovery and wellbeing.

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“What should I eat when I have cancer?”,
“What should I eat during cancer treatment?”,
“Is there a particular diet I need to follow to avoid cancer recurrence?”

Eating a nutrient dense diet adapted to every phase of your journey makes a huge difference in your recovery and wellbeing, but there is so much conflicting information out there that most feel confused and overwhelmed. We will break it down for you. Together we will establish comprehensive and easy to implement guidelines: how to shop for groceries, how to get organized in the kitchen, how to follow simple recipes.

Oncology Aesthetics

Restoring your body image and self-confidence can be an important part of managing the cancer treatment process.

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Restoring your body image and self-confidence can be addressed too. As many of our coaches are former cancer patients themselves, they remember the first time they went to work with no hair, having to take a deep breath before stepping out of their car. For many, learning how to wear a wig in the right way, use hair accessories, some make up, dress in a way that gave them more confidence was a real game changer.

Too many cancer patients retreat from their daily activities because they feel uncomfortable or even ashamed of the physical changes they are experiencing during treatment including hair loss, eyebrows loss, weight loss and grey complexion. It can impact your confidence and ultimately your quality of life.

You become less active, have less social interactions, feel more isolated and a vicious circle begins, the less active you become, the less energy you have, the less motivation you have and all this can affect your state of mind and sometimes even your willingness to fight.

Our professional oncology aestheticians and make-up artists will guide you through easy tips to help you look and feel better.

Mind Body

A positive and constructive mindset is crucial, but sometimes easier said than done.

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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.

Many studies have demonstrated that cancer patients who feel supported have faster recovery, less side effects, better chances of avoiding recurrence and increased survival rates. Our first priority is to make you feel supported, heard and understood. Many of our coaches have been cancer patients themselves and we know exactly how it feels.

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 will guide you on how to foster positive and constructive thoughts. As pragmatic and science-based thinkers, we realize the importance of this. Addressing emotional wellbeing is a fundamental part of our coaching.

Stress Management and Emotional Support

Studies have linked cancer progression to chronic stress, depression and social isolation.

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Studies have linked cancer progression to chronic stress, depression and social isolation.  People who use effective coping strategies to deal with stress have been shown to have lower levels of depression, anxiety and other symptoms related to cancer and its treatment.

We will introduce you to coping strategies to help you better deal with stress and anxiety. By implementing relaxation techniques in your daily life, you will be able to enjoy some well-deserved moments of disconnect.

Nutritional Supplements

Supplements and nutraceuticals can be highly beneficial, but only if used appropriately.

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Supplements, vitamins, nutraceutical
“Should I take any vitamins or supplements?”
“How do I know which supplements are right for me?”
“How do I know what dosage is right for me?”
“Will supplements interact with the medications I am taking?”
“Will supplements protect me from recurrence?”

We believe that the use of supplements should always be individualized to your specific needs at a specific moment in time, ideally using you most recent recent blood test results. Self-supplementing can be a real problem especially if you are going through treatment, you always need to consider safety and possible interactions. The quality of a supplement as well as the adequate dosage play a crucial role in their efficacy and proper guidance is required here too. For those reasons we work with qualified health professional that are trained in supplements and will give you individualized recommendations based on your needs and priorities.

Better Sleep

Having trouble sleeping is often the first side effect. Studies show that insomnia affects cancer patients at three times the rate of the general population.

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“I can’t sleep”,
“My sleep has deteriorated”,
“I am exhausted”,
“I always wake up during the night”

Having trouble sleeping is often the first side effect you encounter when facing a cancer diagnosis. Studies show that insomnia affects cancer patients at  three times  the rate of the general population.

Getting adequate sleep is absolutely crucial; a significant amount of research suggests 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.

Together we will work on implementing proven techniques and healthy habits that will help you get you deeper and longer sleep.

Exercise and Movement Guidelines

Studies show that staying active reduces your chances of getting cancer and cancer recurrence, while improving survival rates.

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“I know I should stay active, but I don’t feel motivated”
“What type of exercise should I do?”
“I scared of starting exercising again”
“I feel insecure around exercise”
“How can I introduce exercise in between all my treatments?”

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 safe 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 to you.

Support for Family and Caregivers

Cancer not only affects patients, but also the family and friends. They can also feel disorientated, scared and unsure about the best way to help you. 

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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. 

Family members often need a secure space to talk about their feelings and how it affects them. We have seen far too often family members or caregivers being truly affected by the experience but not daring to talk about it as they feel that it is not a priority. We believe that everybody affected by the situation would do better with adequate emotional and practical support.

Guidance and practical tips will also make your loved ones feel more confident and better equipped to support you.

Clean living and reduced toxin exposure

Chemicals in food, water, air and everyday household items can affect a cancer patient with a compromised immune system.

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Our bodies are very smart; all of our organs are meant to work together to keep us healthy. However, when our immune system is compromised, our bodies can certainly benefit from 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 clean water and air, safe food containers and cooking utensils, electromagnetic waves and more.

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