|Why work with a Cancer Coach
According to Cancer Research UK It is expected that one in two people will develop cancer at some time. Experts estimate that 4 in 10 cases can be prevented by lifestyle changes, which include not smoking, eating a healthy balanced diet, cutting back on alcohol and keeping active. Some cancers can be linked to specific reasons, e.g. diets high in red and processed meats have contributed to the rise in bowel cancer.
Many of us know somebody who has been diagnosed with cancer. There are many emotions one feels when diagnosed with cancer, it comes as a shock and can be daunting as there is so much one goes through during that time. There is also the feeling of being overwhelmed as have to make important decisions about the treatment during this stressful time.
On being diagnosed with cancer, life turns upside down and one looks for ways to make sense of it all. You begin questioning why you got it, was it something you did or didn’t do. If you are reading this and it’s a family member or friend who has been diagnosed, you know the many challenges they are experiencing.
One feels rushed in making a treatment decision and begins to feel as they are losing control of their life. On being diagnosed, the cancer patient begins to read on what the best treatment plan is. Well meaning friends and family send them articles or books to read, foods and supplements to try. It’s too much too quickly, especially as some of the information is conflicting.
It is an established fact that patients who are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually prepared will recover and heal faster than patients who are not.
What Cancer Coaching Is Not
Cancer Coaching is not psychotherapy, medical counseling or medical advice. Therapy and counseling typically focus on past events with an emphasis on exploring and processing feelings. Medical advice requires the skills of a trained medical doctor to assess one’s medical health and wellness options from the standpoint of disease processes. As a cancer coach I will not offer treatment suggestions or advice.
Cancer Coaching is oriented more towards action regarding nutritional and lifestyle issues and focuses more on education of your cancer and your body.
Knowledge is a powerful tool. Being informed about your disease, treatment options and expectations will empower you to take control of the process. This can affect your recovery and personal experience in a positive way.
Who benefits from Cancer Coaching
Cancer coaching is for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, recovering from cancer and those who want to reduce their risk of cancer.
Coaching Is Not a Substitute for Professional Medical Care. However, Medical Care Is Not a Sole System for Remission and Recovery as lifestyle and diet are important. Cancer coaching works alongside your treatment
To find out more please visit my website and get in touch with me to set up a free call to discuss cancer coaching