With oncologists and other medical professionals’ attention focused on ensuring their patients get the best conventional treatment medicine has to offer, many don’t have time to dedicate to helping cancer patients address their health & wellness needs outside of the treatment protocol. That’s where a cancer coach steps in to help!

We work with cancer patients and survivors, helping them on their individual paths.

From our own experience, together with you, we assist you to:

  • Identify and work through your current difficulties
  • Explore options that’s in your best interest, your cancer and your life
  • Manage your cancer experience and find ways to cope with the day-to-day challenges
  • Focus on your priorities, health and wellness goals to help you develop a plan that’s right for you
  • Understand the challenges of living with cancer and the impact of those challenges on your quality of life
  • Provide support in a judgment-free environment
  • Help you regain confidence and motivation

 

Preparing for your Cancer Coaching appointment:

 

Making notes and planning questions can help you prepare for your Cancer Coaching sessions

It can be helpful to ask yourself:

  • What do I need most now?
  • What is impacting my life most at this time?
  • What changes would I like to make?

It can also be helpful to think about what is currently happening in your life right now:

  • Are there any major changes you are going through?
  • Do you need to make big decisions right now?
  • Are you exploring different options?
  • Do you need help to move forward?

 

Cancer Coaching is about your own needs and health goals, all your sessions will be personalized to your personal circumstances and situation.

Even though we are not medical practitioners, through personal experience, and experience with past clients, we know that our thoughts and mindset greatly affect our bodies, health and wellbeing.  When diagnosed with a life-threatening disease of the body or mind, your mind  and thoughts become your most important asset.  How you approach the situation, what thoughts you allow to flood your mind and what emotions overcomes you, will have a major impact on your healing journey.

Feelings that affect a person’s strength and resilience:

  • Shock
  • Powerlessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Feeling depressed
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Worry
  • Guilt
  • Fear

Some, or all, of these emotions are inevitable.  It is normal for a person to want to deny these emotions and keep them hidden for the sake of those around them.  Unfortunately, this approach can be detrimental to your healing progress.  These emotions need to be dealt with in a healthy manner so that they are experienced and released, and not held in the body.

When we experience stress or anxiety, our bodies have a reaction.  Either a knot in the stomach, pains in the chest, heart palpitations, headaches, feeling nauseous etc.  When you are on a healing journey, your body needs all its strength to fight the dis-ease, and not the symptoms of the fear and anxiety.

Overwhelming emotions weakens the body’s immune system. It makes one even more prone to depression, anxiety and physical pain.

It is then imperative to cultivate a healthy mind in order to cultivate a healthy and strong body.

 

 

 

 

 

What we will be focusing on during the coaching programme:

  • Re-organising life: Setting new goals and focus areas towards a healthy and balanced lifestyle
  • Dealing and letting go of overwhelming emotions
  • Identifying and letting go of negative thought patterns that’s disrupting your life
  • Acceptance
  • Exploring strategies towards healing

 

Start by doing what’s necessary, then to what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible – Francis of Assisi

 

Our practice is based in Pretoria East, book a 30 minute complimentary session to find out more about this programme.