Having to deal with a cancer diagnosis – twice – was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. The physical aspect of it all is hard enough – surgery, chemotherapy, sickness, hair loss….but the mental and emotional strain I found myself under was something I would never wish on any other. Abject despair, hopelessness, crippling fear, shame and overwhelm…..and that was just the tip of the iceberg – there seemed to be a new, unwelcome experience to face each day.
And perhaps just as difficult for me was once my treatment was over – how on earth was I going to get my life back on track and live without fear of cancer? How did I deal with ‘normal’ people and situations again, when many just simply didn’t understand what I had been through? Could I face working again? Could I live a happy life again? Who would help me put the pieces of my life back together?
I decided that I wanted to heal in all the areas of my life – I didn’t just want to treat a ‘lump’ in my breast – I wanted to become well again as a whole person. So I put together my own plan around all of these ideas – treatment, nutrition, emotional and mental health, my spiritual journey and a happy and balanced life. I sought help and advice from people who inspired me, not frightened me – and most importantly, people who believed in me until I was able to believe in myself again.
I am now over 5 years clear from my second cancer diagnosis, and still practise and believe in these areas of development every day. I firmly believe that cancer was an invitation to me to live a different life – a life where I get to explore, learn and heal from every experience.
Using my collective skills as a coach, energy healer and those gained from my own personal experience I now offer a bespoke Cancer Mentor service. A Cancer Mentor is a role of great responsibility, and one that I am honoured to hold as I help others through this life changing time. I am there to listen, understand, create change, inspire you and explore with you. Some of the areas in which I can help you with are;
Emotional & Mental health
Movement & Exercise
A Reading List
Online Support & Information
Meditation & Mindfulness
Developing your own spiritual journey
I suggest a minimum of 6 sessions together to create real and lasting change. Working with me on this journey requires real commitment and a genuine desire for you to feel differently. Some of the concepts and ideas can be challenging – but I promise that the freedom they offer is often life changing – I am living proof of that!
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how I may help you as your Cancer Mentor.
** Disclaimer** – I am not a doctor or a nutritionist. Any advice given is from my own personal experience, and is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any illness or disease. Any lifestyle, treatment and diet changes must first be discussed with your healthcare professional. You remain, at all times, wholly responsible for your own health.
Metanoia (n.) – the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self or way of life.