Lake pier with tree at dawn. "Instill hope in your journey" —Mary Oliver

What is a Cancer Guide?

As a Cancer Guide, I’ll support you and your loved ones as you move through and beyond your experience with cancer and its treatment. The diagnosis of cancer is frightening and can cause changes to your daily routine, quality of life and overall well-being. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment so you can confront your deepest fears and uncertainties. I will help you and your loved ones answer the important question “What Else Can I Do?”

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.          

— Lao-Tzu”


As a Cancer Guide, I’ll help you find a place of inner peace so you can confidently make the decisions that are necessary when you are diagnosed with cancer. Decisions that include:

Choosing your health partners: healthcare professionals and integrative practitioners
Choosing your treatment: surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy
Choosing where you will receive your treatment
Who to tell and how to tell friends and family

Cancer is often approached only as a physical problem in conventional medicine. Therefore treatment may fail to help healing on other levels, such as mental, emotional and spiritual. I’ll help you evaluate all options – conventional and integrative – on a level playing field. I can help you:

Identify your strengths
Uncover your beliefs about cancer
Verbalize your goals
Discern amongst the numerous internet resources
Identify integrative practitioners that can meet your needs

I can assist you and your loved ones in developing an individualized plan of action that supports your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs before, during and after treatment. This plan of action will support your self-care needs and may include:

Relaxation techniques, e.g. breathwork, meditation, yoga, Qi Gong, tai chi
Aromatherapy
Healing Touch/Reiki
Imagery
Exercise
Nutrition
Prayer
Group support
Acupuncture
Creating a “Bliss List” (a list of persons, places and things that bring you joy)

Resources

http://nccam.nih.gov

Fees

Multi-session specials are available – please inquire.

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”


— Jon Kabat-Zinn