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We need more cancer coaches to support people affected by cancer!

We need more coaches who are dedicated to the incredible human task of supporting people affected by cancer. This is the link to the International Conference on NLP which will be held in 2019. I will be having a "hands-on session" which I hope will encourage more coaches to get into the field of Cancer … Continue reading We need more cancer coaches to support people affected by cancer!

Children looking after parents… How difficult could it be?

The Old Vic is showing a very emotional play at the moment. “A Monster Calls” is a brief story of a boy, Conor, whose mum is very sick with cancer. He is looking after himself and his mum, he is also bullied at school and isolated from the rest of the world as a consequence … Continue reading Children looking after parents… How difficult could it be?

Listening to the deep and real story behind a problem… and why “technical efficacy” and “following the textbook” may not be enough.

The book by Audrey Young, MD. (2007) “What Patients taught me”, is nicely written and made with love to her medical profession. She finishes the Preface of this book with the following sentences: “I wrote and rewrote. Finally I recognized that the only thing to really make doctoring a human act is time spent with … Continue reading Listening to the deep and real story behind a problem… and why “technical efficacy” and “following the textbook” may not be enough.

What happens after treatment?

The above is one of the main questions that cancer patients and caregivers have when the treatment is progressing satisfactorily. What happens after? Many patients and their carers expect that life will revert to “normality”, this is, going back to where everything was before the cancer diagnosis. Going back to the job and responsibilities. Going … Continue reading What happens after treatment?