The world's cancer awareness day was on Friday 04/02/22. The date is relevant because despite of the difficulties faced by cancer patients and their carers, hope about better times, better treatments and more possibilities is still alive. Please, keep a "realistic optimism" about the things one can control and wisdom to deal with those things … Continue reading World’s cancer awareness day
Your Choice Coach was featured in the Cancer Coaching Community's e-book, "My Life My Way: How coaching enables you to take back your life after cancer" Check out the article, and click through to read the full publication. You can read the full e-book here: CCC E BOOK - compilation V11
Cancer carers and its impact on the economy and society has been identified as a "hidden role". Why? Because although carers are everywhere, in hospitals and surgeries, at home looking after patients and families, fulfilling tasks in communication, financial and health support, etc., only those patients do not have carers seem to really worry about … Continue reading Who cares about the carers?
What's the problem? "The number of people looking after someone with cancer in the UK has soared from around 1.1 million in 2011 to almost 1.5 million today. More than half of carers aren’t getting the support they need and the situation is getting worse. Around 110,000 people in the UK are part of a sandwich … Continue reading Do you know what Carers do for Cancer patients?
What is cancer? "Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues. There are more than 200 different types of cancer. 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime." (Cancer Research, no date) There are also different ways of staging cancer … Continue reading What cancer patients have to face
"One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam." F. Nietzsche Quoted by Sally Brampton (2008). Shoot the damn dog. May we be lacking of self-love? We are not referring here to a narcissistic and selfish sort of love. Love in … Continue reading Loving ourselves
"It takes courage to be honest and open about our own vulnerability. But it is, at heart, what we all crave and need -not only to be listened to, but also to be heard. We want to be understood and accepted for the people we truly are. That's all therapy is, understanding and acceptance. It … Continue reading Accepting vulnerabilities
Having lived through the turmoil of cancer diagnosis, the issues surrounding life with this illness is something that is close to our hearts. We offer specific coaching and counselling services to women and their carers throughout the different phases of cancer. Whether this be reconnecting with your life and forging a new one, learning how … Continue reading A PACIFIST’S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
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We're one third of the way into 2016, and if you're starting to feel the pressure, it's time to step back and give yourself a breather. With Summer fast approaching, it's easy to worry about being "beach body ready" or bemoan abandoned New Year Resolutions, but it's not too late to take action. We've been hard … Continue reading May 2016