Getting a cancer diagnosis can feel like you’re lost at sea. The sailboat you once knew is now foreign and overwhelming. You’re disoriented and frightened with no safety in sight. You feel as though you have no control over your surroundings, you know that you have to choose a direction towards safety but you are too terrified to reach for the ropes and begin to steer.
Luckily, you’re not alone. A cancer coach is there to help you grab a hold of those ropes and navigate towards safety. When working with a cancer coach, you have someone to depend on throughout this confusing and daunting process.
What separates a cancer coach to a doctor is their holistic approach to wellness. Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach by recommending chemotherapy, radiation, and other medications, a cancer coach first helps you identify the source of your health problems and creates a tailored holistic healing plan that’s specifically made for you. By reflecting inward, they can then help you heal your body from the inside out.
So, what is a cancer coach and how do you know if you should use one? In this article, we are going to discuss how a cancer coach can help you along your cancer journey to achieve healing and wellness at a deeper level.
What Is a Cancer Coach?
A holistic cancer coach is someone who guides clients throughout the cancer journey to achieve optimal wellness. Coaching doesn’t just focus on physical health, it also covers psychological, spiritual, and emotional health as well. A cancer coach helps the client make necessary lifestyle changes to reverse the inflammation, toxin overload, and poor immune system response that resulted in the cancer diagnosis in the first place.
Remember, cancer doesn't just take its toll on the physical body. A holistic cancer coach identifies a number of different avenues of healing that can help support the client with cancer. This holistic approach doesn't just focus on getting rid of cancer, it focuses on prevention and optimal wellness within the individual.
In general, a cancer coach is a person trained to listen and observe a client. Their expertise allows them to promote awareness, identify both mental and physical blockages, and create action steps in order to achieve one’s goals.
The coaches’ job is to help people understand that they have the power to heal themselves. When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, they are so afraid that they end up relying on doctors instead of taking responsibility for their own return to health. However, it’s no secret that doctors take a compartmentalized approach and simply just put a bandaid on the wound instead of treating its underlying cause.
Cancer is just a symptom of an imbalance within us. In order to cure cancer and prevent it from coming back in the future, it is our responsibility to find those imbalances and eliminate them from our lives. With this being said, it’s important to note that it is the client's responsibility to take these actions, a cancer coach can only guide an individual in the right direction.
A coach helps their client:
- Understand their diagnosis
- Choose between the different treatments available (allopathic as well as alternative)
- Make decisions
- Express their emotions and fears
- Define the objectives that will allow a return to health and joie de vivre
- Act in respect of their ecology, needs, and values
- Develop strategies and action plans to reach objectives
- Solve problems
- Better use their energy and resources, or to acquire new ones
- Prepare for specific situations in their daily life and specific to treatments (for example: how to prepare for chemotherapy in order to reduce side effects, etc.)
- Reconcile personal balance, family life and professional activity
- Reduce stress that induces chronic inflammation
- Have a restful sleep
- Reconnect with and realize passions and dreams
- Choose and build the life they truly deserve
- Engage in effective and fulfilling human relationships
- Accelerate their personal evolution
What Topics Are Covered in Cancer Coaching Sessions?
As said before, cancer coaching takes a holistic approach to cancer treatment. That means every session will be unique and catered to the individual. During coaching sessions, your coach will ultimately help you identify blockages and areas of improvement in both your health and life. From there, the coach will guide the client on how to acknowledge those issues and ultimately overcome them. Below are just a few topics that are discussed in cancer coaching sessions.
- How to support your immune system
- How to identify energy blockages
- How to starve cancer in the body
- How to identify tangible objectives and create a path to achieve these goals
- How to uncover your true purpose
- How to handle emotions in moments of distress
- How to begin inner transformation
What Are the Different Types of Cancer Coaching?
As an experienced cancer coach, I offer different cancer coaching services. Below, we will review the different options available to clients:
Personal Cancer Coaching
If you are looking for one-on-one sessions, my personal cancer coaching is the best option for you. During these health coaching sessions, I’ll help you create a personalized plan that’s been specifically designed and catered to your unique situation. Individual coaching allows me to focus on a client's specific needs, follow the client through every step of the process and provide the appropriate coaching tools when needed. I always offer 1 to 2 sessions (or more if needed) with my client’s families in order to help them support their loved one through the cancer journey.
Subscription Coaching Services
In group subscription coaching, I will be taking into account the group, its questions, its needs, and present the appropriate tools to all participants. During these weekly coaching sessions, we will review a number of different topics to help support your cancer journey. With the subscription group coaching services, you can either use this as your main resource or you can sign up and have it be a supplement to your personal health coaching sessions.
As an expert in resilience, I truly believe that the first step to avoid a disease, to find the energy to bounce back, and ro tap into your healing power, is to be clear on your passions. Why? Because passions are the clues to your purpose, passions show you the way to what you’re meant to create in your life. And when you learn how to align your life to your passions, you’re aligned with whom you truly are. Your body doesn’t need to send you signals anymore to tell you that you’re going down the wrong path. When one lives their passions on a daily basis, the body no longer needs to send a message like cancer to show that there is an internal imbalance.
The Passion Test is a tool I use to help my clients discover their true passions in both their professional and personal lives. Once you are able to identify your top 5 passions in life, we can then work together to devise a plan on how you will achieve them.
Who Should Use a Cancer Coach?
Cancer doesn’t just affect my clients, it can also take a toll on family, friends, and peers. While this health coaching has been designed for those along their cancer journey, it can also benefit family and friends who are looking to help their loved one navigate this trying time.
Whether you have just received a cancer diagnosis or you are in remission, anyone in their cancer journey can benefit from the work of a cancer coach program. In fact, one of the best times to use a cancer coach is when you have just recovered and are looking for help with cancer prevention.
You deserve to feel support during one of the most terrifying moments of your life. When working with a cancer coach, you’re never alone. I’m always going to be there for my clients, day after day. Unlike doctors or therapists who only have a few minutes at their disposal, I’ll always provide you with the guidance you need to feel supported throughout the entire cancer journey. Since I have been through the cancer journey myself, you can always use me to lean on during those difficult moments.
Contact me today to learn more about my cancer coaching programs to see which option is best for you.