Being diagnosed with Cancer, activates a profound sense of uncertainty, and vulnerability. It has the power to trigger a keen awareness of death even if not imminent. Assumptions of life’s predictability and normalcy seem permanently shattered. Cancer represents not just a clinical fact but a challenging, personal saga which unfolds as each Cancer sufferer enters the roller coaster of their Cancer journey.
Nonetheless, the brain also triggers, the stress hormones and the mind turns off. Yet you can learn to relax and find a way not to just survive but also enjoy life, and experience peace and fulfillment. But, to think, feel, react, and behave calmly in response to having Cancer affects your recovery, In the sense, your state of mind can be your worst enemy or your best friend. Since your mind effects your recovery, reducing complex mind- body connections to the command to ” think positive”, is misleading and injurious. Sometimes, accepting the flux of emotions and learning how to manage Cancer is healthier than to deny them. The belief in’ the possible’ in the face of uncertainty, supports in receiving the best medical treatment and adopt psychological, nutritional, and fitness programmes. All this can keep you on track when wanning energy slows you down.
Counseling with the mind- spirit team, can be of great help in melting down the walls created amongst all relations of a Cancer sufferer and their loved ones. The result as you might guess, is that everyone panicking around loosens the stiffness, thus create harmony around the Cancer sufferer. All these ways and means helps in increasing your quality of life..
Mind- spirit strategies enhance life beyond Cancer…..
Krishna Banerjee, Counselor and Healer