“The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives”
stop the waves, but you can learn to surf”
- Joseph Goldstein
Learning about and practicing mind-body skills helps us learn to surf while the waves keep coming. Through the practice of mindfulness you learn that stress isn’t something that happens to you but your response to what is happening. This can be helpful information as well as empowering to those in the chaotic world of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
At Cascade Surgical Oncology and the Oregon Melanoma Center, encouraging patients to become fully engaged in their own health and healing yields immeasurable results. We offer our patients the opportunity to work with a cancer coach who has many years’ experience working with individuals who have life threatening illness.
This can be a time of exploration into what is most meaningful and important. It is valuable time spent learning how best care for yourself during cancer treatment and beyond. Whether learning mindfulness practices and relaxation techniques such as meditation and breathing, or sharing from your heart what is true for you, you gain a perspective that is more helpful, hopeful, and meaningful while building resilience to face the future with optimism.
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