About this course
Every person diagnosed with cancer will tell you of the disbelief they feel and the rollercoaster of emotions that follow. This course will give you techniques and strategies to guide you through this journey and the many challenges living with cancer reveals. It will also explain how we need to improve at accepting change to promote a positive attitude and personal growth. Paul will teach you, through his own cancer experience, that being honest with yourself will benefit your physical, emotional and mental health.
This will enhance your ability to meet the challenge of cancer and enable you to look to the future with confidence.
Embrace this course and its lessons
Change is difficult but accepting it early goes a long way. This lesson will bring you through the steps required to accept unwanted change in a calm and practical way.
You must ask yourself a question. Will you be the Victor or Victim? These lessons will show you how to approach this in a thought provoking way that will help build resilience.
It is so easy to focus on the negatives in life. This lesson will help you to look for and appreciate the positives that occur every day.
Tolerating the changes through acceptance will make it easier. Change is inevitable and accepting change is very much achievable for us all.
Visualisation was a whole new idea to me until I saw the results. The impact of this had a huge positive effect on my physical and mental health. The thought of it being far fetched was quickly dismissed.
Making plans for when you regain some level of good health is important. Visualising your future will change your mindset and make it become a reality
Life is not always easy. Some days are harder than others. Sometimes it feels like everything is falling apart. Being diagnosed with a serious illness is shocking and traumatic but having the right people around you can make a huge difference.
Believing in yourself is one thing but being encouraged to believing through adversity is a significant other. This section will show you that encouragement is a must in aiding your cancer recovery.
Be aware of your internal chatter. Talk to yourself as you would to a dear friend. Be as kind to yourself as you would to others.
Living with a cancer diagnosis varies so much from person to person. Depending on the severity of your illness and your treatment, you may or may not look visibly ill. This module will bring you on the journey of how life can be when your illness cannot be seen.
When you look healthier than you feel, it is incredibly challenging and frustrating to continuously hear “you look great”. As much as people may genuinely feel that you look well, it brings an added pressure of feeling obliged to be healthier than you are. It also makes you question yourself and your own abilities.
Remind yourself that you are dealing with a serious illness. You are not lazy. You are not unmotivated. You are not a burden. This is your journey and its pace will be unique and individual to you. Find a pace that works for you and make small improvements regularly.
Be as open as you can and share how you are feeling with others. Accept that some people may never understand the challenges that you face, unless they end up in a similar situation themselves.