Integrative Nurse Coach for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Nurse Coaching for cancer patients and survivors

A diagnosis of cancer affects your life in unimaginable ways. It’s natural to feel lost and overwhelmed; you may even wonder how you’ll cope. It causes anxiety and depression, challenges your relationships, steals your identity, damages your confidence, causes physical changes, and often leaves you feeling lonely and unsupported. A cancer coach specifically addresses all of these issues and will help you overcome them.

Through nurse coaching you can find strength in sharing thoughts and feelings with someone who understands what you’re going through. As a cancer coach, my goal is to provide holistic coaching that supports patients and cancer survivors to deal with the impact that their diagnosis has had on their lives.

A STRUCTURED COACHING PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH CANCER

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What to expect

Cancer is a multifaceted disease that requires a patient-centered approach.

I recommend starting with 4 coaching sessions and adding additional sessions as needed.

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Session 1 - LEARN about your diagnosis

The first session is all about working through your diagnosis, including understanding your treatment, education on managing side effects such as pain and nausea, learning how nutrition can help support you, etc.

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Session 2 - INTEGRATE an individualized care plan

During the second session we will review the comprehensive health questionnaire and create an individualized integrative care plan. This may include creating a unique self-care plan, working through specific areas in life that you are struggling with, incorporating complementary therapies into care that help to balance mind, body, spirit, and more.

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Session 3 - VALIDATE yourself in action

Whenever you address your needs, you reinforce to yourself that they are important, regardless of whatever you did or didn’t do previously. This step is all about following up with what has worked and what hasn’t. We will discuss the things you’ve done well, the choices you’ve made that you’re proud of, the progress you’ve made, and what you’d still like to work on.

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Session 4 - EMPOWER(ment) to take charge of your wellbeing

It is common for individuals with cancer to feel disempowered by their condition and treatment options, but  this situation can be improved by taking an active role in the care process. We will discuss how to move forth in your cancer journey depending on your individual goals. This will include asking the right questions, gathering relevant information, finding resources for improving your day-to-day journey and adopting a strategy for the management of your diagnosis.

*Please remember that this LIVE coaching plan is only meant to serve as a guide. Coaching sessions will be adjusted to meet the individual needs of each person.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me

A STRUCTURED COACHING PROGRAM FOR CANCER SURVIVORS

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You’ve reached remission, but you don’t quite feel like the same person you were before your diagnosis. Not only must you deal with the residual physical effects of treatment, but many people must work through the emotional and psychological trauma as well.

My work as a cancer coach for survivors is about rediscovering yourself, nurturing your resilience, expressing grief & gratitude, overcoming obstacles, creating a healthy support system and celebrating small successes. I’m here for you.

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Session 1 - HEALTH MAINTENANCE after cancer treatment

Focusing on cancer prevention and health promotion through nutrition, detox, avoiding environmental toxins, self-care and balancing the mind, body, spirit.

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Session 2 - ENERGY for life

What makes you feel alive? What are you hoping for as you rediscover the new you? We will spend time reviewing the comprehensive health questionnaire, prioritizing what is most important.

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Session 3 - ATTITUDE about the future

Adopting a healthy attitude about the future is of utmost importance, especially when recovering from cancer. We will explore ways to deal with grief through mindfulness practices, discuss ideas for rebuilding relationships and redefining purpose.

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Session 4 - LIFESTYLE changes

Together we will devise a holistic lifestyle plan to set you on the path toward healing and finding your footing again. This session will include education on how to decrease the chance of recurrence.

*Each person’s experience with cancer is different, and the feelings, emotions, and fears that you have are unique as well. Although the HEAL program is meant to provide structure for our coaching sessions, it will be adapted to fit the individual needs of each person.

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