Alternative & Complementary Cancer Help at 1066 Therapy
covering East Sussex, Battle, Hastings, Bexhill, Rye, Heathfield, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Crowborough, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Ashford and Kent.
If you need any sort of help with cancer – coping with the diagnosis, dispelling anxiety around tests, operations and treatments, managing any pain, help with relaxation, visualising your way back to health etc – appropriate therapy can help you. I have been able to help a variety of clients needing complementary cancer help at my practice just outside of Battle, East Sussex. I also successfully overcame my own cancer in 2002 and have kept myself fit and healthy since.
The first thing to realise is this….no-one actually ‘gets’ cancer! The unfortunate way people refer to cancer as in, “I’ve got cancer”, “I’m sorry but you’ve got cancer”, makes it sound as if it’s something that’s ‘happening to you’ or that you’ve caught by accident somehow, like the ‘flu or a norovirus. Why am I being a bit pedantic here? Well, when we think of cancer in this way, there is usually a sense of powerlessness associated with it, because if it’s ‘happening to you’ somehow, then it’s outside of your control and ability to do anything about it, and this is really not a helpful way to look at it.
Of course, we don’t actually ‘get’ or ‘catch’ cancer – we develop cancer because there has been a breakdown (to varying degrees) of our physical, mental and emotional ‘self’. When we look at it this way, we can then realise that we ‘own’ our cancer….so, if we developed it, then we can look at what we need to change in order to overcome it.
From the evidence available, the main causes are thought to be metabolic (dietary) deficiencies, lifestyle choices, environmental toxins (e.g. in personal care products and cleaning products etc), psychological and cognitive factors, stress and emotional conflict; this last factor often involves a significant trauma or loss (which is usually unresolved) within two years prior to the initial diagnosis, and/or it can involve subconsciously stored, unresolved emotions which may have been present for many years. There is also evidence to suggest that an inability to express emotion effectively, especially anger, may be a contributing factor. Whilst I can help you with any emotional, psychological and cognitive factors (e.g. stress management etc) involved, I recommend the book by Phillip Day “Cancer: why we are still dying to know the truth” as your first port of call for everything else – it is available from Credence.
Hans Selye, a well-respected scientist who developed a type of cancer with an extremely low ‘cure’ rate and who overcame his disease, stated that “…..the great majority of physical illnesses have in part some psychosomatic origin” — in other words, there is a connection to the mind where illness is concerned and the thoughts and beliefs and feelings (whether conscious or subconscious) that you have in your mind can and DO have an affect on your body.
As someone who has overcome their own cancer and kept themselves fit and healthy ever since, I have a very good insight into what it feels like —- to be diagnosed with cancer —- to feel like you have ‘lost control’ of your body —- to seek out alternative and complementary treatments —- to undergo some chemotherapy but also refuse the whole programme and outright refuse radiotherapy (and still be fine)—- to fight back to health, on all levels —- to find the best ways of maintaining that health.
From my own experience, I am only too aware (with hindsight!) of the role that unresolved feelings, emotional conflicts, and other psychological problems played in the formation of my own disease. I will say that, in my opinion, these are the most significant factors involved. I came to this conclusion having successfully completed my own course of therapy to resolve all of these problems.
There is another quite common, yet often misguided and unhelpful, idea that, once someone has been given the ‘all clear’, they will be ‘full of the joys of spring’, ‘living life to the full’ etc etc. Sadly, this isn’t always the case and often people experience emotional problems such as depression, say, following a challenge such as overcoming cancer. It is also the case that, unless steps are taken to resolve the underlying psychological/emotional problems, people will still have these challenges to deal with on a daily basis.
I offer a special five week/session complementary cancer help programme for cancer patients. This used to be known as ‘The Road to Health’ but has recently been re-named the “Cancer Be Gone Programme” by its creator Stephen Chan who felt that a more direct approach was required! The course is based upon the processes pioneered by Dr O. Carl Simonton. Dr Simonton developed a model of emotional support for the treatment of cancer patients: this approach introduces the concept that your state of mind can (and does) influence your ability to survive cancer.
The “Cancer Be Gone Programme” is a whole person approach to cancer treatment which tackles individual physical symptoms and emotional problems and beliefs – covering both a person’s ability to recover and their capacity to resolve their emotional problems.
Each step of the process is designed to help to restore physical, mental and emotional balance which is essential to anyone’s recovery.
The complementary cancer help “Cancer Be Gone Programme”, will, amongst other things,:
help you to take an active role in your health;
- teach you how to effectively manage your stress levels
teach you the benefits of positive mental imagery and how to use it;
teach you how to relax effectively – it has been proven that hypnotherapy & relaxation can boost the immune system by up to 20%;
help you to manage any pain or discomfort caused either by your disease or any operations you may need.
For inner change to take place and to obtain lasting relief from inner anxieties, fears or phobias and to properly process any unresolved emotions from past experiences, a course of therapy would be required but this cannot normally be undertaken until medical treatment(s) have ended and you have regained your strength. This can be discussed further during the initial consultation.
The fee for the complementary cancer help “Cancer Be Gone Programme” is £300.00 for the five sessions.
NOTE – The above information is not designed to take the place of a medical diagnosis or medical advice. If you are at all concerned about your health please contact your usual doctor.