Tapping into your spirituality can boost your sense of well-being during this challenging time.
by Jamie Alexis Cohen, PsyD, and Rev. Susan P. Conrad, ACPE
A cancer diagnosis changes your life. Suddenly, you may find yourself on shifting sands, unsure if your feet will ever land on solid ground. When faced with the uncertainty and fear that this diagnosis can bring, you may wonder, “In whom, and in what, can I trust?” You may suddenly feel vulnerable, searching for sources of meaning, faith, connection, and belonging. A cancer diagnosis may shift your relationship with spirituality.
by Kava Schafer, MDIV, MA
Every day in my work as a hospital chaplain I meet with people who are living with cancer in ways that inspire me. Many of these folks tell me they cultivate spiritual well-being, even while dealing with a serious diagnosis or while facing treatment challenges. And yet, it is not at all unusual for these situations to bring survivors and their families to the existential brink.
by Elizabeth Lenegan, PhD
Bombarded – that’s the word survivors often use to describe what happens to you right after finding out you have cancer. You barely have time to absorb the shock of the diagnosis before you’re hit with complicated medical information and instructions, a calendar full of medical appointments, and a cascade of phone calls.
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