My Story – Coping with Breast Cancer

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019.  It came as a complete shock to me and several months of invasive and gruelling treatment followed.  I received excellent NHS treatment but I was struck by how little attention was paid to my emotional wellbeing through this journey.  I was lucky in being able to draw upon my knowledge of how to support good mental health and I felt compelled to share this knowledge to support others going through this painful journey.

So, although I don’t work clinically with people for whom breast cancer is the primary reason for seeking therapy, I have written a book and worked with other people and organisations to share the skills that I found helpful.  If you or someone you care about are affected by breast cancer, I hope you will find these resources helpful.  And if you do wish to seek therapy, I do have associates who are skilled in working this area, so please do get in touch.

Coping with Breast Cancer

You can find my book “Coping with Breast Cancer; how to navigate the emotional impact throughout your journey’ here and you can get 20% off by entering the code Sarah at the checkout.

How ACT helped me cope

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I found my skills in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) were vital in helping me cope with the emotional impact of the disease and its treatment.  Listen here when I chat with Ross McIntosh, an expert in ACT, about this.

Coping and the importance of exercise

Exercise has become a really important way of helping me cope to feel physically and mentally strong so it was a pleasure to chat about this and other ways of coping with Sophie from Move Against Cancer. Listen Here…

The importance of connecting with your body

Connecting with your body is really difficult when you have cancer and are going through the gruelling process of treatment. But it is really important in order to help you to deal with the emotional impact of the disease. I am delighted that Cancer.Net asked me to write a blog on this which you can read here…

Coping with the emotional impact

I found the Breast Cancer Now organisation a great source of information and support so it was a pleasure to join them to discuss how to cope with the emotional impact of the disease and its treatment.

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