Coping With Cancer — Our Live Monthly Webcast

– Survivorship: Shifting from Patient to Person –

April 30th, 2015 at 1:00 – 1:30pm ET

 

Join me in a conversation with Sheila Shuster, as we explore what happens to patients once they complete their treatment program. This is the start of the tenuous survivorship phase of cancer, which remains active until end of life. It can be remarkably difficult, as people are asked to shed their structured medical routines, leave the security of advice from the healthcare community and return to work-related activities. In addition, exhausted family and friends often decrease contact and support.

During this time, people can lose their sense of identity as their minds and bodies seem unfamiliar, even foreign. Frustration rises as no one seems to understand. Nothing feels as if it will ever be “normal” again.

Our Guest – Sheila Shuster
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Sheila began her career in biotechnology and healthcare education. A series of losses and an enlightening experience with her dying father catapulted her in a new direction in 2009. She is now a professional speaker, coach and hospice volunteer helping people manage stress and adjust after loss. She teaches skills that cultivate a natural calm and help people to discover their capacity to acclimate to change. Sheila’s passion is to share what she has discovered in herself – that looking at life with relaxed attention changes what you see.

Your Host – Dave Williams
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Dave is a very happy colon cancer survivor who has first hand experience with the roller coaster journey that occurs during treatment. His background in the field of psychology has provided a perspective different from that of most patients and makes him an ideal host for this live broadcast designed to support patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals move through the stress, emotion and daily challenge of cancer.
Professionally… for over 15 years, he has been engaged in the evaluation and implementation of live video streaming and web based video conferencing solutions. Dave’s passion is to help clients uncover a personal fit between high touch and high tech.

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  • What do patients experience upon re-entry to their old routines and struggle to Find Their New Normal?
  • How can caregivers provide meaningful support to cancer survivors in the next phase of their journey?
  • What can survivors do to take the lead in their own physical & emotional healing? How can they shift from sitting in the passenger seat to becoming calm, powerful and enthusiastic drivers of their lives?