by Dr. Rob Rutledge
When my boss asked me to give a talk at an African-Canadian prostate cancer support group he has organized here in Halifax, little did I know what great pleasure was in store for me.
Rocco Rossi, President of Prostate Cancer Canada, was in attendance that evening,… Read More
Flo is a registered Psychologist and Cancer survivor who has attened two ‘Skills for Healng’ Weekend retreats. She reflects on the overlap between the free program she has designed (with fellow experts) called cancerplan4life.com and our teachings at HealingandCancer.org
by Dr. Rob Rutledge.
Dr. Russ Harris, an Australian family physician, psychotherapist and best-selling author teaches that painful emotions are a natural part of life. Whenever there is a gap between what we are expecting (or hoping for) and the reality of the situation, difficult feelings like disappointment, frustration and… Read More
Flo joined us at the “Skills for Healing” Weekend Retreat at Brigadoon Village in Spring of 2012. You will enjoy reading Flo’s beautifully honest and humorous post Perk # 81: My First Breast Cancer Retreat from her blog – The Perks Of Having Cancer: Follow Florence’s Challenge To Find 100… Read More
How empowering your brain can empower your life along the cancer journey. At talk presented at InspireHealth.
InspireHealth is a world-class integrative cancer centre. The government of British Columbia funds medical physicians and complementary practitioners to provide individualized counselling and services for people diagnosed with cancer. They do research on complementary techniques, and publish a monthly research update written for the lay public. They have a great… Read More
Take a deep breath … but not too deep
The room fell silent. We each slowly breathed in and out, being very curious about the sensations of a simple breath. I could feel my body relaxing more and more with each breath. I looked up at the middle-aged woman and… Read More
Joanne, a Radiation Therapist, seems especially calm today. Her dark eyes shine and her voice is soft yet confident. We’re working together in the CVsim where we take x-rays of patients in preparation for their treatments. As we work, we share stories about our kids, laughing about how work is… Read More