My Philosophy & Approach
Joseph Bennett - Certified Life Coach
Supporting caregivers through the challenging experience of taking care of a loved one with cancer, to create the best possible outcome for all.
Both of us BELIEVE that:
Healing is absolutely possible; our body is an incredible healing machine. We just need to give it what it needs.
For healing to occur at a core level, a holistic and integrative approach is necessary, addressing physical, emotional, spiritual, nutritional & other life imbalances.
Cancer is as individual as each of us is, so we have to systematically discover what WE each need in order to heal.
In many ways, cancer can be exacerbated by fear. So, it's crucial to find an internal place of calm and intuition for all involved and make decisions from THAT place. It might seem impossible at the moment yet, believe me, you'll get there.
Cancer is a multi-factorial result, not just something that happens as a fluke or that we're doomed to experience genetically. When the patient discovers what those factors might be for them, they'll discover how to counteract them and get back on the road to wellness.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR CAREGIVERS
There's A LOT you can do to support your loved one to improve their outcome and their overall experience.
And, you have to do your best to take care of YOU too during this process.
Though I know you're scared for them and want to do everything you can to make sure they're well, this experience will call on you to access new aspects of yourself.
Yes, it can be quite challenging to deal with your loved one's fear and physical discomfort, as well as your own emotions, and still have to add more to your plate: cooking, laundry, going to doctors, keeping track of meds and appointments, possibly needing to work during this time as well.
It's a lot. And you will need some support from others as well. You can learn to delegate and ask for assistance too.
The most important thing you can do for your loved one with cancer is:
There might be different points of view about treatment options, nutrition, and many other things. Your role is to stay as calm and grounded as you can, not add to the fear, be patient and understanding, and help them through the most challenging phase of their life.
Yes, it can be difficult. And that's where I can help you.
As a certified life coach with an extensive background in social work, a certified hypnotherapist, and most importantly, as a caregiver to someone I love dearly who underwent a harrowing cancer journey, I can help you deal with the challenges that may lie ahead.
From dealing with the patient's - and your own - anxiety and fear, to learning how to support them best during doctor's visits, how to stay grounded for everyone's benefit, learn to ask others to help you, ways to do research without elevating your anxiety, and dozens of other issues that are inherent in this experience.
OUR GOAL is for YOU and your loved one to get on the same page regarding treatment options, and all things related to this experience, so you can successfully maneuver through it together to create the best possible outcome.
HOW DOES CANCER WELLNESS COACHING WORK?
Our mission is to SUPPORT YOU, both the cancer patient and caregivers, during the cancer journey which affects everyone involved, encouraging you to discover coping skills that feel right to YOU and to take ACTION, at your own pace, along every facet of this process.
We do this via phone or Zoom (like Skype) typically meeting once per week, or more, depending on your needs.
We may, from time to time, work together with Eli and your loved one so that together we can chart a course of action to create optimum results, and make adjustments as needed.
OUR ULTIMATE GOAL is for your loved one to find their way back to balance and optimal health. And for YOU to get through this with as much calm and support as possible.
You can do this! We can help.
LET'S SCHEDULE YOUR FREE DISCOVERY SESSION
Our mission is to support people like you in the best way possible so that you too can become a cancer thriver!
We're happy to talk with you on the phone or Zoom, FREE of charge, for your first half-hour to learn about how cancer wellness coaching works, and to get a sense of one another.
Please fill out the FORM BELOW. Along with your info, please give me three possible dates and afternoon time slots THIS week for our free 1/2 hour time together (please include your Time Zone!)
I'll get back to you confirming a time, and we'll go from there.
Thank you for being brave!
Hope to talk with you very soon.
Eli & Joseph