Tuesday, 23 October 2012

How do you cope with Cancer in the family?

Last week I met with my healing supervisor to discuss my new book on Energy Healing and Cancer. The session was really helpful. Two weeks ago I finally got to the point where I needed a fresh pair of eyes to read it and give me feedback. So far I've sent it to six friends, colleagues and acquaintances. They have varying levels of experience with healing, ranging from full time healers to no knowledge of healing. The feedback has started to drip feed its way back to me, and it's encouraging! I'm pleased with the progress I've made since August, but there is still a lot left to do. The second half of the book needs to be rewritten, as I'd like to include a series of self-healing activities for the whole family. =)


The scope of the project has changed dramatically as well. My 1st thoughts were to write an epic blog post on my family's experience with Cancer, and the sense I've made of it since I started practicing Energy Healing. It's been sixteen years since my dad was diagnosed with Brain Cancer, and things are starting to click.  Some of the things he said and did make sense now that I am aware of his diagnosis (as my parents didn't share it with me at the time).  The threat of a terminal illness puts a lot of emotional and psychological stress on a family. This was certainly the case, even though my parents tried to shield us from the truth. At the end of the day, the only way to heal is to face our fears with love and strength. This healing can be very profound emotionally and psychologically, regardless of the physical outcome. 

So my book is evolving.  I still plan on sharing what I've learned about Energy Healing as a complement to Cancer treatment.  Now I'm starting to think Energy Healing can be a valuable tool for the whole family, especially because of the benefits on an emotional and mental health level. When one member is sick, the whole unit suffers. People cope with the loss of control in different ways, and one of the things I struggled with was wanting to help and not knowing how. Quieting the mind, and keeping your fears in check can also be a massive hurdle. I was only 17 at the time, and I didn't handle it well. The quickest way to take your mind of one problem, is to start obsessing about something else ... 


Update: In 2013 I published a guide to Energy Healing for families who are dealing with cancer. Follow this link for details on A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer and Love. All of the techniques described in the book are complementary to medical care, not alternative. 

2 comments:

  1. How have you got on with this. I am an energy healing therapist. My father died of cancer when I was 21. I have been doing healing work for 5 years. During that time my mother has had cancer twice, it has now come back and less treatment options available ( she is considering chemo!) i am challenged by this experience AGAIN. I am interested to see the rest of what you wrote on the subject. Many thanks

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    1. Hi Anonymous, Thanks for reaching out, sorry to hear that your mom is sick again. As far as treatment options go, her doctors are best placed to answer questions about that.

      Personally, I have approaching healing as a complementary therapy for the patient, as well as a support mechanism for the whole family.

      I've actually gone on to publish a book on the topic, if you'd like to read more it's available on Amazon (the book is called A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer and Love).

      Here is the link:

      http://www.diaryofapsychichealer.com/p/healing-cancer-with-love.html

      Reiki Hugs,

      Regina

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