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Do You Suffer From Scanxiety? Chel Hamilton Says Do This.

Do You Suffer From Scanxiety? Chel Hamilton Says Do This.

Do You Suffer From Scanxiety? Chel Hamilton Says Do This.

Chel Hamilton has been a Hypnotherapist since 2007 and specializes in helping people overcome anxiety. I met Chel at the 2017 Podfest podcasting conference. A fellow podcaster, Chel’s podcast, Meditation Minis, consists of short (around 15 minutes) guided meditations. Chel’s calming voice along with the soothing background music can help ease the stress and anxiety pre and post-scan – scanxiety – and can help calm your mind and relieve the everyday stress of being a cancer patient, survivor or caregiver.

Click Here to Download a Free eBook; “Rewire It!

Visit Chel’s website to download a free eBook; “Rewire It,” a short eBook on how to overcome mental blocks, stop negative thoughts, and increase your self confidence in 3(simple) steps.

I recently had the opportunity to attend the media event for the 12th Annual Dick Vitale Gala benefiting the V Foundation. One of the highlights was meeting and speaking with some incredible survivors of pediatric cancer. One of these incredible individuals was a young lady named Tatum Parker. A two-time survivor of Ewing Sarcoma, Tatum founded Tatum’s Bags of Fun. Her non-profit organization provides “Bags of Fun” to children diagnosed with cancer in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.

Tatum Parker and Lee Silverstein

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Dave Bell Talks About How One Person Can Influence State Healthcare Legislation

Dave Bell Talks About How One Person Can Influence State Healthcare Legislation

Dave Bell Talks About How One Person Can Influence State Healthcare Legislation

Dave Bell was diagnosed in April of 2015 when he was 44 years old. It was stage 3 colon cancer. Treatment included removal of his appendix and half of his colon. He talked to me about his diagnosis, treatment and his work with The Colon Cancer Prevention Project.

Dave talked about the important role his wife and three boys played in his recovery. His advice to family members of loved ones touched by colorectal cancer is to give them space and time to process. Dave cried a lot early on. A cancer diagnosis is very emotional. Support them, laugh with them and surround them with positive thoughts.

His advice to people who were recently diagnosed is to get as much information as you can, ask questions, and make sure to take a friend or family member to appointments if possible to help you understand and digest the information. Also, you are not alone and you are stronger than you probably give yourself credit.

As the Executive Director of The Colon Cancer Prevention Project, Dave spends a great deal of time working with the Kentucky state legislature trying to influence policy related to healthcare and specifically colorectal cancer.

Unlike many colon cancer survivors, Dave looks at his cancer journey as a blessing. He made many friends and believes he is stronger because of it and has the privilege of serving with the Colon Cancer Prevention Project because of what he went through.

You can follow Dave on social media on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram at @HeyDaveBell

 

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Using Mindfulness to Ease the Stress and Anxiety of Cancer, With Bruce Langford

Using Mindfulness to Ease the Stress and Anxiety of Cancer, With Bruce Langford

Using Mindfulness to Ease the Stress and Anxiety of Cancer, With Bruce Langford

Bruce Langford is a Mindfulness Life Coach and founder of the highly acclaimed Mindfulness Mode Podcast. Bruce helps professionals, entrepreneurs, team leaders, parents and CEOs decrease anxiety and stress, by helping them change their mindset. Having spent 10 years working in the field of bullying prevention, Bruce realizes that many individuals actually bully themselves, resulting in self-sabotaging behaviors. His clients are adamant that his coaching helps them become more calm, more focused and enable them to live a happier, more content life.

I first met Bruce at Podfest, a podcasting conference. Having read up on the topic of mindfulness I asked Bruce if he thought it could help cancer patients ease the effects of stress anxiety and scanxiety. He responded with a resounding “absolutely!” I immediately invited Bruce to share his expertise on the podcast. Bruce also invited me to be a guest on his podcast, The Mindfulness Mode podcast which you can listen to here: http://mindfulnessmode.com/cancer-mindfulness-with-cancer-radio-network-founder-lee-silverstein/

Some of the mindfulness tips that Bruce shared were:

  • Spend time in nature. Whether it’s sitting by a lake, river, ocean or any body of water, walking somewhere with pretty scenery or watching a sunset, all of these things can help you be “in the moment” and calm your mind.
  • Meditation, even for just 2 minutes a day can also help relieve your stress.
  • Prayer, in whatever way you define it, can help you be more mindful.

Bruce offers a free guide with these and other mindfulness tips which can be downloaded here:

https://langford.leadpages.co/calmyourbusymind/

 

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