My worries, breast cancer and mindfulness

My worries, breast cancer and mindfulness

Laura is a mindfulness meditation practitioner, leading group and one-to one sessions in both the private and voluntary sector. For more information, visit www.lauraashurst.co.uk A worrier from childhood I have always been a worrier. That natural ability that we all have to worry about things 

Guest blog: 4 Writing Tips to Help You Through Cancer

Guest blog: 4 Writing Tips to Help You Through Cancer

This is another brilliant blog in the series from Confidence Coach, Allie Morgan (see here for her other guest blogs: How to Rebuild Your Confidence After Cancer and How to Talk to Others About Your Cancer). Allie is a Confidence Coach, working with cancer survivors and 

Guest blog: How to Rebuild Your Confidence After Cancer

Guest blog: How to Rebuild Your Confidence After Cancer

This blog post is from the amazing Allie Morgan. Allie is a confidence coach, working with cancer survivors and those with chronic illnesses. After overcoming bone cancer at the age of 14, Allie knew that the end of treatment could be a difficult time for 

Guest blog: How I came to be a cancer counsellor

Guest blog: How I came to be a cancer counsellor

This is a guest blog from a lovely lady called Claire who is a counsellor and life coach working with cancer patients. In this blog, she tells us how she got to be in this line of work and Tell us a little about yourself… 

Guest blog: research into anxiety and resilience after breast cancer

This week we have a guest blog from Laura who is doing a clinical psychology doctorate at Kings College London. She talks about the things she has learnt from working with women who have had breast cancer and are now moving on with life post-treatment. 

Guest blog: suffering from ptsd after breast cancer

Guest blog: suffering from ptsd after breast cancer

I’m Lisa, age 45, married with two boys aged 13 and 11, a crazy spaniel and living in South Queensferry just outside of Edinburgh. I work as a Pupil Support Assistant in a local primary school which I love. I was diagnosed with invasive lobular 

Guest blog: Support through cancer – near, far and virtual

Guest blog: Support through cancer – near, far and virtual

I’m Harriet, aged 48, married to Andy with three children aged 17, 15 and 11. In April 2018 I was diagnosed with ductal invasive oestrogen positive breast cancer. It’s about six months since I wrote this mammoth blog in a world before lockdown and Covid 

Guest blog: Who am I? Identity crisis as a breast cancer survivor

Guest blog: Who am I? Identity crisis as a breast cancer survivor

I am still finding it so weird and beyond belief how one life could change so much. My perception of the world and where I fit within it has shifted so much. It is still continuing to evolve and I don’t know where it will 

Guest blog: Cancer Aftershock

Guest blog: Cancer Aftershock

This week Joh Foster writes about dealing with the After-Shock of having had cancer and gives some practical advice for those of you at the end of your treatment. Until you’ve experienced a cancer diagnosis first-hand, it’s nigh-on impossible to really understand the many and 

Guest blog: I’ve just realised what I’ve been through

Guest blog: I’ve just realised what I’ve been through

This is a powerful piece from Anne about where she is now, following breast cancer. Now…October 2019 and a dark cloud has started to just hover occasionally…I’m weepy on a daily basis, not sleeping and can’t be bothered to eat.One more thing to contend with, 

Guest Blog: The Summer I Wasn’t Expecting

Guest Blog: The Summer I Wasn’t Expecting

As we approach the end of the year, one that I won’t be too sorry to see the back of, I’ve been reflecting on what I’m calling ‘the summer I wasn’t expecting’. At the end of May I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was 

Guest blog: How to make sense of changes to your friendships after cancer

Guest blog: How to make sense of changes to your friendships after cancer

In this week’s guest blog Barbara, a wellness coach, talks through ways in which you can come to terms and deal with some upsetting ways in which your friendships may have changed since you were diagnosed with cancer. Using a case study from a session 

Writing Through Cancer: Using Writing as a Therapy and a Way to Help Others

Writing Through Cancer: Using Writing as a Therapy and a Way to Help Others

This is an article that I wrote for Shine Cancer Support in the summer of 2019. They’ve kindly agreed to me reproducing it here. In three months, my book is being launched. In fact, people can actually pre-order it on Amazon now. I keep having 

Guest blog: The uses of creativity in dealing with a cancer diagnosis

Guest blog: The uses of creativity in dealing with a cancer diagnosis

In this week’s guest blog, Marie Isabel talks about how she used creativity to deal with her cancer diagnosis and help her through her treatment. When I was told I had cancer, I was at first very much afraid but also determined to do everything