Spiritual Healing

#5 of The 5 R’s (recovery) of Cancer Survival

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Spiritual, Emotional & Psychological Healing


If you are unhappy, or unfulfilled, try and change your life. Do not be afraid if you think the changes needed are radical, such as divorce. Try and do what you have always wanted to do. If you need professional help, try Jungian psychotherapy, or join a cancer group. The Tavistock Clinic, (120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA, Tel: 0207 435 7111) may give you a local reference.

Do not neglect the spiritual aspect of life: we are not here to live for ourselves alone. If you have no faith, and have never given such matters thought, you will find religious teachers everywhere whom you can approach freely for guidance. Do what you can to resolve conflicts: make peace with yourself and others.

Take a look at our Food for Thought section, where there are lots of suggestions for helping you cope with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.