Great benefits from Mindfulness for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients and family members have been benefiting from a new specially tailored Mindfulness course at FDAMH. 2-hourly sessions over 8 weeks were funded by MacMillan Cancer Support and open to the Forth Valley community.

Mindfulness practice sessions are accompanied with time to reflect within sessions through group discussions and outwith the sessions as “homework”. The course’s overarching aim is to help people cope with the psychological challenges that arise from a cancer diagnosis.

Feedback from participants in the first course has been excellent and the course has helped people recognise and respond more skilfully to patterns of thinking that create and sustain emotional distress and cultivate and develop healthier life style choices, decisions and relationships.

“I feel more calm and feel able to deal with things better – I feel I have taken back some control of my life.”

“Both trainers were very knowledgeable and honest in their delivery of the course. I found their honesty very enlightening and it helped to make everyone feel at ease. There was more than adequate time and space for the attendees to have their say, and the trainers facilitated discussion very well.”

“I think this is a course that could prove to be very useful for a lot of people in similar situations.”

A second course will run in the New Year. If you are interested in attending please contact Neil Sowerby at FDAMH.

Read full evaluation on the first course

30/11/2016 at 3:15 pm