Cancer Treatments Include Relaxation Techniques

For those facing any life threatening illness, the stress and anxiety that comes along with it can be almost as challenging as the illness itself. From the onset of symptoms to a diagnosis and the need to choose treatment options, those individuals hoping to beat illnesses like cancer can face tough emotional uphill battles.

According to this latest Jack Bristol post, various facilities across the UK are now adopting a wellness plan first developed by the Penny Brohn Cancer Care Centre in Pill, just outside of Bristol. This no cost program is meant to compliment a patient’s treatment plan and concentrates on introducing different relaxation techniques to help deal with a patient’s stress. Also included is a healthy eating and exercise program.

Michael Connors, Head of Services, said:”The Living Well course offers an introduction to how a person with cancer can live as well as possible. It can help people take back some control of their own physical health, their spiritual and emotional wellbeing and even their financial situation.

“We know from feedback from people who’ve taken part in our Living Well courses that they’re really making a difference. Participants have described the course as life-changing, uplifting and helping them to develop and maintain a positive outlook and our Open Day is a great way for people to learn more about these courses and all our other services.”

The organisation runs various residential and non-residential courses which are free of charge and available to anyone over the age of 18 suffering from cancer.

Read more about the relaxation techniques in The Living Well course here.

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