eWorkbook for Cancer Patients
Receive my free eWorkbook: 10 Ways to Make Cancer Suck Less when you subscribe to Coping with Cancer, my bi-weekly eNewsletter for current cancer patients. To subscribe to my eNewsletter and get your free workbook, fill out the form below. This bi-weekly newsletter will contain an educational article, helpful tips, and information about services and programs that can support you along your cancer journey. Any and all information you submit is held in strictest confidence. I will never give out any information you provide and you may unsubscribe at any time.
Video Learning Series for Cancer Survivors
Receive my free 7-part video learning series: 7 Ways to Recover from the Emotional Impact of Cancer when you subscribe to Love Your Life After Cancer, my bi-weekly eNewsletter for post-treatment cancer survivors.To subscribe to my eNewsletter and get your free video series, fill out the form below. This bi-weekly newsletter will contain an educational article, helpful tips, and information about services and programs that can support you along your post-cancer journey. Any and all information you submit is held in strictest confidence. I will never give out any information you provide and you may unsubscribe at any time.
Free Report for Loved Ones
Click here to download your copy of How to Be There for Someone With Cancer–Helpful Tips for Loved Ones.
Free Initial Phone Consultation
During this initial 15 minute phone conversation, we will talk about how I might help you and answer any questions you might have. This will help you to find out if you would like to work with me. If you decide to work with me, we will set up our next meeting. However, there is no obligation or commitment from this initial consultation and I will not pressure you to set up another appointment. You are in control of whether you decide to work with me further, and I will not ask you to disclose anything you do not wish to. Also, I will not share anything about you with anyone else–all information is completely confidential. After our initial consultation, we can meet in person if you are able to travel to my office (located in Portland, Maine) or over the phone or on Skype if you live at a distance, can not travel, or prefer the convenience of doing your sessions from home or office.
To set up an initial phone consultation at no charge, call me at 207-773-1143 or email me at dawn[at]awakeningcounseling.com.
I publish two blogs:
Coping With Cancer, for cancer patients—before and during treatment. For those recently diagnosed with cancer, currently undergoing active treatment, on maintenance therapy, or on a “watchful waiting” protocol. On this blog, you will find articles with strategies, approaches, tips and inspiration for making the cancer journey easier. Click here for this blog.
Love Your Life After Cancer, for cancer survivors—after treatment. For those who have completed active treatment or surgery. On this blog, you will find articles with strategies, approaches, tips and inspiration for recovering from the emotional impact of cancer and moving forward to create a life you love. Click here for this blog.
Please feel free to check out the one that best fits your needs at this time. I would love to hear how these pieces of information have helped you, so please email me with comments or questions, and other topics you would like to see addressed.
On this page is a collection of my favorite quotes that relate to coping with cancer, survivorship, and life in general. For me, quotes serve as reminders about what I have learned or what I know to be true. I have a wall in my office covered with quotes. Whenever I come across something in a book or article or even something someone says that resonates with me and I want to remember it, I post it on my wall. When I am having a hard day, I look up and read one. Whatever I read always seems to be something I need to be reminded of. I hope they can be inspirational to you too. Click here for the Inspirational Quotes page.
On this page you will find a collection of my favorite non-fiction books that relate to cancer or survivorship. Some of these books were extremely inspirational to me and I continue to re-read and refer back to them on a regular basis. Click here for the Book Recommendations page.
You can find out how you’re coping by talking to a professional or by taking the Coping Checklist here. Persistent sadness, hopelessness, feelings of worthlessness, anger, worry, or withdrawal can be signs of depression or anxiety. Depression or severe anxiety can make coping with cancer much harder than it already is. Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between normal feelings associated with cancer, or symptoms caused by medications and treatment, and depression or severe anxiety. Therefore it is important to talk to a professional if you are experiencing any symptoms. Once your doctor or counselor diagnoses depression or anxiety, it can be treated successfully. Medications and counseling can often work hand in hand to treat depression or anxiety. Click here for the Coping Checklists page.
To take a look at the symptoms and get a better idea about whether or not you might be experiencing depression or severe anxiety, you can access a checklist for each here:
To schedule a session or set up an initial phone consultation at no charge, call me at 207-773-1143 or email at dawn[at]awakeningcounseling.com.