30 Lincoln St. • Newton Highlands, MA 02461 • (617) 899-1060
Patients undergoing treatment for cancer face more than just a physical battle. The process continually challenges patients’ mental and emotional strength, which they need to help drive positive outlooks and outcomes.
Anxiety associated with uncertainty, coupled with the unpleasantness of some treatments, can decrease a cancer patient’s quality of life substantially. Depression, grief, panic and stress-related health complications are common side-effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, not just for patients, but for their loved ones as well.
Our approach seeks to reduce the negative physical, psychological and spiritual impact of a cancer diagnosis and treatment, to put patients in the strongest possible frame of mind to help their oncologists successfully treat the disease, and to allow patients to enjoy their lives as much as possible during treatment.
Many patients (and their loved ones) benefit from a mixed course of hypnotherapy and counseling. Hypnotherapy helps patients relax, think more positively, and have longer periods of quality time with less fear and anxiety. It can also help with nausea related to chemotherapy.
Counseling helps patients confront and process their fears and anxieties, build courage and inner strength, and deal healthfully with important people in their lives.
For patients undergoing cancer treatment, nutrition is critical to your stamina and recovery. We can also work with your oncologist and/or primary care physician to design a nutritional plan that best complements your cancer treatment.