Simple Coping Mechanisms to Reduce Cancer-Related Stress in Patients
Sharsheret’s Simple Coping Mechanisms to Reduce Cancer-related Stress in Patients is a one hour interactive training that explores imagery and metaphors to assist patients with the anxiety that commonly accompanies diagnoses, treatment, and survivorship. These tools, meant to be shared with patients, are intentionally familiar, and easily recalled, to be used during moments of unexpected stress, to allow the patient to reframe their thoughts surrounding a particular concern. While these tools are not meant as a replacement for ongoing therapy for those who need, they do allow for a non-threatening introduction to the topic of mental health. Also included is an introduction to Sharsheret’s free psychosocial support for breast and ovarian cancer patients.
- Participants will understand non-threatening ways to approach mental health with patients.
- Participants will identify concrete tools to share with patients facing stress and anxiety stemming from cancer diagnoses, treatment plans and survivorship concerns.
- Participants will identify additional psychosocial resources for their work with women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.