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Child Psychiatrist /Adult Psychiatrist

Emotional Resilience for Mesothelioma Warriors: Mindful Living Tips

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

A cancer diagnosis can bring feelings of confusion, anxiety, sadness, and helplessness. Many mesothelioma patients may feel overwhelmed as they search for stress reduction techniques while navigating their busy treatment schedule.

Effect of Mesothelioma

There are many resources available for emotional support for cancer patients and their families, some of which are easy to practice at home. Mindfulness can help patients and their loved ones stay hopeful during a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Mindfulness is awareness that arises when we purposely pay attention in the present moment without judgment.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs can greatly impact cancer patients to manage their stress, pain, and illness. Cancer patients experience a variety of symptoms due to their condition and treatment side effects. MBSR has been proven to be effective in managing stress, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, and high blood pressure.

Mesothelioma patients can expect to participate in interactive activities to engage and promote mindfulness meditation.

Cancer patients will participate in support activities such as guided mindfulness practice, gentle stretching, yoga, and other activities to promote mindfulness to help them manage their illness. Classes will also provide patients with daily at-home activities to practice their mindfulness meditation skills in the comfort of their own home. Cancer patients and caregivers can both benefit from the techniques and practices of MBSR to reduce stress during their journey navigating a cancer diagnosis.

Source: Kaitlyn Carlock- Advocacy Associate


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