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Elana Sissison

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY TALK Bodytalk is a relatively new healing modality that is gaining popularity around the globe. BodyTalk does not work with specific symptoms, but rather seeks to uncover that which is below the surface and contributing to the client’s state of...

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What is Oncology Social Work?

 What is Oncology Social Work Edited by Linda Greeff linda.greef1@gmail.com This document was based on the Standards of Practice document  of the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)  found on their website http://www.aosw.org/ “The scope of practice...

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Areola Re-pigmentation

Areola Re-pigmentation   Areola re-pigmentation is considered the final step to having your breasts looking beautiful and natural again!   What is it? Areola re-pigmentation is similar to the art of tattooing whereby pigment is gently and superficially...

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Hyperthermia in Oncology

What is Hyperthermia? In medicine, hyperthermia refers to an increase in temperature above the normal body temperature range.  In oncology, the hyperthermia is applied to tumours in order to treat the disease. Moderate hyperthermia refers to an increase in temperature...

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Counselling using art

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, their lives turn upside down and the whole process can be very overwhelming.  Art counselling can provide extra support. Art counselling is for you if you are looking for: A new healing process. Problem solving skills. A program...

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Embracing Anxiety

Embracing Anxiety came to life due to the author’s intense personal trauma, followed by extreme academic research and rubber stamped by the workshops and coaching sessions that has since been done using the “embracing anxiety” model. In “Embracing Anxiety” An Bakkes...

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Cancer – A Love Story

My name is Lauren Segal. I am a fifty one-year-old married woman with two children, a son aged 19 and a daughter aged 17.  I currently work as a museum curator and my most recent projects are curating and designing the new Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide...

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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive therapy using light touch. It is done fully clothed – a positive for people who are averse to massage and being exposed. The practitioner holds different points from the sacrum up to the skull to balance the nervous...

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A message from a patient

Sally Steenkamp: Stage 4 Breast Cancer. I want to tell u about living with Cancer. Everyone thinks it’s a death sentence. People want to feel sorry for me. Please don't!!! It is beyond irritating! For me it has been quite the opposite of a death sentence! It's been a...

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Examine Your Breasts

Feel for any change in breast tissue that could feel like a thickening, or a hard lump. Do this lying down, in the shower or bath when your hands are wet & soapy. With your right hand behind your head, use the pads of the 3 middle fingers on your left hand to examine...

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Body Stress Release

Body Stress Release is a health profession concerned with unlocking the tensions stored in physical structures, thereby assisting the body in restoring its maximum efficiency. This gentle technique assists the body in its own healing process and brings effective...

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What is Sophrology?

When I mention Sophrology to people, they ask me “What is that?” or “How do you spell it?” What is more exciting, is the response I receive after doing a trial exercise with people – just so that they experience what Sophrology really is. Sophrology is a wellbeing...

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The Benefits of Therapeutic Reflexology

The benefits of Therapeutic Reflexology for breast cancer sufferers are numerous..... Because reflexology deals with the whole person, physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally, we as practitioners take the whole person into account when treating them. The...

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Meditation

My name is Simone and through ‘The Sim-ONE Way’ in 2002 I created and compiled my own Meditation Courses, namely ‘Mental Healing through Guided Meditation’, which I facilitated for over 10 years. There are many benefits by meditating, just to mention a few: improves...

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What is Lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is the abnormal accumulation of the protein rich, lymph fluid that constantly circulates throughout the tissues of the body. If it develops in people who have been treated for breast cancer, it may occur in the arm, hand, breast, underarm, chest, trunk and...

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What is Navigation?

I often have people stare at me blankly when I introduce myself as the patient navigator for the breast care centre. One of my dear friends asked if I stand in front of the hospital and direct people to the department they’re looking for. I couldn’t help but chuckle...

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Survivorship

Survivorship care is holistic care of the breast cancer survivor in order to help a patient find her “new normal” after active treatment of the cancer has been completed.  It encompasses monitoring for late and long-term effects of cancer and cancer treatments,...

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Psychology

Hypnotherapy and Cancer The LRRH Reconditioning Technique, Debbie Howes The mind body connection as far healing in patients that have cancer is addressed via a projective story telling technique.  The underlying, core unconscious belief systems and emotional patterns...

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Physiotherapy

Kim Grossett Hi! I am Kim Grossett. I am a Physiotherapist and a Breast Cancer Survivor. Since my diagnosis and surgery in 2011, I have spent an extensive amount of time researching therapy for BC survivors, to minimise the complications following that. Using my...

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Biokinetics

With the prevalence of breast cancer increasing, there are more women undergoing radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. The side effects caused by these treatments and surgeries indicate that there is a greater need for an holistic approach after surgery and a patient...

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Acupuncture

The Role of WMA Western Medical Acupuncture in the Treatment of Breast Cancer With the growing scientific and clinical evidence into the mechanisms and benefits of Acupuncture, more and more Health care Providers are including Acupuncture as an integrated approach to...

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Are you at Risk?

Breast and ovarian cancer are common conditions and usually occur as isolated cases in a family. In some families, however, these cancers can occur more frequently and affect several generations. In these families, the age of onset of cancer tends to be younger than...

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