Talking with people you can relate to will help you manage the physical, emotional and practical challenges cancer brings. Make an effort to meet others who have been affected by cancer. There are many ways to find a cancer community, such as joining our WebCasted support groups.
Our cancer support WebCasted groups are meetings for people with cancer and anyone touched by the disease. They can have many benefits. Even though a lot of people receive support from friends and family, the number one reason they join a support group is to be with others who have similar cancer experiences. Some research shows that joining a support group improves both quality of life and survival.
The therapist facilitators and the peers in the WebCasted group can help to process traumatic memories or experiences so that it is possible to move on. They can also aid survivors in learning to regulate their strong emotions like fear and anger.
Non-therapist volunteer facilitators also schedule and hold discussion groups multiple times a week. All Groups are Free.
Cancer survivors have a great deal of knowledge to share about how to deal with experiences & challenges presented by cancer & treatment. Our Webgroups can help you:
Many cancer survivors face a unique set of challenges - and yet everyone's journey is different. If you are a patient with cancer, or you are caring for someone with cancer, talking with others in a similar situation can be important. In partnership with Didaktiks WebCasted Groups, Soft Echoes offers group support options to all cancer patients, family members, caregivers and anyone who has been affected by cancer. Counseling groups offer survivors the opportunity to join together to share experiences, connect, learn about the impact of trauma, develop coping strategies, and heal in a safe, supportive, and strength-based group setting. Speaking and sharing in a group can help survivors to deal with their remaining anxiety and find ways to relieve that stress.
Sometimes, you’ll spend time together and never even talk about cancer. Other times you can talk about what you’re feeling or how to deal with difficult challenges. It can be comforting to spend time with people who have had similar experiences. At times, it can get confusing or disturbing to hear another person’s story or experience. But the benefits can outweigh the risks.