Cancer Coaching

Hi there! I presume you are here because you have cancer (or know someone who does). I am here to help guide you through this journey with no judgement. I fully respect any decisions you make with regards to your medical team and treatments. My goal is to help you with nutrition and lifestyle habits that will encourage you to be in the best health you can be. We become partners in this journey and you have my unrelenting support and attention.

I am happy to meet with you in the comfort of your own home, or an office visit can be arranged with me at Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre (office visit extra fee of $45.00).

Take a look through this section to familiarize yourself with the programs I offer you. If you are interested in my programs, please use the Contact page.

How does this work?

After you contact me, I will send you an email with some questions that will enable me to get to know a little bit about you and your current situation.

When I receive the answers, I will contact you to chat about which program I recommend for you.

Programs

Assessment and Follow-up

Assessment is 90 minutes; Follow-up is 60 minutes

Who this program is for

You are diagnosed with a devastating disease. You need help sorting it all out. I am here to become your partner in your journey to the best health you can be in. I am here to guide you in your decision-making process regarding treatment options, talking to your doctor (what do I ask my doctor?), nutrition, lifestyle and spiritual health. Together we will manage any side effects from treatments and ‘clean up’ your environment to give you the best possible healing outcome.

Tell Me Your Story

You are an individual with your own distinct genetic and medical history, not to mention differing environments and life experiences. The coaching you receive from me will be specific to your medical and lifetime history and your present health situation.

Assessment (90 minutes)

During this assessment we will review the questionnaire you answered in your email. There are two additional extensive questionnaires that need to be filled out. The first one focuses on nutrition and lifestyle habits. The second is a risk factors questionnaire (which will point out any risks that are detrimental to you right now, for example environmental risks).

You will leave this appointment with any relevant handouts, a basic menu plan (including recipes) to get you started on the right track. You will be given a journal in which you will record your day. This journal will include nutrition, exercise, feelings, moods and least one thing you are grateful for. I will go over the journal with you on the follow up visit. If you want to keep a private journal as well, you are encouraged to do so. You will have the opportunity to ask me any questions and or express anything that you are concerned about. I am happy to answer any questions or concerns you have in between appointments via email.

Follow-up (60 minutes)

This assessment will be followed up in one to two weeks with recommendations for nutrition and lifestyle and any relevant environmental changes. At this appointment, based on all the information you have given me, you will receive a tailored menu plan (with recipes or links), an exercise plan, spiritual plan (this may include meditations, breath work, yoga etc.).

Together we will take a look at your journal. We will discuss anything that concerns you, and make any necessary changes.

I am happy to meet with you in the comfort of your own home. An office visit can be arranged with me at Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre (office visit extra fee of $45.00).

You just need advice from a coach

90 minutes

Who this program is for

You have been diagnosed with cancer and are already eating well and have healthy lifestyle habits. You want to be updated on any new information regarding nutrition and cancer and may just need your nutrition and lifestyle habits to be tweaked for your current situation.

Sometimes all you need is a 90 minute appointment to customize your nutritional and or lifestyle habits based on your current diagnosis and treatments.

You will receive

  • Updated information regarding your current nutritional and lifestyle habits. This may be in the form of handouts and or links to websites of interest.
  • Recipes for any new meal ideas
  • Meditations to add to your daily practice of nurturing yourself
  • Journal to record your day, including nutrition, exercise, meditations, moods, feelings etc.
  • Opportunity to ask any questions and or voice any concerns with your current situation

 

I am happy to meet with you in the comfort of your own home. An office visit can be arranged with me at Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre (office visit extra fee of $45.00)

The Basic Program – 3 Visit Program

Each visit is 90 minutes.

Who this program is for

You have been diagnosed with cancer and need more detailed support in dealing with nutrition, lifestyle, environmental, and spiritual (for example: meditation, breath work, yoga) concerns.

This program allows us to work together as a team to assess and optimize your nutrition and lifestyle needs, and to encourage your best outcome. You will be given handouts, recipes, a journal etc. to help you along in your recovery.

Your first visit will be to establish our relationship, answer questionnaires, assess any risk factors you may have that may hinder your recovery, answer any questions and concerns you may have. You will be given a journal to record your daily nutrition, exercise, moods, treatments etc. We will be using this journal on all future visits.

At your second visit, you will be given a comprehensive report specific to your cancer, including optimizing nutritional and lifestyle changes. This report will help get you started on a newer and healthier routine that will enable you to feel stronger and better able to cope with treatments and their possible side effects, while reducing many of their risk factors.

Your third appointment will be to discuss any questions and or concerns you may have, as well as how you feel about your new nutrition and lifestyle program. What is working, what isn’t and how we can adapt to encourage you to move forward in your healing journey.

I am happy to meet with you in the comfort of your own home. An office visit can be arranged with me at Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre (office visit extra fee of $45.00)

Continued Coaching

Each session is 60 minutes.

Who this program is for

After participating in one of the above programs, you are encouraged to continue with our coaching sessions.

OR

Your “Journey” to healing has only just begun. When treatment is over you ‘ring the bell’. Now what? Suddenly, support systems may diminish. Your vigilance to your nutrition and lifestyle changes you have worked so hard at may start to relax. Now is the time to enhance those changes you made. During coaching sessions it is my goal to keep you feeling the best you can and on track for healing. Coaching sessions may include new handouts, recipes, if necessary, we will modify your nutrition plan, and or make changes to any lifestyle choices or exercise routines. You will always have my support and the opportunity to ask questions and or voice any concerns.

Please note that these coaching sessions are separate from the programs listed above.