Mon, 23 May

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Bloomhill Cancer Care

Understanding the Emotional Impact of a Cancer Experience

The shock of being diagnosed with cancer and going through cancer treatment can be a traumatic experience for both the person diagnosed and their family members. Julie explains the impact which this trauma can have on us.

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Understanding the Emotional Impact of a Cancer Experience

Time & Location

23 May, 10:30 am AEST

Bloomhill Cancer Care, 58 Ballinger Rd, Buderim QLD 4556, Australia

About the event

Julie explains the impact which this trauma can have on our nervous system – causing an automatic stress response called the “fight or flight response” which is triggered when adrenalin and cortisol flood our body when our brain perceives “danger”. Julie will talk about how this can push us outside our “Window of Tolerance” –  causing us to feel anxious, teary, overwhelmed, irritable, and to have difficulty concentrating, relaxing or sleeping… or at other times, may result in us feeling low, disconnected, withdrawn, numb, exhausted and wanting to sleep all the time.

Finally, Julie will share simple ways you can trigger the “Relaxation Response” and bring yourself back into the “Window of Tolerance” where you can feel calm, relaxed, more connected to others and better able to function and cope.

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