Self Help Activities

Why leave your healing to others when you can take charge? These self-help activities will help you understand your stressors and address it.

EXERCISE 1: LIFELINE

Aim: To take a trip down memory lane and take stock of the life you have lived so far. You want to make the highs and lows of your life visible to yourself and see if any patterns emerge. In your past lie the seeds of your present and your future, and, perhaps, the clues to your cancer.

EXERCISE 2:PHYSICAL STRESSORS

 

Aim: To discover your key physical stressors and begin your process of recovery.
Key Concepts:

Addiction to adrenalin.
Stressful vs. restful response and its impact on immunity.
The stress spiral and how to reverse it.

EXERCISE 3: MENTAL STRESSORS

 

Aim: To discover your key mental stressors and begin your process of recovery.
Key Concepts:

Reframing limiting beliefs.
Controlling one’s negative thoughts.
Silencing the ‘inner critic’ and activating the ‘inner coach’.

EXERCISE 4: EMOTIONAL STRESSORS

Aim: To discover your key emotional stressors and begin your process of recovery.
Key Concepts:

Making visible the connections between your negative emotions, underlying feelings and unmet needs.
Healing the wounded inner child.

EXERCISE 5: SYSTEMIC STRESSORS

Aim: To discover your key systemic stressors and begin your process of recovery.
Key Concepts:

The health of your relationships determines the health of your system, which, in turn, is linked to your own health.
Codependence, cording and the drama triangle.
The importance of forgiveness.

EXERCISE 6: SPIRITUAL STRESSORS

Aim: To discover your spiritual stressors and begin your process of recovery.
Key Concepts:

Nature and texture of your relationship with your divine self and with God.
Evolutionary impulse – stages of consciousness.
Soul awakening.
Understanding the wisdom of surrender.

EXERCISE 7: MAPPING YOUR STRESSORS

Aim: To review and summarize the stressors you want to release and the strengths you want to incorporate and build upon.

EXERCISE 8: DIALOGUE WITH DEATH

Aim: To understand your relationship with death and to bring to the surface your fears and vulnerabilities so you can move past them.
Key Concepts:

Death is a focus on life.
Coping with D-A-B-D-A: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance.
Choosing the quality of life over the quantity of life.
Cancer’s five shocks.
If you can die before you die, you can truly live.

EXERCISE 9: DISCOVERING LIFE PURPOSE

Aim: To synthesize all the insights gathered and to use them to create a meaningful future.
Key Concepts:

Follow your bliss.
Red thread.
Stepping stones.
Adjacencies.
Enablers and disablers.
Continued learning.
Hero’s journey.

EXERCISE 10: PERSONAL EQUILIBRIUM PLAN

Aim: Based on the perceptions and insights you now have, your aim is to consolidate the changes you seek and the steps you need to take into a single and comprehensive action plan; this plan will take you from illness to wholeness.

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