On this episode, Matt is again joined by guest co-host patient advocates Julie Johnson (@solongsarcoma) and Katie Coleman (@kaydaustin) to discuss some mental health issues experienced by patients with cancer. We are joined by Sara Ariaudo, MHA, a former radiation therapist turned mindfulness coach and founder of Mindful Based Healing, LLC.
We start with a discussion about mindfulness... specifically, what is it? Is it meditation or something more? We discuss how patients can create a personalized mindfulness plan to supplement their care.
We then discuss patients' experiences managing mental health as the interact with oncology clinics. How can patient's best cope with the emotions surrounding a new diagnosis, and how might mindfulness techniques adjust after treatment is completed?
Podcast art generously donated by Dr. Danielle Cunningham. Intro and Outro music generously donated by Emmy-award winning artist Lucas Cantor Santiago.
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