Anxiety in the cancer patient: how to treat and manage

Anxiety in the cancer patient: how to treat and manage

Reduce anxiety and stress through motor activities

The personal experience and, above all, the professional one alongside the women who come to me after receiving a cancer diagnosis, has taught me that practicing regularly physical activity and maintaining a conscious control of one’s body produces beneficial effects in counteracting disorders of stressful nature. Even 30 minutes of walking a day, perhaps in contact with Nature or in a place we particularly love, can help us get rid of the negative feelings that weigh on our hearts and cloud our minds, preventing us from facing the disease with the right clarity and strength online trauma counselling.

This methodology exploits the ability of sport and some disciplines that involve the body to generate a positive behavioral change in the person, helping him to improve the quality and well-being of his life.

It has been observed that as the amount of physical activity increases, the risk of developing depressive symptoms, anxiety and fatigue is reduced, as well as pain perception and psychological stress.

These are important actions for the cancer patient for several reasons:

They improve the ability to deal with treatments and adapt to the experience of diagnosis;

They help to better understand themselves and their needs;

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They offer a way to express and release feelings, experiences and needs that are difficult to communicate verbally.

As I often tell the women who go through the counseling process with me, I myself love to dance and free my body from the tensions of the day, when I feel that the stress levels are increasing.

Dance is very useful for finding balance with your body and mind, leaving creativity and emotions free to express themselves through the movements of the body.

When you dance and listen to music you can express and let go of feelings that are difficult to communicate in words. Dance allows you to shake off the weight of anxiety and stress and become more aware of your inner strength and resources.

The advice I would like to give you, by virtue of my personal experience and my training as a certified Trainer, is to resort to the practice of meditation to face the moments dedicated to therapy and to better experience the disease.

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