It can be really tempting when you’re dealing with a serious illness like cancer, to want to hand over control of your healing to “the experts”.
But it’s actually vitally important that you’re the one in control of your healing journey.
And there’s several reasons why that is:
Here’s an article by David Servan-Schreiber, the author of “Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life”, on the effect of helplessness on cancer, with links to the relevant research:
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Why you need to take control of your cancer journey
When you’re dealing with a serious illness like cancer, it’s easy to want to hand over control to “the experts”.
But it’s super important that you’re the one in control of your healing journey and I want to explain to you why that is.
Hi. I’m Nikki, the Truth Fairy from Choosing Differently and I’m here to help you find your way to heal cancer.
Improves symptoms and increases survival
So you might remember my previous video on the power of helplessness and the effect that feeling helpless can have on cancer outcomes.
The research shows that people who took a more active role in their cancer healing had better symptoms, improved healing, and better survival rates.
Helps you understand what’s going on
And secondly when you take control of your cancer healing journey, you have to understand better what’s going on with you.
You have to educate yourself about what’s going on in your body, about the nature of your disease.
And when you become more educated and you understand what’s going on, you can engage more actively in the conversations around you, you understand the implications of the treatments you’re undergoing and you’re in a better position to be in charge.
You make better quality decisions
And having decided to take control of your healing journey and getting an understanding of what’s going on with you, you’re now in a better position to make better quality decisions.
You don’t just have to do what someone else says you should do, you don’t have to do the default option.
You get to choose.
And you can make better quality decisions, which results in better quality outcomes for you.
About what treatments you’re going to have, how you’re going to handle your situation, all the different bits and pieces.
You’re making those decisions, you’re in control of those decisions and you’re more likely to get the results that you want.
You can avoid unnecessary treatments
Once you’re in that position of understanding what’s going on, making those better decisions, you’re in position to avoid unnecessary treatments and interventions.
Even though your doctor may have your best interests at heart, they do have a tendency to recommend interventions and treatments just in case.
But when you’re the one in charge you can say “Hey, hang on a minute.
Do I really need to do this?” And by being the one who’s in charge of that process you may end up not having treatments and interventions that aren’t entirely necessary and may in fact carry their own risks and potentially make things even worse.
You end up where you want to go
From my perspective one of the most important reasons to take charge of your cancer journey is that you’re much more likely to end up where you want to go. When you’re driving the bus, when you’re steering the direction of your healing, you end up much closer to where you want to be.
You are a unique individual with unique priorities and preferences and experiences and perspectives and only you can know what’s right for you.
So when you’re the one understanding what’s going on, making those decisions, questioning what’s going on with you, you are much more likely to go in a direction that’s going to take you where you want to be. No one else knows what’s most important to you and no one else knows where you want to be.
And they’re all making their own decisions from their own perspectives and their own priorities.
But when it’s your perspectives and priorities driving it, you go where you want to go.
You feel better
And one last fantastic result of being the one in charge of your healing journey is that you feel better.
You are making better quality decisions that result in better quality outcomes, you feel empowered, you are less stressed because you’re not feeling so powerless.
And feeling better is what it’s all about.
So that’s why you need to be in charge
So that’s why it’s vitally important that you’re the one in charge of your cancer journey, that you step up and you take control of that healing process.
Time to take action
And now I have some homework for you.
And secondly, having identified those areas, start to think about things that you could do to take a more active role in the healing process.
And thirdly, you can download my guide to taking control of your cancer journey with seven strategies that you can use right now to take control and create a more empowered healing experience.
And catch my next video to continue activating your body’s natural ability to heal.
Nikki H Stokes, The Truth Fairy
BSc (Hons) [Genetics], Grad Cert Comp, Prof Cert Astrology, Reiki Prac III, Six Sensory I, Matrix Energetics II