We understand patients diagnosed with cancer face mental and emotional health challenges that can influence moods, general attitudes and outlook on life. That's why our mind-body counselors at Goshen Center for Cancer Care offer counseling and support programs to patients, families and caregivers during their cancer journey.
Studies show that psychological processes, such as emotions, thoughts, mood and stress, affect us physically. Mind-body counseling takes this connection between the mind and the body into account. Our mind-body counselors focus on the whole person, recognizing that emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being can impact overall health. Counselors can help patients and their family members learn how to:
- Manage stress and improve coping skills
- Cultivate and foster hope
- Reduce anxiety and feelings of helplessness
- Improve sleep
- Support lifestyle changes that enhance treatment
- Promote relaxation
- Support healthy immune function
- Develop or enhance support systems
We use a variety of techniques to help patients cope with their cancer.
- Talking about experiences
- Journaling practices
- Guided imagery and visualization
- Mindfulness practices
- Breathing techniques
- Prayer and meditation practices
- Educational materials
- Referrals to appropriate resources
Support throughout your journey
Whether you are a patient, family member or caregiver, our mind-body counselors at Goshen Center for Cancer Care are here to help.
We host Living with Cancer support groups on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. These sessions are open to patients, families, caregivers or friends in the community. All counseling services are free of charge for patients of the Goshen Center for Cancer Care.
We can help
Call (574) 364-2888 or our toll free number (866) 775-4673 to schedule an appointment with a counselor, inquire about our Living with Cancer support groups, or learn about other support programs for patients, caregivers and families.