Caregivers can suffer serious compassion fatigue, overwhelm, stress, and burnout. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute (a division of the U.S. National Institute of Health), “…caregivers experience a complex array of powerful emotions that may equal or surpass those experienced by the patient during diagnosis and treatment.” (1)
A cancer diagnosis ripples far and wide, touching family, friends, and beyond. We cannot overemphasize this enough: Your self-care is not a luxury, it is essential to successfully navigate this unknown cancer journey!
With Loving Meditations, you will find relief from the stress, connection with those who understand and support you, and self-care tools to revitalize yourself instantly.
Recharge. Revitalize. Renew.
Here’s your action plan.
Your first step is to grab the Loving Meditations App now. Get results from your first meditation experience. Built on the foundation of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) practices, our App delivers whatever you need in any moment—inspiration, rest, relaxation, assistance with sleep, clarity, unwinding, or even a good cry.
Imagine this scene: You’re tired, overwhelmed, and in need of a recharge. While your loved one is receiving treatment, you collapse into a nearby waiting room chair… then remember your Loving Meditations app. Just what you need, and you completely forgot in the moment of being exhausted! You pop in your earbuds and see that the next meditation is “Self-Care Self-Love Experience.” Bingo! Within minutes, you are uplifted, energized, and ready to go again.
Like a favorite pocketbook or old sweater, our book Live Calm with Cancer (and Beyond) is an essential tool for your journey. And it just makes you feel good, too. Through stories, mindfulness tips, practical tools, and meditations, this handy book shows you how to better navigate cancer-related stress, anger, sadness, isolation, fear, and more. In these pages, you’ll discover…
You are now a member of a club that nobody wants to belong to, yet here you are. And we’ve been there too. That’s why Loving Meditations offers virtual Loving Cancer Caregiver Support Groups just for you. We make it easy by meeting online so you can join from anywhere. We make it powerful by creating perfectly sized groups where you learn from others’ experiences and get the individualized attention you need. And, we make it affordable because we want you to have access to this incredibly powerful resource.
We get it. Your duties as a caregiver seem to never end. Sometimes you just need to blow off steam, or you have something really important that is bursting to be shared, or perhaps a new poem, or just want to unwind where you are understood. Your support group does not meet until tomorrow! What do you do? Join “Loving Conversations: For Those Touched by Cancer,” our free community on Facebook. Be part of ongoing sharings, teachings, laughter, tears, triumphs, and yes, the sorrows. Together we are stronger, wiser, more compassionate, and more resilient.
(1) PDQ® Supportive and Palliative Care Editorial Board. PDQ Family Caregivers in Cancer. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute.