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Therapeutic support program

Mater Private Breast Cancer Centre runs a mindfulness-based group in conjunction with 4-Life Psychology and is kindly funded by Mater chicks in pink. The eight week therapeutic support group is aimed for women who have diagnosis of early breast cancer and has a number of overarching themes:

  • Mindfulness and self-compassion
  • Skills building: coping skills, communication , assertiveness, relaxation
  • Support from peers and professionals
  • Emotional expression
  • Sexuality
  • Relationships

Participants have been extremely positive about the program:

“I wasn’t sure that there was anything more that group therapy could offer me that I wasn’t getting from my very supportive family and friends—but I was wrong. I got to share and listen to women who understood what I was going through in a way others could never. I was shocked at the way the group lifted my spirits and how quickly I found friends I hope to keep in contact with for a long time to come.”

“I found it was a fabulous sharing experience. Being diagnosed with cancer can be a very frightening and lonely time. It was very valuable being able to hear other people felt the same way as me!”

“The group was a safe place emotionally where I felt I could share my feelings about breast cancer…where the other group member s and facilitator would not judge but rather offer support and compassion.”

Breast Cancer Support

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