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When someone is diagnosed with cancer or some other serious illness it impacts everyone that loves them. You may feel unsure of what to say to, or do for someone when they are newly diagnosed. You are probably feeling stunned, shocked or distressed and you may feel confronted with feelings of helplessness or powerlessness to change or 'fix' what has happened. This can feel like a deep anguish. Have compassion for yourself as you would for another person, as this might be very new emotional territory for you. The important thing is not to desert your friend (or yourself!) at a time when support is needed.

Practice compassion for yourself and for your loved one. This embodies a desire to ease their suffering and yours.

Here are some suggestions that you might find useful. - See more at: http://www.questforlife.com.au/someone-you-love-has-cancer#sthash.3V1KIAyW.dpuf
When someone is diagnosed with cancer or some other serious illness it impacts everyone that loves them. You may feel unsure of what to say to, or do for someone when they are newly diagnosed. You are probably feeling stunned, shocked or distressed and you may feel confronted with feelings of helplessness or powerlessness to change or 'fix' what has happened. This can feel like a deep anguish. Have compassion for yourself as you would for another person, as this might be very new emotional territory for you. The important thing is not to desert your friend (or yourself!) at a time when support is needed.

Practice compassion for yourself and for your loved one. This embodies a desire to ease their suffering and yours.

Here are some suggestions that you might find useful. - See more at: http://www.questforlife.com.au/someone-you-love-has-cancer#sthash.3V1KIAyW.dpuf

Retreats
Healing and Wellness Retreats

For more than 20 years the Quest for Life Foundation has provided a variety of retreats to inspire and support people living with the challenges of cancer, chronic illness, loss, grief, trauma, anxiety and depression. 
 

Our five day residential retreats are conducted at the Quest for Life Centre in Bundanoon, in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. The residential aspect of the retreats allow you to focus on your own life without distraction and learn valuable life skills and strategies for healing and peace. We hope you will find something here to assist in your healing journey. 

Retreats include:


"These programs give you the tools to lead a more meaningful life. Each day of the program builds on the day before in increasing this knowledge. It does not prescribe but offers insights. The participant can accept or reject these."  Elizabeth

Read more testimonials about our retreats.

Quest for Life conduct an Impact Study 6 months to 2 years after participants complete a 5 day residential retreat. View the results here:

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