"I was diagnosed with breast cancer and immediately underwent a double mastectomy. Cancer appeared again a few months later in neighbouring tissues. I was uneasy about both radiation and chemother, however, under advisement of my specialists, I went through radiation (25 treatments in 5 weeks) and took Tamoxifen (chemotherapy) for two months. These treatments were never solving my number one priority: the cause of my cancer, and my cancer was still not gone.
After reading "The Purpose of Cancer", my cancer finally made sense to me.
I signed up for Wheel of Life's One Day Workshop, and afterwards I told Paul I would be interested in coming to the Overcome Cancer Residency.
The program was a revelation for me. Through life-coaching, self-exploration, meditation, a calm place to be, connection to nature, play and good fun, I felt revived. This place was an oasis of wholeness and goodness. Paul helped me see my life and the events in it that shaped me mentally and emotionally. I felt like a weight had been lifted off my chest. He also helped me believe that I was the only one that could make the required changes in my life to heal permanently, and he gave me specific direction for those changes.
When I went back home, I kept up with my meditation and used the strategies learned at Wheel of Life to deal with my emotional triggers. I feel empowered, happy, alive, and most of all, cancer-free. I realize now that my cancer helped me grow into a stronger, happier person and now I can be grateful for it.