CARING FOR A LOVED ONE WITH ILLNESS
his site provides practical tools, encouragement and inspiration to those wanting to be a source of healing for a loved one. You already have in your hands and heart the potential for a truly healing impact in another’s life. The tools offered here--the book Partners in Healing and the video program Touch, Caring and Cancer--are grounded in the science of what really works. You can easily learn to help someone you care about feel better, reduce the stress of illness, and become more whole, no matter what their medical status. Explore the rest of the site and discover how. (See TV news story here.)
Reconnecting through Massage
Peggy and Bob had been together for 34 years when she developed breast cancer.* Shortly after her beginning treatment they learned of the Touch, Caring and Cancer project and decided to participate. Peggy shared her comments after they completed the NCI-sponsored study in which Bob used the instructional DVD prorgam to learn safe and simple techniques of massage for her comfort at home. Through sharing in this form of support they not only found reduced symptoms and side effects of cancer treatment for Peggy, they also discovered unexpected benefits for their relationship. Read more...
(*To see a special article about breast cancer and the Touch Caring and Cancer program click here.)