Lecture: The Trauma of Cancer: Recovering from the Distress of a Diagnosis, Michael Vogel, LMFT, PhDc
When we are traumatized by a diagnosis such as cancer, we often feel lost and alone. We feel a rush of adrenaline, our heart started pounding, and we are flooded with emotions. Suddenly we are without a tribe lurking amongst the dark thicket of the unknown. With every step taken in the direction of a cure, we can be continually re-haunted by the prospect of re-occurance.
How does one cope with the trauma of a cancer diagnosis? How does the community help in the process of healing? How can we locate the missing aspects of the communal relationship that cancer brings into our lives? How can we better understand the mythological specter that haunts us—called cancer?
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