PRLog - March 6, 2011 - DENVILLE, N.J. -- Cancer is one of the leading causes of death. Coping with diagnosis and treatment of cancer is a very stressful journey for cancer patients and survivors, complicated by fears, anxiety, grief, and many emotional issues.
Hueina Su, MS, BSN, CEC - Mindful Wellness Expert
Certified life coach and stress management expert Hueina Su, MS, BSN, CEC, has launched a pioneering Mindful Wellness Coaching Program at the Sparta Cancer Center in Sparta, New Jersey. Since June 2010, over 60 cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers have benefited from the service with positive feedback. Su is the president and founder of Denville, NJ–based Beyond Horizon Coaching.
“Cancer patients and caregivers are very prone to stress and overwhelm. Research has shown that stress reduces immune function and interferes with the body’s ability to heal, so learning how to deal with stress effectively will help accelerate cancer patients’ recovery and improve their quality of life. Stress reduction and coaching have been found to improve cancer patients’ survival rates,” Su said.
The Mindful Wellness Program is an innovative multi-dimensional program to enhance care and quality of life for cancer patients, caregivers, and staff. “Stress reduction coaching can lower patients’ risks of cancer recurrences, infection, complications, and stress-related illnesses. It can promote healing and make medical treatment more effective,” Su said.
“By giving cancer patients tools and techniques for stress relief, self-care, and life skills, they receive a sense of control, and become more resilient and confident in dealing with cancer and other life changes,” Su said. “One example is a cancer survivor who also lost her job in the process and experienced financial difficulty due to recent economic downturn. Through my coaching, she’s able to use the skills to deal with her family, reframe the problem, and come up with solutions.”
Sparta Cancer Center is the first radiation oncology center in the Sussex County NJ to offer the most advanced radiation therapy. Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Gallagher, MD, MBA, FACRO, FACP, the center has a multidisciplinary team that offers complementary support programs in addition to radiation and chemotherapy. Su’s Mindful Wellness Coaching Program is the newest addition to their complementary programs.
Su said, “I have also learned life lessons from the cancer patients I’m coaching. An 83-year-old cancer patient showed me that there is always hope in life. I’m so impressed by her strong will and optimism.
“The well-being of cancer caregivers and patient care staff is just as important as that of cancer patients. Having worked with terminally ill cancer patients as a nurse, I experienced first-hand the high level of stress and its negative impact on health and well-being. This is why I wrote my best-selling book Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul: 7 Keys to Nurture Yourself While Caring for Others,” Su says.
“It’s my pleasure to work with Dr. Gallagher and his team,” Su said. “My program gives them the tools and confidence to not just survive, but to also thrive after their cancer treatments. There is life beyond cancer, and I feel so privileged to be able to help them bridge that transition.”
About Hueina Su and Beyond Horizon Coaching
Hueina Su, MS, BSN, CEC, is a renowned expert in helping people restore the missing peace and balance in their stressful lives. Su is a Mindful Wellness Expert, certified life coach, keynote speaker, and the best-selling author of Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul: 7 Keys to Nurture Yourself While Caring for Others. She is on a mission to empower one million women nurturers to nurture themselves and create a life of their choice.
Su is the founder and president of Beyond Horizon Coaching, a global coaching and training company, specializing in providing solutions for work-life balance, stress management, and Intensive Self-Care through personal coaching, executive coaching, teleseminars, keynote presentations, team-building training, and other wellness services. She is the creator of Rx for BalanceTM, The Coaching OasisTM, and Nurture and Grow RichTM programs.
To sign up for free stress management video e-course and learn more about Su’s coaching, keynote speaking, training services and products visit http://www.HueinaSu.com.
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Global coaching and training company specializing in providing solutions for work-life balance, stress management, and Intensive Self-Care through personal coaching, executive coaching, teleseminars, keynote presentations, and team-building training.