Dr. Wright shares how a cancer patient should ask friends and family for help.
Women with cancer need to be able to ask directly for what they want. As they go forward with their, whichever treatment that they choose, whichever modality resonates with them. Talking to their family, keeping them informed.
Mysteries are wonderful to read on a train, but they are not fun to live with, so the less mysterious cancer is, the more informed the whole family is about the process. So they’re not going, “We can’t talk about that.” It’s just, it makes the patient a pariah, so we have to take the fear out of it for everyone and that’s how talking about it compassionately, knowing that it’s a challenge, but it’s a process that we’re going through and that the family is a part of that process.
About Dr. Barbara Wright, Ph.D.:
Barbara Wright, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist based in Laguna Beach, California. She has been in private practice for over 30 year. During this time she has developed a method and system of compassionate communication for skillful conflict resolution, be it intrapersonal or interpersonal for individuals, couples, families, as well as schools and corporative situations. This method Metta4All, is the culmination of her life’s work as a speech therapist and clinical psychologist.