Dr. Wright shares what thyroid cancer patients should know when fearing isolating and loneliness.
Lonely cancer patients, women especially, tend to be withholding of their suffering or their fears. It’s really important that they move into a sense of connectedness with someone or some group so that they are not alone. That need for wholesome relationship, be it with a family member, or with a cancer recovery group, or with neighbors and friends. Even the online chat rooms with cancer patients have proven to be very beneficial. If you’re hesitant to talk to your family about it, getting educated is incredibly important. Cancer used to be a lethal word.
It’s not anymore, and we need to know quality of life and being connected is in that quality of life.
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.