Dr. Wright shares how cancer patients can find wise, reliable counsel.
Identifying wise counsel is always an important thing to do and it’s a challenge. You want to really look in your heart and in your mind. And who is that person with whom you can be your most candid self without a fear of alienating them?
People very often become afraid of cancer patients and you have to help them not be afraid, but you have to be unafraid yourself, and wise counsel is the one that will help you make that bridge.
So look to your family: Who has experience, perhaps? Who is a cancer survivor? Who do you know who has been through illness? Be candid about the strength that is required, especially during the healing process and the treatment process. So seeking counsel with people you can be honest with that will not generate any sense of guilt is really important, and people who you trust as being wise.
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.