Dr. Wright describes how emotional support benefits a cancer patient.
The research in this area would indicate that women who have had the benefit of either a group or supportive family tend to thrive and have a better result. So it would be indicated then that women who tend to close up and hibernate, so to speak, are containing their cancer rather than releasing it. Now that’s metaphorical, okay, but, in that release, there is a quality of life that is improved. It may not affect duration because we don’t know that, but we do know that the quality of life is enhanced when one is not in emotional isolation.
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.