In 2013 I was diagnosed with Grade 3 Breast Cancer, resulting in a double mastectomy & a year of gradual reconstruction.I believed I already knew enough about my body & body acceptance through my past experiences but truly I had no idea. This was a whole new level of feeling like I was loosing my “woman-ness.” It is hard to put into words the effect Cancer has on our lives & even harder to express to others the fear & doubt & heartache we are either trying to cover up or run from ~ its not that people don’t care or don’t try to understand but how can you describe a tomato if you have never tasted one. Loosing your breasts is exactly the same.
This is a new “baby” of mine that I feel very strongly about, for I know how difficult it was for me & has been for me to reach out to other women. No surgeon or nurse can really tell us how breast cancer or a mastectomy is going to feel or look or effect how we see our selves. In our time together we will share meditation, relaxation techniques to support your journey of recovery & healing, creative emotional release, body movement & most of all a deeply nourishing & safe space to be heard. This group will start in May 2015. For more information or to express your interest please contact me here Warm wishes
I am offering a free monthly support group for Women with Breast Cancer in Brighton in hope that through my sharing I will be able to help those who are sitting in the fear that I once was & how Authentic Tantric Therapy, body love & kindness to myself helped me through the loss of my breasts & all the emotions that come with that loss.