Weston shares what to expect at the Men’s Cancer Support Group
“Individuals interested in our Men’s support group can expect an open, caring, welcoming, non-judgmental space where all the emotional complexity that arises from a cancer diagnosis is welcome. They can expect a space that offers them both the opportunity to be supported and to support others”.
What is your profession and when did you first learn about Cancer Lifeline?
I am a counselor, wilderness guide, and group facilitator; my work focuses on deepening individuals’ relationships with themselves, their communities, and their environment. I first learned about Cancer Lifeline’s work through its Program Administrator Pamela Krueger and was immediately inspired by its mission and vision.
What do you see as the benefits of participating in an ongoing Support Group?
Through such group work, we can lean on the support of others while also offering our support to those in need. Support groups tap us into the healing power of community and remind us that we are not alone in our journey.
What do you see as the biggest needs cancer patients have during this time of Covid-19?
COVID has unfortunately forced many who are dealing with cancer into isolation. One of the biggest needs for individuals and families dealing with Cancer is a community. People need to be reminded that they are not alone and need to connect with others on a similar journey. This is what Cancer Lifeline’s support groups offer–the healing power of connection found through community.
Check out the new online Men’s Cancer Support Group.