For those dealing with breast cancer, life can at times feel overwhelming and frightening. Resilience can support a person to get through the challenges associated with the diagnosis, treatment and care of oneself after breast cancer. It is a vital attribute that enables a person to adapt or bounce back when things don’t go as planned.
Resilience is the capacity to maintain hope in the face of adversity, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. It may seem like a personality trait that we are either born with or not, but in fact we all have the capacity to improve our level of resilience.
This is for all women and men undergoing or recently completed treatment for early breast cancer. We invite you to explore what resilience might look like for you and to find ways to achieve this with a range of practical tools, mindfulness, healthy habits and a focus on self-care. Bring nothing but yourself and an open mind.