I offer personal, online or phone cancer coaching to a small number of clients at any one time. Coaching sessions can be one-on-one meetings or small group get-togethers where we’ll discuss the issues you’re facing related to your experience of cancer and/or treatment.
Cancer coaching is a new concept in Australia, but is being developed and practiced all over the world. Cancer coaching is specifically for anyone affected by cancer, including carers, partners, parents, family and friends.
Cancer coaching is like a facilitated support group for just you, and perhaps for the people close to you as well.
Together, in a safe environment, we discuss you and your situation, and develop strategies – social, emotional, spiritual and practical – to help you move forward.
My core values in my coaching practice are:
RELATE - I’ve been there; I know and understand many of the issues faced in a cancer experience first hand. I’ve walked beside many others who have also faced similar experiences to you. I can offer what many counsellors and social workers cannot – I can say with honesty “I know, I’ve been there.” There is nothing quite like being reassured “what you’re experiencing is what others go through.” I have survived and thrived with and beyond cancer. Whatever you’re facing, you don’t need to do this alone.
RESOURCE – With many years experience facilitating cancer supportive care programs, as well as writing and speaking about the issues people with cancer go through emotionally, physically and spiritually, I can offer you qualified, experienced support tailored for your journey, without formulas, regimens or ultimatums.
REFER – Ready to connect you all the services and programs you may want or require in your local area.
WHO IS COACHING FOR?
Cancer coaching is suitable for those diagnosed with cancer, those living with cancer, currently undergoing or completed treatment, or those in the survivorship or maintenance phases. Cancer coaching is suitable for all ages including children, and for all cancer types and any stage of the disease or treatment.
WHERE DOES COACHING HAPPEN?
Cancer coaching is offered at your home, in the hospital environment or at another place of our choosing. Coaching can also be online via Skype or email, or over the phone. Sessions are normally one hour in duration, but longer sessions can be booked accordingly.
Cancer coaching – one-on-one or group (face-to-face, Skype, phone) – $79.00 per hour
If you would like more information or to make an appointment please contact me.
Support and Information Services
I speak and facilitate programs and workshops on cancer and the emotional and psycho-social effects it can have on individuals, carers and communities.
Topics include -
- Support and information for cancer carers, families and friends
- Providing effective support to a friend, peer or colleague diagnosed with cancer
- The language we use around cancer
- Issues which affect both the diagnosed and carers.
I can also hold tailored education and support sessions to suit your needs, and provide regular workshops and seminars for the following -
- Cancer support groups
- Nurse/Clinician Education Days
- Schools, churches, teams or workplaces where a member, student, parent, teacher or employee has been diagnosed with cancer
To invite me to speak, please contact me here.
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For fees and to discuss bookings, please contact me -
Please watch my short video where I answer some frequently asked questions about cancer coaching.
About Jo Hilder
I’m a cancer survivor, speaker and author with extensive experience in advocacy, program facilitation and cancer supportive care. After achieving remission from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2004, I began volunteering for the Cancer Council NSW in advocacy and events as a way of empowering myself in the fight against cancer. I was subsequently employed as Regional Programs Coordinator and Events Relationship Manager with the Cancer Council NSW. I then went on to facilitate the Cancer Councils’ Living Well After Cancer Program across NSW, also training as a support group facilitator. I’ve spent several years speaking at major events, conferences and with support groups specifically concerning psycho-social issues surrounding survivorship and the post-treatment phase of cancer.
Recently, I published Things Not To say To Someone Who Has Cancer – A Beginners Guide, written to inform and support carers and those with a loved one diagnosed with cancer. I live, write and coach in Newcastle.