Many cancer victims experience stress. Be it emotional or physical, is something we all try to avoid and find unpleasant; however, it is inevitable and part of life. Breast cancer is one of the most stressful events a woman may ever endure. The day cancer treatment ends, a new chapter begins and with it a new set of challenges including fear, anxiety, anger, guilt, grief, and a variety of situational stresses related to job, relationships, and income. Supporting emotional health is a critical first step in the recovery from the devastating effects cancer leaves behind.
Breast cancer survivor and vacation award recipient, Kathi Stannard, describes her Mermaid’s Journey experience.
I have shed the anger, frustration, guilt, fear and the internal ugliness that cancer left me with. My doctor is amazed at the change within me. The SMOV Mermaid’s Journey Empowerment vacation has given me the gift of knowledge and empowerment to go forth into my own journey with grace, love and joy!
Send Me On Vacation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of breast cancer patients. Send Me On Vacation offers an internationally acclaimed emotional renewal and support program based on the unique interactive imagery approach developed by Rebecca Taylor Shaw, CCH, CMT. This innovative empowerment program offers an in-depth, personal, hands-on experience teaching coping skills to effectively resolve emotional stresses encountered by breast cancer patients so they can return to their lives with renewed spirit, energy, and hope.