Learning a foreign language can help cancer survivors fight against memory loss whilst improving their cognitive and social skills.
For cancer survivors, returning to work after treatment may be a way of regaining purpose and structure in their lives, as well as boosting confidence. However, this shouldn’t be done without some prior planning to ensure a successful re-adjustment.
Expressive writing can potentially enable us to integrate disruptive life events into our minds and help shape our emotional responses and goals for the future. Research has demonstrated both the psychological and health benefits of expressive writing in the context of stressful events
Different practices of music enable cancer survivors to extend their self-expression, reduce fatigue and redevelop their identities with less discomfort.
Rebuilding muscular mass can help improve bone density, minimise muscle loss and increase ability to partake fully in daily activities.
In an interview with Journeys of the Spirit (a co-organiser of Solaris’s special Kerala Retreat), Cathy Brown, cancer survivor and current Solaris facilitator, talks about what she has learnt over