Supporting people from the Darling Downs and South West Queensland Regions
Wellness can be defined in many ways, but is a clear philosophy beyond the parameters of physical health.
Some definitions of wellness include:
Wellness is aspiring towards a life which expresses your full potential
Wellness is positive and affirming
Wellness is multidimensional and holistic
Wellness is relationship building and integrative
When it comes to cancer, throughout the journey of prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, recovery, recurrence, or palliative care, the wellness model can be used to make the best of what can be a very challenging scenario.
Wellness is about making balanced choices, learning self-help strategies, accessing and strengthening inner resources, discovering supports and health information, developing a positive outlook and managing the stresses of cancer and everyday life with grace and ease.
The wellness approach to cancer recovery is not a cure for cancer, however, it has many elements proven to enhance cancer survivors’ sense of mental and physical well-being, regardless of the prognosis of the diagnosed health issues.