Finding Compassion in the Cancer Journey: A Conversation with Dr Julia Wahl

In this episode, Sarah sits down with  Dr. Julia Wahl to delve into the themes of her much-anticipated book, “The Cancer Workbook.” As a clinical psychologist, author, lecturer, and researcher, Dr. Wahl brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to the discussion.

About Dr. Julia Wahl: Based in Warsaw, Poland, Dr. Wahl has dedicated her career to understanding and fostering compassion through her work in compassion-focused therapy under the mentorship of Professor Paul Gilbert. Sarah describes Dr. Wahl as a colleague in the field and a friend, having first met at the Compassionate Mind conference in Birmingham.

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Listen to the episode with Professor Paul Gilbert Here – Compassion-Focused Therapy With Professor Paul Gilbert.

The Cancer Workbook: This episode gives listeners an exclusive look into “The Cancer Workbook,” a comprehensive guide designed to support individuals navigating the complex emotions and challenges of cancer. Whether you’re a patient, a healthcare professional, or a supportive family member, this book offers tools for cultivating a compassionate mindset through treatment, recovery, and beyond.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Julia’s Path to Compassion-Focused Therapy: Explore Dr Wahl’s journey into the specialized field of Compassion-Focused Therapy and how it has shaped her approach to clinical practice and writing.
  • The Role of Compassion in Cancer Care: Discover why compassion is a critical component for those affected by cancer, including patients, carers, and supporters, and how it can transform the treatment and healing process.
  • Navigating Shame and Interpersonal Treatment: A discussion on the impact of shame on relationships and communication within the context of cancer, offering insights into how compassion can bridge gaps and foster understanding and support.
  • A Resource for All: Learn how “The Cancer Workbook” is valuable for those directly experiencing cancer and professionals in the healthcare industry and loved ones providing support.
  • Preorder and Anticipation: Find out how to preorder your copy of “The Cancer Workbook” and why it’s poised to become an essential text for clinical practice and personal growth amidst cancer diagnosis and survival.

Sarah and Julia’s conversation is both enlightening and inspiring, offering hope and practical advice for cancer patients. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to understand the power of compassion in the face of adversity.

Out Now for Preorder: “The Cancer Workbook” by Dr. Julia Wahl. Secure your copy today and embark on a compassionate understanding and healing journey – Pre-Order The Cancer Workbook.

Discover how compassion can light the way through the cancer journey.


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