Recently, I have seen a number of key players in the cancer world talk about change as part of the new normal. However, they are promoting a view that a new normal is an isolated stage or a singular period faced when finishing cancer treatment. Despite the good intentions behind this, I believe that this view does not in any way capture the actual reality of our circumstances. We do not have one change in our existence or our normality. We have multiple changes and it is essential for us to recognise that fear and loss are central to these changes. Without understanding the dynamic factors that are associated with this specific cycle of change, we will not help people move towards a different kind of new normality.
A new normal that I know is possible.
A new normal that is free from fear and loss.
A new normal that is created on opportunity rather than anxiety.
A new normal that brings rather than takes.
A new normal that I am now fortunate to be living.
Chad Walkaden is a three-time cancer survivor, experienced forensic social worker and Founder of The Cancer Blueprint. All enquires are to be directed to email@example.com.
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