WHAT WE DO

OUR AIMS
We work to optimize the quality of life of oncologyc patients and their family:
  1. To Help the patient  go through each chemotherapy session as best as possible.
  2. To Offer support, information and strategies to face the different stages of the illness.
  3. To Transform a passive wait into a shared and creative activity.

OUR OFFER
The programme “Where I want to be”  takes advantage of the hospitalization,  sharing with patients and caregivers the following techniques and activities as therapeutical resources:
  • Artistic work/ Painting
  • Massage
  • Relaxation and breathing
  • Photographic register
  • Group experience
METHOD
It takes into account the following principles:
  • To create an important focus of attention which enables the patient  to handle concrete situations of anxiety, fear, tension, and pain.
  • To get a great power of concentration: the patient focuses on a specific task, thus, leaving the medication aside.
  • In this way patients and their activity are the main characters, leaving chemotherapy to go by as best as possible.

QUALITATIVE RESULTS
From the beginning of the programme we could prove that:
  • A relaxation and deep breathing favoures the intravenous therapy and the progressive drip of the medication.
  • We also observed that by focusing on the physical work and connecting with their bodies, patients can decrease their anxiety and calm down.
  • Many patients stopped suffering from a burning sensation during the treatment by keeping focused on the activity of painting.
  • At the same time, we noticed that the aches and pains in general  decrease, while a higher tolerance to headaches and nausea is observed.
  • Patients usually stay to finish their piece of work eventhough the chemotherapy session has finished. Lots of patients come back after their treatment is over.

ACTIVITIES

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