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Facing a Scary Diagnosis

man with head in hands“You have cancer.”

Nobody wants to hear those words, but this year over 1.5 million people in the U.S. will become members of a club none of us wants to join.

Being diagnosed with cancer, Parkinson’s, ALS, or any other dreaded condition can knock you to your knees.

The emotional impact can’t be overstated.

Kenya McCullum writes about how to navigate the emotional landscape of a frightening diagnosis.

It’s worth a read if you or someone you know is facing a serious illness.

As a proponent of constructive wallowing, I’m quoted in her article. It’s here:

How to cope with a bad diagnosis

About Tina Gilbertson

Tina Gilbertson is a psychotherapist, speaker and author based in Denver, Colorado.
She specializes in supporting parents of estranged adult children through therapy, consulting and other resources, and offers assertiveness training and executive coaching for organizations.
The author of “Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them” and the “Guide for Parents of Estranged Adult Children,” Tina is often featured in the media as an expert on communication and relationships.
Her blog on PsychologyToday.com is called “Constructive Wallowing.”

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