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Claiming Your Worthiness To Live And Thrive Post Cancer

Written by: Gail Kauranen Jones, Executive Contributor Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


I have a different take on Breast Cancer Awareness Month, both as a survivor and as an intuitive coach who took a deep dive for 10 years in healing my mind, body, and soul.

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While I appreciate all the stories and research related to breast cancer, there are some key emotional components of the disease that often overlooked.

For example, I learned from three different healers that claiming one’s worthiness to live can potentially extend longevity. Many of us (and not just those dealing with cancer) have a subconscious death wish when life becomes too challenging. Note I said “subconscious.” We often don’t know we carry this internal saboteur.

I was so impacted by this insight that I rebranded my 20-year coaching business (once called Support Matters) around worthiness. I began seeing when I helped clients reclaim their innate worthiness that their lives changed in many significant ways beyond improved health. Learn more here.

Another part of the cancer healing story that helps immensely is learning to shift your energy by creating a new mindset. The body has an innate ability to heal, and we can connect to that power through rewiring the brain for optimal outcomes, and spending time in solitude listening for guidance and resting. The body heals best in a restful state.

Caring for yourself and others through cancer:

Here are a few other unique insights and resources about prevention, as well as healing and supporting someone through cancer:

  • Whether one uses conventional or alternative medicine, or a combination of both as I did, one needs to release the emotional stressors that may have contributed to the disease. (That’s what I do as a coach using EFT-Emotional Freedom Technique, which is an energy psychology tool endorsed by many doctors. I also employ other skills I learned training with Dr. Joe Dispenza, world renowned for his work in neuroscience, using the mind to heal the body.). Chemotherapy, radiation, and other drugs, however helpful they may be to some, don’t release the stressors. Learn more in my book, Cancer as a Love Story: Developing the Mindset for Living.

  • Most conventional doctors aren’t trained in the emotional components of a disease (like how one’s childhood/trauma impacts getting cancer, as discussed by the highly respected Dr. Gabor Maté). He says he can tell who will get cancer-based on their childhood. He has many videos on YouTube, along with insights on health, addiction and connection, in his recently released book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture By Gabor Maté.

  • The gift you can give a loved one touched by cancer: PAY ATTENTION MANY MONTHS and EVEN YEARS LATER (as I also suggest you do by checking in with someone who lost a loved one) with extra tender loving care. Look beyond how someone appears as they start reinventing themselves post-cancer. It’s often a very lonely internal journey, entailing grieving the old life before the new one is created.

For some, a cancer diagnosis changes the psyche, with a loss of innocence, and having to face one’s mortality for the first time. There can be an extra sense of fragility going forward, yet to those who know the survivor, they may think once the cancer is gone, everything is fine. Rarely is anyone “the same” again. Fear of recurrence lives within for many, which can also ignite one to grab life in new ways. My mantra became “SAY YES TO LIFE,” which gave me the courage to move cross-country to re-create my life, freed from the familiar stories/settings of the past.

I also highly suggest surrounding yourself with people who light you up, and who have the capacity to “be there” for you through the highs and lows of life. Choose to live and work in (or create) healthy environments where you are respected, valued, and nurtured.

And most of all, align with the energy of love.

In the words of author Vivian Amis:

“Love is the only power that heals, connects and includes all…not by force, but by grace.”

Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit my website for more information. Check out my free, guided meditation on worthiness on the home page. I also offer a complimentary 30-minute consult to explore guiding you forward on your path.


Gail Kauranen Jones, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Gail Kauranen Jones (known as “Coach Gail Jones”) is an intuitive coach, gifted wordsmith and inspiring teacher who has been leading clients through transformation for more than twenty years. She is also an Honoree of Brainz Magazine’s prestigious CREA global award given to creative entrepreneurs making a difference in the field of mental health

She is the author of two books, "Cancer as a Love Story: Developing the Mindset for Living," and "To Hell and Back… Healing Your Way through Transition."

Passionate to get to the root causes of blocks that hold clients back and then help them create empowering new beliefs to move forward, Gail delved deep after going through her own journey of healing from breast cancer. She learned some profound ways to optimize health and well-being including claiming one’s worthiness to live and thrive.

Gail trained with world-renowned neuroscientists in guiding clients to rewire the brain for new levels of personal and professional success.

She has appeared as a guest “worthiness coach” nationally in the US on CBS TV’s Emmy award-winning talk show The Doctors and on Sirius XM Radio.

She also was hired to train several hundred HeartMath coaches globally on her worthiness platform, with her signature presentation, “The journey to the heart of worthiness.”

She is the host of her own podcast, “Claim Your Worthiness: Intimate Conversations with Gail Jones,” which features national thought leaders and handpicked experts and others who have transformed their lives to serve.



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