Are You Ready:
To Recover On Your Terms?
To Reconnect With Your Body?
To Reclaim Your Self-Reliance?
This is YOU Beyond Breast Cancer.
I'M here to fill that void and show you another way
You've been through a lot. You heard the words “you have breast cancer” and, despite the fear, anger, and sadness, you showed up and did what they asked you to do so that you could live. But you thought when it was "over" that you would feel like yourself again, that life would pick up where you left off. It didn't really happen like that though, did it?
Many women say that one of the most difficult things about navigating the world after breast cancer surgery and treatment, regardless of whether or not she is considered "cancer-free", is the feeling of loss. Not only the physical loss of their breasts and the trauma of surgery and body-altering treatments, but the loss of control that comes with a life-threatening illness.
We learn to rely on our doctors and our caregivers to treat the disease, but when it comes to caring for US as a whole being, we are left to our own devices to figure it out. We find our way back into daily life but often feeling very alone and without being sure of the path.
Do you live with ongoing pain and discomfort due to long term side effects caused by breast cancer surgery and treatment?
Have you heard about lymphedema but don’t understand your risk or how to mitigate it day to day?
Have the physical changes you’ve experienced hurt your self-esteem and intimate relationships?
Do you struggle to find resources that you can trust and rely on? Are you tired of wading through all of the so-called “helpful” recommendations from friends and the overwhelm of information on the internet?
Do fear and anxiety result in hyper-vigilance about your body or avoidance of self-touch and examination so that you feel at odds with your body and uncomfortable in your own skin?
I'M here to help you change your story.
Interact with your body in a more loving, nurturing way strengthening your physical relationship with yourself and with others?
Have a richer understanding of what your body has been through and the lasting impacts so you can live with less anxiety and more confidence day to day?
Understand, manage, and even reduce your risk or early symptoms of lymphedema so that you can make informed daily decisions, feel empowered in caring for yourself, and save time and money by reducing your reliance on therapist appointments?
Put your healing in your own hands so that you could reduce treatment and surgery-related discomfort and long-term side effects such as scar tissue restriction?
WHAT IF YOU could:
You can learn to work with your body. To see, love, accept and respect her, just as she is. You can reclaim your identity as a WOMAN, not just a patient, survivor, or thriver, and find confidence and self-reliance in your survivorship.
"I FIRST SAW AMY AT THE RECOMMENDATION OF MY HOMEOPATH. I HAVE SCAR TISSUE BUILD UP FROM BREAST CANCER SURGERY AND RADIATION. AMY HAS WORKED WITH ME ON THIS... SHE TAUGHT ME A LOT ABOUT THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM. I FEEL LIKE I AM GETTING MORE MOBILITY IN MY ARM AND LESS TIGHTENING ACROSS MY CHEST. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER."
SHE UNDERSTANDS WHAT CANCER PATIENTS EXPERIENCE AND HER TECHNIQUES ARE TAILORED TO MEET THOSE NEEDS.
BE IN COMMUNITY WITH WOMEN WHO UNDERSTAND: Our private, online membership community offers Monthly Themes around relevant topics like identity, intimacy, body image, communication with family and friends. Weekly discussion prompts, Give/Ask posts for trusted recommendations and resources, and Challenges to create habit and practice around deepening our relationship with ourselves and each other.
MANAGE YOUR RISK OF LYMPHEDEMA: Gain important knowledge about your lymphatic system and the lifelong impacts created by your surgery and/or treatment. You will receive reference materials to help you understand how those impacts may inform certain daily life choices and be taught empowering lymphatic self-care techniques to mitigate and manage early signs and symptoms of lymphedema that you can use anywhere creating confidence when you work out, travel, and engage in daily activities.
DEVELOP EASY MEDITATION METHODS: Foster simple but effective techniques that create both relaxation and aid the immune system through active breath work. You will be provided with guided meditations as well as scripts for ongoing use. Use meditation as a way to check in with your body and reduce anxiety.
FIND YOUR INNER NURTURER: Explore the "inner nurturer" within and create a relationship with her that you can use to continue growing your self-esteem and self-love.. Strengthening the way you care for and love yourself increases your ability to create love and intimacy with others.
CREATE CONFIDENCE AND SELF-RELIANCE: Taking control of your relationship with your body creates the ability to make informed decisions and to enrich your daily life while quieting the overwhelm caused by lack of and misinformation.
RECONNECT WITH YOUR BODY: You will learn ways to deepen the mind/body connection and the ability to see your body as something precious to come into deeper relationship with her.
THIS program IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO:
READY TO BEGIN YOUR TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY? in 6-weeks you can gain knowledge, skills, & resources so that you can reclaim your self-reliance & self-confidence IN YOUR OWN HEALING.
CREATE SPACE AND FREEDOM IN MOVEMENT: Learn about the impact on your body by various surgeries and radiation treatment and gentle but effective stretches that won't outpace your recovery. Develop a sense of your "stretch point" so that you can continue to progress in your range of motion and strength and return to or advance your activities without compromising your safety.
EASE RESTRICTIONS FOR COMFORT AND APPEARANCE: Advanced touch techniques to take healing into your own hands by softening unsightly and uncomfortable scar tissue. How to work with cording in a safe and effective way that isn't painful or aggressive.
RECEIVE PERSONALIZED RESOURCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Cut through the noise with resource and product recommendations including bras, beauty products, books, and more. (level 3)
SIX LIVE TRAINING/Q&A WEBINARS where you will learn empowering methods and techniques to reconnect with your body, reduce pain and restriction, and understand and mitigate your lymphedema risk
MEMBERSHIP IN OUR PRIVATE ONLINE COMMUNITY so that you can cut through the noise and create community in a safe environment with other women who understand your experience.
SMALL GROUP CIRCLES VIA LIVE WEBINAR & PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL COACHING so that you can feel confident in your skills and techniques
What you get...
- IN-DEPTH DIGITAL SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRe
- FIVE (5) LIVE TRAINING/Q&A WEBINARS
- FOUR (4) HOME PRACTICE ASSIGNMENTS
- EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL RESOURCES
- ACCESS TO THE RECORDED WORKSHOPs
- SMALL GROUP CIRCLES VIA LIVE WEBINAR
- DOWNLOADABLE WORKBOOK FOR JOURNALING
- PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL COACHING
- PERSONALIZED LIST OF TRUSTED RESOURCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
- PRIVATE GROUP ONLINE CHAT ROOM
- LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP IN OUR PRIVATE ONLINE COMMUNITY
Oh, and let's not forget the bonuses...
Bonus #1: final q&a webinar & exit interview
Bonus #2: “buddha board” water paint board
Before you register we will have a quick conversation to make sure that you are going to get everything you need out of the program. I want to know that it's a good fit for both of us before we dive in!
Once you are signed up you will receive an in-depth digital self-assessment questionnaire to help you identify your unique physical and emotional needs so that you know where you would most like to achieve results.
We start with understanding who you are and what you need
For six weeks we will gather once a week through live training/Q&A webinars where you will learn empowering methods and techniques to reconnect with your body, reduce pain and restriction, and understand and mitigate your lymphedema risk.
It's best if you can make each session live but don't worry, you will have access to workshop recordings if you have to miss one.
We meet weekly online to empower you with information and skills
You will get four at-home practice assignments designed to help you connect with your inner-nurturer and practice the techniques learned so that you can build confidence in what you are learning.
There's no rush to complete these, they are for your ongoing learning and support, along with a downloadable workbook for journaling providing guided prompts to help you connect with your body and document your journey
Practice makes perfect and all the resources you need
You will receive multiple digital educational resources to help you understand the changes to your body and ongoing impacts including “Do’s & Don’ts” involved in lymphedema, “Lymphedema & Air Travel” guidelines.
PLUS a personalized list of trusted resources and recommendations tailored to your unique needs so that you don’t have to spend unwanted time searching or guessing what might work for you.
Setting you up for ongoing success once we're done
We will have two additional small group circles focused on teaching you techniques to reduce cording and scar tissue to improve the look and feel of your scars and reduce associated discomfort.
For those who want individual attention you get private one on one coaching so that you can feel confident in your skills and techniques (2 sessions).
Making sure you understand what you're learning and feel confident in your new skills
Join us in our private online membership community so that you can cut through the noise and create community in a safe environment with other women who understand your experience.
Plus you gain exclusive access to a private online chat room so that you can connect directly with other women in the program, share your story, ask questions, and create connection in a safe space
We're here for you every day as long as you'll have us
A PEEK INTO THE program
"AFTER MY RECONSTRUCTION I HATED MY "BREASTS". THEY DIDN'T FEEL LIKE A PART OF MY BODY AND I EVEN WISHED I HADN'T DECIDED TO DO IT. AFTER WORKING WITH AMY I BEGAN TO FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE IN MY SKIN AND NEW SHAPE AND ACCEPT THEM AS MY OWN."
I learned to accept my new body as my own.
As a BRCA1+ woman with a long family history of breast cancer I always knew that it could be me one day. When I was 12 years old I watched my mom struggle with a year of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation and 30+ years later I still see the physical, mental, and emotional impacts she experienced.
In 2012 I began my career in oncology massage and lymphatic drainage. I knew I wanted to serve women both during and beyond breast cancer surgery and treatment but what I didn't know was that I would ultimately be creating a path to healing myself.
In 2017 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 IDC and underwent a 7 and ½ hour surgery followed by 8 rounds of chemotherapy. Thanks to my extensive training in cancer-related bodywork I had knowledge and skills to help me not only in my physical recovery but in my long term survivorship as well.
Today I use my my personal and professional experience to empower women in their own survivorship journey by teaching you:
how breast cancer impacts your body and techniques you can use to heal
to understand your risks around lymphedema and steps you can take to manage and mitigate your risks
how to improve the look and feel of your scars to regain flexibility and range of motion
and most importantly, to reconnect with your body and find self-acceptance, as you are now
My goal is to set you up for success. In order to make sure that you are going to get the best experience and results from the program it's important that I understand your unique situation, both in terms of surgeries and treatments and how your body has responded to them.
I like to keep things simple and easy. We will hop on the phone and have a friendly conversation about your experience, your needs, and what you hope to gain from the program. If we both feel like this is a good fit for you and that you will receive the best possible benefits then I will send you an invoice for payment and registration.
It's always best if you can attend the live workshops because you will have the chance to ask questions about what you are learning that day. However, all teaching/Q&A workshops are recorded so you will have access to the replay. Plus you can ask questions during the next round or during individual coaching if available to you.
Like most things in life these days you can find almost anything you are looking for on the internet. However, when it comes to your recovery and survivorship it is important that what you are learning is specific to your individual needs. Many online videos about self-care for breast cancer patients take a one-size-fits-all approach which is certainly not true and may not be safe for you. Plus evergreen videos do not provide the opportunity for interaction and Q&A that is critical to proper learning.
YES!!! Almost every woman who has been through breast cancer is at risk of lymphedema due to the type of surgery and treatment we receive. The time to reduce your risk is NOW before the symptoms start. The more you information and skills you have the better chance you have of avoiding common triggers and creating a lymphedema flare up. Lymphedema is a chronic condition with no known cure so as of now prevention and risk reduction is your best bet.
It will depend on where you are at with your condition. If you have worked with a lymphatic therapist and have your symptoms mostly under control then this program can be a great addition to solidify your ability to manage your own self-care. If you are experiencing more troublesome symptoms or unable to manage it without wrapping, taping, or compression garments, this program might not meet your needs. But this is why we schedule a discovery call before you register so that we can make sure this is the right fit for you before you sign up!
Our goal through the program is to teach you the information and skills you need to make informed decisions and create self-reliance in your healing journey. This program does not replace the need for medical care if you require it. This program is about educating and equipping you with skills, information, and resources to manage aspects of your survivorship experience on your own or in addition to the support you receive from other providers in your care team. This program does not provide medical diagnosis or treatment.
Since this is not a medically based program, but is intended for informational and educational purposes, insurance is not accepted and payment cannot be made with a health-related savings or flexible spending plan. Payments can be made by credit card, Venmo, or PayPal.
This program is designed to teach you what the information and skills you need to build a foundation of self-reliance around connecting to and caring for your body during survivorship. Because we are all unique and your results will depend on many variables, including, how much time and effort you devote to your self care, I am unable to offer a refund or guarantee on service rendered. I certainly hope and believe that you will be not only satisfied but thrilled with how you come away from this program and where you can go from here.
No problem! Schedule a discovery call so we can talk it through or send me your questions through the contact form and I'll be glad to get back to you. But remember registration is only open until 7/28/20 so make sure to act fast!
"I HAVE SO MUCH MORE FREEDOM AND MOVEMENT IN MY ARMS AND CHEST AND AM STARTING TO FEEL LIKE MYSELF AGAIN."
I have so much more freedom and movement in my arms and chest.
enroll by 7/24/20 and receive a gift subscription (print or digital) to wildfire magazine! The magazine for the women "too young" for breast cancer.
$120 value (click for details)
Special early registration bonus!
Small Group Circles
focused on scar tissue & cording
Downloadable Workbook for Journaling
BONUS: 50% off Membership to Our Private Online Community
Everything in level 1 plus
All of the features of our exclusive program including six virtual training Q&A meetings, small group circles, individual coaching, lifetime community membership, private group chat, and SO MUCH MORE!
BONUS: "Buddha Board" Water Paint Board
pilot program offer!
5 Live Training/Q&A Webinars
4 Home Practice Assignments
Educational Digital Resources
Access to the Recorded Workshops
BONUS: Exit Interview
What you need to know
one time only!
Yes, let's book a call!
Even if feel like you might not be ready at this time, I invite you to book a free 30 minute discovery call. We can discuss your concerns and I will answer all of your questions. Still not the right time? That's ok! I can add you to the waiting list for the next program and talk about the benefits of our online membership community!
This sounds amazing but I'm just not sure it's the right time for me.