LYLAC™

LYLAC™ (Live Your Life After Cancer) is unique in how it supports people affected by cancer.
It is different from existing services in two ways:
1. The programme is based on coaching.
2. Both co-founders have faced cancer themselves and their personal experience has shaped this programme.

The Most common challenges people affected by cancer see are:

Physical side effects:

  • Fatigue
  • Change of appearance
  • Pain
  • Dysfunction

Emotional side effect:

  • Fear of recurrence
  • Unexpected (strong) emotions
  • Reassessing life and it’s priorities
  • How and when to get back to work and financial worries
  • Depression
  • Loss of confidence
    Note: the (invisible) emotional impact of cancer can be deeper and more long-lasting than some physical symptoms

what we focus on with our coaching support:

  • Working with the ‘bigger picture’, your whole life (holistic approach)
  • Creating awareness
  • Taking stock of the cancer experience
  • (Re)connecting to personal values
  • Explore what’s stopping you in moving forward (and how to overcome this)
  • Learn how motivation works best for you
  • Peer-support; sharing and learning from others
  • Creating a personal plan to move forward and live well
  • Goal Setting & Action Planning

Outcomes:

  • Increased (self)awareness
  • More confidence
  • More clarity about the future
  • More focus on possibilities
  • Feeling more in control
  • Increased self-management
  • Increased resilience
  • More happiness in general

LYLAC™ Achievements:

  • We have been helping several local and national cancer charities for many years with our workshops.
  • We worked with Southampton University on a feasibility study in 2012. More information here.
  • We ran workshops in partnership with local support groups in both Hampshire and Dorset.
  • We have spoken at several cancer conferences and support groups.
  • We have developed new services e.g. workshop for Carers and continue new developments to meet the growing and changing demand.