Coping with Breast Cancer: Workbook for Couples by Sharon L. ManneCoping with Breast Cancer: Workbook for Couples by Sharon L. Manne

Coping with Breast Cancer: Workbook for Couples

bySharon L. Manne, Jamie S. Ostroff

Paperback | March 27, 2008

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As a couple coping with early stage breast cancer, it is important that you face the stresses and challenges together. To support each other during this difficult time, you and your partner may benefit from enhancing your relationship and stress management skills. This couples-focused groupprogram will help you and your partner become an effective coping "team." To strengthen your relationship, you and your partner will learn how to better support and communicate with one another using proven relationship-enhancing techniques. You will also learn to strengthen emotional intimacy by taking the time to discover each other's needs and engaging in "wish listactivities to bring you closer together. Relaxation techniques will help you and your partner manage stress so you are better able to deal with the challenges of cancer. The group format provides a supportive environment and gives you a chance to learn from other couples dealing with similar issues.This workbook is designed to be shared by you and your partner, as you work together as a team. It includes all the forms and information you will need during the six-week program. Exercises will help you apply what you learned in group to coping with cancer and your life as a couple. By the end ofthe program, you will have acquired many useful skills that will benefit you, your partner, and your relationship for a lifetime.

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Sharon Manne is Senior Member in the Population Science Division at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, as well as Adjunct Professor in the College of Health Professions at Temple University and Adjunct Professor in the Oncological Sciences Program at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Jamie Ostroff is an Associate M...
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Title:Coping with Breast Cancer: Workbook for CouplesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 27, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195342917

ISBN - 13:9780195342918

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Table of Contents

1. Session 1 - Welcome!2. Session 2 - Cancer-Related Stress3. Session 3 - Coping with Stress as a Couple4. Session 4 - Communication5. Session 5 - Fulfilling Needs6. Session 6 - Final Group MeetingA Blueprint for Cancer Survivors and Their Loved Ones

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"The writing style is accessible and aspirational...[a] very helpful resource."--Psycho-Oncology