Why did you choose to work with Nancy?

I had a felt a lump on my neck around New Years Eve, and I was diagnosed a few weeks later with…non-Hodgkins lymphoma. And, I had known, I knew Nancy from a stage production we were in together. And I knew that she did healing work with cancer patients.

So, we hadn’t spoken in a while, but I called her up and we had lunch and…I started seeing her regularly, weekly, after that.

What are some of the most important things you’ve learned in your work with Nancy?

Awareness of my body, and my thoughts, and how the diagnosis was affecting me. As well as how I was living – she really helped me look inside and see, you know, how I was reacting to things, where I was carrying stress, and different, kind of, ways of being that might have actually contributed to the cancer happening. She never put it like that, in those words, like “You caused your own cancer” ***, but looking back I can see that there were some ways I was living that weren’t, you know, in the best interest of my health. I mean it’s not that I was doing anything unusual, it’s what everyone’s doing – just running around and being crazy and being on a treadmill and never slowing down. I teach school and that kept me pretty busy.

WillSchool Teacher (non-Hodgkins lymphoma)