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ITW n°98: Laeticia - sophrologist.

Hello,

today Laeticia, 47 years old, former fighter of a K of the breast, gives us her story but above all her fabulous discipline: sophrology, which she practices in Paris, but not only....

A few months ago, the kind Laeticia contacted me to imagine together what we could offer to female fighters to support them, and you can imagine, that now in all our essential kits, the soft voice of Laeticia will lull you with audio sophro sessions generously made for you by Laeticia, to recharge your batteries and breathe. A very generous initiative, by an exceptional woman, to discover here, thank you from the bottom of my heart for this beautiful & rich idea.

As I told you about in one of my articles, surround yourself with everything that will do you good during the treatments, including many boosting disciplines, to reread here!

Another beautiful, inspiring testimony, a very nice discovery.

Let's get started

Who are you ?

First name: Laetitia

Age: 47 years old (3 children aged 20, 17 and 2 years old)

Profession: Sophrologist and Hypnotherapist

You decided to create (name of the project), how did this beautiful idea come about?

When I discovered Charlotte's blog and project, I was thrilled by her idea and her generosity and I sent her by email a proposal to record sophrology sessions that she could offer in her boxes.

Are you alone in your office?

I work alone as a freelancer in a Private Office in Paris

What K did you get?

Grade 2 breast cancer (infiltrating ductal carcinoma) with lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node excision + 6 weeks of radiotherapy + and refusal of hormonal therapy because I wanted to have a child after treatment….

What were your feelings when the announcement was made, how old were you?

I was 42 years old, returning from summer vacation I discovered a small lump on the outer edge of my left breast, thinking that it was going to disappear I waited 1 month….then my gynecologist being on vacation I decided on my own to go and have a mammogram with a doctor-radiologist, my mother's childhood friend, given the images he has me do a biopsy 24 hours later….then it is after 10 days that he receives the results and the sent to my gynecologist (still on vacation)…I had asked him to also notify my mother as soon as he had the results…which he did as he was unable to contact my gynecologist…It is therefore a fairly rare context because outside of any medical protocol I learned the news (the seriousness of which I anticipated)... by my mother.

She was able to immediately find reassuring words without denying the severity of the illness.

It made the announcement less violent than in a doctor's office. And 2 days later I had an appointment with my gynecologist and with the one who would become my surgeon.

What are the nugget phrases that someone said to you during K that could have been avoided?

A single awkward sentence, coming from a friend who wanted to comfort me: “you'll see, you'll have new breasts on the beach next summer….it's really lucky!!! »

What did you do to take your mind off things during K ?

I experienced this battle against cancer as a parenthesis in my life and I wanted to concentrate on myself and my children, I preferred not to go out too much or see my friends, just the usual family gatherings. (birthday, Christmas)……

Otherwise I continued to work, but reduced the frequency of appointments with patients...and then I received them at my home so as not to have to take public transport...so it was quite comfortable for me and that helped us stay open to the outside world.

How was your life in the medical profession? Did you find the answers you were looking for, did you manage to understand everything?

My oncologist was patient and answered each of my questions and concerns about radiotherapy and possible chemotherapy.

He agreed to receive my children (15 and 12 years old at the time) to explain to them in simple words what was happening to me...I think it reassured them a lot to come and meet him and see the place where I went daily to follow the radiotherapy sessions.

What was your first feeling when you first met the treatments (chemotherapy/hospital)?

The nursing staff (oncologist, surgeon, nurses) were all wonderful, human and caring….surprisingly I remember them as a manager

reassuring and protective….I asked a lot of questions to my oncologist who was always clear and honest in his treatment proposals and his explanations…

He had (and still has) my complete confidence, which is essential.

Did you get information on the internet?

IF YES: What would be the useful (internet) links that helped you to give you strength, and those to recommend to relatives of K fighters?

I never went on forums, I found it too anxiety-provoking…..on the other hand I wanted to know and understand my treatment, the proposed protocols, the ongoing trials and the latest discoveries.

So for me the best sites are English-speaking:

What were your beauty/well-being tips during the treatments to help you?

I saw an acupuncturist, a naturopath, at the start of treatment a psychologist specializing in oncology, of course daily sophrology sessions...and I set myself the goal of going for a jog 24 hours after my last day of radiotherapy (6 weeks of radiotherapy)….that day I got up at 7:30 a.m. to be alone in the Jardin du Luxembourg, I managed with very, very difficulty to run 3km…which is a ridiculous distance if you are in good shape…then I lay down on the grass with Bach's “Goldberg Variations” in my headphones…and there I felt alive for the first time in months with a feeling of regaining control over my body….

Were you able to talk freely about it to your loved ones? Did you feel supported / supported / understood

My family was present without being intrusive, which suited me perfectly, there was a certain modesty on their part when it came to questions about the treatments and their side effects. So I spoke freely about what I was going through and I knew I could count on them.

What advice would you give to other loved ones to support a K fighter?

Be present during treatments, sometimes small gestures just to make everyday life lighter (running errands, preparing meals, taking care of children) can make all the difference, but also and especially after treatments because it is a difficult period and loved ones tend to see the illness behind even though it is still psychologically present...Suggest a short weekend or a trip if your health permits...

What has this ordeal changed in your life (your vision of the world, of those around you, any disappointments? Any great discoveries despite everything?)

The illness changes us, there is a Before and an After, I think I have become a more altruistic person, I have gained a density that I did not have and undoubtedly discovered a strength that I did not know I had…. It intensified my feeling and my need for freedom….Despite the difficult ordeal of the illness, I prefer the woman I have become today…

After such an experience / life test we understand that you wanted to give meaning and create your project, can you tell us more about your method.

I wanted patients to have easy access to sophrology sessions which can really bring relaxation and significant letting go during illness...

Where do you offer your services?

In an audio session on the USB key to discover in Charlotte's essential kits, here , and in my office in an individual session in Paris.

What are your ideas for the future?

Volunteer Sophrology or Hypnosis sessions in Oncology hospital centers.

Links to follow you:

www.hypnose-zen.com

on Instagram

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Thank you Laeticia from the bottom of my heart for giving us your valuable advice in the kits (on sale here ), Together Stronger!

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Charlotte