Emotional Care: Moving Towards Hopefulness

Individuals and their loved ones typically experience an avalanche of emotions when illness strikes, and living with it may mean adjusting to a new sense of self. In this program, professional multi-faith chaplains, family members, and a patient explore how to achieve normalcy—a feeling of standing on solid ground. They help guide viewers to find things that provide joy, meaning and gratefulness; to connect or re-connect to ourselves, others, a higher power or religion; to engage in spiritual exercises like breathing and creative expression; and to voice or not voice their experiences. “Strength is just something you have to find within yourself…” (Mary Beth Greenberg, Family Caregiver)