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Prostate Cancer Humor - Laughter through Tears

Posted Nov 11 2010 12:00am

Too often we see a disease like prostate cancer as an obstacle to be feared, rather than a challenge to meet. Humor can help us meet the changes, challenges and unexpected hazards of life. For most of us, a playful spirit and a hardy laugh can help us speak wise truths and bear the seemingly unbearable.

In this teleseminar we will explore prostate cancer through the lens of humor and laughter.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time
(8:00 p.m. Central, 7:00 p.m. Mountain, 6:00 p.m. Pacific time)

Don't worry if you aren't available during the call - you will receive a link to the recorded version of the session afterward, along with links to previous support calls.

To receive the call-in instructions for this free session, just enter your name and email address below. If there's a question that you would like to have answered on the call, please enter it in the space below.

This 45-minute free presentation by prostate cancer survivor and healthcare educator Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, will cover:

• Laughter - The best medicine, or not?

• When laughter and cancer don’t mix

• How to humor you tumor

• Ways to cheer up even after a poor diagnosis or prognosis

• Eliminating heartache and depression through humor

• Using laughter to face surgery

• Humor to rise above self-pity

• The capacity of humor to alter your perspective

• Laughing when you don’t feel like it

• The razor-thin difference between laughing and crying

To receive the call-in instructions for this free session, just enter your name and email address below. If there's a question that you would like to have answered on the call, please enter it in the space below.

Here's what some past participants have to say about these prostate cancer support sessions:

"I have listened to your last two talks and have gained a lot out of them. I practiced this week some of your suggestions about obtaining intimacy with my wife and I must say I felt a lot better about myself. I only wish I had found your website and teleseminars before making my treatment decision to go with external beam radiation. You manage to keep the facts about prostate cancer and side effects of treatments very simple, direct and informative. Thank you so much for all the work you do in helping men understand prostate cancer and their treatment options." –B.A. (Houston)

"Before my operation I read Rabbi Ed's book in addition to several others, but it's only after the operation that you realize what you have lost. I would very much like to thank dear Rabbi Ed for his great help to men who are living this most unwanted experience."
–N.A. (Turkey)

"I've listened to the recording of both sessions, and have them on my iPod for future use. Keep up the good work! After using Casodex, my partner had a course of brachytherapy a year ago. He’s more concerned about the after–effects than I am. I’m just glad he’s still around." –A.C. (UK)

"I enjoyed the session. Good questions and well answered." – from post-teleseminar survey

When you register for this session, you will also receive notice of this upcoming support session in October:

If you have any questions about this session, email Rabbi Ed using the link just below his photo in the right column.

Do you know someone else who could benefit from this session? Please share this page with other prostate cancer patients and survivors as well as their wives or partners.

About the Speaker

Ed Weinsberg 72 101608 Rabbi Ed Weinsberg is a prostate cancer survivor and patient healthcare and sex educator with a doctorate in gerontology. He is the author of Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life , and is a member of AASECT, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. For more tips about coping with prostate cancer and its treatment side effects, subscribe to his Conquer Prostate Cancer blog and follow @ProstateCancer1 on Twitter.

 

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