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TPM #12: Dealing with setbacks with Amelia Harvey

October 18, 2017



For many of us, a breast cancer diagnosis is full of setbacks. Anything from unexpected side-effects, surgery issues, or illness. And they take their toll - physically, mentally and emotionally. There's always going to be something, so the best thing we can do when these things occur, is be a little bit prepared!


In this podcast episode Amelia Harvey shares with us a number of strategies to help us get through these setbacks. Learning these is a must for all women with a breast cancer diagnosis.  



Amelia Harvey is a life coach, speaker, writer, and meditation teacher. It is her mission to guide women on the journey from inner critic to inner peace and to bridge the gap between knowing what would make you feel great, and actually doing it!

As a life coach Amelia combines her Honours degree in psychology and wellness coaching qualification with intuitive and energetic healing techniques.

Amelia will be joining us regularly on The Pink Movement podcast to share her practical, emotional, and spiritual tools to empower you to live your healthiest, happiest life.




  • WHAT a setback is

  • STRATEGIES to deal with setbacks 

  • HOW exercising immediately before and after treatment can assist the chemotherapy drugs in doing their work.

  • RESEARCH behind exercising immediately before and after treatment

  • WHY you should get moving




What is a setback?

  • The thing to remember is a setback is just that…..a setback. I like to think of them like speedbumps…..they don’t stop you, they just slow you down a bit. And I think you need that little bit more effort to get over them than a smooth flat road.

  • Setbacks are a natural part of life.


Strategies to deal with setbacks

  • Be gentle with and kind to yourself – try not to play the blame game, don’t get hung up on the feelings of frustration or anger, recognise that some setbacks are out of your control.

  • Work with the feelings that have presented themselves – don’t exacerbate them or suppress them, acknowledge the feelings and emotions, try to identify the physical feeling associated with it, and let it go.If you want to learn more you can purchase Amelia’s meditation that talks you through this process.

  • Ask for support – medical, emotional (see a counsellor, coach, psychologist, kinesiologist etc), lean on others around you when you can and ask for help (get some help cooking, cleaning, child care etc)

  • Make a plan – with a medical team or support system, be proactive, map out how to overcome the setback.

  • Mindfulness and self-care – find your stillness practice, when you look after your well-being everything else will be easier to tackle.

“A setback is just a speedbump...it doesn't stop you, it just slows you down”




Meditate with Amelia: http://www.ameliaharvey.com.au/shop/meditate-with-amelia



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