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Brenda Stockdale is the director of behavioral medicine at at Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia (a Vantage Oncology affiliate) and a national pioneer in the practical application of psychoneuroimmunology. Her programs are endorsed by leading specialists and have been implemented in hospitals, cancer centers and primary care settings around the country, and she has lectured nationally over the last fifteen years for a variety of medical, corporate and special interest groups.
In addition to her private practice, Stockdale developed a health psychology program for primary care settings specializing in preventive medicine, autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease and stress-related conditions. She has authored scholarly articles and book chapters for academic texts and is the co-author of an integrative medicine newsletter.
As the national program director for the cancer support organization ECaP—founded by best-selling author and surgeon Bernie Siegel, M.D.—she designed ECaP’s first hospital-based psychooncology program and co-created national retreats for people with life-challenging illness.
Her undergraduate and graduate degrees in behavioral science and health psychology are from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She completed a clinical training program in mind/body medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is a Registered Expressive Arts Consultant and Educator (Professional Standards Committee), Certified Wellness Practitioner, and a recipient of a Hambidge Fellowship.
For more info visit her website at www.brendastockdale.com.
It is often said that cancer is the most feared word in 7 different languages. Today, millions of Americans are living with cancer and even more friends and family members are a part of the struggle through the diagnosis and treatment. Cancer coaching has emerged as one of the weapons to help patients as they go through this challenge. Dr. Sara Jenkins who trained in radiation oncology, psychooncology, and is a certified cancer coach is our guest and will share information on the benefits of cancer coaching.