Meditation has become a daily ritual for cancer sufferer Chris Davey who says his life is “definitely better” since he started the activity.
A six-week meditation program will soon start up again in Rockingham as part of the Cancer Council’s Life Now program for people living with cancer, their carers and family members.
Mandurah residents Chris and Marie Davey have travelled to Rockingham for the meditation programs since March 2010 and now take 40 minutes out of each day to meditate. Mr Davey was diagnosed with prostate cancer four-and-a-half years ago and it had since spread to his bones.
“They can keep me going, but they can’t cure me,” he said.
Mr Davey said meditating helped him to relax. “It is a set-up for me that I can relate to and I look forward to doing it,” he said. “You can teach yourself to relax – life is definitely easier if you meditate. It is now part of the daily ritual.”
Mrs Davey said the two followed the Cancer Council meditation CD when sessions were not running.
“We have been doing it (meditating) regularly for quite some time now and I think it has kept me healthy,” she said. “Anything that can keep you calm, keep you still and keep you quiet for a while is good.”
The next six-week program starts on February 15 from 11am to noon at Hillman Hall on Unnaro Street.