Cancer EQ & IQ - Toolkit for Emotions and Communication

A powerful series to assist you in dealing with the emotions related to a cancer diagnosis and effective communication.
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (15 ratings)
1,322 students
1hr 3min of on-demand video
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Identify the emotions experienced by someone diagnosed with cancer.
Have a better understanding of why humans experience emotion and how to effectively channel the emotions as they are experienced during a diagnosis of cancer.
Understand the common fears experienced by someone diagnosed with cancer.
Understand the importance of communication in creating a successful support structure to cope with a cancer journey
Understand the individual elements of “good” communication
Have skills to negotiate conflict if it arises
Know what choices patients have with regards their illness


  • This course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding to anyone who is wanting to know more about the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and the importance of communication.


If you have been diagnosed with cancer, if you are supporting someone with cancer or you are a professional wanting to understand what a patient experiences when they are diagnosed with cancer; then this is the course for you.

I will not only share my personal journey through ovarian cancer, but will share skills and tools that can make the journey a little easier. We will explore the emotional roller coaster of a diagnosis of cancer and also look at communication skills that are vital in creating the support structure to tackle this tough experience.

What will you get from this course?

  • We have 13 lectures and over 2 hours of video content
  • We have supporting exercises to help you hone your new skills

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone touched by cancer, whether as: A patient, a caregiver, a friend, a colleague or a professional such as a doctor, nurse, psychologist, counsellor.


Speaker, Trainer, Presenter, Coach
Bev du Toit
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 29 Reviews
  • 2,275 Students
  • 2 Courses

Bev's warm and engaging manner combined with an intense belief in facing challenges head-on has assisted her in overcoming her own adversity to help people across all cultures take control of their lives. Prior to Bev's diagnosis with ovarian cancer in 1996, she had been studying and training in wellness, incorporating reflexology, massage, counseling and nutrition. She put into practice her training in order to motivate her own healing process and after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy she went into remission in 1997.

Bev's key-note talks and workshops on resilience and sustainable positive attitudes, offers practical tools that can create positive change in people.

As an industrial theater producer, workshop facilitator and international speaker she has connected with audiences of all age groups. Bev's industrial theater productions have played to thousands of South African children, giving the country's youth valuable tools with which to overcome fears and face their future.

Bev co-developed the Cancer Coping Kit, in conjunction with The Cancer Association of South Africa, which assists newly diagnosed patients and their families in coping with their illness.

She is based in Johannesburg and travels locally and internationally offering MC services, key-note talks and workshops.

Bev has made numerous television and radio appearances, and corporate visits, and has been interviewed extensively in the print media.

She shares her life with Leo, who keeps her sane and her dogs, Kai and Shadow, who lavish her with love and keep her fit.

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