A growing number of cancer doctors are opening up to the fact that nutrition, emotions, the mind and spirit are integral to your health.
Trouble is, when you go to them for guidance, they really don’t have the training or experience to help people pursue recovery beyond labs, scans and physical exams. This is where I can help.
There are no guarantees I can provide about your cancer coming back (and if someone does give you a guarantee, run!) if we work together.
I can tell you that mostly everything is evidence-based, meaning it has research behind it. That gives an assurance beyond just me that these recommendations have worked for many others.
Working with Dr. V, you’ll learn how to:
I found that Dr. Vongtama had gone through this process himself, and at times I also felt he was vulnerable. That helped me connect with him. Dr. Vongtama listens a lot.
He allows the other person to talk. I felt his sympathy and empathy.
I think my life would have stayed the same if I had not worked with Dr. Vongtama and I’m really grateful.
With Dr. Vongtama’s support and mentorship, I’ve changed a lot. I’ve become much stronger than before.
I think I was a bit lost before I started working with Dr. Vongtama, and he gave me the tools and confidence I needed. Roy helped me with my feelings, with processing and understanding why I was feeling the way I was and how I could move forward. I’ve started to reflect upon my life, what I want in life. Instead of being confused I am now clearer.
I did not expect this before working with Dr. Vongtama.
Dr. Vongtama has a holistic approach, that everything is connected. Over time I understood better how my body, mind and soul all function together. I started to practice this myself with meditation, clearing my mind, and the body inventory. I think my life would have been very different had I decided to not decided to work with Dr. Vongtama. I’m just very happy that I had a chance to work with him.
What friends to listen to? What websites to believe? What books to read? It can be overwhelming.
This isn’t easy work to do alone.
Being a Board Certified Oncologist, I know what you've already done.
Just as importantly, I know what can help you right now.
I have done, and continue to do, research on what to do AFTER treatment, especially how the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual connect - and I have done this same work on myself.
If you’re looking for a coach to give you just a diet and exercise plan, then I’m probably not the best fit for you. But if you’re looking to really dive into the “Why” and “How come” of your health, well then I might be a great fit for you.
It's also expert listening.
After having hundreds of in-depth conversations with patients who might die from their diagnosis, I know how important it is to have a positive outlook while at the same time meeting people where they are.
Lasting changes happen by encouraging small but real choices day by day.
If you already know you have emotional trauma to tackle then it’s a good idea to go to therapy. My experience with therapists is that they can help you see things about yourself and give you a safe space to express yourself.
But they aren’t there to give you a plan.
I am really excited about helping you create an integrated and achievable plan, one that includes their Western treatment, and also whatever emotional, mental, spiritual and physical approaches you need to optimize your health.
And you might find that you are happier as well.
I only have time to work with a limited number of people.
If you feel like we might be a good fit, I would love to hear from you.
I take on coaching clients with a tailored approach of video calls, emails and introspections for a minimum of 3 months. And I generally only accept clients who’ve already read my book Healing Before You’re Cured.
The advantage of individual coaching is that it is highly tailored and private. It does cost more but can be done on a schedule suited to you.
The advantage of group coaching is there is support amongst other people and you have an opportunity to learn from other peoples' experiences. Also it is more cost effective.
We are building a list, if you are interested let us know.