How I Help You

  • I accompany you and your loved ones through your journey
  • I help you and your loved ones release the turmoil of emotions and stress in an environment free of judgement and fear
  • I provide expert resources and help you understand cancer-related issues
  • I show you what to do in times of distress
  • I show you how to take control of your well being


I was born and raised in Germany as one of three children. My family lived a good and healthy life — eating fresh fruits and vegetables from our garden and spending time outside in the fields and forest. When I was 17, my easy-going life grinded to a halt when my best friend discovered that a lump on her arm was cancer. I was devastated. I felt confused, desolate, and helpless, because I didn’t know what to do or how to help her. In the many hours I spent in the hospital I saw a lot of fear and hopelessness. That’s when I knew I wanted to formally research the disease.

In university, I studied biology and trained as a cell and molecular biologist. My dream came true when I was accepted into a Ph.D. program where I would study better treatment options for leukaemia patients. Only a few months in, tragedy struck my own life. A horrific highway accident left me unconscious and doctors told my family I might not survive. Even if I did, they said, my life would be forever changed and I would most likely not be able to return to university. It was a devastating blow, but my family never lost hope.

After spending three months in a rehabilitation center, I eventually learned to walk and write again, and nine months later, I resumed my studies, even though my cognitive dysfunction persisted in all aspects of my life. I was overcome by fear. Every day I pushed my body and trained my brain to work faster, but I was exhausted. I suffered severe anxiety, depression, and muscle spasms. I was in so much physical and emotional pain. My neurologist said nothing could be done except prescribe pills for the depression. I became hopeless and desperate.

Supported by my family, friends, and therapists, they asked me to try alternative healing practices, like craniosacral therapy, energy healing, and Tai Chi. That’s when a whole new world opened up. I learned to surrender and accept myself as I was and stopped working so hard to get better. As a result of the treatments, my cognitive processing improved enough so that I could resume my studies and take driving lessons again. A new sense of freedom, confidence, and empowerment came over me. My physical symptoms declined further and my mental capabilities were constantly improving. I welcomed possibilities back into my life and in less than five years, I finished my Ph.D. with honours.

In 2010, I came to Canada to do my post doctoral studies on adult brain tumours. At the same time, I began researching the science of emotions and its connection to trauma and disease. I learned about cancer patients who went into remission and even full recovery by taking care of their body, mind, soul, and spirit. That’s when something shifted in me and I began to understand cancer being a symptom of stress, shock, and trauma. I realized that drug treatment, even though often needed, is not a final solution. My own healing journey involved Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and I experienced how well it worked to heal from trauma so that I could get better.

In the midst of my studies, tragedy struck again. My cousin lost her first baby just days before her due date and the following day she was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer.  A short time later she died. It was shocking and sad. At the time, I had just heard an interview with Anita Moorjani, a cancer survivor with a miraculous remission. Her message was pivotal to me: “Bring awareness to wellbeing and health instead of the cancer”. Three months after the disease took my cousin, I resigned from The Cancer Institute and started working as an EFT practitioner. One day, I was invited to Gilda’s Club, a cancer support centre for women, and I experienced the profound effect EFT had on participants.

Today, as a certified Cancer Coach, I share my experience and the knowledge and tools I’ve learned on my road to recovery.  My purpose is to help clients through their cancer journey by helping them release the turmoil of negative emotions and beliefs in a safe space of trust and compassion.

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Mona Meyer Ph.D
Toronto, ON

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