In June 2007, renowned Canadian psychoanalyst Guy Corneau was diagnosed with phase 4 terminal cancer. Two years later, to the surprise and joy of his physicians, not only was he thriving, but the cancer was gone. Corneau shares his extraordinary two-year journey: he underlines the importance of using traditional medicine in conjunction with new medical practices, including meditation, cell dialogue practice, and focusing on nature. Corneau does not offer a magic recipe: the struggle against any illness is a difficult one, the outcome often uncertain. However, he underscores that even at its worst stages, it is possible to go beyond the feeling of being reduced to an illness, to find psychological and spiritual meaning in this ambivalent condition, and to use it as a way to celebrate and reaffirm life.
Steering away from preaching and clichés, Corneau humbly conveys his own path, highlighting encounters with exceptional people who gave him advice and inspired him. This book will guide us-as patients, friends, or companions that we all are or one day will be-through the obstacles that lie ahead.