Speaking Topics Christine K. Clifford, CSP
Her successful battle with cancer and her amazing recovery taught her and the medical field that laughter is a powerful force in healing chronic illness. Christine has been presenting to hosptials, National Cancer Survivor's Day events, National Breast Cancer Awareness Programs, healthcare events, volunteer groups and the general community for 18+ years . Many of Christine's programs are authorized for Continuing Education Credits. She is happy to share her story with you and your organization. For information on Christine's programs, please call (952)944-0639. Don't forget to laugh! TM
Now, she shares her messages with other survivors:
Health and Humor
- LAUGHTER: PRESCRIPTION FOR A CURE
Christine Clifford's immediate family has dealt with heart disease, diabetes, dialysis and kidney transplant, hepatitis, chronic depression and drug abuse. Let her customize her presentation for your group's area of focus. Her stories are powerful successes of survival in the face of adversity.
- LAUGHTER: IT'S GOOD MEDICINE!
When someone gets a diagnosis of a chronic disease, people around them usually respond with heartfelt good wishes and more than a little dread. They're not likely to throw their heads back and laugh. As a first-hand cancer survivor, Christine can assure you there is nothing remotely funny about finding out you have cancer. But from her personal struggle, Christine knows laughter can be one of the most important aspects of recovery for patients, loved ones and friends. Let her show you how to adopt an attitude of laughter.
- LAUGHTER: A NEW TWIST TO THE OLD ILLNESS OF CANCER
If you are looking for a motivational presentation that will teach your audience a new way to look at cancer, this is it! A six minute NBC special on Christine, combined with humor, slides and audience participation will help everyone forget the depressing side of dealing with cancer. Come laugh for an hour - it can't hurt!
- FROM ROAD WARRIOR TO GLORIOUS SURVIVOR
From Road Warrior to Glorious Survivor: Celebration of a Life with Cancer. A USA Today "Road Warrior" before her diagnosis of cancer, hear Christine's story of her struggle to the top of her industry only to face the shocking reality of life with a terminal disease. 'Cancer gave me back my life,' explains Chistine as she speaks about her decisions to reprioritize her life and start her own business, The Cancer Club.
- ONE MOVE AT A TIME
One Move at a Time: Exercise for Women Recovering from Breast Cancer Surgery. An avid golfer, weight lifter and exercise authority, Christine will demonstrate gentle and easy exercises to women recovering from breast cancer surgery. Hear her encourage women to get back into the swing of life, and she'll do it all: One Move At A Time!
- OUR FAMILY HAS CANCER, TOO!
Children can often feel neglected and alone when a loved one is going through cancer treatment. Christine addresses groups of children to answer questions and help them understand a world of doctors, hospitals, and chronic illness. Her slide show for children will explain cancer in a way that is not so frightening and perhaps even a little bit humorous. And children will see they are not alone: Our Family Has Cancer, Too! Based on Christine's best selling book.
- AM I OUT OF SICK DAYS YET?
Illness, especially chronic disease, wrecks havoc on employers and the people left back in the office trying to 'fill the gaps'. Christine helps corporations and their employees learn to deal with changes in the office, ways to offer support, and methods to deal with the challenges that occur when a valued employee becomes ill. No down time here!
- SELF ESTEEM FOR THE CANCER SURVIVOR'S SOUL
Cancer, and its subsequent treatments, can leave individuals concerned with their self perception and role in society. Learn to improve your quality of life with a program that provides experiences to enhance your personal development. Who you are makes a difference.
- CANCER HAS ITS PRIVILEGES
It is not often we look upon a cancer experience as a 'gift'. Yet, eighteen year cancer survivor Christine Clifford, CSP believes 'cancer has its privileges'. Join Christine for her lecture on how to find the bright side of an often dehumanizing disease. Christine will demonstrate through the healing power of laughter and shared experience the privilege of family, friendship, love, and laughter. Don't forget to laugh! TM
- BLESSINGS OF MISFORTUNE: LEARN TO SPIN STRAW INTO GOLD
Learn the keys to overcoming adversity and learn to spin straw into gold.
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