My passion is changing the world for a client going through the cancer journey.
Becky Kuehn,NCEA Certified, Licensed Master Esthetician and Cosmetologist,Hope Coach &Holistic Cancer Educator
I started this journey in 1978 when I was diagnosed with cancer. I will never forget the day I received the call from my doctor – the sense of fear was overwhelming, as I was faced with uncertainty about my future.
I noticed the way the Nurses and staff cared for me, and saw the impact it had on my husband and family as they traveled the journey with me.
A cancer diagnosis changes a person forever – forming me into the person I am today. I found solace in God and my favorite scripture, Philippians 4:13 (I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me) in order to get through this part of my life’s journey.
I love to share with each class the life lessons I learned throughout my personal cancer experience and the things I’ve learned from the many clients whose lives have touched mine. We have the opportunity to use the talents and gifts that we as Spa professionals have, to care for those that are facing cancer.
I have been working with clients now since 2009 - while working both with and directing two local hospital programs and helping grads get into cancer centers or hospitals in their area. I am so happy to share that we now have almost 46 different locations in the US with oncology-trained Estheticians that are offering skincare and wig services to cancer patients.
I am so passionate about patient care and all the wonderful things that we as oncology-trained estheticians can do to help and assist in the healing process. I will continue to learn and add more to the training as the industry moves and changes, you will have all the up-to-date and current information. That way you can also become a valued and beneficial part of the circle of care. I hope you join us in changing the world for a client going through the cancer journey.
A Pebble in the Water
Inspiration by Becky Kuehn
We live in such a chaotic world where we are all so busy, work too much and can barely keep track of our own needs (much less anyone else’s). I began to feel that, if we could all add a little LOVE back into our world, we could make a change in our lives and the lives of those around us.
Feeling like a “little pebble” in a “big pond,” I wondered what adding some LOVE into everything I did would do for others. It started with little things like smiling at everyone, opening doors for others, talking to strangers and waving to people on the street. Then I adopted a new motto and added it to the end of my email signature:
“Change your world; Change the world.”
It was interesting to see how others responded; some thought that it was nice, some asked how to institute change, and some sat back and just observed.
As the year progressed, I started to notice the people and the world around me was being impacted. In an industry where “vanity rules” and perfection is the goal - and only what is on the outside matters (or at least that is how it is sometimes perceived) - I started to see changes. Small at first; but, now a year later, the impact of the “pebble in the water” is visible.
People in our Oncology Spa Solutions® community have caught the “caring” mode. I hear students tell me they have a new excitement about their “old” career. I know that it is the reason spa and medical professionals choose their careers in the first place - they care about helping people. Somehow we got lost, but we are finding the way back to our place in the world, one pebble at a time.