THE WALK OF LIFE - A Would You Believe? Special Tonight at 10.15 RTE 1 featuring Paul D'Alton who spoke at our recent patient day

In this Would You Believe? Special a group of cancer sufferers and survivors walks the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, the famous pilgrim route across Northern Spain, trying to heal the emotional and mental scars that this life threatening illness has inflicted on them. But this is no ordinary Camino.

The group is led by clinical psychologist, Dr Paul D'Alton, Head of the Psycho-Oncology Department at St Vincent's University Hospital. He is agnostic about religion, but firmly convinced that mindfulness aids emotional and physical healing. Quite simply, he has evidence that it can enable people to lead healthier, happier and longer lives. 

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  • I would hope to watch it, it should be interesting, doing a course on Mindfulness at the moment and it is very interesting.

  • Loved the programme . So honest and open . Every emotion that we all feel was out there on that walk. Great friendships an support an all facilitated so v well by Paul Dalton . Worth watching on player girls .

  • Yes I agree with you, so much emotion out there on the Camino and everyone going for their own reasons. It was great to see all being happy and proud of their achievement at the end. Paul did a great job, I missed seeing him at the Ovacare Day but he comes across as being human.

  • Just looked at the programme on the player , thoroughly enjoyed it. What strong women.

  • A fantastic programme,with realistic emotion and discussions.They are such strong women and I guess cancer does make us stronger.The mindfulness was a great aspect to the journey.I wouldn't be able to walk at the pace and duration due to being totally wrecked from treatment but,who knows what the future could hold,maybe we could do a slow walk in ireland somewhere!

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