The program was piloted with 39 critically ill cancer patients. Pretherapy and posttherapy scores were obtained with the Distress Thermometer, a well-validated 10-point Likert scale for measuring cancer distress. The mean distress score before the intervention was 4.6. After intervention it dropped to a mean±SD of 2.5±1.5, representing a 46% improvement. This was statistically significant (95% confidence interval of 1.6—2.9, p=.001). A qualitative thematic analysis encompassed the following topics: faith, hope, family, meaning in life, creativity, hopelessness, abandonment, and fear of death.