Cancer Support Community
 
 
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Programs & Services

Mind & Body

Gentle Movement

 

Research suggests that many cancer patients benefit from exercise because it reduces stress, rebuilds strength post-treatment and reduces treatment-related fatigue and nausea. Training in gentle, appropriate movement techniques like Yoga and Tai Chi are conducted by qualified instructors and are tailored to meet the needs of individuals at all levels of ability.

  • Yoga
    Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:45 am
    Instructor: Camille Llewellyn, RYT, Kripalu and Phoenix Rising Yoga
    Practice mild stretching and deep breathing to accompany the many poses. No experience necessary.

    Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Instructor: Deborah Ketter, ERYT 500, Certified Level 1 iRest®
    Our minds in a constant state of flux, through overwhelming busy schedules and negative thoughts that prevent us from feeling fully alive and vibrantly healthy.  iRest® is a form of yoga therapy (deep relaxation) where a guide takes you on a journey to the center of the self where you feel peaceful and totally at ease. The practice of iRest® brings many physical and mental benefits through a meditative discipline of self-inquiry to achieve equanimity, stability and love.

  • T'ai Chi
    Thursday, 10:45 - 11:45 am
    Instructor: Ann Morris, BA, MLS
    T'ai Chi is a whole-body exercise system and can be a means of personal transformation. Gentle postures are used to help reduce stress and fatigue, develop mental relaxation and physical stamina, and regain hope and a sense of active participation in an individual's own quest for wellness. No experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing.

  • Kempo Karate for Adults
    Thursday, 9:30 - 10:30 am
    Instructor: David Nemeroff
    Try this fun way to get your mind and body into shape! In this style of martial arts, you will learn basic selfdefense moves, katas, QiGong meditative breathing techniques, and exercises to improve overall health and wellness, giving you a complete but easy to do workout.

  • Danse Orientale with Tahya
    1st Wednesday of month, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
    Instructor: Tahya
    Participate in mudra & movement designed to kindle your creative spirit for relaxation & healing. Explore a myriad of gestures steeped in women's history for healing, joy and vitality, reconnecting with our deeper selves (and each other), increasing individual creativity and reviving one's health & well being. No prior experience needed to participate.

Creative Expression

  • Creative Expression
    2nd and 4th Tuesday of month, 11:00 - 12:30 pm
    Facilitator: Jett Ulaner Sarachek, MA, ATR-BC, LPC.
    The American Art Therapy Association states that, ultimately, the art therapy process should help participants move from isolation to connection, from powerlessness to personal empowerment, and from denial to hope. We will use different media… such as collage, colored pencils, craypas, and paint to create artwork that will support healing, mindfulness and wellness.
  • Jewelry Making
    1st and 3rd Monday of month, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    Please join in the companionship, creativity and stress relief while creating something wonderful. Supplies will be provided.

  • Journaling
    see calendar for specific dates
    Facilitated by Jen Sinclair, M.Ed, NCC, LPC.
    The writing workshop is now open to cancer survivors and caregivers. Journaling can be a helpful, unique method to reduce stress and express thoughts and feelings. During this bi-weekly workshop group members will learn creative writing techniques to further promote their well being while engaging their imagination. Bring a packed lunch for an afternoon of writing and sharing. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please visit our calendar page for dates and times of all programs.