This workshop has 10 remaining seat(s).
This is a 6 week online class, once a week on Monday afternoons from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Plus a 15-30 minute Zoom Meeting orientation session on Friday, October 16 at 2:00 pm (session is obligatory if you are not familiar with Zoom, and highly recommended even if you are).
Please note that there is no class on Monday, November 16.
This workshop will be offered via Zoom Meeting. You will need to download the software, but it is free and you do not need an account. You must also be comfortable sharing your video. If you are not comfortable with doing so, please sign up for one of our sessions of At-Home Kits with Support Calls for Living Well with Chronic Disease instead (if none are listed, please feel free to contact us to be placed on a notification list for future ones - firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshop helps individuals gain skills, resources and confidence to better manage their health and daily life. This FREE, six-week workshop helps people to actively achieve their best health and wellness, as well as provides them with a greater sense of control over life with cancer.
This workshop is for adults who live with cancer, are survivors, and/or their family, friends or caregivers. Participants meet in a virtual group of 5 to 15 individuals via Zoom Meeting for 2.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks, and will also receive a free copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and the audio CD Relaxation for Mind and Body (These will be shipped directly to you in advance, or electronic versions may also be emailed to you.). The workshops are led by two trained leaders who are usually volunteers who have lived with or been otherwise affected by cancer themselves.
Participants report improvement in their lifestyle and general health, as well as improved symptom management and better communication with their doctors. They also spend less time in the hospital compared to those who have not taken the workshop.
This workshop is an evidence-based self-management program originally developed at Stanford University and currently supported by the Self-Management Resource Center.