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Cancer: Thriving & Surviving

March 2nd, 2020 to April 6th, 2020
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario
1300 Bath Road Kingston, ON
Sarah at 613-549-6666 ext. 7987

This workshop has 15 remaining seat(s).

FREE workshop helps to actively achieve best health & wellness, and provides a greater sense of control over life with cancer.

This is a 6 week class, once a week on Monday afternoons from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

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 groups of 5 to 16 individuals 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. 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.

Subjects taught:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty
  • Appropriate exercise for regaining and maintaining flexibility, and endurance
  • Making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Setting priorities
  • Relationships
  • And more
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