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Connect and Network – Learn and Share – Percolate Thoughts

People impacted by cancer do better and feel better with psychosocial support. As a professional in the field, you want the best outcome for those in your care. Research shows an increased survival rate and better quality of life for people impacted by cancer who receive psychosocial support. Join us to exchange thoughts, connect with other professionals and learn about psychosocial topics from the experts at Wellness House.

SECOND FRIDAYS AT WELLNESS HOUSE
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This series is provided at no cost.

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Check-in and Networking

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Presentation

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Q & A and Networking

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WINTER SERIES: ONCOLOGY BASICS
January 10 – 5 Factors of Health
February 14 – Practical Needs for Cancer Patients
March 13 – Interacting with those Diagnosed and Caregivers

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SPRING SERIES: DEATH, LIFE AND LOSS
April 10 – Death Café*
May 8 – Life Café*
June 12 – Loss of a Partner

*Death and Life Cafés are not lectures, but facilitated events that will require active involvement. Please see below information for further details.

Death Café
Death, nature’s bookend to birth, is one of the two experiences that every person and thing that has ever lived has been guaranteed to share in. Yet, despite the powerful thoughts and feelings the topic can stir–certainly common during a cancer experience–our culture does a poor job at nourishing open conversation about it. The practice of gathering in a “Death Café” was begun decades ago to provide a place for people to openly and respectfully exchange wonderings, worries, beliefs and support around the topic of dying and death.

Life Café
Your patients are bigger, stronger and deeper than cancer, and indeed any challenging life circumstances that come their way. While they are entitled to all their feelings about what life sends them, it is useful and pleasurable to invest in ideas and practices that can help them reconnect to their whole selves and feel good again. This workshop is an opportunity to actively exchange ideas about the work you have done, or want to do, to reliably help your patients feel good in the midst of a cancer experience.

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SUMMER SERIES: POST-TREATMENT
July 10 – Introduction to Survivorship
August 14 – Social & Emotional Aspects
September 11 – Exercise, Sleep + Nutrition

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FALL SERIES: MIND/BODY CONNECTION
October 9 – Yoga, The Mighty Om
November 13 – Wellness Through Deep Hypnosis
December 11 – Mindful Journaling

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For more information, contact Kelli Mitchell at kmitchell@wellnesshouse.org or 630.654.5197.