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Professional Perk

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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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Sign up now for the 2020 series and join us for our NEW program series:

Refill Your Cup! Self-Care and Support for Professionals
4th Wednesdays*
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
*For November and December, we will have a single session on December 16 with a focus on increased stress around the holidays.

Designed to support healthcare professionals who provide direct service to oncology patients in Illinois, this monthly group provides the opportunity to both give and receive support from others who understand the rewards and challenges of working with the oncology population. Evidence-based stress management techniques will be discussed, and each group will conclude with a guided meditation. This program is virtual. Register below to receive the link approximately one hour before the program begins.

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PROFESSIONAL PERK TOPICS

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

Yoga, The Mighty Om
Yoga is an effective, low-cost cancer management tool that has been shown to improve mortality rates, support individual health and well-being, and reduce health care costs and lost productivity due to cancer. Studies suggest yoga can not only help survivors manage symptoms and side effects, but also help them lead longer, healthier lives. Join us as we explore yoga as a complex, holistic system.
Facilitated by Michelle Garcia, LMT, RMT, CYT, y4c Trained Teacher.

Wellness through Deep Hypnosis
Rooted in the desire to make everyone aware of their healing potential, facilitator Dr. Scot Giles, D.Min., Diplomate, National Guild of Hypnotists, Heartmath® Certified Coach, built his hypnotism for cancer care program on the findings of Dr. Bernie Siegel, M.D., whose best-selling books on Mind/Body Medicine are well known. Dr. Giles has studied with Dr. Siegel and trained with his Exceptional Cancer Patients organization.

Mindful Journaling
Our minds are messy! Mindful journaling is the act of expressively examining what is in your head and in your heart. It is meditative writing. It is asking yourself about yourself and then letting it go…out of your head and onto the paper, so that you are freed from your thoughts and empowered to move past them. Join us as we explore how this powerful tool can aid cancer survivors in reducing anxiety and increasing present moment awareness.
Facilitated by Tasha Chasson, MSW, LSW, Wellness House Oncology Support Counselor.

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