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Wellness House Webinars and Video Series

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Wellness House now offers webinars and videos that you can watch from the comforts of your own home! To view, select the session and login to your MindBody account at the bottom of this page. If you don’t have a MindBody account, register here. After you login, you’ll be redirected to the video page.

Information & Education

No Cure for Being Human

An evening with special guest speaker Kate Bowler. In the wake of a sudden stage IV colon cancer diagnosis at the age of 35, Kate Bowler was left asking the question, how do you move forward with a life you didn’t choose?  Searching for peace with her limitations in a culture that says anything is possible, Kate re-examines the way she was living with unflinching honesty and lightheartedness in her newest book, No Cure for Being Human. Learn how she finds hope, courage, and truth – and be inspired to discover a new perspective on the human experience.  Recorded on 4/14/22
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Information & Education

What I Learned from Talking to People of Color About Cancer

A fireside chat with special guest speaker Jodi-Ann Burey. Jodi-Ann works at the intersections of race, culture, and health equity on a mission to disrupt “business as usual” to achieve social change. She is the creator and host of Black Cancer, a podcast about the nuances of the lives of people of color told through their cancer journeys. Jodi-Ann holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan. She prides herself on being a cool auntie, a twist-out queen, health advocate, adventurer and reluctant dog owner. Originally aired 2/24/22
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Support Groups and Counseling

Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy

An evening with Dr. William Breitbart, exploring what makes life meaningful.  The participants of this special event will become familiar with the common existential concerns confronting people with life-threatening disease and will become familiar with existentially oriented interventions that have been found to be effective in treating despair. In the realm of uncertainty, there is an opportunity to create and hope for the future.
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Information & Education

Anticancer Living

Introducing the concept of “Mix of Six”, Anticancer Living provides an informed case that building social and emotional support, managing stress, improving sleepexercise and diet, and minimizing exposure to environmental toxins work together to promote an optimal environment for health and well-being.
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Information & Education

Cancer and the Environment with Sandra Steingraber

Biologist, author and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and human health. Steingraber’s highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries and was adapted for the screen in 2010. Today, she continues her political advocacy and investigating the links between human health. Check out her inspiring talk on environmental toxins, your health, and what you can do to protect it!
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Nutrition

Gathering Around the Table with Bryant Terry

Our very special guest and presenter, Bryant Terry – James Beard Award-Winning chef, educator, and author of the newly published Vegetable Kingdom – gave a great presentation breaking down the fundamentals of delicious plant-based cooking and the importance of eating whole foods to live a healthful life.
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Nutrition

Gathering Around the Table with Recipes from Vegetable Kingdom

Our very special guest and presenter, Bryant Terry – James Beard Award-Winning chef, educator, and author of the newly published Vegetable Kingdom – gave a great presentation breaking down the fundamentals of delicious plant-based cooking and the importance of eating whole foods to live a healthful life.
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Colorectal Cancer

Hot Topics in Colorectal Cancer 2022

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Prostate Cancer

Hot Topics in Prostate Cancer 2021 – Treatment and Research Panel

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Lung Cancer

Hot Topics in Lung Cancer 2021 – Benefits of Exercise for Lung Cancer

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Lung Cancer

Hot Topics in Lung Cancer 2021 – Treatment and Research Panel

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Prostate Cancer

Hot Topics in Prostate Cancer 2021 – Treatment and Research Panel

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Prostate Cancer

Hot Topics in Prostate Cancer 2021 – Benefits of Exercise for Prostate Cancer

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Breast Cancer

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer 2021 – Treatment and Research Panel

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Breast Cancer

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer 2021 – Surgical Management of Lymphedema

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Breast Cancer

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer 2021 – Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment Updates

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Breast Cancer

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer 2021 – Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer 2021 – Advocating for Yourself as a Breast Cancer Patient

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Information & Education

Healing is Always Possible Even When a Cure is Not

No matter the struggles you are facing, healing is possible. Learn the four mantras of healing, how to incorporate them into your daily life and how they will add to your quality of living. Kelly will share about the importance of connecting with others, and how families can be together in a simplistic, yet profound way. Presented by Kelly Grosklags, National Speaker, Therapist and Author. Originally aired 2/10/22
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Information & Education

Advances in Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors

Learn about current research and advances in treatment options for neuroendocrine tumors. Presented by Xavier Keutgen, MD and Chih-Yi Liao, MD, of University of Chicago Medicine. Originally aired 2/8/22
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Information & Education

Preventing and Managing Lymphedema

Swelling of arms after breast cancer surgery is called lymphedema. While the complication is not life threatening, it can cause both emotional and physical distress. Hear a breast surgeon’s insights about why lymphedema develops, how it can be prevented by certain surgical techniques, ways to recognize it early and treatment of lymphedema. We will also discuss the role of exercise in prevention of lymphedema and the common myths regarding the condition. Originally presented 12/7/21 by Dr. Rabia Bhatti, MD, Breast Surgeon.
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Information & Education

Intro to Information & Education Programs

Learn more about our Information & Education programs from Brittany Brady, Oncology Education Coordinator at Wellness House.
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Information & Education

Compassionate Listening

To listen to what someone else is going through is an extraordinary gift to offer. By simply listening to the challenges of another, we can actually reduce the amount of time the person feels sad. For that individual, the mere act of expressing what is inside can be healing. Listening requires emotional strength, patience, openness and a real desire to understand. Offered in collaboration with Imerman Angels on 1/10/21.
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Information & Education

Creating and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits a person creates to identify for themselves what are safe and permissible ways for other people to behave around them. For both survivors as well as those providing support and caregiving to survivors, creating healthy boundaries is empowering. By recognizing the need to set and enforce limits, you protect your self-esteem, maintain self-respect and enjoy healthy relationships. Offered in collaboration with Imerman Angels on 11/16/21.
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Support Groups & Counseling

Intro to Support & Counseling Programs

Learn more about our Support & Counseling programs from Michael Williams, Psy.D, Senior Oncology Support Counselor at Wellness House.
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Stress Management

Caring Arts – Pastel Rainy Window

Join Caring Arts Foundation artist, Barbara Weigand, and get into the spirit of spring! Barbara will guide you through how to create a rainy window image using pastels.
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Stress Management

Mindful Breathing Meditation

Join Nevada Bennett, LPC, Oncology Support and Family Counselor, for a seven-minute mindful breathing meditation.
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Stress Management

Special Place Meditation

Learn to reduce stress with Jane Van De Velde, DNP, RN, in a 15-minute guided meditation with imagery called Special Place.
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Nutrition

Cancer Nutrition 101: Week 1

This four-week series with Angela Dennison, Oncology Dietitian, will begin a step-by-step journey to change the way you eat. Each week there will be a building block of information to establish habit changes while focusing on a plant-based diet. This series is for cancer survivors who want to improve their eating habits and have not known where to begin.  Week 1 presented by Angela Dennison, RD on 12/9/21.
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Nutrition

Gut Health and Cancer

Join Bonnie Brock, MPH, RD, LDN, NMD to learn about ways to keep your gut healthy while facing cancer.
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Nutrition

Cooking Up Wellness – Holiday Appetizers

This class and cooking demonstration will feature recipes that are hearty, comforting and nourishing. Incorporate these recipes into holiday routines or throughout the year! Reach out to Angela at adennison@wellnesshouse.org if you would like copies of the recipes.
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Nutrition

Cooking Up Wellness – Main Course Ideas

This class and cooking demonstration will feature recipes that are hearty, comforting and nourishing. Incorporate these recipes into holiday routines or throughout the year! Reach out to Angela at adennison@wellnesshouse.org if you would like copies of the recipes.
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Nutrition

Winter Foods and Knife Skills

Join Adrienne Felder, Professional Chef for a session to learn about cooking with winter produce and the necessary knife skills every aspiring cook needs.
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Nutrition

Addressing Cancer Nutrition Myths

Learn more about plant-based diets and the myths surrounding cancer nutrition.
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Child and Family

Teen Expressive Writing


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Child and Family

Child and Family Meditation

Join Child and Family Program Manager, Beth Gomez, LCSW, as she guides participants through a few meditations that families can do together to help reduce anxiety and bring calm.
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Child and Family

Child and Family Mind in a Jar Experiment

Join Child and Family Program Manager, Beth Gomez, LCSW, as she guides participants through the “Mind in a Jar” technique from the book The Peaceful Piggy by Kerry Lee MacLean. This technique can help calm and settle kids when experiencing lots of emotions during challenging times.
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Information & Education

Moving Through Cancer

On Saturday, February 27, Dr. Kathryn Schmitz, Distinguished Professor at Penn State College of Medicine and Past President, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) shared the latest research and exercise recommendations from ACSM for cancer prevention and improved quality of life for cancer survivors.
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Information & Education

Discovering Nature’s Impact on Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

Research reveals that time in nature can reduce stress and increase our overall sense of well-being. Dr. David Victorson, co-founder of True North Treks, an organization that guides young adult cancer survivors and caregivers through wilderness treks across the United States, shares about the positive health benefits that nature provides to those affected by cancer. This event took place on Saturday, October 23, 2021
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Information & Education

Living Joyfully During the Uncertainty of Cancer

In the face of cancer, it can feel challenging to move forward through the uncertainty. Radiation oncologist, cancer survivor and TED Talk speaker Dr. Shekinah Elmore shares how she embraced life after her diagnoses and encourages her own patients to find courage and perspective to live the life they want. Learn 10 guiding ideas that have been inspirational in Dr. Elmore’s everyday life.
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Information & Education

Importance of Community and Connection During Cancer

What role do relationships and community have in health and wellness? In this Wellness Evolving presentation, local community psychologists shared their research and work on the importance of peer support and community building. Learn takeaways on how to build and contribute to your own community that can promote mutual support and resiliency.
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As a reminder, when participating in any exercise program, there is the possibility and risk of physical injury. Please make sure you have adequate space clear of objects that may pose a risk of harm and keep water close by for adequate hydration.  If you experience any feelings of lightheadedness, faintness, abnormal blood pressure, muscle cramps or nausea, please stop participation immediately and follow up with your physician. In the event of a medical emergency, please dial 911. By clicking the video link, I declare that I intend to participate in the recorded exercise program and acknowledge that I reviewed the previously stated terms and conditions.

Exercise

5 Helpful Exercises for Breast Cancer Recovery

Join Jeri Lau, Oncology Exercise Specialist, as she takes you through 5 simple exercises for breast cancer survivors. Did you know Wellness House offers a range of programs to help you in your recovery from breast cancer?  To learn more about our Pink Ribbon Fitness programs and to get registered, contact Jeri at jlau@wellnesshouse.org or call us at 630-323-5150.
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Exercise

Chair Yoga

Enjoy some gentle movement in this Chair Yoga class with Wellness House Oncology Exercise Specialist, Jeri Lau.
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