Healing Circles for People of Color with Cancer and their Supporters (8 week series)
A Healing Circle is a safe haven where patients and caretakers can find a place where they can have their feelings and experiences heard without fear and remorse. When undergoing an ordeal such as Cancer, the importance of an outlet of sharing can’t be understated.
This class offers a gentle sequence of seated poses, guided relaxation, breathing practices and meditation.
For women with cancer and their supporters.
Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) support groups are for women who were diagnosed with breast cancer younger than the age of 45. These groups are held at WCRC but led by members of BAYS.
To attend, clients should call 628-400-2297 and leave a message. Someone will return the call to complete an intake. These are not drop-in groups.
Are you trying to reduce your stress? Consider tapping it out! Participants will learn an easy tapping sequence of acupressure points and be guided in tapping through layers of stress and into greater health and wellbeing. For women who have/had cancer and those women who are cancer care supporters!
Melbra Watts is an energy medicine health coach she provides coaching and training in wellness and holistic development to individuals and groups to help reduce stress, improve performance and lower healthcare costs. Everyone welcome. Registration is required for each individual class date.
Hatha Yoga is a gentle, traditional practice that encompasses breathing techniques, meditation and mindful movement. While stretching and strengthening the body, it can reduce stress and increase energy flow.
A yogi since 1994, Vanessa Doherty began teaching yoga in 2010. Certified in the traditional practice of Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Reiki.
Everyone welcome. Registration required.
Please join us for a peer-led cancer writing group. Research has shown that writing is therapeutic during cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Writing improves immune system function, reduces inflammation, and can potentially mitigate some of the stress and depression that a cancer diagnosis can bring.
Best of all, in a kind and non-judgmental group, we can write together, clarifying and/or organizing the thoughts that go with feeling overwhelmed, and then share them, so that the feelings are no longer just inside us. We will write for 20 minutes or so, and then anyone who would like to, can read and get supportive feedback.
Tuesdays, January 14 to March 10, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(retreat on February 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Mindful Self-Compassion is designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristen Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
The key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, which opens our hearts to suffering so we can give ourselves what we need, a sense of common humanity, which opens us to our essential inter-relatedness so we know we are not alone, and balanced mindful awareness, which opens us to the present moment, which helps us accept our experience with greater ease.
Rapidly expanding research reveals that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying interpersonal relationships.
No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend. Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or have difficulty and feel uncomfortable when treating themselves with kindness. It provides emotional strength and resilience, reduces self-criticism and isolation, and allows us all to be more authentically ourselves.
This class will be taught by Lynne Henderson, PhD.
Lynne Henderson, PhD., Lynne was trained to teach Mindful Self Compassion by Kristen Neff and Chris Germer, and trained to teach MBSR by Bob Stahl. She also incorporates Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion-Focused Therapy in her clinical work. She is founder of the Shyness Institute and was director of the Stanford Shyness Clinic for 25 years. She authored the book, The Compassionate Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence in 2011. She has been a visiting scholar and lecturer in the Psychology Department at Stanford University.
All classes will be held at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center at 2908 Ellsworth Street, Berkeley, CA 94705. We ask that you commit to attend all sessions. This course is offered free of charge. The class is limited to twelve participants. Please register online at the link above. If you have questions please call Lynne at 650-814-9210 or email email@example.com.