Video chat / Phone conference call
Mon, Jun 12 1:00pm - Mon, Jul 24 3:30pm
FREE workshop over 6 weeks helps to actively achieve best health & wellness, providing a greater sense of control over life with cancer.
This is a 6-week online class, once a week on Monday afternoons from 1:00pm to 3:30pm EST, from June 12 to July 24, 2023. Please note that there is no session for the Canada Day holiday, July 3rd.
Due to funding regulations, priority will be given to those living in Southeastern Ontario. Organized in partnership with the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario.
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 a small virtual group via Zoom Meeting 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 file Relaxation for Mind and Body. These will be shipped directly to you in advance. 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.
- 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
- Setting priorities
- And more