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Henna For Healing

Wednesday Aug 26, 1 til 5 pm in Kitchener

The henna is applied freehand using no stencils. The artist draws the design onto the participant.The design lasts approximately two weeks and dries within an hour. You may want to try a Henna crown as an alternative to a wig. You will benefit from a very calming and relaxing experience, feel strong and beautiful and gain self confidence and self esteem during your healing process. They also help relieve the burning side effects experienced during chemo

Call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Cambridge Healing Journey 1

Spaces still open for session starting September 9
Wednesdays Sep 9 to Oct 14, 6:30 to 8 pm in Cambridge

Cancer can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Our signature program, The Healing Journey is an exciting and innovative program which brings together some of the most effective tools and strategies for helping people deal with the experience of cancer and greatly improving their quality of life. Let us help you in your healing journey.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Healing Journey 2

Continue your journey with us starting next week
Thursdays Sep 3 to Oct 22, 6:30 to 8 pm in Kitchener

This is an 8 week program. Healing Journey Two is a natural progression from Healing Journey One. You are required to have completed Healing Journey One to register for this program. Skills for healing will focus on deeper relaxation by learning meditation. You will better understand the spiritual aspects of healing and be introduced to journal writing. Join us for the next level of your healing journey.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Strategies for Living with Fatigue

Manage your cancer fatigue with these helpful tools
Wednesday Sep 9, 2:30 to 3:30 pm in Kitchener

This workshop is designed to help you understand cancer related fatigue and its causes. You will learn how you can use practical strategies for managing your day to day cancer related fatigue and the importance of maintaining a basic level of activity.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Tai Chi

Join Judy for this gentle exercise
Thursday Aug 27, 10 to 11:30 am in Kitchener

Experience a soft, lyrical Chinese exercise for relaxation and stress reduction. It can be thought as a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. Tai Chi is an exercise for the body that helps with a state of mental calm and clarity.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

The Financial Cost of Cancer: Exploring Possibilties

Cancer can be expensive
Wednesday Sep 2, 11 am to 12 pm in Kitchener

Come learn what financial options are available to help you! In this workshop you will receive an overview of the income maintenance programs and drug coverage options available to you. Applications for benefits will be available at the workshop. Only those who are a patient or have a family member at GRRCC can be registered at this time.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Friday Gentle Yoga

Join Aura for a body, mind and spirit exercise
Friday Aug 28, 2 to 3:30 pm in Kitchener

Gentle Yoga combines breathing, body awareness and deep relaxation. The gentle postures help stretch and strengthen the body.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Yoga Thrive

Still a few spaces left for Fall Session 1
Tuesdays September 8 to October 27, 10 to 11:30 am in Kitchener

This is a multi-week program. We ask that you do not register for this class if you will be in treatment anytime during the session 1 timeframe. Yoga Thrive is a research based therapeutic yoga program designed to benefit cancer patients and post treatment survivors. It benefits those with stiffness, pain, stress or fatigue. You will be guided safely through the following and learn the techniques to incorporate this into your daily life. Participants register for the full session, typically seven weeks rather than individual classes. This is an intermediate yoga class. Gentle yoga is recommended if you are in active treatment (radiation or chemotherapy)

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

HopeSpring News

Justin Trudeau directed his bid for the votes of middle-class families Thursday at Canadians needing to care for a sick loved one, promising that a Liberal government would ensure they have better access to financial support.

As prime minister, Trudeau said he would commit $190-million to expand the compassionate care benefit — a pledge he said would have no impact on the amount Canadians pay in employment insurance premiums.

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Could This Be Cancer?

Most of the possible signs and symptoms of cancer that we notice turn out to be something that isn’t serious. For example, a new mole or lump or a headache that won’t go away is not likely to be cancer, but should be checked out by a doctor just to be sure. That gives you your best chance of getting the problem treated, whether it’s cancer or something else. Treatment usually works better the earlier it’s started.

It would be helpful if our bodies gave us a clear message when we had cancer,…

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