Better Sleep

Don't let cancer stress stop you from getting a good night's sleep
Wednesdays to May 14, 11 am to 12 pm in Kitchener

Learn strategies to decrease insomnia and how to relax the body in bed for better sleep. Hear about techniques that will help you prepare your mind and body for a restful night. You will be provided with a sleep diary to monitor your progress.

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

Ovarian Cancer Talk - The Power of Knowledge

Next week! Learn how to better protect yourself
Tuesday, April 29, 6 to 7:30 pm in Kitchener

Ovarian cancer is the most fatal of women's cancer and Ovarian Cancer Canada is the only national charity dedicated solely to overcoming this disease. The unique Ovarian Cancer: Knowledge is Power program is designed to educate women and men about the disease and the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms.

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


Guelph Healing Journey 1

Starting Friday, let us help you on your healing journey
Fridays, April 25 to May 30, 12:30 to 2 pm in Guelph

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 888-680-4673 to sign up or for more information

Healthy Cooking in Guelph and Cambridge

An evening of cooking and eating in an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement
Mondays to May 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Guelph and Thursdays to May 1, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Cambridge

An interactive program that promotes fun and relaxation through participatory food preparation. Enjoy learning about healthy cooking in an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement from one another. Prepare healthy recipes approved by the Canadian Cancer Society. Learn how to identify healthy food choices and habits. Increase food planning and shopping skills to prepare healthy meals and snacks. You will receive with a folder to store all of your recipes and helpful resource information. Near the end of each session, eat and enjoy the food you prepared with your group.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 or 888-680-4673 to sign up or for more information

Cambridge Start Here

Tools to help you cope with a cancer diagnosis
Friday, April 25, May 2 & 9, 10 to 11:30 am in Cambridge

Start Here and go forward to wellness. Wellness coaching from a certified wellness coach will be provided in the following areas of focus: time management, change, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep & deep relaxation. Through interactive discussion, practice self care to reach your best possible state of wellness.

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

Connecting with Wellness in Cambridge and Kitchener

Emotional support within your own community
Friday April 25, 10 to 11:30 am in Kitchener and 11 am to 12:30 pm in Cambridge

We hope you can join us on Friday mornings for an opportunity to come together for emotional support, encouragement and spiritual nourishment. Each session provides time for a deep relaxation exercise that is calming and restorative.

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

Laughter Yoga in Cambridge and Kitchener

Gentle exercise for body and spirit
Thursday, April 24, 1:30 to 2:30 pm in Cambridge and Monday, May 5, 1 to 2 pm in Kitchener

Laughter Yoga is a practice which combines yoga breathing and laughter exercises. The fun and gentle activity boosts the immune system and stimulates the brain to produce endorphins - feel good hormones. Whether your laughter is real or not, your body will get the benefits of this wonderful program. It's great for all ages and stages of recovery including family and caregivers. Dress comfortably.

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

Cambridge Gentle Yoga

Join Tammy for this popular exercise class
Tuesday April 22, 1:30 to 3 pm in Cambridge

Gentle Yoga combines breathing, body awareness and deep relaxation. Tammy leads the class through gentle postures that help stretch and strengthen the body. Gentle Yoga is good for all stages of cancer: newly diagnosed, in treatment and post-treatment.

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

HopeSpring News

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Dr. Siegel who is now retired but was a general and pediatric surgeon writes this book of his first person account of working with many patients on a more personal level. He writes that he got tired of thinking of his patients as 'cases' and missed the person to person connection.

 He created a support group called Exceptional Cancer Patients (ECaP) "to help people mobilize their full resources against the disease". The group's motto was "In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong…

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Just a reminder that HopeSpring will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Easter Weekend.  We wish all our community a wonderful long weekend. We will be open with normal hours on Monday.

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7,178 Program hours offered
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1,016 Users of services between October 2012 and September 2013
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321 HopeSpring volunteers
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