Education, Expressive Arts, Image, Feeling Good

Education, Expressive Arts, Image, Feeling Good

Art Expression

This expressive arts group program provides a community for cancer patients to meet with one another and share in a creative artistic experience. In a safe and confidential setting, members will be instructed in the use of painting and forms of art to create their own pieces. Under the guidance of an Art Therapist, the use of imagery, colours and textures are used to help members identify and explore feelings and gain insights into their experience with cancer. No previous art experience is required.

Register online or call 519-742-4673 or 888-680-4673 to RSVP your space.

Kitchener: Thurs 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Apr 13

Better Sleep

Having difficulty falling asleep at night? Do you wake during the night and struggle to get back to sleep? Do you wake feeling tired? Do you have troubles settling your busy brain at night? This program provides an overview of what robs us of energizing sleep and presents strategies to decrease insomnia through effective sleep behaviours, setting realistic sleep goals, relaxing the body and resting a busy brain. Over this 5-week program, members will learn sleep strengthening behaviours and techniques that prepare the mind and body for a restful night.

Register online or call 519-742-4673 or 888-680-4673 to RSVP your space.

Kitchener: Wed 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Returns in the Summer Session

The Healing Journey

The Healing Journey is a comprehensive 2-level coping skills program that provides emotional support, coping strategies and oppportunities to network with others. Delivered by experienced professionals, the Healing Journey is a wide-ranging program that includes both small-and-large-group formats, opportunities for discussion and cancer and its impact, demonstration and practice of proving coping strategies and discussion of the spiritual dimensions of cancer.

Healing Journey One: Coping with Stress

This is a four week program. Commitment to attend all four sessions is required. The Healing Journey One is a good starter program for new members. Let us help you in your healing journey.

Register online or call 519-742-4673 or 888-680-4673 to RSVP your space.

Kitchener: Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26

Henna for Healing

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 519-742-4673 to book your appointment.

Kitchener: Wednesday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Returns in the Summer Session

Look Good, Feel Better Workshop

This program is offered by the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation. It is a coping skills workshop that helps women manage the appearance-related side-effects of treatment, such as hair loss and changes to skin tone.  Trained cosmeticians and hair replacement professionals teach skin care, cover-up and hair alternatives, and provide solutions for women to look good and feel better.  Participants are given a complimentary kit of cosmetics and personal care products for use at home.

Register online and select the HopeSpring or GRRCC location.

Kitchener: Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Apr 12

GRRCC, K202 Room: Tuesday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Mar 21
Apr 18

Strategies for Living with Fatigue

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 519-742-4673 to RSVP your space.

Kitchener: Tuesday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Returns in the Summer Session

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