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.
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.
Kitchener: Wed 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. May 24, 31 Jun 7, 14, 21
Coping with Cancer
This one hour workshop is an introduction to the emotional, physiological, physical and practical issues faced by people diagnosed with cancer. In this workshop you will learn tips, supports and resources available to help you cope. Only those who have been a patient or have a family member at GRRCC can be registered at this time
Kitchener: Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. May 17 Jun 21 Aug 16
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.
This is six week program. Commitment to attend all six sessions is required. 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. Join us for the next level of your healing journey.
Kitchener: Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun 1, 8
Pottery Workshop with Lisa
Learn to sculpt in clay with Lisa as she takes you step by step through intiuitive clay-play, followed by a fun and easy sculpture project. This type of sensory work has therapeutic value, is very grounding and calming. So why not come out and give it a try!
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.
Zen-tangling acts as an "artistic meditation" which increases focus, creativity, autonomy, and intrinsic well-being. Tangling is an easy, relaxing , and fun way to create images by drawing or colouring structured patterns. No experience is necessary! If you can hold a pencil, you can create your own beautiful and intricate image.