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Coping Skills & Expressive Arts Programs

Coping Skills & Expressive Arts Programs

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.

Funding provided by:

Stantec

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

Kitchener: Thurs 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Sep 14

Oct 12
Nov 9
Dec 14

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: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Sep 13, 20 & 27
Oct 4 & 11

Body Image and Self Esteem - NEW!

Body image involves the way we think and feel about our bodies. Cancer can change the way we look and how we experience our bodies both physically and emotionally. It can impact the way the body functions, leave scars, make you lose your hair, and cause changes in moods and energy levels. These changes can have an impact on our self-esteem. In this workshop we will explore the impact of a negative body image on self-esteem of a negative body image on self-esteem and identify strategies to assist you in developing a healthy body image. If you have concerns or questions about your body image, this workshop will allow you to talk openly with a health care professional.

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

Kitchener: Monday, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Sep 18
Oct 16
Nov 20
Dec 18

Caregivers Workshop

This 2-hour interactive workshop is open to all caregivers of cancer patients. Sometimes caring for others comes at a cost to the caregiver. Do you have compassion fatigue? Come learn the symptoms, and how to use your own leisure repertoire to improve the quality of life for you and your loved one. Don't miss it!

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

Kitchener: Monday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Sep 25

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

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

Kitchener: Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Aug 16
Sep 20
Oct 18
Nov 15
Dec 20

The Healing Journey

The Healing Journey is a comprehensive 2-level coping skills program that provides emotional support, coping strategies and opportunities 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 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. - NEW TIME
Oct 18 & 25
Nov 1 & 8

Healing Journey Two: Skills for Healing

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.

Returns Winter 2018

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 or 888-680-4673 to RSVP your space.

Kitchener: Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Oct 18


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