Online wellbeing day

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If you're a woman who has experienced a cancer diagnosis, this is a chance for you to explore ways to support and nurture your wellbeing. We are running 5 free unique sessions – Feldenkrais, Bollywood, Mindfulness, Boundaries and Dru yoga. You can attend for the whole day, or just come along for one or two sessions. (Go to the full program)

Register for the Online wellbeing day via our Eventbrite listing here

Registrations for this session close at 5pm Monday 19 September.

Changes that can come with cancer treatment can challenge our physical and mental wellbeing. These changes include body image and weight; stress, anxiety and depression; short- and long-term side effects like fatigue and lymphoedema. All of these and more can have a negative impact on our quality of life.

Emerging evidence shows cancer patients may benefit from a range of mind-body therapies that can be used alongside standard medical treatment to reduce side effects and improve emotional health and wellbeing. It is always important to speak with your medical team about the therapies and activities you are using.

We have organised a very special day of sessions to support and nurture your wellbeing. We hope you can join us for one or more of these online sessions. (We will be using the same Zoom meeting link for all sessions on this day, and you can come and go as it suits you).

Feldenkrais

9.30am–10.30am

A practical introduction and a gentle ‘try out’ in the Feldenkrais Method. This method uses gentle movement and directed attention to change habitual ways of moving and thinking. Feldenkrais can be used to reduce pain, and to improve posture, coordination, balance and emotional resilience.

Bollywood dance

10.45am–11.45am

Bollywood dance is a multilayered experience where music, dance, drama, storytelling and performance come together to create a magical world where anything is possible! It is a great reminder to not take things too seriously and to enjoy the pure joy of dance and being in the body.

Mindfulness

12.00pm–1.00pm

An introduction to the of mindfulness. When we are being mindful, we are engaged with the present moment and are able to weather the storms of life more easily.  Mindfulness is an enriching approach to living, and a skill than can be developed and strengthened through practice.

Healthy boundaries

1.15pm–2.15pm

Boundaries protect our energy, dignity, privacy, and identity, and they define how we interact with others.  Women can sometimes struggle to say no to others and to prioritise our own needs for care and rest. Working with practical body signals we’ll explore what it means to recognise and maintain healthy boundaries.

Dru yoga and meditation

2.30pm–3.30pm

Dru yoga uses graceful flowing movement, breathing and visualisation exercises to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit. It is suitable for people of any age, ability or fitness level.  This class will consist of a flowing sequence, done either sitting or standing, followed by a guided meditation.

 


Register for the Online wellbeing day via our Eventbrite listing here

Registrations for this session close at 5pm Monday 19 September.

Last Updated: 14 September, 2022 2:18 pm