Stress Management

Stress Management

Stress management classes and workshops are designed to promote self-care, staying present and healthy coping strategies for cancer patients in treatment and early survivorship and their caregivers.

Register for classes at livingwell.nm.org. Please register for in-person classes at least 24 hours before class starts. If you cannot attend a class, please notify us at least 24 hours before the class starts.

Register for classes at livingwell.nm.org

 

 

February

 

Sound Bath

In Person (Warrenville): Thursday, February 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Ruth Day, Yoga Instructor and Trauma Release Facilitator

A meditative experience with soothing instruments like singing bowls and gongs, promoting relaxation and stress relief through harmonious sounds.

 

Living Well Book Club

Virtual discussion via Microsoft Teams

Wednesday, February 21, 5:00 – 6:15 pm

Nancy Nieto, LCP, NCC, Counselor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

This drop-in group will meet every other month to reflect on and discuss different books that address cancer experiences. Please come prepared to join the conversation and share your thoughts.

Book: The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde

 

Talking With Kids About Cancer

Virtual: Thursday, February 22, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Cassie Nieves, LCSW, Counselor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

Join Living Well Counselor Cassie Nieves to learn age-appropriate tools and terms for explaining cancer and cancer treatment to children. You will also learn how to help children navigate their feelings, as well as different ways to support them as they process their loved one’s diagnosis.

 

Mindset, Intention and Moving Forward

In Person (Warrenville): Thursdays, February 15, 22 and 29, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cheri Hunt, Art Instructor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

Erin Bloodworth, Wellness Instructor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

This program will integrate a range of holistic strategies to enhance emotional well-being, boost mental resilience and foster a sense of empowerment.

 

March

 

Emotional Release and Journaling

In Person (Warrenville): Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:00 am – Noon

Nancy Nieto, LCP, NCC, Counselor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

Cheri Hunt, Art Instructor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

Navigate the many changes that come with a cancer diagnosis and tap into your emotions while creating a personal, artful journal.

 

 

April

 

Living Well Book Club

Virtual: Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 – 6:15 pm

Nancy Nieto, LCP, NCC, Counselor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

This drop-in group will meet every other month to reflect on and discuss different books that address cancer experiences. Please come prepared to join the conversation and share your thoughts.

Book: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

 

Write With Me Workshop

In Person (Geneva): Thursday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

John Polo, Speaker, Hope and Empowerment Coach, Better Not Bitter Widower Organization

Cassie Nieves, LCSW, Counselor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

This workshop will focus on how writing and journaling can aid in grief and the healing process. John Polo will discuss his own experience with writing and grief, and he will provide writing prompts for you to respond to.

 

Sound Bath

In Person (Geneva): Thursday, April 25, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Ruth Day, Yoga Instructor and Trauma Release Facilitator

A meditative experience with soothing instruments like singing bowls and gongs, promoting relaxation and stress relief through harmonious sounds.

 

Reshaping Your Self-Image

In Person (Warrenville): Tuesdays, April 23 and 30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Nancy Nieto, LCP, NCC, Counselor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

Cheri Hunt, Art Instructor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

A cancer diagnosis can bring physical changes that can shift your perspective of your self-image. This two-part series is aimed at helping process the changes that cancer brings in a safe and creative environment. We recommend registering for both days. Only those who attended the first meeting may attend the second meeting.

Part One: Part one of this two-part series will give you an opportunity to explore the impact of physical and emotional changes after a cancer diagnosis. It will give you a chance to express how those changes have shaped your self-image through artistic expression, written reflection, and open discussion.

Part Two: In part two of this two-part series, you will learn strategies to start navigating your path to self-love and self-acceptance. You will have an opportunity to create an artistic statement about your journey.

 

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