Stress Management

Stress Management

Live well by participating in our classes designed to promote self-care, help you stay in the moment and learn healthy coping strategies.

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January

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Kids Mandala and Breath Workshop

Thursday, January 19th, 6 – 7:30 pm

Living Well Warrenville

Cheri Hunt, art instructor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

Erin Bloodworth, wellness coordinator, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

Cheri Hunt, Living Well’s art instructor will help the children create a mandala using a variety of mediums. Erin Bloodworth, Living Well’s wellness coordinator will offer a workshop focused on mindful breathing designed just for kids.

 

 

The Importance of Caregivers and Caregiving

Tuesday, January 31, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Virtually, via Microsoft Teams

Nancy Nieto, LPC, NCC, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

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

Join Living Well counselors as they discuss how to navigate caring for someone with cancer and the important role you play as their caregiver. This presentation will offer ways to balance the needs of your loved one with your own needs, as well as how you can care for yourself as a caregiver.

 

 

February

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Open Your Heart Workshop

Thursday, February 9th, 6 – 7:30 pm

Living Well Warrenville

Cheri Hunt, art instructor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

Erin Bloodworth, wellness coordinator, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

Cheri will offer a heartfelt project that the children can take home and give to someone special for Valentine’s Day, Erin will offer a heart opening yoga practice for children.

 

 

Self-Care: Restoring Your Inner Self 

Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 – 8 pm

Virtually, via Microsoft Teams

Nancy Nieto, LPC, NCC, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

When you experience sudden and major changes, they may affect how you take care of yourself. This workshop is intended to help you learn about different types of self-care and their benefits. You will also learn how to implement your self-care practices.

 

 

Write with Me: Feel the grief, Experience the Healing

Thursday, February 16, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

 John Polo, Author, Speaker, and Hope and Empowerment Coach

Cassie Nieves, LCSW, Living Well Counselor

Journaling can aid in grief and the healing process. John will share his personal story of how writing helped him after the loss of his wife, Michelle, and he will walk you through various writing prompts so that you can see if writing can help you, too.

 

 

LivingWell Book Club (Virtual)

Wednesday, 2/28 at 5pm-6pm

Nancy Nieto, LPC, NCC, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

This drop-in group will meet every other month to reflect on and discuss different books that address the cancer experience.  Please come prepared to join the conversation and share your thoughts.
February: Everything Happens for a Reason (and other lies I’ve loved) by Kate Bowler.

 

 

March

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Chakra Workshop Series

Wednesdays in March, 1 – 3 pm (3/1, 3/8, 3/15 & 3/22)

Living Well Geneva

Cheri Hunt, art instructor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

Erin Bloodworth, wellness coordinator, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

You will create a variety of art (including collage and jewelry) using mixed media and be led through yoga sequences aligning with different chakras each week.

 

 

Reshaping Your Self-Image

Part One: Wednesday, 3/15, 6-8pm, Living Well Warrenville

Part Two: Wednesday, 3/29, 6-8pm, Living Well Warrenville

A cancer diagnosis can bring physical changes that can shift your perspective of your self-image.  This two-part series presented by Nancy Nieto, LPC, NCC and Cheri Hunt, Art Instructor, is aimed at helping process the changes that cancer brings in a safe and creative environment.  Registration for both sessions is recommended, but not required.
Part one of this two-part series will provide an opportunity to explore the impact of physical and emotional changes after a cancer diagnosis and give participants a chance to express how those changes have shaped their self-image utilizing artistic expression, written reflection, and open discussion.
In part two of this two-part series, participants will learn strategies to start navigating their path to self-love and self-acceptance and have an opportunity to create an artistic statement about their journey.

 

April

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Talking with Kids About Cancer

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Virtually, via Microsoft Teams

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

Talking with children about cancer can be difficult. Join Living Well counselor, Cassie Nieves to learn age-appropriate tools and terms for explaining cancer and cancer treatment to children. Participants will also learn how to help children navigate their feelings and different ways to support them as they process their loved one’s diagnosis.

 

 

LivingWell Book Club (Virtual)

Tuesday, 4/25 at 5pm-6pm

Nancy Nieto, LPC, NCC, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

This drop-in group will meet every other month to reflect on and discuss different books that address the cancer experience.  Please come prepared to join the conversation and share your thoughts.
April: The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman

 

 

Art of Breath Workshop

Thursday, April 27, 1-3 pm

Living Well Warrenville

Cheri Hunt, art instructor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

Erin Bloodworth, wellness coordinator, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources 

In this workshop, we will explore our breath in different positions and use it to relieve stress and anxiety, boost energy and stamina, enhance self-confidence, sharpen the ability to focus, strengthen our movement patterns and even relieve pain.

 

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