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Stress Management Programs

A cancer diagnosis can affect the emotional health of patients, families, and caregivers. Common feelings during this life-changing experience include anxiety, distress and depression. LivingWell’s stress management programs are designed to help you navigate the emotional impact of a diagnosis.

Register for classes at livingwell.nm.org.

The Importance of Caregivers and Caregiving (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Lindsey Kovalik Bianchini, LCSW, LISW-CP and Nancy Nieto, LPC, NCC
Being a caregiver can be an overwhelming experience. Join LivingWell counselors Lindsey Kovalik Bianchini and Nancy Nieto as they discuss how to navigate the complexities of caregiving for someone with cancer and the important role you play as their caregiver. This presentation will include ways to help balance the needs of the patient with your own needs and ways you can care for yourself as a caregiver.

Healing Through Humor: The “Yes, … and” Rule (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Caroline Rhoads, M.S.S., LSW, CET I
In this workshop led by improv instructor/ensemble member and social worker Caroline Rhoads, you will learn the “Yes, … and” rule of improv and explore how this tool can help in everyday situations and open up communications. Participants are encouraged to leave their judgement and inner critic at the door to reap the benefits of this experience.


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