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Living Well After Cancer: Survivorship Programs

 

Back on Track: Surviving Survivorship Series
Mondays, March 7 –  April 18
6:30 – 7:45 pm

Many patients find themselves wondering, “Now what?” after their cancer treatment ends. This seven-week online “Back-on-Track: Surviving Survivorship” series, presented by Missy Petty, LCPC, is designed to help both patients and caregivers navigate the challenges people experience as they transition into survivorship. Topics include: changes in relationships, managing expectations, addressing anxiety and depression, the “new normal,” fear of recurrence, how to partner with your primary care physician and other providers, managing your health records, and envisioning a positive future. Attendance throughout the entire free series is encouraged but not mandatory.  

March 7: Pressure to Thrive
March 14: Discussion Group
March 21: Managing Moods, Stress, Feeling Stuck
March 28: Survivorship 101: Medical Discussion by Dr. Christopher George (see description below)
April 4: Discussion Group
April 11: Fear of Recurrence
April 18: Envisioning Your Future

To register and receive the link to join this virtual series, complete New Participant Form at livingwellcrc.org/forms (if you haven’t already) and email info@livingwellcrc.org, including your first and last name and “Survivorship Series” in your subject line. 

I’ve Finished Cancer Treatment. Now What? Survivorship 101
Monday, March 28
6:30 – 7:45 pm

Cancer treatment can require a patient’s full attention and energy for months or even years. And when it is done, the treatment can leave patients emotionally and physically spent—and even a bit disoriented as they adjust to life after cancer. Join Dr. Christopher George, Medical Director, Medical Oncology, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, as he addresses what to expect as a “cancer survivor” and how you can partner with your medical team to recover from the treatment.
To register and receive the link to join this virtual presentation, complete New Participant Form at livingwellcrc.org/forms (if you haven’t already) and email info@livingwellcrc.org, including your first and last name and “Survivorship Dr. George” in your subject line.

Meditation and Movement
Thursdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (starts in January)
When life becomes challenging, we often react to everything—big or small. This class, led by LivingWell Wellness Coordinator Heather Avery, is designed to bring deep relaxation, restoring mind and body. Find your center in this fully guided practice of gentle yoga postures followed by a new meditation practice each class that will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed.
• To register and receive a link to join this virtual series, complete New Participant Form and Medical Release Form at livingwellcrc.org/forms (if you haven’t already) and email info@livingwellcrc.org, including your first and last name and “Meditation and Movement” in your subject line.

Self Care: Restoring Your Inner Self
Tuesday, February 22, 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Experiencing sudden and major changes that uproot your life can affect how you take care of yourself.  In this workshop facilitated by LivingWell counselor Nancy Nieto, LPC, NCC, you will learn about various types of self care, their benefits and strategies on how to implement your personal self-care practices. Develop your path to rejuvenating, restoring, and strengthening your inner self.
• To register and receive the link to join this virtual workshop, complete New Participant Form at livingwellcrc.org/forms (if you haven’t already) and email info@livingwellcrc.org, including your first and last name and “Self Care” in your subject line.  

Healing Through Humor:  The “Yes, … and” Rule
Friday, March 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
In this workshop led by licensed social worker and improv instructor and ensemble member, 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.
To register and receive the link to join this virtual workshop, complete New Participant Form at livingwellcrc.org/forms (if you haven’t already) and email info@livingwellcrc.org, including your first and last name and “Yes And Rule” in your subject line.

Healing Through Humor: Letting Go
Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Part of improv is letting go of how you think things should go to make way for what your improv team brings to the table. In this workshop led by licensed social worker and improv instructor and ensemble member, Caroline Rhoads, you apply the principles from improv to let go and make peace with what you can’t control. Participants are encouraged to leave their judgement and inner critic at the door to reap the benefits of this experience.
To register and receive the link to join this virtual workshop, complete New Participant Form at livingwellcrc.org/forms (if you haven’t already) and email info@livingwellcrc.org, including your first and last name and “Letting Go” in your subject line.