Tai Chi with Allen – Feb 2024

54:45 minutes

Have you ever wondered what our Tai Chi classes are all about?  Have you wondered if it may be too difficult for you to do?  Our Tai Chi classes, expertly led by Allen Riggert, are specifically designed for cancer patients and survivors with gentle movements and calming breathwork.  All movements are easily adaptable to your own abilities.

Tai Chi is held online via Zoom and this video is a recording of one of our Feb 2024 classes.  While Allen is standing throughout the class, all of the participants are sitting in a chair.  Movements are slow and relaxing, while helping to increase blood and lymphatic circulation, reduce stress hormones, and work to improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion without putting excessive strain on the body.

So, take a look and see what our Tai Chi classes are all about.  We invite you to join us live on Zoom each Monday and Thursday – register on our calendar.

“Small Movements have Big Impacts.”

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Expressive Writing Group with David Richman

May 18, 2023
34:30 minutes

Author & Motivational Speaker David Richman joins our Expressive Writing Group and speaks about his experience writing Cycle of Lives, which chronicles the remarkable stories of 15 cancer survivors he meets while biking across the country – 5,000 miles in six weeks – while sorting out his own emotions over having lost his sister to cancer years before.

David talks about navigating the emotional trauma of a cancer diagnosis (and in life) and how Expressive Writing – telling your cancer story – can help to reduce the negative self-talk we carry in our minds, leading to a more healing outlook.

For anyone struggling with the emotions associated with cancer, whether you are a patient, survivor, caregiver, or family member, Complementary Cancer Care offers support, free of charge, through our Education & Navigation services.

We offer private consultations with one of our personalized cancer information and education specialists. As patients, survivors, and caregivers become more knowledgeable about cancer, they often find that the fear and anxiety that comes with a diagnosis can be significantly diminished.  Our oncology nurse provides one-on-one cancer education and health coaching, while our social worker focuses on mental/emotional health and life skills.

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Cancer and Fatigue

47:15 minutes

Featuring Amy Fentress, Lorien Neargarder, and Sally Serrano, Complementary Cancer Care discusses cancer and fatigue from the perspective of a cancer patient, an oncology nurse and a movement and meditation specialist.

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Metta Mantra

10:05 minutes

A seated practice of “metta” mantra is a practice of sending loving kindness to different groups of people: our benefactors, friends, ourselves, and even people who are challenging to love. This practice is inspired by the teachings of Heather Sundberg.

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Just 3 Breaths Meditation

14:45 minutes

No time for a formal meditation practice? Try this quick and simple technique to weave mindfulness throughout your day – anywhere, in any posture. This is a great for anyone dealing with strong emotions, anxiety or pain and is an intro to mindfulness practice, inspired by the teachings of Dr. Jan Chozen Bays.

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Mindful Countdown Meditation

18:21 minutes

Before you can “train” your mind you need to “tame” your mind with this seated meditation prep exercise. This is a great practice to use for when sleep is elusive and is inspired by the yoga teachings of Erich Schiffmann.

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