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Journey to Wellness

Our quartlerly program of helpful courses, counselling and support services for cancer patients and their families

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Journey to WellnessJourney to Wellness

next course begins 20 April 2015

This six week course covers a range of topics specifically designed to assist cancer patients to maximize their well-being on a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual level. This course is inspired by Dr Ian Gawler’s ‘Cancer Healing and Well-being’ course. Topics covered include: Cancer and the Immune System Meditation The role of nutrition and exerciseContinue Reading

Music Therapy with Djembe (African) DrumsMusic Therapy with Djembe (African) Drums

A fun and interesting way to incorporate music as a complementary therapy for those wanting something a little different. Studies have revealed that music therapy can have a variety of positive effects on anxiety, depression, pain management, lowering of heart rate and overall improvement of quality of life. Come along and have some fun, noContinue Reading

Chair YogaChair Yoga

Chair Yoga is suitable for those people unable to participate in a regular yoga class due to poor energy, limited mobility, balance issues or a disability. It is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair. Facilitator: Nina Cost: $40 members, $55 non members. Course is five weeks, every Monday 10.30am-12noon


Tuesdays

Group MeditationGroup Meditation

Every Tuesday evening from 6.00pm – 7.00pm Facilitator: John Allan Cost $7.50 members, $10 non members. Please ring to book.

Balance Through ArtBalance Through Art

This 6 week “Healing with Art” course provides an opportunity to explore your creativity as a catalyst for healing. Explore different techniques, colours, media and have a little bit of fun. Suitable for beginners or advanced.

Meditation – IndividualMeditation – Individual

Appointment times are flexible

Learn how to meditate with an individual session with Lisa.

Men’s meetingMen’s meeting

First and third Tuesday of the month

This group provides an opportunity for men to share their experiences, knowledge and feelings with others who are ‘in the same boat’ (or a similar one).


Wednesdays

Yoga ClassesYoga Classes

Every Wednesday afternoon

It is safe, fun and easy to do. A typical class includes breathwork, gentle stretching and simple repetitive movements, conscious relaxation and meditation, inclusive of beautiful Yoga music.

Seeds for Health – Organic GardeningSeeds for Health – Organic Gardening

Autumn 2015

Topics for this 6-week course include: sowing seeds, creative garden design, permaculture and management, composting, water systems, mulch and more.

JuicingJuicing

First Wednesday of each Month

Juicing demonstrations are available at the Cancer Care Centre

Carers Support GroupCarers Support Group

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month

Carers need support too. This group aims to discuss the issues facing carers and how they can be supported in their important role in the cancer journey.

Meditation – GroupMeditation – Group

Wednesday mornings

Learn and experience the benefits of meditation and how you can use this powerful tool in your healing journey.


Thursdays

Exercise Your LymphaticsExercise Your Lymphatics

This six week course will teach you safe and effective techniques to improve your lymphatic system function. Especially suited to any pre or post surgery. Facilitated by Richard Roope, lymphyatic massage practitioner and person trainer. Richard will guide you through exercises to suit your fitness level and educate you on how to look after yourselfContinue Reading

General Support GroupGeneral Support Group

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 11.00am -12.00 noon

This Support Group is open to cancer patients. A non specific cancer focus but general discussion on all matters affecting those on the cancer journey.

Women’s Circle of FriendsWomen’s Circle of Friends

1st & 3rd Thursday morning of each month

We are a friendly group who get together fortnightly to discuss topics such as family, medical issues, feelings and emotions in an informal confidential environment.


Fridays

Vegetarian Cooking ClassVegetarian Cooking Class

Join a naturopath and a skilled cook in the kitchen for our revamped vegetarian cooking class. Over a period of four weeks learn how to make delicious meals using tofu, quinoa, lentils, pulses and other nutritious vegetarian ingredients. You will discover important nutritional facts to consider when eating vegetarian, along with a chance to tryContinue Reading

AcupunctureAcupuncture

Alternate Friday mornings

Acupuncture is offered at the Centre on alternate Friday mornings.  Acupuncture has been found to be very helpful in treating pain and inducing relaxation.  It is fast gaining acceptance in mainstream medicine right across the Western world.  Please phone the Centre to book your appointment with our therapist John. Cost: $40 members,  $85 non-members.  

Clinical HypnotherapyClinical Hypnotherapy

Every Friday morning

Our Therapist Jean Cannon has many years of experience in helping people with a variety of problems using hypnotherapy, including pain management, anxiety, stress management behavioural changes and release of fear.


Saturdays

Counselling now available on SaturdaysCounselling now available on Saturdays

Counselling is now available on Saturdays with two (2) appointment times – 10 am and 11 am. Counsellor is Helene Hipp.


Weekdays

Massage TherapiesMassage Therapies

Monday – Friday

We offer a range of massage therapies including Lymphatic Drainage, Gentle Oncology Massage, Bowen Therapy, Reflexology, Shiatsu and Kinesiology. We also offer non-manipulative therapies such as Reiki.

Resource CentreResource Centre

Open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4.30pm

The Centre’s library and internet access computer are easy, convenient ways to get the information and inspiration you need.

Professional counsellingProfessional counselling

Monday to Friday

Several qualified, experienced counsellors are available by appointment, to assist you with issues encountered on the cancer journey.