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EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

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Our Educational Workshops offer the opportunity to learn about cancer treatments, nutrition, the therapeutic relationship between the mind and body, and relaxation techniques with professionals specialized in these different fields.

Prior reservation is required to attend these workshops by calling 305-668-5900
or sending an email to Miriam@CancerSupportCommunityMiami.org



From Cancer to Health™
Wednesdays, 11 am - 1 pm
Facilitator: Cynthia Mendez Tamayo, LMFT
From Cancer to Health™ (C2H) is an empirically supported biobehavioral intervention that educates patients about strategies for coping with cancer stress. Expert panels of health psychologists at The Ohio State University developed this manualized intervention specifically with the needs of adult cancer patients in mind using cognitive and behavioral therapeutic techniques. Our C2H would include eight 2-hour long weekly sessions and four 2-hour long maintenance monthly sessions.
Orientation and Intake required. Call Cynthia at 305-668-5900, Ext. 230, for further information and registration.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 

 

The Joke Jar Project:
Learn How to Reduce Stress Through Laughter

Wednesday, June 1, 1 - 1:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Stephanie Malta
Many studies have proven that laughter improves one’s overall health and often reduces pain. The goal of The Joke Jar Project is to brighten people’s day, and spread positivity throughout the community with laughter. Join us and bring a joke so we can laugh together. In return, you will receive a joke jar containing a month’s supply of jokes to be read daily for maximum benefit. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
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National Cancer Survivors Day:
Dance to the Beat of your Own Drum

Sunday, June 5, 1 - 3:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Linda K. White, LMT, RYT
Join us for a fun afternoon of drumming with Linda White to release, restore, and heal. Current research shows therapeutic effects in drumming techniques such as accelerating physical healing & boosting the immune system. No experience needed. We will bring the music . . . You bring a small dessert to share. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
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Positive Body Image after Cancer
Thursdays, June 7 – July 12, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Facilitator: Amber Schaefer, BS., BA.
UM Masters Candidate, Mental Health Counseling
Life after cancer comes with a number of challenges that can leave an individual struggling to adapt to their “new normal.” Amongst the challenges faced by cancer patients and survivors are changes in the body that can result in a person feeling both physically and mentally fatigued. In this weekly program, cancer patients and survivors will participate in creative therapeutic activities designed to help promote positive body image with the purpose of helping cancer survivors to feel beautiful again. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
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Care for the Caregiver:
Master the Art of Caring for Oneself

Tuesday, June 14, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Iana Malcolm, ERYT
Certified Holistic Coach
It’s not easy balancing your Caregiving role and other parts of your life, while caring for someone with cancer. Your dedication to your loved one does not protect you from fatigue, stress, and other difficult emotions; and you may feel overwhelmed wondering how to take care of yourself AND your loved one. Together we will learn breathing techniques to calm the nervous system and decrease anxiety, basic yoga poses to keep your muscles strong and body balanced. You will also learn organizational tools that will allow you to become a successful, well-balanced caregiver. Join us this evening and let someone who was once a Caregiver take care of YOU for an evening.
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Ask the Expert:
Clinical Trials as an Option for All Cancer Patients

Monday, June 20, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Jonathan C. Trent, MD., Ph.D.
Director, Sarcoma Medical Research Program
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

It is a myth that clinical research applies only to end-stage disease! Clinical trials can offer significant treatment benefits to many cancer patients, regardless of disease stage. With expertise in both cancer treatment and cancer research, Dr. Trent will share with us important facts to consider about clinical trials so that patients can work with their medical team and make the best treatment decisions about their cancer care. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
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Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Gain an Understanding of Lab Testing Specific for Multiple Myeloma
Wednesday, June 22, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker:Debbie Billingsley, MS., RN,OCN.
Celgene, Clinical Nurse Consultant
The Cancer Support Community invites you and your loved ones to join a professionally facilitated group and benefit from the opportunity to meet other multiple myeloma survivors to exchange information and lessons learned, and to discuss concerns and life’s experiences unique to this diagnosis. During this educational program participants will learn why and when specific tests are performed, and how the doctors use the information in care management. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
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Cancer Clinical Trials in 2016:
The Acceleration of New Drug Development

Thursday, June 27, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Howard I. Schwartz, MD.
Clinical Trial Lead, Miami Cancer Institute
Clinical trials are more important to all cancer treatments than commonly known. Any time you or a loved one needs treatment for cancer, clinical trials are an option to think about. Trials are available for all stages of cancer and it is a myth that they are only for people who have advanced cancer not responding to treatment. Join us to learn more about the history of clinical trials, patients’ rights and informed consent, the different types of clinical trials, genomics, basket trials, immunotherapy and the Institute’s clinical trial goals. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
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Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 


The Latest Advances in the Treatment of Sarcoma
Thursday, July 21, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Jonathan C. Trent, MD., Ph.D.
Director, Sarcoma Medical Research Program
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Join us in learning the latest advances in the treatment of sarcoma cancers. Dr. Trent will share information about the work of the Sarcoma Clinical Research Program and their advances in the treatment of Sarcoma which may combine all treatment options such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Dr. Trent will speak to the importance of knowing your treatment plan and which approaches will effectively treat the cancer and provide the patient with the best medical outcome possible. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
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Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

 

Gratitude: Broaden and Build your Resilience
Thursday, July 21, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Rev. Guillermo Escalona, Mdiv, BCC, CT.
Chaplain, Director of Pastoral Education
Miami Cancer Institute / Baptist Health South Florida

Join us for a Resilience Workshop and learn to apply the theory of positive emotions for self-care as well as the care of each other. Explore how positive emotions broaden awareness and encourage novel, varied, and exploratory thoughts and actions which have a constructive effect on physical and psycho-social wellness. Learn practical ideas that you can put to use right away. Experience gratitude, get in touch with your soul as you move from limitation and fear to expansion and love. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
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Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

OFFSITE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Reservations required. Please call 305-668-5900

WE THANK THE NACRON FAMILY CANCER SURVIVORSHIP NETWORKING GROUP FOR GENEROUSLY PRESENTING THE FOLLOWING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:

Creative Recovery:
Exploring the Healing Power of Imagination Through Art
Wednesday, June 15, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Lei Sun, M.Ed.
UM Masters Candidate
Marriage and Family Therapy

This expressive art program is for people affected by cancer who want to explore creativity as a means for self-discovery and recovery. It focuses on art-making for self-care and exploration. Creative recovery provides a supportive environment in which participants can listen to their creative impulses. It will help people living with cancer to freely explore their creative self and discover the healing power of their imaginations. Please join us and invite a fellow survivor or caregiver.
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The Power of Transformation: Thriving as a Cancer Survivor
Wednesday, July 20, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Jody Rowe Staley
Motivational Counselor
Join us for an evening of information, support and hope. Ms. Staley will discuss steps we can take to tap into our energies as we go through difficult times, and how to find the opportunities for joy in our lives. Please join us and invite a fellow survivor or caregiver.
Click here for a flyer about this event.
Alper JCC

Site: The Dave and Mary Alper JCC
Building 4 , Cultural Arts Center
11155 SW 112 Avenue
Miami, FL 33176


CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER MIAMI AND SHARP GENERAL CONTRACTORS ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE:

The Haitian Cancer Support Program
At CSCGM we are committed to providing support services to everyone affected by cancer. The Haitian Cancer Support Program is a program designed to better address the needs of cancer survivors in the Haitian community. We now offer education, support, and healthy living groups in Creole. Meetings are held at Jackson Memorial and Jackson North hospitals. For more information, please call Pascale Denis Denizè, M.S.Ed., LMHC., at 305-668-5900, Ext 221.
konsa pèsonn pa pou kont li lè li gen kansè.

Group Sipò emosyonèl
Katriyèm jedi nan mwa a de 10 am - 12pm
Twazyèm vandredi nan mwa a de 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Pwogram Fòmasyon ak Nitrisyon
Dezyèm jedi nan mwa a de 10 am - 12 pm

Pwogram Egzèsis Tai Chi
Twazyèm vandredi nan mwa a de 5 - 5:30 pm

 

Support Group 
4th Thurs. of the month, 10 am - 12pm
Third Fri of the month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Educational and Nutrition Program
2nd Thursday of the month, 10 am - 12pm

Exercise Tai Chi Program
Third Friday of the month, 5 - 5:30 pm

Generously sponsored by:
Sharp General Contractors


THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED THROUGH A GENEROUS GRANT FROM SUSAN G. KOMEN MIAMI/FT LAUDERDALE

Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster
Through a generous grant from Komen for the Cure the Cancer Support Community is offering this FREE workshop for low-income or uninsured breast cancer patients. During a 90-minute session, participants doing this workshop will learn relaxation techniques along with visualization exercises and behavioral changes to help reduce stress before breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, breast reconstruction or other breast cancer related medical intervention. These techniques have been found to not only reduce anxiety but also post-operative pain and are used at major medical centers throughout United States. Sessions are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals in Spanish or in English. Reservations required. Please call Isabel Trabanco, LCSW, at 305-668-5900, Ext. 232

Return to Wellness
A rehabilitation program for low-income/uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer. It consists of a three-part series of education, exercise, and support programs aimed at helping low-income women with a diagnosis of breast cancer deal with the emotional and social concerns that accompany a diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
For more information and current schedules, please call Isabel Trabanco, LCSW, 305-668-5900, Ext. 232

Site: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Mailman Center for Child Development
1601 N.W. 12 Ave Miami, FL 33136
Room 4004-A

 

Komen Return to Wellness

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