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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




Cancer as a Turning Point: Getting Stronger at the Broken Places
Mondays, March 17 to April 21, 7 - 8 pm
Facilitator: Revis Ann Massey, MMT, MT-BC
Carlos Albizu University
Having Cancer is not your choice. What you do now IS! How can you find meaning in the cancer experience? This 6-week workshop is for cancer patients/survivors and caregivers. We will discuss the holistic approach to being healthy and how to find meaning and purpose to sustain yourself during treatment. Using Positive Psychology, you will find your way to a “new normal” that can be better, much better, than you imagined. You will find ways to minimize burnout and turn trauma into healing, health and joy. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome.

 

Taking Charge: Problem Solving Skills for Better Health
Tuesdays, March 18 to April 22, 4 - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Emily Lattie, M.S.
University of Miami
Get a fresh start this springtime by taking charge of New Year’s resolutions that have fallen by the wayside, or use this opportunity to set new goals for your own well-being. This 6-week program will help you reach your goals by identifying and overcoming any obstacles and developing clear solutions and strategies so you can change your life for the better. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome.

 

Healing Through Writing
Wednesdays, March 19 to April 23, 4:30 - 6 pm
Facilitator: Vivianna Cabrera-Meneses, M-MFT
Carlos Albizu University
Join us for a 6-week workshop to promote mental, physical well-being, and personal growth attainable through the art of writing. Research shows that intentional use of reflective writing is a way to foster focus, clarity, and insight and help patients and caregivers better address the issues they encounter in the process of cancer treatment. Come and explore the many benefits the workshop can offer; no previous writing experience is required. If you wish, you may bring any previous writing to the first class. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome.

 

Improving Sleep: A Key Step to Health and Wellbeing
Monday, April 28, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker: Marcy I. Wasman, Ph.D.
Psychologist specializing in Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Baptist Health South Florida

Dr. Wasman will discuss the importance of sleep and the things that can interfere with this important aspect of our self-care. She will also explain how you can find out more about your current sleep health and what you might be able to do to enhance your sleep. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 5:30 pm.
Language interpreting to Spanish provided with advanced request.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Exercise Can Be Medicine: Promoting Wellness for Cancer Survivors
Wednesday, April 30, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker: Stacy Cutrono, M.S., CES
Exercise Physiologist, Integrative Medicine
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

We welcome exercise physiologist Stacy Cutrono to present the latest research on the effects and benefits of exercise in cancer survivorship. Stacy will explain the difference between physical activity and exercise, and will highlight the importance of a structured exercise routine that would deliver survivorship benefits. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 5:30 pm.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Ask the Expert about The American Society of Hematology (ASH) update
Monday, May 12, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker: Steven Fein, M.D.
Hematology Oncologist, Advanced Medical Specialties
Baptist Health South Florida

Our Leukemia and Lymphoma Networking Group invites you to join Dr. Steven Fein for a discussion of the latest findings in the field of hematology oncology as reported by ASH. Dr. Fein will also talk about the implications of these findings for the treatment of all blood cancers. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 5:30 pm.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Oncotype DX: Advances in Cancer Treatment
Thursday, May 15, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Sara M. Garrido, M.D., FACP
Chief Medical Officer, Advanced Medical Specialties
Baptist Health South Florida

Oncotype DX is a cancer test that provides an individualized, quantitative assessment of the likelihood of disease. This test can also be an integral part of treatment planning. Dr. Garrido will explain this innovative and life-saving test now available for breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 6:30 pm.
Language interpreting to Spanish provided with advanced request.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management
Evidence-based methods to reduce distress and improve mood and quality of life during breast cancer treatment.
Tuesday, May 27, 7 - 9 pm
Speakers: Javika Jutagir, M.S. and Lisa Gudenkauf, M.S.
Doctoral Candidates, Clinical Health Psychology
University of Miami

Join us to learn about research findings funded by the National Cancer Institute showing the effects of group-based stress reduction on psychosocial and bio-behavioral outcomes in women after breast cancer surgery. A Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM) intervention has shown stress reduction, quality of life improvement, reduction of stress hormones such as cortisol, and improved immune functioning. Our special guest speakers will discuss particular details of this exciting intervention and its implications for breast cancer treatment and recovery. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 6:30 pm.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 


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

The Nacron Family Cancer Survivorship Networking Group cordially presents:

Juicing: A Powerful Tool for Healing
Wednesday, May 21, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Sonia M. Terboss
Founder, Spajuicebar
Juicing is an easy and practical way to healthy nutrition and can strengthen any self care program. Join Sonia as she shows us the best way to get high nutrient intake in delicious juices. When you are feeling tired or nauseous, it is difficult to make elaborate meals. Compliment your diet with healthy and easy to make flavorful juices and make this an integral part of your self and healing practices. Invite a fellow cancer survivor or caregiver!
Alper JCC

Site: The Dave and Mary Alper JCC
Futernick Family Art Gallery
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
A new initiative aimed at better addressing the needs of cancer survivors in the Haitian community. We are now offering education, support, and healthy living programs in Creole. Meetings are being held in select locations. For more information, please call Pascale Denis Denizè at 305-668-5900, ext 221.
konsa pèsonn pa pou kont li lè li gen kansè.

Generously sponsored by:
Sharp General Contractors


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, 305-668-5900 ext. 230.
Generously sponsored by:
Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

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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