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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
Group will not meet in December.
A new 8-week session will begin Wednesday, March 1.

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.

 


Book Club: The Four Agreements:
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Monday, December 5, 12 & 19, 1 - 2 pm
Facilitator: Peggy Rios, Ph.D.
Program Director, CSCGM
In The Four Agreements, best-selling author Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, <u>The Four Agreements</u> offer a powerful code of conduct that can transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!

 


A Behavioral Medicine Approach to Improve Health & Wellbeing
Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30 pm
Instructor: Michelle Alva, PT
Licensed Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist, and Intuitive Healer
The latest research in behavioral medicine reveals the importance of having a healthy mindset and embodying the feeling of what we want to create to accelerate healing and wellness. Learn how to achieve these wholesome states of mind with Michelle Alva, creator of The Alva Method of Quantum Healing and Rapid Mindset Change. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
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Self-Care Through Healing Touch
Wednesday, December 7, 6 - 8 pmm
Guest Presenter: Aleida Drozdowicz, MSN, RN, AHN-BC
Certified Healing Touch Instructor and Practitioner
We welcome Aleida Drozdowicz, a registered nurse with a wide range of experience in working with oncology patients for over 30 years, to present an overview of healing touch, and integrative complementary therapy for relieving stress & anxiety, reducing pain, and improving quality of sleep. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 


What is Lymphedema?
What Every Patient Needs to Know

Monday, December 19, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Arlene Sotolongo, MSPT, CLT, CKTP
Physical Therapist
Miami Cancer Institute
In this presentation, expert physical therapist Arlene Sotolongo will provide a comprehensive overview of lymphedema; including prevention, early detection, and treatment. She will discuss what lymphedema is, the steps one can take to lower risk, warning signs to look for, and the latest advances in treatment. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Career and Vocation After Cancer
Monday, January 9, 23 & 30, 1 - 2 p
Facilitator: Peggy Rios, Ph.D.
Program Director, CSCGM
Explore how you’d like to manifest your skills, talents, and interests after cancer. We will read several chapters and take some interest inventories to help explore work, hobbies & volunteerism; and the role those activities can play in your life as a survivor. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!

 


Understanding the Genomic Test OncoType DX for Breast Cancer: Know Your Risk of Recurrence
Thursday, January 12, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Gladys L. Giron, M.D., FACS
Breast Cancer Surgeon
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Dr. Giron will present information on the genomic test Oncotype DX for breast cancer, a test that analyzes the particular biology of a cancer tumor to help determine the most effective course of treatment. She will explain the different applications of the test, and how it is being used in predicting the efficacy of chemotherapy on a particular tumor, and the likelihood of a local or distant recurrence. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

 

Gynecological Cancer Treatment: Managing Side Effects and Emotional Distress
Wednesday, January 18, 6 – 7:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Kristina Rua, R.N., BSN
GYO Patient Nurse Navigator
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Gynecological Cancer Networking Group invites you to join Kristina Rua, R.N. for a discussion on the impact that gynecological cancers may have on women, current treatments available, and side effect management. Nurse Rua will also talk about lingering emotional distress and uncertainties women may face. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

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:

Healing Power of Movement
Wednesday, December 21, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Niraj Mehta, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist, 21st Century Oncology
You are invited to join Dr. Mehta, radiation oncologist and founder of Making Moves Universal, through a journey to propagate self-experession, revitalization and reconnection with your body through movement. Let’s celebrate the holidays together with dance moves, music, and a light dinner. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.



Management of Oncology Pain with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Wednesday, January 18, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Hong Chen, Ph.D., AP, DOM
Acupuncture Physician
Pain can have a devastating impact on quality of life. People with cancer report pain or fear of pain as one of the most troublesome symptoms. Dr. Chen, a licensed acupuncture physician in Florida, has been teaching and practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 1991. She will present evidence-based research and interventions showing how acupuncture, cupping, moxa, meditation, and herbal treatments, can help patients manage pain, ease stress and improve life quality. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
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
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 

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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