Dr. John Robinson spoke at the monthly Survivorship Education Session in May at the TBCC. Throughout his presentation, Dr. Robinson used the example of a couple who came to see him because they had been fighting and through their sessions found out that most of their problems stemmed from the emotional issues caused from a lack of intimacy. It was a powerful and practical example of why this issue is an important one to address.
After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, William faces a series of experiences that allow him to explore not what his life would have been, but instead, what his death really means, both to his family, and to his understanding of mortality and human kindness. This play explores the power of sacrifice as the characters struggle to find meaning in their lives and ultimately discover if it is possible to escape fate.
Forward by Janine Giese-Davis, Ph.D.
Not only do we have a video on our website of Esther telling her wonderful story of outliving by many years her doctor’s prognosis for you to enjoy, but we also have her written story for those of you who prefer to read or do not have access to a computer where you can watch the video. Continue Reading
The Tapestry Retreat Program provides adults living with cancer to have time away in a safe and nurturing environment for the purpose of exploring the impact of their cancer experience. The Tapestry Retreat Program is a residential program presented over five days at a retreat and renewal centre outside of Calgary and is open to all adults living with cancer.
For years many cancer survivors have reported feeling like their brain does just not function as well as it did before cancer came along… and now there is the science to prove it!
Art therapy is only for artists…
It has been proven that art can help cancer survivors process the difficult feelings and emotions that arise during a cancer expereince. However, many cancer survivors do not try something art related because they believe they are not an “artist”. In this video, Mike Lang talks with the Art Therapist at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Marie Butler, about using art to help heal and how it is all about the process, not the end product.
Great news! CancerChat Canada has TWO new online support groups starting this spring:
Group 1 is for patients (currently in, or post treatment with any diagnosis or stage) – starting May 2012
Group 2 is for breast cancer patients (currently in, or post treatment with any diagnosis or stage) – starting late May/early June 2012