Halifax- Relaxation and Visualization (@ The Sobey Cancer Support Centre)
*This program is offered on a drop-in basis. We recommend checking the schedule before attending the sessions, as dates and times are subject to change.*
Relaxation and Visualization is also known as guided imagery. It is a good starting program for new members.
This program provides a relaxing and peaceful experience that can improve your sense of well-being, help you reduce stress and provide you with the skills you need to cope with your cancer diagnosis. As well as learning coping strategies, this program introduces you to others in similar situations and provides you with a support group and networking opportunity.
This program is led by a professional program leader who will lead the group through a guided meditation followed by a guided imagery session and a group discussion.
Meet our leaders:
Noni has provided one-on-one support and facilitated groups for individuals coping with illness and their families for the past fifteen years. She studied Buddhist Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Toronto, and social work at York University in Toronto. As a care coordinator at a community hospice, Noni supported individuals, families and caregivers coping with life-limiting illness. She also coordinated a peer support program for young women with breast cancer and facilitated support groups for these young women. As a former peer support volunteer and group facilitator at Wellspring, Noni is very familiar with programs like Relaxation and Visualization, and the Healing Journey. As a graduate of Wellspring programs, she is a firm believer in their capacity to help manage stress and to promote healing and well-being.
When human beings experience trauma or serious life stressors, it is not uncommon for them to feel as though their life is unraveling. A passion of Kim’s is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience. She helps her clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, compete, whole and safe. Her educational background includes a MSW from Dalhousie University, a BA, with an Advanced Double Major in Psychology and Sociology from Acadia University, as well as BSW from University of Calgary and Dalhousie University. Kim was born and raised in Halifax, but her heart is in Cape Breton, where both of her parents were from and where she enjoyed many summers in her childhood and youth. In her spare time she enjoy spending time with her husband, our 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Drop-In Program: This program requires no ongoing commitment and is especially helpful for those who are not feeling well, are in treatment or are coping with symptoms that make commitment difficult.
- Wed Feb 26, 2020: 10:00am - 11:30am
- Sat Feb 29, 2020: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
- Wed Mar 4, 2020: 10:00am - 11:30am
- Sat Mar 7, 2020: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
- Wed Mar 11, 2020: 10:00am - 11:30am
- Sat Mar 14, 2020: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
- Wed Mar 18, 2020: 10:00am - 11:30am
- Sat Mar 21, 2020: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
- Wed Mar 25, 2020: 10:00am - 11:30am
- + 1 More!