Welcome to Wellspring’s Online Programs. These live, informational webinars are available for you to access from the comfort, convenience and privacy of your own home. During each online program, you will have the ability to interact with professional leaders, and ask questions as they arise.
This program is specifically for those who have already made the transition back into the workforce following an extended leave of absence due to cancer and who are having trouble letting cancer go from their lives. This six-week program will help you move beyond your cancer if you are feeling stuck. It will help you identify how your cancer journey may be impacting our work life and will offer helpful strategies to reduce your focus on cancer.
Being back at work following cancer is a stressful time, impacting our ability to perform well and to deal effectively with workplace demands and conflicts. This program is for those who have already made the transition back into the workforce following an extended leave of absence due to cancer and who are looking for strategies for managing stress at work.
Be Well Wednesdays
The Be Well Wednesdays talks provide you with access to a wide range of local experts presenting on topics related to the experience of cancer. Each Talk includes a presentation and an opportunity to ask questions of the guest expert. The next Talk is Ready, Steady, Go! Motivation When Making Lifestyle Changes on Wednesday, April 8, from 12 – 1 p.m.
Chemotherapy often impacts one’s ability to think clearly, to remember, to multi-task or to solve problems. These changes are commonly referred to as ‘chemo-brain’, but at Wellspring, we call it Brain Fog. This eight-week educational program, under the direction of an experienced professional leader, teaches you ways to address and improve your cognitive functioning following treatment for cancer. Brain Fog is a program of Maximum Capacity, Inc.
Wellspring is currently offering two programs specifically for caregivers: Caregiver Talk discussing the experience of caregiver guilt, and Caregivers Connect: Support and Relaxation. Both programs focus solely on the needs of caregivers of cancer patients.
Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF)
Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common and distressful side effects of cancer and cancer-related treatments. It usually is described as a persistent sense of physical, emotional, and cognitive tiredness that is not related to activity and doesn’t necessarily go away after rest.
Chi Life is an integrative wellness exercise routine that combines warm-ups, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and Meditation to promote good health and wellness. It balances energy accumulation and circulation harmonizing mind, body, and spirit. Some benefits include a strengthened immune system, restored and improved energy flow, improved balance and coordination and relaxed body and mind.
The Healing Journey is for people who want to learn how to help themselves when they have cancer. It is a practical course, providing simple but proven psychological and spiritual tools that promote inner harmony, peace and healing, methods that can help any of us become a “healed person”.
If you have questions about money or your personal finances related to having cancer, Wellspring can help. The Money Matters program will help you to overcome your financial worries by providing you with a better understanding of income replacement programs and options, with drug reimbursement options, and much more. In these private, personal sessions, (either online, via telephone or in-person) with a Money Matters Case Manager, you will receive the information you need to help you navigate your way through the financial worries of cancer.
To book your private, confidential session with a Money Matters Case Manager, please complete this quick form. Please Note: This program is available to residents of Ontario living with cancer. Money Matters is also available through Wellspring Calgary.
Nourish Program Series
During the temporary suspension of in-centre programs, Wellspring is offering select Nourish educational programs in an online setting.
If you are living with or caring for, someone with pancreatic cancer, you can receive immediate support from a Wellspring Pancreatic Cancer Peer Support volunteer. Our volunteers have been highly trained in providing specific emotional and coping support for persons diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, their caregivers or family members. The private sessions take place by way of telephone or face-to-face video conferencing. Our Pancreatic Cancer Peer Support Volunteers can also arrange for you to access a professional counsellor if needed (see below), or other supportive care programs that might be of benefit to you.
Pancreatic Cancer Short Term Counselling
Short-Term Counselling provides you with timely access to a professional in order to discuss the serious personal issues that arise due to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Peer support volunteers are cancer survivors and caregivers of cancer patients who are specially trained to provide emotional and coping support to individuals who are in similar situations. Peer Support is Wellspring’s primary individual support program. Meet in private with a peer support volunteer to share your story, circumstances and to express any concerns you may have.
Relaxation and Visualization
Relaxation and Visualization is also known as guided imagery. This program provides a relaxing and peaceful experience that can improve one’s sense of well-being, reduce stress and provide skills to help cope with a cancer diagnosis. This program is a good starting place for new members.
If you are preparing to return to work, this program is for you. Cancer patients often have many, special concerns when considering a return to the work after cancer. This six-week educational and support program will help you achieve a successful and sustained return to work following cancer, through discussions about readiness to return, accommodations by your employer, and how treatments may impact your job performance.
Yoga is an ancient and well-known health practice. It can help exercise control over physical and emotional well-being by combining movements, breathing, stretching, body poses and meditation practice. Yoga for Cancer Recovery is specifically for patients who are in the process of regaining their general health and wellness, as well as for caregivers of cancer patients. Although gentle in style, Yoga for Cancer Recovery is designed to provide a fulfiling yoga experience while also transferring skills and techniques to support self-managed yoga practice outside of Wellspring.