Relaxation and Visualization
*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.*
Sessions will take place at Charlottetown Yoga Space – 49 Pownal Street.
***Please note: The session scheduled for Saturday March 14, 2020 has been cancelled***
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. As well as being introduced to others as a support group and networking opportunity, you will learn various coping strategies. Relaxation and Visualization is led by a professional program leader who leads the group in guided mediation followed by a guided imagery session and a group discussion.
Meet our leaders:
Alleviating stress, finding joy and helping people are all goals central to Pat’s life! Pat is a social worker who in her professional years, worked to empower families and improve the lives of children. Facilitating groups has provided a powerful awakening around the amazing ability of people helping each other with their own strengths, gifts and resilience. Managing the presence of cancer in this life and struggling to be a survivor and survivor supporter helps Pat feel grounded most days. Beach walking with her husband, John and Doodle, Rufus is a favourite activity but yoga, politics, audio books, odd jobs and fretting about her adult children, Charlotte and Jonathan, also fills lots of her hours!
Dawn graduated from mount royal college with a Diploma in Social Work in 1994, then went on to complete her BSW at the University of Calgary 1997. Dawn’s professional background consists of experience in foster care and adoptions, extensive experience in youth mental health where she was the social worker for the in-patient youth psychiatry team, home care and palliative care. She is also an Eagala certified Equine specialist which provides an opportunity to combine her work with her love of horses. She currently is employed with Health PEI with the Renal team in July of 2018. She currently is one of the PEI representatives for the National Conservative Kidney Management working group.
Outside of her work she is a hockey and football mom, an avid equestrian and a singer/songwriter. She has 2 boys (16 and 21) and 3 fur-babies (2 boxers and a cat).
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.
New Schedule Coming Soon!