As you find your way along the cancer journey support groups can be excellent resources not only for the information they provide but for the camaraderie of spirit they offer. They can also be helpful at the end of treatment as you find yourself readjusting to everyday life again. If you don’t see a group or class here for your particular cancer type talk to your social worker or doctor about disease specific resources. Wherever you are on your journey our goal is to help you and your loved ones never lose sight of hope.
COFFEE & CONVERSATION – PUEBLO
Supportive opportunity for connection and conversation
“Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage DOES.”
Often times being diagnosed with cancer can leave an individual feeling quite isolated and alone. It’s difficult to find others who can identify with the feelings and emotions you are experiencing
Come join us for an hour of Coffee & Conversation
Sometimes being around others that are diagnosed with cancer and hearing their stories can be reaffirming that you are not alone in this journey.
Join us in a relaxed, casual atmosphere where conversation will flow easily in a safe,
Location: Pueblo, 3676 Parker Boulevard, Suite 350
Dates: Ongoing beginning September 14, 2016, Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Contact/Registration: Ami Gorsky, LSW, OSW, (719) 296-6000
VALUED-LIVING GROUP (FOR POST-TREATMENT SURVIVORS EXPERIENCING DISTRESS) – MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Have you completed primary treatment and are experiencing cancer survivorship related distress, depression, or anxiety? If so, consider participating in a paid seven-week evidence based skill building group and research study. The goal of the program is to help you cope skillfully and move forward living a life that you value.
Aurora, 1700 South Potomac Street
Boulder, 4715 Arapahoe Avenue
Denver – Rose, 4700 East Hale Parkway
Longmont, 2030 Mountain View Drive
Dates: Ongoing, Advanced Registration is required
Contact/Register: Jill Mitchell, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C to discuss eligibility and registration: 303-385-2003
LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS – MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers free support groups for patients, family members and friends affected by a blood cancer diagnosis (Leukemia, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma). Groups are facilitated by two healthcare professionals and advanced registration is required.
Locations: include Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver and Grand Junction.
Dates: Ongoing. Advanced Registration Required.
Contact/Registration: L&L Patient Services Manager to register (720) 440-8630. To learn more about us go to LLS.
PRACTICING MINDFULNESS – LONGMONT
Strategies for coping, self care and stress reduction
Have you heard about Mindfulness in the mainstream media lately?
It has become a hot topic and for good reason. Several studies show that practicing mindfulness can have a positive impact for many people. For cancer patients practicing mindfulness may help people cope better with stress and anxiety and improve quality of life during and after treatment.
Mindfulness is often described as intentionally focusing your awareness on the present moment without judgment. It involves paying attention in a different way than many of us typically do in our daily lives.
Please Join Us for our Quarterly Mindfulness Sessions
Each session will be a brief but powerful experience with a helpful mindfulness practice.
Session #1: Journaling with intention – We will explore how the art and physical action of writing can be used intentionally to support, nurture and encourage self-discovery, reflection and expression.
Session #2: Aromatherapy, how smells can soothe and comfort – We will learn the basics of aromatherapy. Smell a few scents and explore ways that aromas may provide comfort, relaxation or just add some joy to your day.
Session #3: Art as Therapy – tapping into your right brain. We will spend time exploring the benefits of using art and creativity to improve mood, relieve stress and refocus our minds. It will be fun too!
- Session #4: Stress reduction through mindful-breathing – Learn about breath work. Practice skills that can be uses anywhere to calm, relax and ground you.
Location: Longmont, 2030 Mountain View Ave, Suite 210
Dates: Fridays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Session #1: March 10, 2017
- Session #2: June 9, 2017
- Session #3: September 8, 2017
- Session #4: December 8, 2017
Patients, Survivors and Caregivers Welcome
Each session is a separate program
You may register for individual sessions
Contact/Registration: Registration is required. To register call Marianne Stenhouse, LCSW, OSW-C (303) 684-1843
Empower Your Recovery
Healing and Growth for Living beyond Cancer
The end of treatment can bring a whirlwind of mixed emotions. Among them might be any combination of relief, excitement, exhaustion, anxiety, frustration, and uncertainty.
Now that you find yourself at a transition point,
how do you adjust to everyday life again?
How do you invite healing and growth as you move forward?
Come join us for a Five-week program where we will explore:
- Physical recovery
- Doubt and Hope
- Prioritizing and Leaving a Legacy
Location: Aurora, 1700 South Potomac Street
Dates: Tuesdays, April 18 to May 16, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Contact/Registration: Registration is required. To register call Anh Lai-O’Connell, LCSW at (303) 418-7614
Location: Longmont, 2030 Mountain View Avenue
Dates: Thursdays, April 6 to May 4, 2017, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
And new offering: For long term survivors – finished with primary treatment for over 3-years.
Fridays, April 7 to May 5, 2017 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Contact/Registration: Marianne Stenhouse, LCSW, OSW-C (303) 684-1843