nutritionOK, I Went to the Nutrition Workshops, Now What Do I Do?
Four Part Series - Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, & 29, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Join Pam Braun, 15-year late-stage cancer survivor, former chef, and author of The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook, for hands-on cooking sessions. Learn how to shop, organize your pantry, and prepare delicious, nutritious anti-cancer meals. She will help you incorporate the nutritional information that we’ve all learned about anti-cancer nutrition into our daily eating plan. Come hungry as food will be prepared at each session. Classes are limited to 12 attendees who are willing to make a four-week commitment.
 
beading basicsBeading Basics
An instructional class for beginners
Thursdays, January 9, February 13, & March 12, 1 – 5 pm
Beading is an ancient art and a healing process which can help one cope with all kinds of stress and treatment. This is a basic workshop where you can learn the creative art of making beaded jewelry with Karla Barron. Materials will be provided and loaner tools are available for use. Please pre-register as space is limited.
 
love your heart 215x173Loving your Heart after Cancer Treatment
Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Join Dr. R. Fernando Roth, MD, Cardiologist, for a presentation and open discussion about certain chemotherapy and radiation treatments that may have long term side effects on your heart including coronary artery disease, weakening of the heart muscle, rhythm disturbances, and high blood pressure. Learn how to watch for signs of damage and ways to keep your heart as healthy as possible.
 
therapyComplementary and Natural Therapies
Thursdays, January 16, February 20, & March 19, 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Join Dr. Robert Chu, L.Ac and learn how acupuncture, nutrition and exercise can be integrated with standard medical protocols to help reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and improve overall health and vitality.
 
mindfulnessIntroduction to Reiki
Tuesdays, January 21, February 18, & March 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Reiki is a Japanese practice with a name meaning “universal life energy.” It is a stress reduction and relaxation technique. Reiki can also be used to encourage healing and provide other benefits. The energy that flows through the Reiki practitioner, Susan Locatell, will strengthen the body by releasing blocked energy pathways, thus decreasing pain and enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal.
 
notecard designNote Card Design – Valentine Edition
Tuesday, February 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Join art instructor and cancer survivor, Sharon Palmiter, to learn how to make creative note cards using a variety of media including stamps, stickers, colored pencils and more. Materials provided. Please pre-register as space is limited.
 
physical therapy 215x173Why Physical Therapy?
Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Come and meet with licensed Physical Therapist, Elizabeth Holt, to discuss the benefits of treatment for those in active cancer treatment or recovery.  Discussion will include cancer related fatigue and pain, exercise and other benefits to seeking treatment with a professional.
 
hypnosis minfulness 215x173Self-Hypnosis versus Mindfulness
Monday, February 10, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Mindfulness is the psychological process of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment which one can develop through the practice of meditation through other training. Hypnosis brings awareness thru focused attention. Join Carmela Tunzi to learn more about both modalities.
 
sleepSleep and Cancer
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Join Dr. Arash Asher, MD, Cedar-Sinai to learn about the emerging science reviewing the link between chronic insomnia and circadian rhythm (internal biological clock) changes and cancer.  The value of sleep for cancer survivorship as well non-pharmacologic options to optimize sleep will be discussed. 
 
mind mappingMind Mapping
Tuesday, February 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Joana Breckner and Janet Solie for this hands-on workshop where participants are introduced to Mind Mapping, a problem-solving tool used for centuries by writers, scientists, educators, and psychologists. Through creative brainstorming, each person will build an individualized “game plan” and will take home this personalized mind map as a valuable resource and reminder of the power each of us possesses to manage the chaos of cancer and overcome everyday obstacles.
 
womens embodiment 215x173Women’s Embodiment Workshop – Three-part series
Mondays, March 9, 16, & 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
You know there is a body-mind connection, but did you also know your body symptoms are often related to something deeper, held in your sub-conscious, ready to be revealed. Join Tarnie Fulloon, PT, MA to help uncover what the messages the physical body is holding about how you think, what you feel, and who you are. Using movement, meditation, breath work, and other Body Centered Medicine™ techniques you will build a closer relationship with your body, start to heal issues that need attention, and embrace your vitality and inner freedom. 
 
glucose 215x173Glucose & Insulin – The Destructive Duo
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Join Candice Rosen, RN & Certified Health Coach and author of The Pancreatic Oath, to learn about the negative effects of glucose and insulin on weight and overall health and what you can do about it.
 
meditation2Quiet the Mind Meditation - 4 Week Series
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 11, & 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Join Emily Gonzales, Chopra Center™ Certified Instructor to learn techniques for quieting the mind and shifting to a calm and balanced state of wellbeing. Learn tools to develop your own personal meditation practice.
 
dietary supplementDietary Supplements and Meal Planning for Cancer Patients
Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Join Dr. Amaliya Santiago, Naturopathic Doctor, to learn how dietary supplements and eating the right foods can improve your body’s ability to fight cancer, reduce the side effects of treatment, and enhance recovery.
 
breast reconstructionHealthy Breasts, Healthy U
Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 – 8 pm.
Jeannie Shen, MD, UCLA breast surgeon, will discuss the factors that can increase a woman’s likelihood of developing breast cancer and healthy lifestyle choices that can help lower every woman’s risk of breast cancer.
 
colon hp 215x173The Ins and Outs of Colonoscopy
Monday, March 30, 6:30 – 8 pm.
Adarsh Thaker, MD, UCLA interventional endoscopist, will discuss colonoscopy and other screening options for colon cancer.  He will also review the latest endoscopic techniques for finding and removing colon polyps before they progress to colon cancer.
 
sound 215x173Release & Recalibrate with Sound
Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Join El Larson to learn techniques to help balance energy through meditation, visualization, and voice. Followed by a group sound bath using Tibetan bowls, a gong, and live ambient music. The sound bowls create a pulsating tone that feels good and helps one relax.