MINDFULNESS AND CANCER
AN 8-WEEK WORKSHOP FOR PEOPLE WITH CANCER AND THEIR LOVED ONES
How to find the peace, calm & strength you need to cope
NOTE: If you must miss a session, a friend or loved one can take your place.
Cost: $165.00 (incl. GST/PST) REGISTRATION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
Eight Monday mornings
Feb.12th – Apr.9th, 2018
10:30 am – 12:00 noon Church of St-John the Baptist 233, avenue Sainte-Claire Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4E3 Click here for Google Map
Cancer changes your life. Before, during and after treatment you have a whole new reality to negotiate, including anxiety.
Things change for loved ones too. They’re anxious and have to deal with all sorts of unexpected feelings like guilt, inadequacy and fear. Life’s not supposed to be like this! They may not have cancer but their lives have changed too.
Cancer raises difficult questions for everyone. You always knew life was precious, but now it’s even more so. Your priorities have changed. You don’t take anything for granted. Every experience counts. And yet your thoughts run wild. Your mind is not under your control; peace of mind doesn’t happen by itself. You have to work at it, and you need a method that works.
Mindfulness meditation does more than just keep you anchored in the present moment. It reveals your own personal mechanism of stress and helps you find new ways of approaching life’s challenges, both medical and emotional.
In this workshop you’ll learn to respond to your situation with courage and creativity, and better manage your feelings and outlook. You’ll find untapped resources within yourself. A personal mindfulness practice deepens all your relationships and enables you to live life to the full.
Register with the form on this page, or call Caroline at 450-853-0616 for more information.
AttendanceSorry, no drop-ins; your commitment is part of the process. If you miss a session you may nominate a friend, carer or loved one to take your place.
How Workshops WorkWe explore each topic in a series of ninety-minute sessions. Each one includes: —three or four five-minute periods of guided meditation; —about forty minutes of discourse about techniques and attitude; —a half-hour of question & answer. You sit on mats with cushions or on upright chairs, as you prefer; we want you to be comfortable. Chairs are provided; bring your own mat, blanket or cushion to sit on the floor. We work with experience, not theory; concentration and reflection are natural features of your mind, to be strengthened by practice and commitment. We do not practice chanting or bowing and you aren’t asked to believe or disbelieve anything. Exercises include basic breath awareness, concentration exercises, body scans and the occasional visualization.
PaymentFill out the form on the right (below if you’re on a mobile device) and we’ll confirm your place by email. Please mail your cheque well in advance to:
|NOTE: Please make cheques payable to Stephen Schettini. Thank you.||Stephen SCHETTINI 416 Olympic Hudson (Québec) CANADA J0P 1H0|
A NOTE ABOUT PAYMENT Our fees are reasonable, and we are open to appeals from anyone in difficult circumstances. As long as we have space, no one is turned away. Thanks for your understanding. We look forward to sitting with you soon. —Stephen & Caroline