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2018 Cancer Wellness Workshop

Cancer affects mind, body and soul. We may feel scared and powerless when diagnosed, and the emotional distress can wreak havoc on our overall well-being. With a little care and awareness, we can be our own superheroes and shield ourselves from stress and fear. Join us to learn about the super powers of your mind, body, and breath to help you be present, live with gratitude, and maintain a greater sense of well-being.

Saturday, September 29
8:45 am – 1:00 pm
Tickets $10 – includes lunch
scholarships available

Durango Public Library
1900 E. 3rd Avenue
Durango, CO 81303
For more information
call 970-403-3711

Conference Workshops

Embracing Your Inner Superhero:
Meeting the Emotional Challenges of the Cancer Journey with Skill, Resilience, and Compassion

Janet Curry, MA, LPC

Though cancer is a disease that manifests in the body, the journey toward healing engages every aspect of our being — physical, mental, emotional and relational. This workshop ask for: emotional distress. gently explores and brings skillful ways to work with the common human reaction to what we don’t like and didn’t Using evidenced-based mindfulness practices, we will map how we get stuck in patterns of distress, such as intense body sensations, negative thoughts, emotions and behavior. Our focus will then turn to specific, practical, and kind skills for disentangling ourselves from these patterns, cultivating our deep capacity for resilience and self-compassion as we embrace our own “inner superhero.”

Qigong and the Relaxation Response

Oley Smith, Dipl. O.M., L.Ac.

Qigong is a Chinese health and longevity practice as old as Chinese Medicine itself. In this presentation we will identify the effects the relaxation response has on immunity, the lymphatic system, and the health of our DNA. By using the breath, gentle movement, and the focus of the mind we will learn how to initiate this relaxation response in our bodies to manage stress, overcome disease, and optimize our health.

Blueprints of Hope is pleased to partner with Live by Living to sponsor a retreat for cancer survivors and their caregivers this October. This 3-day, 2-night retreat offers the chance to connect with nature and fellow survivors in a quietly beautiful setting. Joined by others who are walking the same walk, you will enjoy the serene landscape, delicious healthy food, yoga, and meditation.

For more information, call Blueprints of Hope at 970-403-3711.

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