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Arts and Mindfulness Cancer Support Group – Fresno Cancer Center

Bringing both creativity and mindfulness into therapy has proven to be beneficial for many people, including having specific benefits for cancer patients. In addition to having a positive effect on depression, anxiety, and tension, mindfulness and art in therapy can provide the following benefits:

  • Soothe the nervous system to lower anxiety and stress.
  • Integration of emotions, sensations, and cognition
  • Enhancement of self-acceptance, flexibility, and emotional intelligence.
  • Processing material or emotions that are difficult to verbalize
  • Management of stress
  • Stimulation of the brain and body

    In addition to the incorporation of arts and mindfulness, this will also be a support and therapeutic group in which members can share their stories and create meaningful relationships with peers.
  • WHO MAY ATTEND: Cancer patients, survivors, and

caregivers of all ages and condition levels.

Accommodations can be made for most physical limitations.

WHERE: Fresno Cancer Center

7887 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93720

WHEN: Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:45 pm

COST: Classes are donation-based.

A minimum $5 donation is suggested.

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Knitted Knockers @ South Sacramento Cancer Center

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast.

Traditional breast prosthetics can be expensive, heavy, and uncomfortable. As a rule, they cannot be worn for several weeks after surgery.

Knitted Knockers, on the other hand, are soft, light-weight, and comfortable. The hypoallergenic-cotton inserts can be worn immediately post-surgery. When placed in your regular bras, they take the shape and look of a real breast. For those going through reconstruction, Knitted Knockers can easily be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven by removing some of the stuffing.

To schedule an appointment or to get more information.
Please call:
Lisa Dix
Clinical Educator 916.683.9616

Knitted Knockers Knitted Knockers are created by our special volunteer knitters, Angels in Stitches, and are provided for free through South Sacramento Cancer Center.

*** If you would like to know more about this knitting group or the organization please visit their website at www.knittedknockers.org

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Therapeutic Yoga Class – South Sacramento Cancer Center

Therapeutic/Restorative Yoga is a slow-paced, healing practice using gentle poses and movement along with breath work, guided imagery and props in a supportive atmosphere for total relaxation. This class is tailored to the unique physical and emotional needs associated with cancer and its treatments. A regular Yoga practice can result in the following benefits:

  • Soothe the nervous system to lower anxiety and stress.
  • Provide breathing techniques to manage pain and nausea.
  • Stimulate the immune system and increase bone density.
  • Manage depression and fatigue.
  • Improve the quality of sleep.
  • An increase in an overall sense of well-being.

WHO MAY ATTEND: Cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers of all ages and condition levels. Accommodations can be made for most physical limitations.

WHERE: South Sacramento Cancer Center

8100 Bruceville Road, Sacramento, CA  95823

WHEN: Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm (beginning July 18th, 2016)

COST: Classes are donation-based.

***A minimum $5 donation is suggested.***

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat.

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Therapeutic Yoga Classes – Fresno Cancer Center

Therapeutic/Restorative Yoga is a slow-paced, healing practice using gentle poses and movement along with breath work, guided imagery and props in a supportive atmosphere for total relaxation. This class is tailored to the unique physical and emotional needs associated with cancer and its treatments. A regular Yoga practice can result in the following benefits:

  • Soothe the nervous system to lower anxiety and stress.
  • Provide breathing techniques to manage pain and nausea.
  • Stimulate the immune system and increase bone density.
  • Manage depression and fatigue.
  • Improve the quality of sleep.
  • An increase in an overall sense of well-being.

WHO MAY ATTEND: Cancer patients, survivors, and

caregivers of all ages and condition levels.

Accommodations can be made for most physical limitations.

WHERE: Fresno Cancer Center

7887 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93720

WHEN: Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:45pm

COST: Classes are donation-based.

A minimum $5 donation is suggested.

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat.

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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."Charles R. Swindoll