Casual Friday - What is Survivorship?
We've all been in the position of asking ourselves, "What is survivorship?" I'm still defining my terms, but I know for sure that survivorship touches my mind, body and soul. That's why I'm so excited to be part of this amazing symposium, which brings together all facets of our experience.
Lockey Maisonneuve, a breast cancer survivor and cancer exercise specialist, will discuss the importance of exercise in moving on from patient to survivor. Her rehabilitative exercise classes have gotten hundreds of women moving again after cancer treatments (including me!) She and her MovingOn program were featured in a recent Cancer Warriors Wednesday post.
Robin Adwar, life coach of SoundBoard Consulting Group, will guide you with The Wheel of Life Tool. This powerful tool will help you create balance in every area of your life based on your individual circumstances by translating vision into action.
I will discuss how cancer survivors can loosen cancer’s emotional grip and begin to heal emotionally by using the Gifts and Losses List, a process of introspection and honest personal evaluation. Participants will create their own Gifts and Losses list as a visual reminder of their new "normal" beyond cancer and share personal stories of cancer’s gifts and losses with other survivors.
The symposium will be held at St. Peter's University Hospital, 254 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, NJ, (Center for Ambulatory Resources, 3rd Floor Conference Room), on Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A light lunch will be served and there is no cost for attending. This promises to be a popular program, so register soon. Call St. Peters at 1-732-846-3300, ext. 227 or contact me via email today.