Wednesday June 2, 2021 7-8PM
“The Possibility of Thriving: What Cancer Can Teach Us About Navigating A Pandemic”
Drawing upon my struggles and experiences battling cancer, I’ll explore how connection, community, and nurturing — myself and others — ultimately helped me tap into a creative healing. I’ll also speak to the ways that these lessons helped me navigate the COVID pandemic, acknowledging how unsettling cancer diagnoses can be while celebrating the strength and resilience of those affected by this disease.
Dr. Nancy Rappaport, Child Psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Wednesday June 16, 2021 7-8 PM
“Keep Calm and Carry On: Putting Stress In Its Place”
Join us for an evening of relaxation and self-care! In this webinar, we will review the effects of stress on the body and identify stressors that many individuals face during treatment. Throughout the conversation, we will practice a few relaxation exercises together. You will leave the session feeling refreshed, with new tools to help manage your stress level.
Julia Kenney, ANP-BC, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Division of Palliative Care at Newton-Wellesley
Rachelle Colson LaMaster, MSW, LICSW (Clinical Oncology Social Worker)
Michelle Shields, LMT, BCTMB (Board Certified Massage Therapist)
Wednesday June 30, 2021 7-8PM
“Coping Resources: Inside and Out”
Coping skills are important at each step of an individual’s cancer journey. During this session, you will have the unique opportunity to learn about the importance of coping skills from both a professional and personal perspective. Participants will learn practical tools for coping from the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual perspectives.
Georgia Gojmerac-Leiner, D Min, BCC, Living with Cancer
David P Bullis, PhD, Director of Behavioral Medicine, Cancer Center Psychologist