The Mind-Body for Cancer program connects you with lifestyle practices, classes, and services proven to promote total well being while also supporting and providing peace of mind for friends and family.
Our clients find considerable relief, restored sleep, and increased energy by participating in our ongoing group classes such as meditation, restorative yoga, and Tai chi and by engaging in our Mind-Body services, which include Traditional Chinese Medicine, bodywork, and oncology nutrition.
Through this program you will:
We welcome those at all points along their journey to wellness and with all levels of experience in mind-body practices. We look forward to engaging with you and helping you move towards health.
Mind-Body for Cancer is designed to support cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their family and friends. Our classes and services will meet you at your current state and support your health. The evidence-based practices used throughout the program focus on the promotion of peace, balance, and movement to support your mental and physical well-being.
Our program incorporates a variety of evidence-based mind-body therapies and lifestyle practices to ease stress and pain and to improve the quality of life of individuals with cancer. You will be introduced to classes and therapeutic services that bring awareness to your body and promote its ability to heal. What’s more, you will also come to understand the scientific basis of these concepts and practices and how they can directly promote relaxation and your body's innate well-being.
Jacqueline is Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Mindfulness Center as well as a 200-Hour certified Yoga Teacher. She actively and effectively integrates the center’s mission of mindfulness into its functioning and outreach.
Aurora received her M.A. in Psychopharmacology and has directed her passion towards advancing the scientific knowledge of mind-body therapies and promoting and practicing evidence-based practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers, and corporate settings.
Roxanne is the Development Director at The Mindfulness Center as well as a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Roxanne’s strong belief and personal experience with the healing power of mind-body practices drives her to spread awareness of the importance of these self-care therapies.
Tania Golocovsky (Lanning) M.S , LGPC, LMT - Stress Management, Massage & Bodywork is a licensed massage therapist and a mental health counselor with experience working with trauma, oncology and pain management. Tania uses a strength-based integrative wellness approach that focuses on creating an individualized wellness plan for healing and empowerment. Tania is currently completing requirements for yoga teacher and meditation certification.
Cancer takes a toll on both the individual and your social support system. Mindfulness practices such as Meditation, Wellness Qigong, and Tai Chi have profound, positive effects on mood and symptoms of stress for individuals with cancer. This class level is designed to decrease stress and anxiety, as well as encourage acceptance, relaxation, and peace. Meditation additionally improves immune function and overall quality of life for the individual. These classes are especially centering for pre- and post-op patients in addition to individuals recently diagnosed.
A link has been found between physical activity and reduced levels of chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis. Yoga has also proven to increase rates of survival from many types of cancer. Classes like restorative yoga, Tai chi, and Qigong, which focus on integrating breath with movement, bring flexibility and strength to the body in a safe and comfortable way. These classes have been found particularly beneficial for in-treatment patients and pre- and post-op individuals.
Significant evidence supports the link between breath-focused activities and cancer survival. This class level is designed to improve peak oxygen consumption and reduce symptoms of fatigue while increasing strength through safe and fun classes like yoga and Nia dance. These classes are recommended for pre-op patients and those in recovery.
An expert in preparing for surgery using the Peggy Huddleston Prepare for Surgery™ program will guide you through mind-body techniques clinically proven to promote healing and lead to more confidence and relaxation around surgery. This system is proven to reduce anxiety before surgery, lead to a 23-50% reduction in the use of pain medication, and to help you heal faster.
Modalities like Medical Qigong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, and Reiki have been proven to improve the overall quality of life and mood status and to reduce side effects of treatments for those with cancer. Our experienced practitioners administer these restorative therapies by sensing and balancing energy flow, circulation, respiration, and neural impulses.
Our fully licensed and highly trained therapists offer an extensive range of medical massage therapies, including oncology massage. Therapeutic massages are proven to help decrease pain, symptom distress, and anxiety while improving sleep quality in cancer patients. Bodywork Therapies like yoga and Cranial Sacral Therapy employ a gentle light touch approach to balance energy flow in the body and release tension and blockages.
Researchers have found that psychological conditions such as a stress and depression can affect the outcomes of cancer care. In our one-on-one private meditation sessions, our clients learn tools and techniques to manage their present situation while developing a sense of empowerment over their own health and well-being. Experts in Hypnosis can also help individuals harness their capacity for well-being.
An abundance of research reviews the role of specific nutrients and foods in boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, alleviating the symptoms of chemotherapy and radiation, and increasing rates of survival for Cancer patients. Our Program carefully reviews the role of nutrition from a scientific perspective and prepares you for discussion and working with your doctor for a program right for you and your care.