Mind, Body & Image Classes
For a full schedule of all patient and family events, see the monthly calendar or event listing. For cooking classes or nutrition seminars, see the Healthy Eating Program.
Time: 11 a.m. - Noon
Location: Foyer of Goldberg Auditorium, Second Floor, Moores Cancer Center
Facilitator: Cat Gordon, YCaT
Info: (858) 204-2687
Drop-in yoga class for cancer patients, survivors, and family members. Adaptive yoga class modified to each participant's ability. Bring a mat, borrow a mat, or sit in a chair.
Look Good, Feel Better Workshop
Dates: Every other month. Call the American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345, for specific dates.
Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
Location: Room 2007
Instructor: Mercedes Garcia-Mohr, LCSW
Info: (858) 822-6201
This hands-on workshop is designed to help female cancer patients learn how to enhance their appearance through the use of wigs, makeup and accessories. All participants receive a complimentary kit of cosmetics. The program is a free, non-medical, product neutral program offered in partnership with the ACS, the National Cosmetology Association, and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation.
Reservations are requested, as space is limited to 12 patients per session. To register, call the American Cancer Society, (800) 227-2345
Expressive Arts Workshop
Dates and times vary each month; call Fereshteh Madjlessi, 858-822-3581, for information or to register.
Insomnia Treatment Group
This five-week course facilitated by Lavinia Fiorentino, PhD, is offered occasionally. Call Michelle Bell, 858-822-5381, for information on the next session or to register.
Writing Through Cancer
Call to find out the next scheduled course
Facilitator: Sharon Bray, Ed.D
Info: Michelle Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 822-5381
An expressive writing program for people living with cancer. Research shows that writing and sharing your stories of the cancer experience will help you make sense of complex emotions, diminish the sense of isolation that sometimes accompanies a cancer diagnosis, and gain insight and perspectives to help cope more effectively. Led by Sharon Bray, Ed.D, author of When Words Heal: Writing Through Cancer, you'll write together with other cancer survivors in an environment of safety support.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Call to find out the next scheduled course.
Facilitator: Steven Hickman, Psy.D.
Info: (858) 334-4633
An 8-week course designed to cultivate greater attention and awareness, based on the stress reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. This class helps you mobilize the inner resources of your mind & body for coping, healing and improved well-being.
Cost: $450, includes the book "Full Catastrophe Living" and 4 guided meditation CDs
Alternative payment plans available
See the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness for more information