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A Time to Heal: All Cancer Survivors

November 19, 2018
4:00 PM–6:30 PM
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November 19, 2018 @ 4:00pm
November 26, 2018 @ 4:00pm

Faith Regional University

Cost: Free

Call (402) 644-7398 to register or for more information

This free 12-week educational program is focused on helping individuals regain physical, emotional, intellectual, psychological and spiritual health after undergoing treatment for cancer. The class is targeted at all cancer survivors who have completed their primary treatments. It does not matter how long ago an individual has had cancer.

Cancer can change a lot of things; A Time to Heal gives survivors access to the tools they need to discover and accept who they are in this new world. Research shows that individuals who have information, who make healthy choices, and who feel able to make a difference in their own lives do very well after treatment.

A daughter of a participant wrote this to us after her mom participated in A Time to Heal:

“Having watched my mom go through the diagnosis, surgeries and treatment of breast cancer, this program did something for my mom that on one else could, not even her own daughter.  Our family could be there for her and listen as much as we possibly could, but that group helped her connect and cope on a level that none of us could.  Her mental struggle was often greater than her physical, and I saw first-hand how this program helped her deal and heal on a level no one else could.”

A Time to Heal is not a support group but rather an education program that provides information about ways to address or cope with many of the lingering effects of cancer treatments. Those who have had cancer may face:

  • Pain from surgeries, scars, or neuropathy
  • Fatigue
  • Joint stiffness or other arthritic complaints
  • Cancer related “brain fog,” sometimes called “chemo-brain”
  • Stress about appearance
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Sexual side effects
  • Digestive upsets
  • Emotional effects including fear of recurrence, lingering depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress
  • Feelings of being unworthy of love or of being burdensome to family
  • Other emotional reactions to cancer
  • Social stress from financial problems due to treatment or inability to work full-time, occupational stress and career interruption
  • Difficulty getting insurance
  • Relationship stress due to the different roles friends and family have assumed during the cancer treatment
  • Loss of friendships
  • Loss of confidence in your competence and health
  • Loss of trust in your own body

“Wonderful combination of information that focused on the whole person.  Amazed and excited that something holistic and scientific was available here in Norfolk.”

A light meal will be served at each class. To ensure the best experience for everyone, class is limited to 20 participants. One caregiver per survivor is welcome to attend.