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Survivorship Day 2017

Embracing Survivorship

A free event celebrating National Cancer Survivorship Day

Schedule of Events

9:30 am – 10:00 am...........Registration*
10:00 am – 10:55 am.........Keynote Speaker
11:00 am – 11:50 am........Brunch
12:00 pm – 1:25 pm..........Breakout Session 1
12:45 pm - 1:50 pm..........Breakout Session 2
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm............Survivor Panel

*During registration come play with the Pet Therapy team, Karen Frank and her Yorkshire Terrier, Sami. Jon Susan and Jonathan Zucker "Painter without Borders," expressive art experience.

Chamber music is provided by Longwood Symphony Orchestra

Keynote Speaker

Resiliency & Wellbeing: the process of adapting well in the face of adversity
Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, RN has been working in the Healing Arts for over 30 years as a nurse, Meditation and Stress Management Specialist, Mentor, Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach, Certified Holistic Health Nurse, Workshop leader, Yoga Teacher Trainer and Yoga Therapist. She works with clients privately as well as in group settings. Sudha's personal experiences with cancer combined with 10 years in clinical nursing (Rehab, Recovery Room, and Oncology Nursing) lends a sensitivity and broad knowledge base to her teaching style that is described as welcoming, humorous and healing.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are open to all levels, no prior experience is needed. All sessions are 40 minutes except for Healing Monologues and SoulCollage® which are 90 minutes.

90 minute Breakout Sessions

Healing Monologues Theater (Both Sessions I & II)

Co-sponsored by Arts & Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School.  Participants will be guided through a step-by-step process on channeling an inner voice of healing. Using theatrical methods of visualization, participants will become grounded and centered in their body, before creating their personal monologue. Led by Grace Kiley,Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and Urban Arts.

SoulCollage® (Both Sessions I & II)

Tap into deep insight and inner wisdom by using photography and other imagery formats to create your own artwork. Complete your artwork with a simple journaling process for a creative tool for expression,healing and gratitude. No art experience is needed.Led by Sarah Collins, Wellness Coordinator.

40 minute Breakout Sessions

Breath As Medicine

You will learn various breath techniques and pranyama to help manage stress and optimize well-being. Led by Keynote speaker, Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, RN.

Tai Chi for Health & Wellbeing

Practice mind-body exercises that integrate slow, intentional movements coordinated with breathing and a meditative focus to create a sense of greater wellbeing. Led by Nancy Couts certified Tai Chi instructor.

Nutrition Trends

You will learn about plant-based diets, making healthy food selections, and prepping an easy healthy salad. Led by Mount Auburn Hospital Dietitian Services.

Community Acupuncture and Reiki Sessions

Give yourself the gift of self-care. Participants will receive a 20 minute session of both Reiki and Ear Acupuncture (Auriculotherapy). Led by staff of the Herzstein Wellness Center and Marino Center forIntegrative Health.

Survivor Panel

Cancer Survivors will share their journey, their strategies for self-empowerment, self-care, and their insights on Survivorship.

Sponsored by the Oncology Patient Care Fund and the Hoffman Breast Center.

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