Group Cancer Coaching

group-coaching

Group Cancer Coaching sessions are led by one of our Cancer Coaches. It is a chance to meet others who have similar needs and goals. These groups are designed to help you through different stages of your cancer.

The Group Cancer Coaching require a payment for participation. All funds support our Private Cancer Coaching sessions. By taking part in a Coaching Workshop, you are helping to provide Cancer Coaching to someone in our community.

The programs change throughout the year. A list of the programs available to you can be found below. Please note that these programs are demand-based and will run dependent on the registration of our clients.

 

Group coaching programs

Caregivers

Are you a caregiver for a loved one with cancer?  Are you feeling afraid?  Exhausted? Sad? Angry or lonely?  You are not alone.

This one day workshop will provide caregivers with the opportunity to identify and understand their own needs during the stressful experience of caring for a loved one who has cancer. During the workshop you will:

-connect with other caregivers experiencing similar challenges and “take time to breathe”

-explore tools and strategies to help you be a more confident caregiver and improve your own health

-develop a personalized plan to help you feel more empowered

-set up a one-on-one follow up appointment with a Cancer Coach to review the progress on your plan.

Includes light snacks and lunch.

The Fall offering was cancelled. Our next offering will be in the New Year on Thursday, January 24th 2019 from 8:45-4:30pm.

Location: 1500 Alta Vista Drive – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Cost: $110

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BRAIN FOG

The Brain Fog program is a psycho-educational and interactive, multidimensional group program. Clients learn a variety of techniques and strategies to manage cognitive changes experienced as a result of changes caused by cancer diagnosis and/or treatment. The seminars are broken down into three main sections:

  • Memory
  • task management
  • psychosocial

The current offering is Wednesdays, October 10th to November 28th, 2018 from 10-11:30am. Our next planned offering will be on Wednesdays, March 27th to May 15th 2019 from 10-11:30am.

Location: 1500 Alta Vista Drive – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

8 week program

Cost:115$

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rebalancing  life & work after cancer

Rethinking your work life following cancer treatment requires a complex interplay of elements. This program is designed to help clients better understand the topic of work and cancer survivorship; see how their situation fits into the overall picture and to explore options for moving forward. Topics include:

  • Trends and research about cancer survivorship and work
  • Legal issues about work and disability
  • Identifying and working with your team
  • Coping with post-treatment symptoms
  • The meaning of cancer and work
  • Learning from the journeys of others
  • Maintaining exercise, nutrition and stress management goals

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Grounded Nutrition program and includes a cooking demonstration by our Nutrition Coach, a Registered Dietician.

Our next offering will be in the New Year on Thursdays, February 7th to 28th 2019 from 12:30-3:30pm.

Location: 1500 Alta Vista Drive – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Cost: under revision

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Climb®

The parent(s) or guardian(s) must attend a preliminary orientation session for kids ages 6-15 prior to the beginning of the program.

This program was developed by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the emotional support of children who have parents or a loved one living with cancer. The CLIMB® program at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation offers group sessions during which conversation and art are used to help children ages 6-11 identify and appropriately express complex feelings. The aim is to build upon the child’s strengths and enhance his/her ability to cope with stress associated with the parent’s illness.  Some of the benefits of this program include:

  • An increase in the children’s knowledge about cancer and its treatment
  • Normalization of feelings of sadness
  • Children are better able to identify strengths and normalize anxiety
  • Children are better equipped to express and manage anger appropriately
  • Communications about feelings are improved
  • Communications with the parents or loved one who have cancer are improved

Overall, children learn that cancer is “not their fault”, that they are not alone and they are better equipped to express feelings and cope with change.

The next offering will be Mondays, November 5th to December 10th 2018 from 6-7:30pm. The parent information session will be held on Monday, October 29th 2018 at 6pm and is about 1 hour.

Location: 1500 Alta Vista Drive – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

*This program is currently offered at no cost to participants thanks to the generosity of supporters of the Lemonade Standemonium.

Cost: No cost*

 

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CLIMB® – TEEN PROGRAM

This group program was developed by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the emotional support of children who have parents living with cancer. The CLIMB® Teen program at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation offers six weekly group sessions during which conversation and art are used to help teens age 12 to 17 years old identify and appropriately express complex feelings. The aim is to build upon their strengths and enhance his/her ability to cope with stress associated with the parent’s illness. The parent(s) or guardian(s) must attend a preliminary orientation session prior to their child beginning the program.

Some of the benefits of this program include:

-An increase in the teen’s knowledge about cancer and its treatment

-Normalization of feelings of sadness

-Teens are better able to identify strengths and normalize anxiety

-Teens are better equipped to express and manage anger appropriately

-Communications about feelings are improved

-Communications with the parents or loved one who have cancer are improved

-Overall, teens learn that they are not alone and they are better equipped to express feelings and cope with change

Please express your interest. Our next offering is to be determined.

Location: 1500 Alta Vista Drive – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

*This program is currently offered at no cost to participants thanks to the generosity of supporters of the Lemonade Standemonium.

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MEDITATION FOR STRESS REDUCTION 

This group coaching workshop is for clients of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation who have met with their Cancer Coach and feel this opportunity will provide the support they are looking for at this time.
Recent studies at Harvard University suggest that meditation physically changes your brain’s gray matter for the better. A regular meditation practice may include improvements in memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.

This 4 week meditation workshop will assist you with: strengthening and expanding your personal meditation practice, learning different approaches to meditation, how to transform your response to stress, and ways to access your inner resources for relaxation and rejuvenation. Each 60-minute session includes a discussion on the benefits of that type of meditation, a brief and gentle physical yoga practice, an opportunity to practice the meditation, as well as group discussion/question time. Facilitated by the Director of PranaShanti Yoga Centre Devinder Kaur.

The Fall offering was cancelled due to low enrollment. Our next planned offering will be in the New Year on Wednesdays, January 30th to February 20th 2019 from 1-2pm.

Location: 1500 Alta Vista Drive – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

4 week program

Cost:75$

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CANCER AND EXERCISE – FITNESS FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOP

Exercising has many benefits.  People often don’t realize those very same benefits transfer over when you exercise during and directly after your treatments for Cancer.  This workshop will teach you all the benefits of exercise, how to safely and effectively progress your exercise routines, set goals, and stay motivated to exercise for the rest of your life. After completing this workshop you will have some tangible goals set, motivation strategies in place, and a variety of different exercise programs you can do on your own, or as part of a group. We’re not ‘fitness stiffs’ either, so you can expect to have fun while attending this small group course.

Please come dressed comfortably, ready for learning, and ready to exercise. We suggest bringing a towel and re-fillable water bottle.

The next planned offering will be on Tuesdays, January 29th to March 5th 2019 from 10:45am-12pm.

Location: 1500 Alta Vista Drive – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

 

6-Week Program

Cost: $80

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YOGA DISCOVERY

Yoga discovery is an 8 week program where you will learn how to use simple yoga postures, breathing, and relaxation techniques to reduce stress, control emotions, and help strengthen and promote healing and wellness.
The program focuses on 3 areas: developing strength and flexibility, developing new and better breathing habits, and reducing stress and anxiety by tapping into the body’s natural relaxation response.
Unlike other instructor lead yoga classes, this program is designed to help you develop your own yoga practice that you can do at home.

The next planned offering is to be determined. Please express your interest!

Location: 1500 Alta Vista Drive – Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

8 Week Program

Cost: 80$

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Cancer Coaching Location

Because Cancer Coaching is now offered at a number of locations across the Ottawa region, we ask that you tell us your preferred Cancer Coaching location before completing your registration. This will help us match you with a Coach.
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