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 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

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*

 

6-Week ProgramContact Us

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.

Cost: No cost*6-Week ProgramContact Us

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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