Top oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, and other medical specialists give presentations designed specifically for people with cancer and their loved ones

Educational Workshops

Department of Labor & Covered CA

Tuesday

May 16

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Virtual

Representatives from the Department of Labor and Covered California will provide information and education focusing on federal health benefit laws including ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA. Learn about health insurance options for the uninsured. This is a virtual program.

When Caring Does Not Feel Like Enough:
Managing Caregiver Stress

Tuesday

May 24

6:00 – 7:00pm

Virtual

Family and friends come into the role of a caregiver when the situation presents itself. This does not allow much preparedness to fulfill the role and can be a source of extreme stress. Managing this stress is important for both the well-being of caregiver and patient. Join Dr. Shibani Ray-Mazumder, Director of California Health Psychology PC, for this workshop on caregiver distress. Dr. Ray-Mazumder is a Health Psychologist who works with patients and families faced with the emotional impact of cancer.  This talk will discuss issues that arise from the caregiver-patient relationship.  It will also provide three steps the caregiver can practice to help them better manage their stress.

Cooking with Malinda: Overnight Oats

Thursday

May 26

2:00 – 3:00pm

Virtual

Join Malinda Hutchins- Wellness Coach, winning fitness competitor, wife and mom of 3 to learn how to make OVER NIGHT OATS loaded with super foods. They are super simple to prepare, and will save you time and money. She will also share her journey of being diagnosed with tumors on her cervical spine, and how Whole Food Nutrition helped her health go from desperate to thriving! She believes sharing this information is a gift of HOPE and can’t wait to meet you all. 

Leading from the Heart

Tuesday

May 31

6:00 – 7:00pm

In-Person & Virtual

Janet Solie, PA, MS, a retired physician assistant and cancer survivor reveals the secret weapon that we all carry with us to reduce stress. She will share her story about how she discovered the secret to better living. We will look at the heart based science for stress management, practice some short heart based meditations and explore the interior conversations that happen everyday between our heart and brains about stress, cancer, work, health and family.

Frankly Speaking about Cancer:
What Do I Tell the Kids?

Tuesday

June 7

6:00 – 7:00 pm

In-Person & Virtual

In this workshop, Jordan Long, AMFT, focuses on building awareness about how to carry out conversations about cancer diagnosis and treatment. People impacted by cancer and their loved ones are invited to join us as we learn what kids know about this condition at different ages, how to talk about cancer, tips for answering common questions, ways to help your child, and additional resources. 

Mindfulness for Mental Health

Fridays

June 3, 10, 17 & 24

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Virtual

Mindfulness for Mental Health - this class will help you find mindful loving awareness in a supportive and affirming environment to support those with health related trauma and anxiety. This class is led by Heather Gross, MS CCC-SLP, RYT and will incorporate mindfulness meditation, gentle movement, sound healing, and breathing techniques. You will leave class feeling more loved, more compassionate, and more resilient.

Lymphedema: What is it? What can you do?

Thursday

June 23

1:30 – 2:30 pm

In-Person

Lymphedema can develop when there is damage or disruption to the lymphatic system. Lymph is a colorless, natural fluid in the body. However, its accumulation can become problematic. Cancer surgeries, radiation treatments and other medical conditions increase the risk for lymphedema. It’s important to educate yourself about lymphedema. Join licensed massage therapists Eva Huie, HHC, LMT, CLT and Rocio Prieto, CMT, CMLDT, CLT to learn more.

Anticipatory Grief

Tuesday

June 28

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Virtual

Anticipatory grief, or grief that occurs before death, combines thoughts about the past, present, and future without a loved one. Although symptoms of anticipatory grief resemble the pain of loss, it is often exacerbated by caregiver stress and the multitude of losses occurring with illness. Michael Bick, AMFT, is a therapist who works with adolescents, adults, families, and couples experiencing health crises, traumatic grief, life threatening illness and post traumatic growth. Join Michal in this workshop to learn how to cope with the pain and process losses associated with cancer.

Thursday

July 7

2:00 – 3:00 pm

In-Person & Virtual

Join Certified Clinical Consulting Hypnotist, Carmela Tunzi, for a guided progressive relaxation, customized for individual needs. Before beginning, make sure you’re in a safe comfortable place with no distractions. Carmela Tunzi is the owner of Mind Flow Hypnosis here in Atwater Village.

Nutrition and Physical Activity Before and
After Cancer Treatment

Wednesday

July 13

3:00 – 4:00 pm

In-Person & Virtual

Join Susan Nyanzi, DrPH, MCHES from City of Hope for this workshop to talk about the importance of being as fit as possible before your cancer treatment. We will also talk about which foods to increase and discuss the importance of activity before treatment. We will also discuss why it's important to stay fit during your cancer treatment and talk about which foods to include to help address the side effects of treatment. Additionally we will talk about the importance of physical activity during treatment.

Introduction to Tension and
Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)

Thursday

July 14

10:00 – 11:00 am

Virtual

Join TRE instructor Stephanie Wong for in in-depth look at Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise (TRE). This workshop will cover the background and basic tenets of TRE:  the nervous system, how the mind wants to control, how to free yourself, how to be more connected with the body and mind, and how to use self-touch and voice with TRE.  Stephanie Wong is passionate about helping people find peace and joy in their lives. As a life coach, she also supports individuals who seek a purposeful and soul-satisfying life. To ensure participants to practice TRE safely, please keep cameras on during the class, so that the instructor can monitor safe participation. This is a virtual program.

Introduction to Radiation Therapy:
A Non-Invasive Treatment for Cancer

Tuesday

July 26

6:00 – 7:00 pm

In-Person & Virtual

Join Dr. Jekwon Yeh, radiation oncologist at City of Hope, for an introduction to radiation therapy. Dr. Yeh will discuss cancer staging, diagnosis and general treatment. There will be an opportunity for Q&A throughout the workshop. This is a hybrid program. Join Dr. Yeh in person at CSCP or tune in virtually on Zoom.