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Wellness For Women Fighting Cancer

Hope is always looking for ways to connect with and improve the lives of stomach cancer patients.  And Mental Health And Wellness For Women achieve both of those goals.

So, a private group that formed on social media called the Stomach Cancer Sisters, Abigail Mejia and Lexy Elmaksoud Patton, both 28-years old at diagnosis shared this program with us to share with you.

First, the Stomach Cancer Sisters formed out of the common bonds of gastric cancer and being young women in their 20s.  Additionally, in their quest to support one another they developed and implemented a virtual program.

It’s focused on three primary pillars of emotional, mental, and physical health for women of all ages battling cancer.

Healing With Hannah

The Stomach Cancer Sisters partnered with Hanna Stinson, and Hope For Stomach Cancer to provide a two sets of 10-week virtual program.  And you can sample some of the sessions below.  

Please note that all sessions have been recorded.  And you can access them by registering.

UPCOMING:

SESSIONS 1 -10:

 Session 1: Core Yoga – Recording: https://youtu.be/C3dmmphIrrM

 Session 2: Mental Health & Self-Care Workshop – Recording: https://youtu.be/hdn-qxBN3-c

 Session 3: Bedtime Yoga – Recording: https://youtu.be/FH6EVVms0Tg

 Session 4: Embracing Self-Love Workshop –Recording: https://youtu.be/PUzzRZwW688

 Session 5: Full Moon Yoga – Recording: https://youtu.be/vzeZOLsZGo4

 Session 6: Therapeutic Art Workshop – Recording: https://youtu.be/oneIwOzQ6vc

 Session 7: Yoga Nidra – Recording: https://youtu.be/_XBTQvybo-E

 Session 8: Coping with Stress Workshop

  • Description: Stress is often identified as a type of change that causes emotional, physical or psychological strain. This is because stress manifests in the body and is the body’s way of letting us know that there is something that needs our attention or requires action. Stress can manifest in the body as headaches, indigestion, high blood pressure, chest pain, problems with sleeping and intimacy. Chronic stress can lead to emotional problems, depression, panic attacks and other forms of anxiety. This workshop focuses on healthy and positive ways to cope with stress to make living with cancer less consuming over the body and mind.

What you can expect for this workshop:

  • Education around how to relieve stress from the body, mind & soul
  • Movement practice for relieving stress from the body
  • Journal Prompts & Reflections
  • Kosha Balancing Meditation

What to bring to this workshop:

 Session 9: Happy Hips Yoga

  • Description: This 60 minute happy hips yoga class is designed to help you release tension and stress that is stored in the hips on an energetic level. This class is designed to assist with releasing tension, open the hips and mobilize the lower body, as this is often where we hold stress – our hips! If you sit all day, this class is PERFECT for you! This class is accessible for all ages and levels. Please have a yoga mat or place in your home to practice, two blocks (or hardcover books), and water.
  • Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUB9F0Y9QNA

 Session 10: Coping with Anger Workshop

  • Date & time: Wednesday, July 20, 4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST
  • Description: Anger is an intense emotional state that often stems from a strong uncomfortable or non-cooperative response to potential or real hurt or threat. Each of us show our anger differently, showing up as passive aggression, open aggression or assertive anger. It is important to remember that anger is a secondary emotion, it is a response to a primary emotion, such as fear, loss or sadness. This workshop focuses on healthy and positive ways to cope with anger to make living with cancer less consuming over the body and mind.

What you can expect for this workshop:

  • Education around how to cope with anger
  • Creating your own positive affirmation
  • Journal Prompts & Reflections
  • Gratitude Meditation

What to bring to this workshop:

  • Notebook & pen
  • An open heart & mind
  • Tea and/or water
  • Recording:  TBA

Session 11: Yoga for Abundance

  • Date & time: Thursday, August 18, 4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST
  • Description: This session is a yoga class to help you get out of your head and into your body. We will be moving at a moderate piece with postures that will uplift our moods and vibrations! Expect to leave feeling full of sunshine.

This class is accessible for all ages and levels. I will be offering different modifications.

Please have a yoga mat or place in your home to practice, water, two blocks or hardcover books.

Session 12: Virgo New Moon Workshop

  • Date & time: Thursday, August 25, 4-5:30pm PST / 7-8:30pm EST
  • Description: This Virgo New Moon is the time for us to lay down our intentions around self-care, organization and service. This is the time to identify new healthy habits and improvements that you would like to implement. Meaning, get clear on the details of your life – what you eat, the content you consume, your schedule, your time off, the organization of your office, your exercise routine, etc. The cosmic energy that is in the air is all about embodiment, self-care and visualization.

During our time together, we will create a vision on how we want our average day to feel. This Virgo New Moon Workshop is all about embodiment, self-care and visualization.

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