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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 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.  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 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.

SESSION 6: CHAKRA BALANCING YOGA

  • Description: This session is a yoga class designed to help balance and harmonize your Chakra System. We will work from the Root Chakra up to the Crown Chakra through different yoga postures, breath-work, and chanting. 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), water, two pillows, and a blanket.

Access Session 6 HERE. 

SESSION 7: COPING WITH STRESS

  • Description: When living with cancer, or in remission, it is stressful, there is no way around that. 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. Whether you are living with acute or chronic stress, it can have a long-lasting impact on your overall health and wellbeing. 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 session focuses on healthy and positive ways to cope with stress to make living with cancer less consuming over the body and mind.

Access Session 7 HERE. 

SESSION 8: YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF

  • Description: This session is a yoga class to help relieve stress that is stored in the body on a physiological level. This class is designed to assist with releasing the tension, opening the hips and mobilizing 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, one block (or hardcover book), water, two pillows, and a blanket.

Access Session 8 HERE. 

SESSION 9: COPING WITH ANGER

  • Description: It is only natural to feel angry because of your cancer diagnosis. 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 session focuses on healthy and positive ways to cope with anger to make living with cancer less consuming over the body and mind.

Access Session 9 HERE. 

SESSION 10: INTUITIVE MOVEMENT & SOMATIC HEALING

  • Description: Intuitive movement is a practice of connecting with our body’s internal cues and allowing that to guide your movement. Meaning your body lets you know how long to move in a certain way and the intensity in which you experience that movement. This is a beautiful and organic practice of mindfulness, allowing you to be present in whatever movement you are doing. Somatic healing allows you to tap into your ability to heal by listening to your body, this is done through postures, gestures, movement and use of space. This class is accessible for all ages and levels. Please have a yoga mat or place in your home to move.

Access Session 10 HERE.