February 2019 Workshops

  • All Cancer Support Community Workshops are free of charge, to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

    How to Register:
    1. Check the box in front of each workshop that you would like to attend.
    2. Scroll to the bottom of this page and complete the required fields.
    3. Click SUBMIT.

    Questions? Please email info@cancersupportvvsb.org or call 805.379.4777.

  • Reiki is an ancient Japanese holistic healing modality. It's a simple hands on technique that uses "life force energy" to foster natural self-healing.

    In this Level II workshop you will learn the first three Reiki symbols and their uses. You will also receive another Attunement, initiating you into the healing symbols of Reiki. This will enable you to use the Level II symbols, perform distant healing, and become a Reiki practitioner.

    Reiki I: Self-Care is a pre-requisite for this workshop. Please wear comfortable clothing. This activity is supported by an educational grant provided by Genentech.

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  • Join us as Jason Love (HBO, Last Comic Standing, Overseas for Troops) hosts for his special guests. Please RSVP.

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  • Cancer treatments can create blocks in our psyche that keep us from getting what we want - a loving connection with ourselves and with a partner after treatment. In this workshop, Kineret Sherman will help you clarify your vision for your partner, your partnership, and more.

    This is an experiential workshop that includes inward self-exploration, outward partner work sharing, guided imagery, writing/drawing, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and some optional group sharing within a supportive and loving community.

    The first session will be an introduction followed by goal setting and optional sharing. Session two will include meditation, optional sharing, and self-reflection.

    Kineret Sherman is a Life Coach certified by the Certified Coach Alliance. She holds a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology. She served as a volunteer chaplain at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, as a Spiritual Care Provider at Livingston Memorial Hospice, and worked at Marin Kokin LAc. Healing Centers for six years. She is a survivor of Stage 3 rectal cancer and now wants to support others on their journey.

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  • With improvements in the early detection of breast cancer and the development of more effective systemic therapies, breast cancer patients have more options than ever before. This discussion will examine surgical options available for patients with metastatic disease.

    Dr. Cheaito is a general surgeon who is also skilled in many specialty surgeries and offers minimally invasive options for many procedures. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, has presented on numerous national and international meetings, helped develop a multi-disciplinary team for management of cancer at Olive View-UCLA and was on faculty at UCLA for 7 years. Lunch will be served and RSVP is required.

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  • You're invited to meet others who are facing similar challenges of navigating the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer journey.

    This support meeting is geared towards people living with a genetic mutation that puts them at high risk for developing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The group is open to "previvors" (who have not had cancer but are at high risk), survivors and those currently in treatment.

    Amy Yoffe, Brenda Lam and Marlene Cunningham are the West Valley Outreach Coordinators for FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), a national organization aimed at improving the lives of those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

    RSVP by contacting Amy Yoffe at 818.439.4560 or via email at amy@facingourrisk.org.

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