This class involves gentle exercise movements, easily adaptable to everyday life. The aim is to improve confidence in exercise, increase balance, and more flexibility of movement. There is significant evidence that exercise has a beneficial effect for people living with cancer.
Regular chance to unwind and relax in a calm and peaceful atmosphere aimed at promoting physical and mental relaxation.
Tai chi is slow and gentle movements and doesn’t leave you breathless! it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility and balance. It is both energising and calming.
Yoga is a holistic practice which brings harmony to all aspects of our being. Relaxation, through simple movements and gentle breathing, is an integral part of the class. The practice is accessible to everyone, and all are made to feel welcome.
Mindfulness is about present moment awareness, defined as paying attention in a particular way – on purpose, in the present moment, and (crucially) non-judgmentally. It is seen as beneficial in cancer care. It offers a new way of managing our stress, by helping us to recognise our stress reactions and learning how to respond differently to difficult situations.
The time after treatment can be a difficult adjustment period for many cancer patients. This four week course offers the opportunity to reflect and explore what the cancer diagnosis means, the changes that it may bring about and the adjustments you may need to make in your personal and work life. It is practical and task focused and is suitable for those who have finished treatment.
Once a month, we facilitate a get together over a book and a cup of tea to relax, and have good conversation.
We run a monthly group for young people living with cancer. Group support has known benefits for both psychological and social adjustment to cancer, particularly helping to reduce feelings of isolation.
A monthly meeting that offers an opportunity to chat and share stories about living with a brain tumour.