January 2, 2016

Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Support Groups – Cancer Pathways offers a variety of support groups for adults that each meet twice a month at our Seattle Clubhouse, on the Eastside, and Virginia Mason Medical Centers in Federal Way and Seattle. Before attending a group in our Seattle Clubhouse or on the Eastside, we ask that you complete an Individual Support Group Orientation. To get started with that process please click here to fill out the information form. Once we receive your completed form we will call you to schedule an orientation that will meet in the Clubhouse for Seattle groups or via phone for the Eastside groups. Our Virginia Mason groups are drop-in, though registration is appreciated for the Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Arts Groups.

Living With Cancer

For any adult with any cancer diagnosis.

Seattle Clubhouse: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm and 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 1:00-2:30pm.
Eastside: Bellevue City Hall.  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm.  Please call us for more information.
Virginia Mason Federal Way: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm.

Caregivers

For anyone who has a family member or friend with cancer.

Seattle Clubhouse: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Eastside: Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church.  2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Virginia Mason Federal Way: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm

 

Bereavement

For anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer.

Eastside: Group Health Bellevue. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Please call for more information.

 

Mindfulness-Based Arts Group

For anyone touched by cancer. Tune into your inner landscape - be it joyful, pensive, agitated, or a collage of mixed feelings. Ginny Rohan, our facilitator, will guide you in creating visual representations for your world through the use of art media.

You do not have to be an artist to enjoy and benefit from this! All materials are provided. This group is open to cancer patients, caregivers, and anyone who has lost someone to cancer.

Virginia Mason Medical Center: 2nd Tuesdays and 4th Wednesdays in the Buck 2 Conference Room #290 from 1:00-2:30pm. Click Here to register!


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Mindfulness Meditation Group

For cancer patients. Join us for meditation instruction, meditation experientials, and emotional support. Increase your awareness and reduce your stress level by becoming acquainted with your mind and how to creatively engage with your thoughts.
This group is available to cancer patients in treatment, out of treatment, and/or living long term with cancer.

Virginia Mason Medical Center: 2nd Wednesdays and 4th Tuesdays in the Baroness Conference Room from 1:00-2:30pm. Click Here to register.


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Yoga for Improved Health and Wellness

Yoga classes at Cancer Pathways are designed with the specific needs of cancer patients and caregivers in mind.  No experience is necessary.  Our free classes are open to cancer patients and caregivers of all ability levels.  Please wear comfortable clothing and come as you are.  Bring a water bottle, blanket, pillow, journal/pen, and your own mat, if you prefer.  We do provide some mats and a few yoga props.

Our instructor is Cindy Jaffe, RYT 200, who teaches yoga in group classes and private sessions in Seattle.  She specializes in "yoga for longevity," working with students who have limited mobility and health concerns to regain physical capabilities, move more quickly, and to rediscover love for themselves.

Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients and Caregivers
Fridays, April 7-June 16th
12:00-1:00pm at the Seattle Clubhouse

This free class is open to cancer patients and caregivers of all ability levels.  You will be guided gentle, nurturing yoga practice. We will also work with meditation and pranayama (breath control techniques). All three of these practices can help you to still the mind and calm the body. Our intent is to give you the tools to start applying these techniques in your daily life - to support you with any challenges that you are facing.

 

Restorative Yoga for Cancer Patients and Caregivers
Tuesdays, April 18th, May 16th, and June 20th. 
6:00-7:00pm at the Seattle Clubhouse

"If yoga were a smorgasbord, restorative poses would be at the dessert table!"  So go ahead... treat yourself! 

Join us for a therapeutic and non strength based practice with soothing and well-supported poses designed to melt away stress, improve sleep, and ease chronic pain.