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While some things are just unlucky, there’s a lot you can do to improve your lifestyle, and decrease risk of cancer or it’s recurrence. This 10 week course covers all aspects of lifestyle medicine and is skilfully facilitated by someone who walks her talk. Cathy Brown is a long term survivor and thriver, who will share her personal and professional insights, informed by her training as a Gawler Foundation facilitator, clinical hypnotherapist and group facilitator. Join for 10 weeks, choose 5 weeks or drop in to the following topics:


Meditation: Feb 6th

Mind Training 1: Feb 13th

Healing: Feb 27th

Nutrition: March 6th with special guest presenter Chandrika Gibson (Naturopath, Master of Wellness, Yoga Therapist and PhD candidate)

Living and Dying:  March 13th

Mind Training 2: March 27th

Emotional Wellbeing: April 3rd with special guest presenter Julie Verley (Social Worker, Master of Counselling)

The Connection movie screening and Finale: April 10th


Day: Wednesdays   

Dates: February 6th – April 10th  

Time: 1.00pm – 3.30pm   

Duration: 5 week, 10 weeks or drop in session  

Facilitator: Cathy Brown

Live Well: Create your Cancer Wellness Lifestyle

06 Feb 2019 More Info


Time cannot tarnish the magic of ancient Egypt… Join us as we unlock the spells of the pharaohs and spend an evening immersed in lavish beauty and allure.

The 2018 Gala Dinner is truly an event not to be missed. A classic and formal affair where guests will be wined, dined and entertained well into the evening. The evening features pre-dinner drinks followed by a beautiful three-course sit-down dinner with Barossa Valley wines. An extensive range of auction items, as well live entertainment will see guests enjoying themselves well into the night.

Date:              Saturday, 9th February 2019

Time:              Pre Dinner Drinks: 6:00pm, Guest seated: 6:45pm

Venue:           The Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Perth

Dress:             Dress | Evening wear

Tickets:           $150.00 per person
                       $1,500.00 per table of 10

Includes:        Three-course menu, beer, wine, soft drinks, entertainment, live and silent auctions.

Bookings are essential. Book

Bookings close COB Friday, 2 February 2019


T: 9384 3544 

E: [email protected] 



Gala Dinner

09 Feb 2019 More Info


Every second Tuesday of each month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.








Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • You will be introduced to meditation and other key concepts we embody
  • A tour of our wonderful venue
  • Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet other people who are new to Solaris Cancer Care

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske



Meeting the Challenge Seminar

12 Feb 2019 More Info


Have you lost someone close to you? Joining this 5 week group will allow you to express and process your experience in a supportive, professionally facilitated group with others who have also experienced the great pain of loss. We believe that grief doesn’t go away, it stays with you and you learn to live around it. Through discussions you will gain skills in identifying emotions, share ideas about how to honour and remember your loved one, and find practical coping tools to help you manage. After the course you’ll be invited to join an ongoing support group if you want to.


Day: Wednesdays

Dates: February 20th – March 20th

Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitators: Julie Verley & Maureen Tan

Bereavement: Living with Loss

20 Feb 2019 More Info



Trouble sleeping sometimes? You are not alone! The good news is that there is a growing evidence base for yogic management. Join experienced yoga therapist Charley Hickey C-IAYT for an afternoon of learning and practice. No yoga experienced needed! Charley's workshops are engaging, fun and interactive combining evidence- based practices rooted in traditional yoga philosophy. This workshop outlines some practical tips along with an overview of some of the research in this area. Charley has a keen interest in this topic and has a good understanding through her experiences with insomnia. She successfully used yoga for insomnia treatment in her younger years and loves to spread the word about the benefits. This will not just be a boring theory session so will incorporate gentle movement, breathing and meditation.


Day: Thursday

Dates: Feb 21st

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Facilitator: Charley Hickey

Venue: Cottesloe

Yoga for Sleep Workshop

21 Feb 2019 More Info



Would you like to explore many ways to outsmart stress, be your own best friend and invite more healing laughter into your life? Join Janni Goss for this five week course based on her book "Love, Laughter and Longevity - The Art and Science of Wellbeing". Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Try a weekly dose and find out!


Day: Fridays

Date: February 22nd - March 22nd 

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Venue: Cottesloe

Facilitator: Janni Goss

Wellbeing Matters: Laughter as Therapy

22 Feb 2019 More Info


Introduction to ACT Workshop
ACT is a form of psychotherapy that uses mindfulness strategies together with behavioural change strategies to help you increase your psychological flexibility.

Why get more mentally flexible? It helps us to effectively deal with our negative thoughts and feelings, accept what is out of our control, and focus on committing to action that will improve and enrich our lives. Join experienced facilitator and registered Psychologist Kirsty Wood to learn practical techniques that will assist you to clarify values and take meaningful action in your own life.


Date: Wednesday February 27th
Time: 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Kirsty Wood 

Venue: Conference Hall

ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

27 Feb 2019 More Info



This course is for those who wish to deepen their understanding of ACT and practice using ACT to lead a more fulfulling life. The course covers the six core principles of ACT and demonstrates how ACT can be used to effectively deal with stress and anxiety, as well as helping us to thrive. Join experienced facilitator and registered psychologist Kirsty Wood to learn practical techniques which will enable you to deal with negative thinking, be more present, clarify core values, overcome fear and take committed action towards a more fulfilling life.


Date: Wednesday March 6th - Wednesday April 3rd 2019 (5 weeks)
Time: 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Kirsty Wood 

Venue: Conference Hall

ACT for Cancer

06 Mar 2019 More Info

In this 2.5hr workshop, we will discuss some of the common ideas, myths and philosophies of nutrition for wellbeing during and after cancer. Bring your curly questions for our resident naturopath who is also a cancer researcher. 


Date: Wednesday March 6th 

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Facilitator: Chandrika Gibson

Nutrition with Chandrika Gibson

06 Mar 2019 More Info




Are you providing care for someone with a serious illness?

Register for this one-day education course providing information and practical skills to help you give the best care possible.

This course is free and open to all carers of seriously ill patients.

The course will cover:
• Effective Communication with family, friends and medical personnel
• Managing Medication
• Managing Pain
• Managing Symptoms
• Practical Aspects
• Good Nutrition
• Exercise
• Self-Care
• Complementary therapies: what are they and how can they help?

All course materials, lunch and refreshments supplied.

Registration is essential as places are limited. Please register via details below


Carer's Course: Perth

09 Mar 2019 More Info

Join social worker and counsellor Julie for a facilitated discussion about mindset, emotions and more. You'll be offered techniques to help yourself as well as find out more about how to access professional support when you need it.


Date: Wednesday March 13th

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Emotional Wellbeing with Julie Verley

13 Mar 2019 More Info

Solaris Cancer Care Business Breakfast 2019

Key Note Speaker: Glen Jakovich

The annual Business Breakfast is designed to inspire attendees through new ideas and fresh thinking. Speakers share their knowledge, insight and approaches to problem-solving and critical thinking. 

In his address, Glen will draw on his diverse career, business and personal experiences to share his observations about resilience and the ability to cope with unexpected changes and challenges and how these challenges can ultimately strengthen both personal and business capacity.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 

Hyatt Regency Perth
99 Adelaide Terrace
Perth, WA 6008
$90.00 per person or $600.00 per table of 8

All funds raised proudly benefit Solaris Cancer Care.

For more information please contact
(08) 9384 3544
[email protected]

Solaris Cancer Care Business Breakfast 2019

03 Apr 2019 More Info


Living with a cancer diagnosis impacts on a relationship in ways that are sometimes difficult to manage. This 5 week Communication for Couples course aims to develop your understanding of the concept of 'self'- your communication style and how that impacts on your relationship. It is an exploration into how you create meaning in your relationship and in your life together, that enhances your emotional connection and fulfillment.


Day: Mondays

Date: May 13th - June 17th  

Excluding Monday June 3rd (public holiday)

Time: 10 - 12pm

Facilitator: Maureen Tan

Communication for Couples Course

13 May 2019 More Info



Pain over any sustained period of time can be debilitating on the quality of life. Research shows it has a significant negative impact on our mental health and emotional wellbeing. This one day workshop explores mindful breathing and movement to promote your autonomy in gaining ownership in the way you manage pain.


Date: Wednesday June 19th

Time: 1 - 3pm

Facilitator: Maureen Tan

Mindful Movement for Pain Management

19 Jun 2019 More Info