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Up to date calendar of all the events and activities hosted by Solaris Cancer Care Cottesloe.
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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

Introduction to ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

26 Jun 2019 More Info

 

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: July 3rd

Mind Training 1: July 10th

Emotional Wellbeing: July 24th with special guest presenter Julie Verley (Social Worker, Master of Counselling)

Healing: July 31st

Living and Dying:  August 7th

Mind Training 2: August 21at

The Connection movie screening: August 28th

Nutrition: Septemeber 4th with special guest presenter Chandrika Gibson (Naturopath, Master of Wellness, Yoga Therapist and PhD candidate)

 

Day: Wednesdays   

Dates: July 3rd – September 4th  

Time: 1.00pm – 3.30pm   

Duration: 5 week, 10 weeks or drop in session  

Facilitator: Cathy Brown

Live Well: Create your Cancer Wellness Lifestyle

03 Jul 2019 More Info

 

22nd ANNUAL WHALEBONE LONGBOARD CLASSIC 

SURFING | LIVE ENTERTAINMENT | MARKET STALLS | LICENCED AREA ON SITE | FOOD & COFFEE

The 22nd annual Whalebone Classic is set to return to Isolated Reef in Cottesloe from the 5th to the 7th of July 2019 with some of the countries’ best longboarders set to compete in an array of different age divisions and board disciplines.

The Whalebone Classic has been blessed with waves year after year and has become an iconic part of the Cottesloe community, attracting an increasing number of spectators every year. 

The event has an emphasis on fun and camaraderie vibrates through the longboarding and greater Cottesloe community, attracting a stellar line-up of surfers from around the world. 

This year, Surfing Western Australia is delighted to announce Solaris Cancer Care as their Charity of Choice for this iconic event. So come along to join in the fun, encourage the participants and show your support for this great cause!

More information can be found at :
https://surfingaustralia.com/SurfingWesternAustralia

22nd Annual Whalebone Longboard Classic

05 Jul 2019 More Info

 

Once a 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

09 Jul 2019 More Info

Join Suzie Craddock from The Rhythm Centre who will facilitate a 6 week fun filled expressive Movement program to help individuals cope with the emotional, physical and social challenges you might be having during your cancer journey.  

Dance therapies use movement to promote self-expression. It improves your state of mental and physical wellbeing. It helps develop positive body image, self-esteem, increases communication skills and will encourage you to feel the benefits of movement as  a form of exercise.  Dancing has no age limit.

If the word “dance “seems intimidating to you we will encourage you to approach it through different eyes. Its about expressing your experiences through the power of movement .

Join us Thursdays for a fun filled expressive way to move safely.

 

 Date: Thursdays starting 11th July for 6 weeks until 15th August

Time: 11am -12pm

Venue: Conference Hall  80 Railway Street, Cottesloe 6011

Mindful Movement

11 Jul 2019 More Info

You are invited to visit the Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery in Serpentine on

Thursday 18th July.


 9.30 am Arrival at Monastery.
10.30 am Sharing of Food. Early lunch and enjoy the gardens.
12.00 pm Talk and guided meditation by the Ven Abbot Ajahn Brahm.
 2.00 pm Departure. 


Please bring a plate of vegetarian food for a shared lunch, which is the only meal of the day for the monks. Examples of suitable food are: vegetarian pies, bakes, quiches, noodle/pasta/rice risotto dishes, salads, fruits, cheese and desserts are welcome.

Please wear warm clothing and (shoes which are easy to slip on and off)
Phone 08 9384 3544 for further details

Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery Visit

18 Jul 2019 More Info

ZUMBA PARTY!!!

If you live in or around our South West Centre, come and join us for a night of fun, music and a little Zumba. No experience is required. Expect non-stop ZUMBA music and ZUMBA moves with instructors Betty (Bunbury), Deb (Perth) and Teresa (Mandurah)

Bring cash and enjoy the stalls, including art and craft, raffles, reflexology sessions, and more.

A great night of fun for all the family whilst supporting Solaris Cancer Care.

Friday 19th July | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | $20 per ticket (includes refreshments) | Hay Park Community Hall, Parade Road, Bunbury
Tickets available from:
Betty McLeary: Mobile 0419 648 260 or email [email protected] AND/OR Solaris Cancer Care Bunbury, 9791 1559

Zumba Party Bunbury

19 Jul 2019 More Info

 

SLY JULY

Solaris Cancer Care invites you to enjoy oysters, bubbles & canapes while you peruse a stunning display of art created by some of WA's most renowned & talented artists.

Friday 19 July 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
80 Railway Street Cottesloe WA

Tickets all inclusive | Dry July'ers $30 | Non Dry July'ers $50
www.trybooking.com/BCAMJ

For more information contact us on
T: 9384 3544 | E: [email protected].au

Sly July

19 Jul 2019 More Info

 

Learn about your skin and all things anti-aging! It's never too early or too late to start.

At this workshop you will have your own skincare station to sit at around a table with a mirror and skincare products so that you can pamper yourself and learn about all things skin, anti-aging and what is the best option for your skin condition. You will also get to learn about how to cleanse, exfoliate, use a mask, serums and moisturisers. We will take you through the session step by step led by a team of professionals in the beauty industry. At the end of the session we will have some time to put on some quick makeup before you leave.

When you attend the workshop there will be products available to purchase on the day. Part proceeds are given directly to Solaris Cancer Care to help continue to support cancer patients and carers.

Solaris Cancer Care | Wanslea House | 80 Railway Street Cottesloe
Tickets $25
For bookings:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/skincare-workshop-solaris-sat-20-july-2019-tickets-63323646732

QUERIES - EMAIL JODEE OR MO AT [email protected]

Skincare Workshop

20 Jul 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 July 24th

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Emotional Wellbeing with Julie Verley

24 Jul 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 July 24th - Wednesday August 21st 2019 (5 weeks)
Time: 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Kirsty Wood 

 

ACT for Cancer

24 Jul 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: Fridays

Dates: August 2nd -August 30th 2019

Time: 10am - 12pm

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitators: Julie Verley & Maureen Tan
 

There is no charge for this course.

Bereavement: Living with Loss

02 Aug 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

03 Aug 2019 More Info

 

Once a 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

13 Aug 2019 More Info

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance- related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

Our workshops include sessions on skincare techniques to alleviate symptoms including dryness and sallowness; makeup tips to help patients deal with concealing redness and drawing on
eyebrows; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection. 

Each participant receives a Confidence Kit, full of skincare and make-up products donated by the cosmetic industry to use as tools for application throughout the workshop and to continue in their own homes.

Participants also benefit from the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Through our workshops friendships and additional support networks are formed that can help during their diagnosis and treatment.

Look Good Feel Better workshops are open to anyone undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer. 

Day: Thurs
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Date: 15th August

Register online

https://lgfb.org.au/register/

Look Good Feel Better Workshop

15 Aug 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: Thursdays

Date: August 29th - September 26th

Time: 12pm - 1.30pm

Venue: Cottesloe

Facilitator: Janni Goss

Wellbeing Matters: Laughter as Therapy

29 Aug 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 September 4th

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Facilitator: Chandrika Gibson

Nutrition with Chandrika Gibson

04 Sep 2019 More Info

Story-telling existed before the invention of paper, and is common
to all cultures and societies. Stories help to explain our origins and
give voice to our memories, fears and desires. They can imagine
possible futures. Whatever your motive for wishing to write, this
three-hour workshop will help you find a language and a structureto express the story, or stories, you wish to tell. All you need to
bring is pen and paper, and a willingness to try something new.

 

So good we are running it twice! The workshop content will be much the same, but the stories you choose to tell might change, so feel welcome to attend one or both workshops.


Day: Friday
Dates: 6th September and 22nd Novemeber 
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm Venue: Cottesloe
Facilitator: Susan Midalia

Storytelling

06 Sep 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 South West

07 Sep 2019 More Info

Mindfulness is more than just a buzzword, it’s an incredibly useful skill to develop.  This eight week course is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and has been studied around the world for thirty years.  Delivered in all major cancer centres worldwide, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) is a structured program to take you deep into your own meditation experience.  It has been proven in numerous studies to help with pain management, fatigue and stress, lowering rates of anxiety and depression.  Participants frequently report that they find this program truly life altering. MBSR can help you live well, regardless of your circumstances.  The course also includes a one day silent retreat (see MBSR Day Retreat below for dates).

 

The evidence

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has been proven in numerous studies to help with pain management, fatigue and stress, lowering rates of anxiety and depression. Participants frequently report that they find this program truly life altering.

 

The classes

During the classes you will learn practical ways for enhancing your awareness and managing the pressures of life. You will learn and practice mindfulness meditations including the body scan, mindful eating, mindful breathing, sitting and walking meditation and gentle yoga exercises. There will be some short lectures and exercises to explore and transform patterns of thinking and feeling and time for questions and discussion.

Retreat Day- Date to be confirmed

Day: Thursdays

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates: September 19th to November 7th  

Duration: 8 weeks course plus 1 day Retreat 

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Venue: Conference Hall 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

19 Sep 2019 More Info

 

 

It can be so hard to find unbiased financial advice, and the last thing most people want to do when unwell is worry about their finances. Yet a health issue often brings with it financial concerns, so we are grateful to have Karyn Nimmo of WCN Financial Services who is passionate about providing advice and assistance to those affected by cancer. Karyn has her own lived experience, and has helped many families through the toughest time of their lives, relieving the added stress and pressure of their financial situation when a family member suffers from a health condition that impacts their financial wellbeing. Karyn holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and is a member of the Financial Planners Association and the Association of Financial Advisers.

Day: Friday

Date: August 10th

Time: 12pm - 2pm

Venue: Cottesloe

Facilitator: Karyn Nimmo

 

 

 

 

Financial Wellness

27 Sep 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: Fridays

Dates: October 4th - November 1st 2019

Time: 10am - 12pm

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitators: Julie Verley & Maureen Tan
 

There is no charge for this course.

Bereavement: Living with Loss

04 Oct 2019 More Info

 

Did you know that our level of happiness is largely genetic? However the field of positive psychology has discovered that there are specific techniques proven to increase happiness and sense of wellbeing (Seligman 2005). Facilitated by registered psychologist Kirsty Wood, this interactive five week course is designed to bring out the best in life and boost our happiness.

Day Wednesdays

Time 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Dates 16 October - 13 November

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitator: Kirsty Wood

 

Flourish - The Art of Happiness

16 Oct 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 Great Southern

26 Oct 2019 More Info

In this workshop we will be exploring different forms of mindful movement - yoga, spinal movements and dance. Through this exploration of movement and the body, we can begin to deepen our understanding of ourselves. We become aware of tensions we hold in the body, linear movement patterns and movements we feel most comfortable and uncomfortable with. When we start to move mindfully and bring our awareness to the present moment, we also begin to become more aware of the patterns in our mind. We can begin to see the mind-body connection.

Day:Monday

Dates: 28th October

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00 pm

Facilitator: Samantha Briatico

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Dance & Yoga: Movement Medicine

28 Oct 2019 More Info

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Facilitated by mental health social worker and Masters degree qualified Counsellor Julie Verley, with experienced yoga therapist and qualified Counsellor Maureen Tan, this is an experiential journey to a renewed appreciation and peace within your body. 

Day Mondays

Time 1pm-3pm

Dates 8th November to 6th December

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitators: Julie Verley and Maureen Tan

Venue: Conference Hall

Peaceful Embodiment- Re-friend Your Body

08 Nov 2019 More Info

 

Join experienced facilitator Cathy Brown to explore the nine areas of life cancer thrivers may have in common. Built on lived experiences, this interactive program brings to life your unique experience making informed choices to support your wellbeing.
This course is hopeful and opens up discussions on a variety of topics relevant to people facing health issues. As her PhD thesis Kelly Turner examined outliers- people who outlived their prognosis, and analysed the key themes they had in common. While we are careful to avoid false hope, many people diagnosed with cancer find that reading the stories of these cancer thrivers is very helpful.
The nine areas discussed, with room for debate, sharing and dissension, include:
1. Changing your diet – if so, why, and who to consult
2. Taking control of your health – how to source reliable information and make informed decisions
3. Following your intuition – first de-stress, then tune in
4. Using herbs and supplements – is there any evidence? Can this cause harm?
5. Keeping the lines of communication open
6. Managing emotions; increasing positive experiences
7. Embracing social support
8. Deepening your spiritual connection
9. Checking with values and reasons for living well

 

Benefits & Outcomes

  • An understanding of the nine key principles that people who thrive have in common.

  • Deeper understanding of the choices people make, and what possible life paths have been trod by others.

  • Sharing resources and ideas in a facilitated, inclusive forum.

“Our health—and indeed our entire lives—can be seen as the sum of all our moment-to-moment decisions. This includes how we choose to eat and drink, think and feel, act and react, and move and rest on any given day.”
Dr Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm

Dates: November 13th to December 11th

Duration: 5 weeks course

Facilitator: Cathy Brown

Venue: Wanslea House Cottesloe

9 Keys to Empowerment

13 Nov 2019 More Info

 

Step back into a fascinating future of Victorian romance, windswept ruins and audacious ingenuity, Blending the mystery of a by-gone era with the artistry of steam power.

Join us Saturday 15 February 2020 at The Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Perth

Inclusive of Pre-dinner Drinks |3 Course Menu | Beverages | Live Entertainment | Auctions

$150.00 pp | 10 guests per table | BOOK ONLINE: https://www.trybooking.com/BDAKI

Enquiries: T: 9384 3544 | E: [email protected]

Solaris Cancer Care Gala Dinner 2020

15 Feb 2020 More Info