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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- Monday 4th November

Day: Thursdays

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates: September 26th to November 14th  

Duration: 8 weeks course plus 1 day Retreat 

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Venue: Conference Hall 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

26 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: September 27th

Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Venue: Cottesloe

Facilitator: Karyn Nimmo

 

 

 

 

Financial Wellness

27 Sep 2019 More Info

 

 

Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT is the world’s first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others.

We are fortunate to have facilitators trained to support you to use drumming to connect.

No musical skills or experience are required, and the instruments are provided, so come along and make some noise, and see how drumming in a group feels for you.

 

 

Day: Friday

Dates: September 27th

Time: 1pm- 2.30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley / Maureen Tan

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Drumming Circle: Building Resilience through Rhythm

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

 

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

08 Oct 2019 More Info

Join a passionate, well informed Accredited Practicing Dietitian to delight in the theory and practice of cooking and eating for well-being.
Covering nutrition basics, debunking myths, and opening up to the pros and cons of different eating styles, this 5 week course will provoke
and inspire discussion.

Although there‘s no one diet that is perfect for everyone, this course will provide you with take-home tips for improving the nutritional
content of your favourite foods, making sustainable nutritionalchanges, practical recipes, and cooking tips

 

 

 

 

Day: Fridays

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Dates:October 11th to November 8th

Duration: 5 weeks course includes taster of food prepped 

Facilitator: Clemency Nicolson

Venue: Wanslea Room and Demonstration kitchen

 

 

Nutrition - Cooking and Eating for Well-being

11 Oct 2019 More Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a panel discussion that promises to be enlightening.

From the shock of diagnosis, through the ensuing rollercoaster of treatment decisions, attending appointments, communicating with your friends and family, and all the rest of life’s challenges, it’s not surprising that many people complain about the emotional impact of cancer.

Our panel of experts include a psychologist, a psychotherapist, a counsellor, and a supportive care researcher and they will cover topics such as fear and uncertainty, communication and relationships, listening to the wisdom within, and their ideas on empowering skills such as mindfulness.

There’s time for questions and discussion too.

Featured experts include Karen Anderson, Moira O’Connor, Kirsty Wood and Satyam Brown.

 This is  free event promoted by Solaris Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Care WA and melanomaWA

Tuesday 15th October

6pm-8pm

Conference Hall

Guest Speaker Panel Discussion - Managing Emotions

15 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 Maureen Tan, 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: Maureen Tan

 

Flourish - The Art of Happiness

16 Oct 2019 More Info

At the end of our eight week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course most people feel the need to continue engaging in the practice with some extra support.

We now offer an ongoing Mindfulness Practice Group once a month.

Please note that the Mindfulness Practice sessions are for people who have completed our MBSR course.

Day: Thursday

Time: 10am-12pm

Dates: September 19th

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Venue: Conference Hall 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MBSR Graduate- Practice Session

17 Oct 2019 More Info

This relaxing and uplifting free event for patients and their carers is gifted by two loving Reiki Masters, Joel and Jo. Join them in experiencing a beautiful Sound Healing Ceremony including gentle movement, Meditation and Reiki. Bring a comfy mat or blanket and relax in our Cottesloe centre's tranquil grassed area outside of the hall.

Saturday 19 October | 2pm - 4pm | open to donations

Contact Allison on 9388 9788 for all enquires

 

 

 

 

Open Heart Ceremony

19 Oct 2019 More Info

 

The microbiome is the “mini-ecosystem” of microbes living everywhere throughout your body, including your skin, eyes, mouth and gut. If that sounds scary or disgusting, don’t worry. Most of the bacteria are helpful (symbiotic) or at least not harmful (non-pathogenic). While the microbiome contains all the bacteria in and on your body, several surprising health benefits have been linked to the bacteria in your gut specifically, and this is what most people are referring to when they talk about all the good the microbiome can do for you.

Join health scientist and consumer Kerrianne Blondel for a journey through the latest understandings of the microbiome.

 

Day: Thursday

Date: October 24th

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Cottesloe

Facilitator: Kerrianne Blondel

 

 

 

 

Microbiome: Magic and Mysteries of Gut Health

24 Oct 2019 More Info

This program is run by the Cancer Patients Foundation, and the Look Good Feel Better workshops are hosted by Solaris Cancer Care.

Participants need to register directly through Look Good Feel Better either via our website -  www.lgfb.org.au/workshop - or by phoning 1800 650 960.

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.

The 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 the 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: Thursday
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Date: October 24th

Register online

 

www.lgfb.org.au/workshop

 

Look Good Feel Better

24 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

 

 

Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT is the world’s first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others.

We are fortunate to have facilitators trained to support you to use drumming to connect.

No musical skills or experience are required, and the instruments are provided, so come along and make some noise, and see how drumming in a group feels for you.

 

 

Day: Friday

Dates: November 1st

Time: 1pm- 2.30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley / Maureen Tan

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Drumming Circle: Building Resilience through Rhythm

01 Nov 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

02 Nov 2019 More Info

Spring Day Retreat

This free one day retreat will invite you to rest and relax in our tranquil centre. There will be opportunities to book bodywork (, hand massage, indian head massage).

A light, vegetarian lunch and herbal teas will be provided.

Bring a water bottle, and dress in stretchy layers you can move in for the gentle yoga.

The planned schedule (subject to minor changes) is:

9.15am Meet in conference hall

9.30am - 11am Guided meditation 

11am-11.30am tea break

11.30am - 12.30pm gentle yoga

12.30pm - 1.30pm Light lunch

1.30pm - 2pm Walking meditation

2pm - 3pm Self Care Strategies discussion

 

When: Monday November4th  9.15am - 3pm

Venue: Conference Hall, 80 Railway Street Cottesloe

Places are limited so please register all attendees.

 

 

 

 

Spring Day Retreat

04 Nov 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 Fridays

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

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: 11th November

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00 pm

Facilitator: Samantha Briatico

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Dance & Yoga: Movement Medicine

11 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


Join us for a day on the green!

Solaris Cancer Care and Visscher Roe are proud to host this inaugural Golf Day offering participants the opportunity to enjoy a great afternoon of golf, networking, and entertainment at one of the state’s leading golf courses.

Register at 11:15am, a light lunch is provided on arrival and the shotgun start is at 12:00pm.
Dinner is from 6:15pm - partners are welcome $50

Registration is inclusive of a golf shirt, lunch, golf buggy, on-course catering, beverages and wine tasting; followed by a post golf dinner, silent and live auctions and live entertainment.

You don’t need to be a professional to join the day - just bring a big smile and some laughs! Sink a hole in one to win a new car generously sponsored by Subaru Australia.

Prizes for 1st to 3rd | Longest Drive | Closet to the Pin | Como College Hot Shots | NAGA | Raffle and more!

Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Time: 11:15 AM bag drop, 12:00 PM Tee Off
Venue: Gosnells Golf Club, Canning Vale 6155
Tickets: Team of Four (4) = $1300
Register by 8 November 2019

Several Sponsorship opportunities available!

Purchase tickets online via www.trybooking.com/BBZXB

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RESERVE A TEAM CONTACT:
Ian: 0403 019 448 | Tres: 0414 560 802
Email: [email protected]

Sponsors

 

 

2019 Solaris Cancer Care | Visscher Roe Golf Classic

15 Nov 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

22 Nov 2019 More Info

 

 

Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT is the world’s first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others.

We are fortunate to have facilitators trained to support you to use drumming to connect.

No musical skills or experience are required, and the instruments are provided, so come along and make some noise, and see how drumming in a group feels for you.

 

 

Day: Friday

Dates: November 1st

Time: 1pm- 2.30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley / Maureen Tan

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Drumming Circle: Building Resilience through Rhythm

29 Nov 2019 More Info

Come celebrate the joy of Christmas in a festive, lively atmosphere. Purchase beautiful, unique and affordable Christmas gifts featuring crafters and vendors, live music, Christmas gift raffles, light refreshments and so much more at beautiful Lyndendale Farm in bucolic Darndanup. Free entry.
For more information call 9728 3038 or email [email protected]

The Solaris Cancer Care Christmas Bazaar

30 Nov 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

07 Dec 2019 More Info

 

Whether you are recently bereaved , or reflecting over time, you are welcome to join us. Bring a photo, flowers, or anything symbolic to you if you want, and join us in the garden. You are also welcome to bring a plate of food to share and stay on to connect in quiet kindness.

 

Day: Tuesday 
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Date: 10th December

Facilitator: Julie Verley & Cathy Brown

Venue: Garden outside conference hall

Remembrance Circle

10 Dec 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.

Solaris Cancer Care | Wanslea House | 80 Railway Street Cottesloe

Skincare Workshop

14 Dec 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