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We host many events throughout the year. All proceeds from our events support the work of Solaris Cancer Care. Get involved in different Fundraising activities found under 'GENERAL EVENTS'
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Good Morning Meditation- Daily Online Stream

Our counsellors, Maureen Tan and Julie Verley, are excited to walk you through a meditation at 9am daily to help you get into the zen mood for work.

Day: Daily
Time: 9am – 9.30am

FREE event

Location
ONLINE LIVE STREAM
WA
Australia

CLICK HERE

 

Good Morning Meditation- Daily Online Stream

30 Mar 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

31 Mar 2020 More Info

 

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05 Apr 2020 More Info

Join naturopath, yoga therapist, and cancer researcher Chandrika Gibson for an online workshop exploring the ‘Mix of 6’ in your anti-cancer lifestyle.

Based on the work by Lorenzo Cohen PhD and Alison Jefferies Med, this workshop will give you practical tips and insight based on the latest evidence about how to integrate the following aspects of wellness to increase your tolerance to treatment, reduce risk of recurrence, and create an optimal environment in your mind, body and home that is inhospitable to cancer.

The ‘Mix of 6’ includes;

1. Love and Support

2. Stress

3. Sleep

4. Exercise

5. Diet

6. Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day: Monday

Date: April 6th

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Chandrika Gibson

 

 

Online : Mix of 6: Create an Anti Cancer Lifestyle

06 Apr 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

07 Apr 2020 More Info

 

Hear the latest science online and get inspired to use exercise as a medicine.

 

Professor Rob Newton was recognised as WA’s joint Scientist of the Year in 2019 and with very good reason. His research has included over 38 randomised clinical trials focusing on improving the wellbeing and life span of people with cancers including breast, lung, ovarian, pancreatic and a type of brain cancer as well as mesothelioma.

Rob says research into tens of thousands of people shows that cancer patients who exercise live longer than those who are sedentary. That’s not just because of the overall health benefits of exercise – cancer patients who exercise are less likely to die from their cancer. “So there’s something about exercise that actually suppresses the development of the cancer,” Rob says. He says targeted exercise produces changes in the body of cancer patients that slow cell proliferation and increase the death of cancer cells. Rob says if a patient exercises each day they are effectively dosing themselves with internal anti-cancer medicine.

This is a not to be missed presentation from a world leading expert on exercise and cancer.

 

 

All welcome to this free online comunity event co-hosted by Solaris Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Care WA and melanomaWA.

Tuesday, April 7th  from 6pm - 8pm

This event will be available to view online to those who have registered.

A link for access to the event will be emailed to you prior to event. 

Sorry for any inconvenience as we endeavour to keep our events available to you online during these Covid-19 times

 

Online Guest Speaker Event - Exercise Science Update- Prof Rob Newton

07 Apr 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

14 Apr 2020 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
  • How to cope with diagnosis and treatment
  • Positive lifestyle changes
  • Managing stress
  • Nutrition, including juicing demonstration
  • Proven complementary and integrative therapies 

“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 Online Seminar

14 Apr 2020 More Info

Come and explore beliefs during this three week course of the untapped power of the mind in the search for meaning, freedom and personal happiness.

Empower yourself with strategies and skills to enhance your life.

Facilitators Cathy Brown and Pauline O'Connor

Day: Wednesdays

Dates: April 15th - April 29th

Time 1:00pm – 1:00pm

Duration: 3 weeks

Venue: LIVE ONLINE

Online : Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

15 Apr 2020 More Info

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

We now offer an ongoing mindfulness practice group once a month, on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Check the dates below.

**Please note that mindfulness practice sessions are for people who have completed the MBSR course.

 

Day: Thursday

Time: 10am-12pm

Dates:  April 16th

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Venue: ONLINE LIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness Monthly Practice

16 Apr 2020 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.

Includes taster of food prepared.

 

Day: Fridays

Dates:April 17th to May 22nd

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Facilitator: Clemency Nicolson

Venue: ONLINE LIVE

 

 

Cooking and Eating for Well-being

17 Apr 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

21 Apr 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

28 Apr 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

05 May 2020 More Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Day Retreat

This one day retreat will invite you to rest and relax in our tranquil centre. There will be opportunities to book bodywork ( Hand massage or 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

3pm - 4pm Sound healing

 

When: Wednesday 6th May: 9.15am - 4pm

Venue: Conference Hall, 80 Railway Street Cottesloe

Places are limited so please register all attendees.

 

 

 

 

Autumn Day Retreat

06 May 2020 More Info

Join Suzie Craddock from The Rhythm Centre who will facilitate a  5 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

Dates: May 7th - June 4th

Time: 11am -12pm

Venue: Conference Hall  80 Railway Street, Cottesloe 6011

Mindful Movement

07 May 2020 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

The final session on June 25th is an excursion to the Buddhist Monastery at Serpentine where you can experience lived mindfulness in the company of the long term meditating Buddhist monks and lay community. Details will be provided by your facilitator and carpooling is suggested.

 

Day: Thursdays

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates: May 7th to July 2nd 

Duration: 8 weeks course plus 1 day Retreat June 25th

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Venue: Conference Hall 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

07 May 2020 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 with 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

Date: May 11th

Time: 12pm-2pm

Facilitator: Samantha Briatico

 

 

Dance and Yoga: Movement Medicine

11 May 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

12 May 2020 More Info

 

 

 

 

 

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Solaris Cancer Care and each bring a unique gift of self to our organisation.
We celebrate and are thankful for their presence everyday, but Volunteer Week is a special public week where we acknowledge the impact they make to so many lives.

May 18 - 24 2020 | Each centre celebrates their volunteers during this week  

 

 

National Volunteer Week May 2020

18 May 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

19 May 2020 More Info

Join experienced facilitator Cathy Brown online 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: May 20th to June 17th

Duration: 5 weeks course

Facilitator: Cathy Brown

Venue:  ONLINE 

Online : 9 Keys to Empowerment

20 May 2020 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: May 21st - June 18th

Time: 11am - 12.30pm

Venue: Wanslea Room, Cottesloe

Facilitator: Janni Goss

Wellbeing Matters: Laughter as Therapy

21 May 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

26 May 2020 More Info

Why do certain memories– of people, places, objects and events– continue to matter to you?

Using short and longer writing exercises, this five week course will explore the nature of memory itself and will help you find the best words and pleasing shapes through which to write the story of your life.

 

 Day: Friday

Date: May 29th

Time: 1pm-4pm

Facilitator: Susan Midalia

 

 

Online Memoir Writing

29 May 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

02 Jun 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

09 Jun 2020 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
  • How to cope with diagnosis and treatment
  • Positive lifestyle changes
  • Managing stress
  • Nutrition, including juicing demonstration
  • Proven complementary and integrative therapies 

“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 Online Seminar

09 Jun 2020 More Info

 

Financial toxicity is a real and increasingly recognised source of distress. Issues may arise due to you or your support person needing to stop or reduce work, costs associated with travel to treatment, child care, gap payments, allied health services, medical equipment, and other changes that cancer brings.

We have brought together a panel of experts who will share their knowledge about topics such as how to access insurance, superannuation, legal aspects of wills and estate planning, and HR advice on managing your career during and after cancer.

Panelists include financial advisors, lawyers and HR specialists.

 

 All welcome to this free comunity event co-hosted by Solaris Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Care WA and melanomaWA.

Tuesday, June 9th from 6pm - 8pm

Conference Hall, 80 Railway St, Cottesloe

 

 

Guest Speakers: Financial Matters- Panel Discussion

09 Jun 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

16 Jun 2020 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 29th

Time: 1pm- 2.30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley / Maureen Tan

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Drumming Circle: Building Resilience through Rhythm

19 Jun 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

23 Jun 2020 More Info

 

Zoom in and join our very own Lisa Peterson for weekly Pilates Mat Session 1030am - 1130am . Session will be held via Zoom and please wear comfortable clothing that you can move/stretch in.  A Yoga mat or soft flooring is required for the class.  Additional props are a bonus but not essential for participation - hand weights (or 2 cans of tinned food ie baked beans as substitute), yoga block, 20cm soft ball (or small cushion as a substitute), resistance band & towel. 

Weekly Zoom session

Tuesdays 1030am - 1130am 

 

 

 

Zoom session: Pilates with Lisa Peterson

30 Jun 2020 More Info

Monday 1st July to Wednesday 31st July 2020
In July, an average of 11,526 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. No one asks for cancer, so we are asking for your help to go Dry the July to raise funds to help improve patient comfort, care and wellbeing.

Sign up to register your support and raise funds for Solaris Cancer Care at www.dryjuly.com.au

Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers! So, you're not only helping others, you're helping yourself. It's a win, win!!

 

Dry July

01 Jul 2020 More Info