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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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Expressive Art with Natalia - Colouring Books! Natalia discusses the benefits of Colouring books from an Art Therapist's perspective.

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WA
Australia

 

Video session: Expressive Art with Natalia - Colouring Books

07 Jul 2020 More Info

 

A group of riders will cycle an endurance ride like no other, through the picturesque regional WA, raising funds to support cancer patients and their families

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Red Sky Ride 2021

08 Jul 2020 More Info

 

Perth hair expert, Juliana Mariotto helps you understand how to deal with losing your hair during chemotherapy. She gives out easy to-do tips that you can practice to help you undergo the changes within the cancer journey. 

If you would like to contact Juliana, we recommend you visit her Facebook page (Hair Addiction Canning Vale) or give her a call at 0406 335 413.

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WA
Australia

Contact

Phone: 9384 3544
Email: csmcottesloe@solariscancercare.org.au

Video session: Dealing with Chemo Hair Loss

08 Jul 2020 More Info

 

The Vernie family is back with more sweet renditions of famous songs. This time, Bianca, Jade, Noah and Lucas, together with dad Andy Vernie, serenade you to the tune of the well-known Spanish tango song "Por Una Cabenza" (Carlos Gardel).

If you are enjoying their music, we encourage you to stay updated. We will have more music from them exclusively for you shortly at Solaris Cancer Care (Vimeo).

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WA
Australia

Contact

Phone: 9384 3544
Email: csmcottesloe@solariscancercare.org.au

Video session: Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel (The Vernie Family)

10 Jul 2020 More Info

 

Perfect for the winter nights ahead. We recommend you watch the video to get the ingredients list and discover our method.

Tried the recipe and have comments? Tell us @Solaris_Cancer_Care (Instagram)!

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WA
Australia

 

Video session: Chilli Bake with Trish Williams

14 Jul 2020 More Info

Once a month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services. We will be providing this worskhop via zoom as well for those unable to attend in person. 

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 Seminar

14 Jul 2020 More Info

 

Our Solaris Cancer Care SCGH yoga expert Sue Burgess recommends you take 30-minutes out of your day to practice belly breathing to destress. 

Since Ancient times, the practice of belly breathing has been charted as a momentous way of reducing stress, anxiety, and negative emotions.

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WA
Australia

Contact

Phone: 9384 3544
Email: csmcottesloe@solariscancercare.org.au

Video session: Gentle Yoga for Stress with Sue Burgess

15 Jul 2020 More Info

This is an monthly mindfulness practice session for graduates of the MBSR course. Ideal for graduates wanting to deepen their mindfulness practice.

Thursday 16th July 10am - 12pm

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Practice

16 Jul 2020 More Info

There are many paths up the mountain of meditation and different temperaments will find some styles more accessible than others. We invite you to explore the history, philosophy and techniques of different meditation traditions during this 3 week course. The course will combine theory and practice so you can have a short experience of each technique and then share with a supportive group. 

Facilitators Cathy Brown and Pauline O'Connor

Day: Tuesdays

Dates: July 21st - August 4th

Time 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Duration: 3 weeks

Venue: Cottesloe Centre

Meditation Matters - 3 week course

21 Jul 2020 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 July 22nd

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Facilitator: Chandrika Gibson

Nutrition with Chandrika Gibson

22 Jul 2020 More Info

The diagnosis of cancer, chronic pain or other chronic illness profoundly impacts our lives. It is normal to feel overwhelmed with the challenges associated with illness, including family and relationship issues, feeling sad, angry, helpless, worried about the future and changes in body image and energy levels.

Mindfulness is a specialised skill in mental awareness, attention, and acceptance that is associated with numerous health benefits. Mindfulness practice allows you to develop a deeper understanding of the mind, and a more accepting and compassionate relationship to your internal and external experiences. It involves guided exercises, including meditation and yoga, to help you become aware of automatic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, and learn how to respond in a more effective way.

This workshop that is interactive and experiential – questions and discussion are welcome.

 

Date: Thursday July 23rd

Time: 12.30pm - 2:30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Introduction Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workshop

23 Jul 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 16th September

Day: Thursdays

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates: July 30th  to  September 17th

Duration: 8 weeks course plus 1 day Retreat September 16th 

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Venue: Cottesloe Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

30 Jul 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: July 31st

Time: 1pm- 2.30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley / Maureen Tan

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Drumming Circle: Building Resilience through Rhythm

31 Jul 2020 More Info

iRest has been developed by Richard Miller PhD and trialled widely including large studies with returned service people and those suffering post traumatic stress disorder. iRest is proven to decrease stress, anxiety and improve sleep, pain and quality of life.

Your guide for this 5 week course is Dael Hunter, a yoga therapist, very experienced yoga teacher and trained iRest facilitator.

"Dael has made the iRest course an enjoyable, effective and empowering tool to easily access deep and subtle states of Self Awareness. It is presented as a very pleasurable and relaxing experience to attain new levels of wholeness and wellbeing." - Barbara

Day: Mondays

Time:12:30pm – 2:00pm

Dates: August 3rd to September 7th ( one Monday in late August will be deferred to the following week- TBA)

Duration: 5 weeks

Venue: Cottesloe Centre

Deep Rest-the iRest Experience

03 Aug 2020 More Info

The annual Dying to Know Day is a community initiative to help us all become more comfortable thinking and talking about issues and ideas around the end of life. It aims to improve Death Literacy. 'Death literacy' recognises the role that everyone has in end of life care and death care. Having knowledge helps us make informed decisions about care options, being able to act on that knowledge is empowering.

For example do you know:

· what an advance care plan is and how it is used?

· how to access palliative care in your area?

· about alternatives to traditional cremation/burial in your local area?

 

Join our skilful and sensitive facilitators in a relaxed, informal discussion where you can voice your ideas, fears, concerns, or share your experiences of loved ones’ death and dying. You are free to contribute or simply listen in, this is a safe space for strong feelings to arise, as everyone is welcome to bring their unique perspectives

 

Day: Wednesday
Time: 1pm – 2.30pm

Date: 5th August

Facilitators: Julie Verley and Maureen Tan

 

Dying to Know Day Discussion

05 Aug 2020 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 our monthly ongoing support group. (1st Wednesday of the month 10.30am- 12.30pm).

Day: Fridays

Dates: August 7th to September 4th

Time: 10am - 12pm

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitators: Julie Verley & Maureen Tan
 

There is no charge for this course.

Bereavement: Living with Loss

07 Aug 2020 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 12.30pm-2.30pm

Dates August 25th- Septmeber 22nd

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitator: Maureen Tan

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM PRINTED PROGRAM

Flourish - The Art of Happiness

25 Aug 2020 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. This workshop will also be avialbale to wacth via zoom and the link will be sent after registration.

 

Date: Wednesday FSeptember 2nd

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Healthy Emotions with Julie Verley

02 Sep 2020 More Info

 

 

In this two hour workshop we will cover the fundamentals of Polyvagal Theory, look up close at the anatomy of the Vagus Nerve, and discuss how yoga techniques can move people from dysregulated states for example, “numbed out” or hyperaroused “sympathetic” states, and return to “ventral vagal” - the biological seat of safety and connection. The theory component will lead into a workshop style class where we will experience and reflect on the effect of yoga practices including asana, pranayama, and chanting through the lens of Polyvagal Theory.

 

Day: Monday

Date: September 7th

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Chandrika Gibson

 

 

Polyvagal Theory and Healing

07 Sep 2020 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.

These 2 session workshops explore mindful breathing and movement to promote your autonomy in gaining ownership in the way you manage pain.

 

Day: Mondays

Date: September 14th and 21st

Time: 1:00pm -2:30pm

Facilitator: Maureen Tan

Mindful Movement for Pain Management

14 Sep 2020 More Info

Join our dietician Clemency Nicolson via ZOom and learn about eating well during chemotherapy.

What to eat, how to eat with chemotherapy side effects, nutritional supplements and more…

 

Day: Friday

Date: September 18th

Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Facilitator: Clemency Nicolson

 

 

Chemotherapy and Nutrition

18 Sep 2020 More Info

This three-hour workshop on journal writing encourages you to reflect on your personal experiences and on the wider world, and to express your reflections in interesting ways. All you need to bring is pen and paper (or a laptop) to write your responses to short writing prompts, and a willingness to explore the events, people and issues that matter to you

 Day: Friday

Date: September 24th

Time: 1pm-4pm

Facilitator: Susan Midalia

 

 

Journal Writing

24 Sep 2020 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.

Karyn was a member on the Guest Speaker Panel Discussion evening via zoom on 9th June 2020.

Day: Friday

Date: September 25th

Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Venue: Cottesloe

Facilitator: Karyn Nimmo

 

 

 

 

Financial Wellbeing

25 Sep 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: September 30th to October 14th

Time 1:00pm – 3.30pm

Duration: 3 weeks

Venue: Cottesloe Centre

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

30 Sep 2020 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 our monthly ongoing support group. (1st Wednesday of the month 10.30am- 12.30pm).

Day: Fridays

Dates: October 23rd to November 20th

Time: 10am - 12pm

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitators: Julie Verley & Maureen Tan
 

There is no charge for this course.

Bereavement: Living with Loss

23 Oct 2020 More Info

Join online 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: November 2nd

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Chandrika Gibson

 

 

Mix of 6: Create an Anti Cancer Lifestyle

02 Nov 2020 More Info