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
“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.
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.
Dates: 3rd August & 7th December
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm Venue: Cottesloe
Facilitator: Susan Midalia
Take an 8 week journey into using the tools of yoa to improve physical, mental, and emotional strength and resilience. The path of yoga can be adapted to suit individual needs, and in this small group program you will receive 1:1 assessment and work under the supervision of a yoga therapist (who also happens to be an experienced nurse) so that you can use the aspects of yoga that are best able to meet your needs. Together you can develop and shape a yogic lifestyle and practice that will help you get stronger on every level and tap into your inner resources.
Dates: August 9th - September 27th
Times: 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Facilitator: Eileen Banks
Will be held at the Leederville Football Club on Friday, 10 August with quiz master John O’Leary
$160 per table of 8 or $20 per individual ticket. Please note that if an individual ticket is purchased, we may need to place you with another team! To be safe, best to purchase a table ticket!
BYO nibbles and bar available.
For more information or to reserve a table contact us on
T: 6383 3475 or E: [email protected]
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
“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
Join a passionate, well informed Accredited Practicing Dietitian to delight in the theory and practice of eating yourself well.
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 nutritional changes, and gaining insight into your own relationship with food and nutrition.
Dates: August 17th - September 14th
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Conference Hall and Demonstration Kitchen
Facilitator: Clemency Nicolson
Around 70% of people with cancer choose to use at least one kind of complementary therapy. There's evidence to show that complementary therapies can help people manage side effects, given themselves a sense of empowerment, and improve quality of life. Yet there's still a lot of fear and controversy, as well as confusion and misinformation about what is safe, effective, and worth exploring. Join our panel of experts including a conventional doctor, naturopath, acupuncturist, oncology massage therapist, counsellor and researchers who are willing to share their knowledge and answer your questions.
Bring your questions on the night, or if you'd like a more considered response, please submit your questions to [email protected] prior to the event so our panelists can prepare.
All welcome to this free comunity event co-hosted by Solaris Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Care WA and melanomaWA.
Tuesday, August 21st from 6pm - 8pm
Conference Hall, 80 Railway St, Cottesloe
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
• 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
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.
Time 12.00pm – 1:30pm
Dates August 27th - September 24th
Duration: 5 weeks
Facilitator: Dael Hunter
Venue: Conference Hall
If you've lost someone dear to you, you are invited to join this 6 week course to explore the bereavement experience in a supportive group environment.
Time 10.30am – 12.30pm
Dates 3rd October – 7th November
Duration: 6 weeks
Facilitators: Richie Perera & Maureen Tan
Venue: Wanslea room
The ancient practice of Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga, and deals with holistic wellness through diet, cleansing techniques, herbs, massage, lifestyle, yoga, meditation and relaxation. Join experienced facilitator Cathy Brown on this journey into the culture and healing practices of stunning southern India.
Date: October 27th - November 10th, 2018
For more information contact Cathy Brown at: Cathy@solariscancercare.org.au