Timetable

Our current timetable of classes and activities at our Solaris Cancer Care Cottesloe and other locations.
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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: Thursday

Dates: Thursday 6th June

Time: 12:30pm - 2:30 pm

Facilitator: Samantha Briatico

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Dance & Yoga: Movement Medicine

06 Jun 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: June 7th to July 5th

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

07 Jun 2019 More Info

 

Come along to hear the latest science and get inspired to use exercise as a medicine.

 

Professor Rob Newton’s current major research directions include: cancer related fatigue and the influence of exercise; exercise medicine and tumour biology, reducing decline in strength, body composition and functional ability in cancer patients.

Professor Rob Newton is Associate Dean, Medical and Exercise Sciences and Co-Director of the Exercise Medicine Research Institute, School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction with the NSCA, Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia and Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

He has over 30 years of academic and professional  experience in exercise and sports science and has been at ECU since 2003. He has published over 290 refereed scientific journal articles, two books, 16 book  chapters and has a current h-Index of 59 with his work being cited over 12,500 times.

 

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

Tuesday, June 11th  from 6pm - 8pm

Conference Hall, 80 Railway St, Cottesloe

 

 

Guest Speaker Event - Exercise Science Update- Prof Rob Newton

11 Jun 2019 More Info

 

Change is an inevitable part of life. To a large extent, how change affects us is down to how we react to it; in other words our attitude.
It is said the only constant in the world is change. Nothing stays the same forever, however for many of us change can be an unsettling
time and we may feel scared, anxious or even angry.

Day:  Wednesday 

Date: June 12th
Time: 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Kirsty Wood

Venue: Conference Hall

Managing Change

12 Jun 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

18 Jun 2019 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. This one day workshop explores mindful breathing and movement to promote your autonomy in gaining ownership in the way you manage pain.

 

Date: Wednesday June 19th

Time: 1 - 3pm

Facilitator: Maureen Tan

Mindful Movement for Pain Management

19 Jun 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

22 Jun 2019 More Info

 

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

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

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 $50 all inclusive & a Golden Ticket for Dry July'ers
www.trybooking.com/BCAMJ

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

Sly July

19 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

 

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

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

 

 

 

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