knowledge is positive power

The Cancer Wellness Center’s lecture and workshop topics provide a wide array of educational and experiential opportunities. We present new topics each quarter to help you and your loved ones become well informed as you navigate a cancer diagnosis. Research has found that actually seeking information increases an individual’s sense of control, improves the ability to make decisions, reduces anxiety and makes communication with healthcare providers easier.

Registration is required for all lectures/workshops. To register and learn more, select a program below.

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merging mind, body & spirit

Living with cancer can create so many stresses, which can in turn compromise immune functioning. In order to address both the physical and emotional components of distress, the Cancer Wellness Center offers evidence-based classes and individual wellness services that have been found to produce a physiological relaxation response.

Participants are able to attend group classes for mind, body and health, which include many disciplines such as yoga and meditation, as well as individual wellness appointments to help manage stress, emotional well-being and the side effects and symptoms of cancer.

Mind, body & health classes: To register and learn more wellness programs offered by the Cancer Wellness Center, select a program below.

Individual wellness appointments: Services are provided by trained practitioners, and in the following disciplines: massage, healing touch, oncology facial, reflexology, and REIKI. To schedule an appointment for individual wellness services, please call 847.509.9595 to complete a wellness evaluation.

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Tuesday, April25

Introduction to Reiki: What is Reiki and How Can it Help You?

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Deborah A. Farmer, MBA, Reiki Master Teacher, Cancer Survivor

There is mounting evidence that treatment outcomes for cancer are improved when they involve an integrative approach that addresses the mind-body connection. Reiki, a therapeutic energy healing practice, complements cancer treatments, balances treatment effects, and activates the body’s natural healing abilities. Reiki is known to improve relaxation, improve sleep, reduce pain, support the immune system, reduce stress and improve our sense of well-being. Find out how Reiki works, and if it can help you. This Introduction will include the opportunity for each participant to receive a 10 minute reiki chair session during the program.

Open to the general public.

Grayslake at Wildwood Presbyterian Church

Wildwood Presbyterian Church
18630 W. Old Gages Lake Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030

Tuesday: 3pm - 7pm


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