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.
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.
Carl Jerome, Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, North Shore Dharma and Meditation Center
Explore and discuss the implications of our evolutionary path and Buddhist philosophy for dealing with cancer peacefully and effectively. Learn how mindfulness lightens our load, and how the tools derived from it can lead us to happier, healthier lives, unlike natural selection, which leads us to stress and anxiety in its attempt to make us safe. This discussion will use Wall Street Journal article by Yale Buddhist scholar Bob Wright as a jumping off point. The article and time to read it will be provided at the program.
215 Revere Dr.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tues-Thu: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Darwin, Buddha and Cancer
Tuesday, October 17; 6:30 p.m. at Northbrook