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Managing Grief: A Mind/Body Awareness and Somatic Movement Exploration

Thursday, March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT


Is the pain of grief emotional or physical?

During our 8-week series, we’ll explore grief and how this often-experienced emotion arises during cancer, whether you’re a patient, caregiver, or someone who’s lost a loved one to cancer.

Through a somatic lens, we’ll examine how the mind influences the body and vice versa, we’ll discuss how grief shows up in our bodies, affecting how we feel both physically and emotionally, and how to cope.

You’ll learn practical Body/Mind approaches that are designed to be used throughout your day, including gentle movements, body awareness techniques, breathing, meditation, embodiment, the principles of aikido, mindfulness, and more.

Participants will have the voluntary option to participate in a self-reporting study, run in conjunction with Dr. John Lothes, M.A. LPA, Ed.D. of the UNCW College of Health and Applied Human Science that will look into the impact Rich and this program have on those affected by cancer. This is aimed at helping with the continued development and research into the Somatic approaches that have helped so many at the Cancer Wellness Center and other places where Rich shares his work. Your involvement in the study is optional.


Presented by: Richard Sims, MSME, MSMT, CTP

Richard E Sims – Relief from Stress | Fear | Anxiety | Trauma


Program Dates: Thursdays, March 14, 21, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 (No class on 3/28)

Attendance at all sessions is recommended but not an absolute necessity.

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Thursday, March 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
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Cancer Wellness Center Northbrook
215 Revere Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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