Making healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of cancer. The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center’s LiveWell Program is a holistic approach to creating a personal wellness plan focusing on: emotional and spiritual wellness; physical activity; healthy diet; personal environment; and rejuvenation. Starting February 8, 2024, workshop leader Jen Harry will examine these five elements plus the body’s five key pathways to health described in the ground-breaking book: The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. Accessible steps offer the opportunity for people living with cancer to achieve better treatment outcomes, and to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. This free series is also open to those without a cancer diagnosis, who wish to reduce their cancer risk and lead a healthy lifestyle.
This 6-week program will meet February 8, 15, 22, 29 & March 7, 14, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Each session will include an explanation of the topic for the week and a guest speaker to talk about specific strategies and resources. Time for questions and discussion will follow. The six weeks of topics are:
Week 1 – Introduction to LiveWell & The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer.
Week 2 – Enhance your Spirit: Joy, Hope, Laughter, Service, Love
Week 3 – Movement – Optimize Fitness with Daily Movement
Week 4 – Enrich Your Diet: Plant-Based Options and Herbs & Spices
Week 5 – Environment: Creating a Healthy Living Atmosphere
Week 6 – Rejuvenation: Rhythm, Rest, Relax, Replenish & Remediate
Jen Harry currently leads a monthly mindfulness practice at the Beth C. Wright Center Resource Center called “Tools for Well-Being.” Jen Harry studied Psychology at Penn State as an undergraduate and has worked in the mental health field in various capacities over the past 20 years. She furthered her studies and certification in the Methods of Japanese Psychology, training in Mind-Body Techniques to reduce stress, and most recently, certification in Applied Positive Psychology (the science of human flourishing & optimal functioning) as well as a Resiliency Trainer. Jen operates Acadia Mindfulness Adventures: Guided excursions in Acadia National Park.
This workshop is free and open to all. The meetings will be held in-person at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, 23 Commerce Park, Ellsworth with an online option via Zoom. Those registered will receive the Zoom link. Please register early to receive a complimentary copy of The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer by Alschuler and Gazella. For more information or to register call: 664-0339 or email [email protected] or go to www.bethwrightcancercenter.org.