Maintaining a state of well-being in the midst of serious disease is a challenge, but mindfulness can help make it possible. Mindfulness brings fierce but loving attention to everything that arises in our mind and body. In this seminar, speaker Margaret Rittenhouse, L.C.S.W., will present on the mindfulness-based approach to dealing with stress and anxiety, which can help cancer patients and caregivers mentally prepare for the treatment process and become active participants in recovery. After the presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion with the instructor and fellow participants.
This event is free, but advance registration is required. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
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VCU Massey Cancer Center
VCU Massey Cancer Center is one of 69 National Cancer Institute-designated institutions that leads and shapes America’s cancer research efforts. Working with all kinds of cancers, the Center conducts basic, translational, clinical and prevention and control cancer research, provides state-of-the-art treatments and clinical trials and promotes cancer prevention and education. Since 1974, Massey has served as an internationally recognized center of excellence. It has one of the largest offerings of clinical trials in Virginia and serves patients at multiple sites in Richmond and throughout the state. Its 1,000 researchers, clinicians and staff members are dedicated to improving the quality of human life by developing and delivering effective means to prevent, control and, ultimately, cure cancer. For appointments call 1-877-4-MASSEY, or visit Massey online at masseycancercenter.org.