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Free Seminar Provides Tools for Patients & Caregivers to Navigate Breat Cancer Journey

01/06/2012

One in eight women or 12.6 percent of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime according to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  In an effort to teach patients and caregivers how to navigate their life through the numerous changes they face, Covenant Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center (JACC) will host a Breast Cancer Survivorship Seminar on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The seminar, located in the Arnett Room at Covenant Women’s and Children’s, 4000 24th Street, is free for anyone who wants to attend.  To R.S.V.P., please call 806.725.8028 by Thursday, Jan. 12.

The workshop is designed to focus on breast cancer survivors’ ability to handle personal and emotional needs during changes brought on by diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Participants will learn how the brain processes change experiences, which fall under the six stages of the Change Cycle™.

The six stages consist of loss, doubt, discomfort, discovery, understanding and integration.  Because individuals react, respond and adjust to change in six different stages, the Change Cycle™ identifies the thoughts and behaviors associated with each stage to better assist people with adjustments in their lives.

Sharon Felt, a facilitator and trainer for leadership strategies, will lead the Breast Cancer Survivorship Seminar. She has won various awards for her training and is currently an education and development consultant for non-profit and for-profit organizations.Funding for the seminar was made possible due to a grant awarded by Susan G. Komen to JACC. 

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