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Meditative classes

Through the Life Now program, we provide the following meditative classes:

Life Now Meditation

Meditation can generally be defined as a self-directed practice for relaxing the body and calming the mind. Meditation can help to improve quality of life for people with cancer. Research suggests it is useful for treating chronic pain and insomnia and can help in reducing anxiety, stress and blood pressure.

Life Now Meditation is offered to people newly diagnosed with cancer or currently undergoing or recovering from treatment. This program is offered at an introductory level for 6 weeks. Classes run for 1 hour each week, and primary carers are also welcome to attend.

Meditation classes (6 week program)

Program Time Day Start Date **
Bunbury 9:30-10:30am Tuesdays 1 October 2019
Wanneroo 10:00-11:00am Mondays 7 October 2019

*  Details are subject to change and minimum number required

Please complete an expression of interest or call 13 11 20 to register. 

Expression of Interest Form

 

Life Now Tai Chi

In addition to the general meditation classes, we also offer tai chi. Research has found that participating in tai chi can have positive effects on fatigue levels and quality of life. Some studies have shown that tai chi can improve functional capacity including muscle strength and flexibility.

Life Now Tai Chi is offered to people newly diagnosed with cancer or currently undergoing or recovering from treatment.This gentle program is offered at an introductory level for 6 weeks. No prior tai chi experience is required to participate. Classes run for 1 hour each week, and primary carers are also welcome to attend.

Tai Chi classes (6 week program)

Program Time Day Start date**
Wanneroo 9:00-10:00am Tuesday 22 October 2019
Riverton 10:15-11:15am Fridays 18 October 2019
Bunbury 11am-12:00pm Thursday 24 October 2019

* Details are subject to change and minimum number required

Please complete an expression of interest or call 13 11 20 to register

Expression of Interest Form

 

 

Life Now Mindfulness

During Mindfulness-based therapies, participants are taught to experience the present moment nonjudgmentally, so that they are not excessively thinking of past or future stressors, which can lead to negative thoughts associated with depression and anxiety.


Cancer Council WA invites people affected by cancer and their carers to take part in these free mindfulness classes. Life Now Mindfulness is stress management program that is facilitated by an experienced instructor.

  • This 8 week program runs for 2 hours each week.
  • Participants will be invited to attend a mindfulness retreat as part of the course.
  • During these sessions, participants are provided with practical coping techniques to counter the effects of cancer-related stress.

What previous participants have said about the mindfulness program:

“The course gave me practical ideas to help me stay positive and worry less.” 

“The course was very helpful for my decision making concerning my cancer. Generally I believe that I’m a better person and better able to cope with good and bad times.”

“I enjoyed the stress management course enormously. It helped me at a bad time for me and I now feel I can follow the facilitator’s teachings myself.”

“It is an excellent program run by an excellent facilitator who practices what he preaches and is non-judging. I especially loved the ability to chat and share with other participants about our shared experiences.”

“I got a lot out of the stress management course and feel more able to take each day as it happens.”

“All in all it was a great course. I learnt a great deal and it helps me daily to cope with difficult situations. It’s amazing how you can learn to control the mind and therefore your emotions and reactions.”

“I loved the retreat day!”

“The course was very well organised. Each session had a theme which offered new insights and learning. The course was appropriately challenging and engaging.”

Upcoming Mindfulness classes in 2019 (8 week program)

Program Time Day Start date
Duncraig 11:00-1:00 Wednesdays 16 October 2019
Hilton 9:30-11:30 Thursdays 17 October 2019
Midland 1:15-3:15 Thursdays 24 October 2019

*   Details are subject to change and minimum number required
** Registrants can attend mindfulness once only.

Please submit an Expression of Interest or call 13 11 20 for more information and to register. 

Expression of Interest Form

 

Life Now Mindful Art

Our Mindful Art program provides a basic understanding of mindfulness concepts, delivered through simple art classes. By focusing on the creative process rather than the final product, participants are encouraged to be more present and increase their self-awareness.

Life Now Mindful art is a 6 week program, running for 1.5 hours each week. As this is a beginners course, no prior art experience is required to take part. Primary carers are also welcome to attend.

Upcoming Mindful Art classes in 2019 (6 week program)

Program Time Day Start date
Shenton Park 9:00-10:30am
Saturdays
5 October 2019

* Details are subject to change and minimum number required
** Registrants can attend mindful art once only.

Submit an Expression of Interest Form or call 13 11 20 to register.

Expression of Interest Form