Therapy Groups and Workshops 2018

These free groups are designed to assist women to deal with multiple issues that may arise from going through the breast cancer journey.

Full details on the workshops are listed below. If you are interested in participating in any of these groups or would like further information please email Lucinda at lucinda@breastcancer.org.au.

Managing Fear and Uncertainty

This is an issue that a lot of our clients find the most challenging once their treatment has finished. Our two day course is designed to be both informative and experiential, with a focus on exploring a variety of ways to deal with the fear and uncertainty associated with breast cancer, and then move forward in a way that is helpful and enriching. We cover many different topics over the two days, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Dealing with difficult thoughts
  • Self-identity
  • Self-compassion
  • Mindfulness
  • Living by your values
  • Legacy (for women with Metastatic Breast Cancer)

We have found these groups to be very rewarding for many of our clients, with some life-changing moments occurring. 

Developing Resilience

Resilience is the capacity to maintain hope in the face of adversity, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. Your resilience helps you weather storms, to get through diagnosis, treatment and the ongoing care and maintenance of breast cancer. These workshops help individuals to become more resilient by developing and practicing grounding techniques to improve resilience, make life more manageable and enhance wellbeing.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy provides a bridge to connect a person’s unique internal thoughts, feelings and perceptions with their external realities. The artwork may include body drawings, symbols for health, drawing and writing journals, sand painting, clay work and more. Art Therapy is often accompanied by guided visualisations to connect one’s mind with their imagination in a relaxing, meditative way, assisting with spontaneous creativity from a deeper, unconscious level. 

No prior experience or skills with art are necessary

Clay Therapy

These workshops are tailored to the needs of women going through breast cancer and enable them to creatively express themselves and step away from their anxieties through the grounding medium of clay. They lend themselves to a variety of therapeutic aims, including facilitating expression of emotions, revealing unconscious thoughts and calming the mind.

Partners Seminars

This year we will change the partners support group format. We will meet every three months for an information seminar presentation by a registered psychologist on some of the many issues and challenges faced by partners of women with breast cancer. The presentation will be followed by a facilitated discussion. 

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More participant comments

  • I am privileged to have been able to participate. It’s been wonderful to share our fears. It’s empowering to realise the transition to a better self, live for today and tomorrow. 
  • I spend less time fretting and worrying about dying which has allowed me to do new things in my life.
  • Thank you for running a group with such sensitivity, compassion and fun.