Workshops and Educational Programmes

The following are workshops and programmes that we are able to facilitate. Each is focused on specific information supported by current published, referenced research. Through fundraising & donations, those workshops held in Busselton and surrounding areas are subsidised by CANsurvive, a community run not-for-profit support group and require a minimum attendance of 5 participants per workshop. Concession fees are available to those holding Centre Link concession cards.

We are always willing to run workshops and programmes outside of Busselton but require a guaranteed minimum attendance of 15 people to ensure costs are covered. If you live elsewhere in the south-west of Western Australia and would like these services offered where you live, please contact us. It is possible that we can bring them to you although prices may differ from those quoted below.

* Your Body and Your mind (4 hr workshop)

This workshop highlights the work of psychologist and psychotherapist Ken Mellor, surgeon Dr. Bernie Siegal, & ‘father of western meditation’ Jon Kabat-Zin, PhD. This workshop explores the destructive nature of stress on our health; the link this has to disease & wellbeing & the restorative effect of the relaxation response.

Through the activities woven into Your Body and Your Mind, participants are offered the opportunity of looking at how and where stress plays a part in their lives and uncovers the benefits that relaxation methods can have on counteracting the physiological effects of chronic stress. Through this workshop participants will come to understand better the link & communication that takes place between the mind & body & experience first-hand the effects this can have.

This is a workshop that would benefit anyone interested in maintaining good health, living with or recovering from a chronic health condition.

Cost: $40 per person inclusive of participant resources and refreshments.

* Can We Eat to Starve Cancer? (3 hr workshop)

This workshop looks at the relationships we create with food & the relationship between food & cancer. By understanding some of the mechanisms used by cancer cells to defy our body’s immune system we can come to understand how some foods affect the health of cancer cells, and we can become informed about why specific foods are beneficial to include in our healing protocols.

There are many cancer specific diets referred to on the internet. The benefits and hindrances of some of these diets are also explored through this workshop.

Cost: $30 per person inclusive of participant resources and refreshments.

* Nine Key Factors That Can Make A Difference (6 hr workshop run over 2 sessions)

A full day workshop that marries together the work of Dr. Kelly Turner, researcher and consultant in the field of integrative oncology; Dr. Ian Gawler OAM; Dr. Craig Hassad and psychologist and psychotherapist Ken Mellor. It is designed to highlight the value of approaching healing from an integrative perspective; physically, emotionally & spiritually in ways that will be of benefit to you.

This workshop covers:

* The nine key factors used by those who have defied a serious or terminal cancer diagnosis.

* Why these key factors make a difference.

* Helps you identify areas in your life where you are already using these factors.

* Helps you identify areas in your life where you could introduce these factors.

* How these key factors can help you through your cancer treatment.

Whilst this workshop is primarily designed for those living with cancer, anyone living with a chronic health condition would benefit.

Cost: $60 per person inclusive of participant resources and refreshments

* Meditation and Journalling (4hr workshop)

Meditation and journalling are beneficial practices that allow you to reconnect with your ‘inner voice’ which so often gets overlooked because of the busy lives we lead.

This workshop is designed to help you relax and begin to reconnect at a deeper level. It promises to leave you feeling uplifted with new skills and insights to help you manage the stress, anxiety and fears that creep into our daily lives.

Whilst this workshop is primarily designed for those living with cancer, anyone living with a chronic health condition would benefit.

Cost: $40 per person inclusive of participant resources and refreshments

Educational Programmes:

* Five Week Program

This program is designed for those who are newly diagnosed and runs for two hours each week for the duration of five weeks. It is most beneficial when participants can commit to the duration of the course. The program is designed to assist and enable participants to make necessary decisions for dealing more constructively with the challenges and opportunities presented by a diagnosis of cancer.

Each week will see a different focus, outlined as follows:

Week 1: Looking at our responses to a diagnosis of cancer

Week 2: Sharpening our focus

Week 3: Significant relationships and support

Week 4: What cancer thrivers have in common

Week 5: Consolidating our understanding

Cost: $100 per person for the five week program.