MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
THE BAY CENTER 31 NOBLETT LANE, KILMARNOCK
Jane Cuter, Ph.D. Social Worker, will take us in an exploration of our emotions as we face these difficult challenges.
Everyone's experience coping with a health crisis is unique. One's imagination can be both a best friend and a worst nightmare. In this session we will use guided imagery and music to direct one's imagination to help reduce stress and increase feelings of well-being.
Jane has studied with Belleruth Naparstek in the use of guided imagery and music to help people reduce depression, stress and anxiety, and increase feelings of well-being. In this session you will be led to use your own imagination to engage the power of your mind, body and spirit to help you reach inner resources that are deeper than conscious thinking. This experiential exercise is a safe and powerful healing tool. (Naparstek's web site provides many self-help audios: https://www.healthjourneys.com/guided-imagery-101 that you can use in the privacy of your own home.)
Jane Park Cutler, PhD in Social Work with over 30 years of clinical experience in agencies, private practice and graduate education.
Project Self Care
A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS TO SUPPORT HEALING
NAVIGATING LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS
Mondays 10am - 12pm | September 16 - October 14
Pre-registration is required. Donations are appreciated.
At the Bay Center, we understand that challenging medical diagnoses eventually touch every family. In alignment with our mission, we are offering an opportunity in a small group setting to explore our journey to healing, learn from each other’s experience and reflect on the path that works for each of us, as patients or caregivers. Our goal is to enhance connection and social support, which have been proven to be very important in coping as we digest news of our own or a loved one illness.
Our offering may be right for you if you have questions, such as: How do I keep it together as I or a loved one is facing the challenges of a life-altering medical diagnosis? How do I keep a positive mindset that supports the recovery plan? How do I support my love ones as they travel through their healing journey? How do I sidestep being defined by my diagnosis? What resources are available that can help me move forward?
Since the road to healing is not linear, and is different for each person, our program is organized in a series of four 2-hour workshops, focusing on key aspects of this journey. The program is as follows: