If you're a student, attend the pre-conference on October 17th to see Anne speak:
Scared Speechless: Working on Anxiety After a Cancer Diagnosis at 9:45 am in the Garden Room
A cancer diagnosis can shatter “normal” life. There can be so much upheaval that a patient can feel as though they have left their body behind. Anxiety and fear often surface. Both yoga therapy and conscious living coaching are one-on-one mind body therapies that begin an inquiry into the emotional dimensions of cancer, from diagnosis shock, through the anxiety surfacing with regard to chemo, radiation and surgical treatments and side effects to post treatment fear of recurrence. Techniques include breath practices and specific de-patterning movements that help to acknowledge and move held fear and anxiety that prevent all of us from being fully present in our lives. This workshop is particularly useful for anyone working with those facing cancer, from doctors and nurses to social workers, in order to learn simple techniques to unlock trauma and shock in a safe and grounded way, and to help patients return to a feeling of agency, authenticity and calm.
Anne Pitman and Sarah Young will be presenting "The Head Start Program for Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer" at 2 PM, Wednesday October 19th in the Orangerie Room of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
“You have breast cancer”. Each woman who hears these words feels as though the rug has been pulled out from beneath her—and that’s just the beginning. Explore the unique mind and body techniques used in the Head Start Program, including visualization, decision-making tools, embodied
yoga and breath work; all of which develop genuinely positive health habits and help women become empowered physically, emotionally and mentally.