We all know stress is harmful to our health. A survey of 100 years of research indicates the impact of stress and negative thinking is far more direct, and more preventable, than previously documented.
Stress management techniques can fall into two categories: problem-focused coping and emotion-focused coping. Basically speaking, problem-focused (or solution-focused) coping strategies aim to eliminate sources of stress or work with the stressors themselves.
Emotion-focused coping techniques aid you in becoming less emotionally reactive to the stressors you face. They alter the way you experience these situations, so they impact you differently.
Trinity Health CancerCare offers several programs for patients that tap into emotion-focused coping techniques and provide healthy outlets to manage the trauma of cancer. Taught by local instructors, sessions are offered throughout the year and are free of charge.
Writing Through Cancer: is an opportunity for self-expression, emotional healing and connecting with others. Journals are provided and there is no writing experience required.
Painting with Hope: provides a blank canvas open to one’s individual expression of cancer through therapeutic art.
Gentle Yoga: through intentional, gentle stretching, this program helps reduce stress and improve strength, flexibility and balance.
Look Good Feel Better: provides instruction, tips and tricks for dealing with visible side effects of cancer treatment. This is a virtual workshop that can be done from the comfort of home.
To register or gather more information on class content and schedules, call: 701-857-2829.