Werner to present twelve educational cancer seminars at Mercy Health’s Johnson Family Cancer Center (JFCC) in Muskegon.
Cancer Seminars for Self-Care: Partnering in Educating and Empowering West Michigan’s Cancer Survivors
Because of Mercy Health’s commitment to making world-class cancer care available on the Lakeshore, I am thrilled to announce that we were invited to partner with Mercy Health’s Johnson Family Cancer Center (JFCC) in Muskegon to present twelve educational cancer seminars that are open to JFCC’s patients and the Lakeshore community.
Cancer is a difficult journey. That is why Mercy Health’s Johnson Family Cancer Center in Muskegon employs recognized experts in oncology and collaborates with experts in nutrition, medication management, and counseling, and now also mind-body medicine.
Together these experts make sure that you receive the support you need. Because of that, we are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Mercy Health’s Johnson Family Cancer Center to present one cancer seminar per month for the next twelve months. The focus of the cancer seminars will be personalized, proactive, patient-driven health care to optimize self-care.
Each cancer seminar will introduce mind-body modalities and nutrition interventions for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness in the oncological setting. Each seminar’s aim is to also teach principles of resiliency and self-care.
Self-Care in Cancer Survivorship
When you see the term self-care on this website, the implied meaning is that self-care is emerging as a mainstream science. Furthermore, self-care should be understood as your ability, in conjunction with family, community, and healthcare professionals to manage symptoms, treatments and lifestyle changes. This also includes psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual consequences associated with a chronic illness and/or cancer survivorship.
Empowering West Michigan’s Cancer Survivors
After becoming a member of the Michigan Cancer Consortium in 2015, the partnership with Mercy Health’s Johnson Cancer Center is another important step to help us advance our mission and vision for 2016.
The partnership with JFCC will allow us to continue to advance ACEF’s mission to
empower and improve the quality of life of West Michigan’s cancer survivors, their loved ones, caregivers, and people living with chronic disease through research, education, and integration of evidence-based nutrition and mind-body modalities
If you are a cancer patient, caregiver, loved one, or health care professional, Mercy Health’s Johnson Family Cancer Center and I invite you to join this important dialogue.
Only when we create an enhanced dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals, as well as an interdisciplinary dialogue among healthcare professionals will we improve the quality of life of West Michigan’s cancer survivors, caregivers, and persons living with chronic illness.
If your life is impacted by cancer or chronic illness, we hope that you join this important dialogue.
Reserve My Seat to Cancer Seminars
Please contact Megan Trombka by phone 231.672.2008 or email at Megan.Trombka@Mercyhealth.com for more information or to RSVP for cancer seminars.
We will offer a detailed description of each cancer seminar offered at JFCC. For now, find the dates and topics of each event in the educational cancer seminar series.
Join Johnson Family Cancer Center for Monthly Educational Cancer Seminars presented by Werner Absenger, Ph.D., M.Sc. (Click here for Werner’s bio)
|Educational Cancer Seminar|
|Seminar 01 | Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Mapping the Cancer Journey
|Seminar 02 | Tuesday | February 09, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Co-presented with Alexzandria Baker, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Living and Loving After Prostate Cancer
|Seminar 03 | Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Living and Dying: Grief as a Spiritual Teacher
|Seminar 04 | Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Co-presented with Alexzandria Baker, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Living and Loving After Cancer
|Seminar 05 | Tuesday | May 3, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Can Diet, Yoga and Meditation Affect My Genes?
|Seminar 06 | Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Living Well with Cancer? Defining Your Role in the Healing Partnership
|Seminar 07 | Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Mindful Eating: Nourishing Food Awareness
|Seminar 08 | Tuesday | August 30, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Co-presented with Lisa Ziemelis, MT-BC, NMT. No experience necessary, come ready to learn!
Music Therapy & Drumming Circles in Cancer Care
|Seminar 09 | Tuesday | September 13, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
I Did a Bad thing - I am a Bad Person: Coping, with Survivor's Guilt and Shame?
|Seminar 10 | Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Cracking the Mystery—Why Do I Feel Sick During and Long After Cancer Treatment?
|Seminar 11 | Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Imagery as a Healing Force in Cancer Care
|Seminar 12 | Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Ahimsa (Nonviolence): Dynamic Compassion Toward Self
Where will the Cancer Seminars be Held?
Mercy Health Johnson Family Cancer Center | 1440 E. Sherman Blvd. | Suite 300 | Muskegon, MI 49444
Contact Megan Trombka by phone 231.672.2008 or email at Megan.Trombka[at]Mercyhealth.com for more information or to RSVP for cancer seminars. Please use the Conference Room Entrance on the South side of our facility.
More information can also be found at http://www.mercyhealthcancercare.com/jfcc
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