Penny Brohn UK info@pennybrohn.org.uk 20 August 2021

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Penny Brohn UK
Here’s your weekly dose of more than medicine…. 

Next week, we explore breathing and wellbeing & self-care.

On-demand videos this week include chair based exercise and coping with advanced disease.

Throughout August, we are running a lighter programme of live online sessions. We will continue to send out this Friday newsletter each week and will include the what’s on detailing the sessions which are running, plus we will share with you the links to recordings for you to access and enjoy.
Online Group Sessions
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Breathing Techniques for Relaxation
Breathing
Tues 24th Aug – 2pm
We will explore gentle ways to connect and engage with our breath to enhance body awareness, relaxation and well-being.

These sessions are suitable for anyone affected by cancer. The sessions are every fortnight and will last approximately 45 minutes.
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Wellbeing and Self-care Webinar
PCR Sessions
Weds 25th Aug – 11:30am
Speakers: Alex Turner and Markus Heimpel, Wellbeing Consultants
This session will share some easy to do self-care tools & techniques. It will be explorative and interactive, with a focus on how to be open to a deeper connection and awareness with ourselves, with nature, and with our loved ones. It will draw on techniques from self-acupressure, meditation and movement, such as Qigong.
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Creative Sessions for Wellbeing
Creative Sessions
Fri 3rd Sept – 2pm
Explore creative activities for self-care, relaxation, and fun!

No art experience or fancy materials required – just a willingness to experiment! It’s all about discovering what feels good for you and helps you get in the flow. The sessions aim to provide space for your playful self, to get you absorbed in the moment, and to slow down the mind.

You will also be shown ideas to help you develop a creative journaling/self-care practice at home.

Each session will be 90 mins including a break and delivered via Zoom.
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Trees & Tea at The National Centre
National Centre
Fri 24th Sept – 11am
Join us for this guided walking tour with Mike, a member of the volunteer gardening team responsible for the trees at our National Centre in Bristol. We’ll explore the tree history of Penny Brohn UK and the cultural and heritage value of the arboreal residents, as well as examining some of the more unusual trees and finding out about their stories. After the walking tour, we look forward to welcoming you into our garden room for tea and cake.

Tickets cost £9 including tea and cake. Limited places available.
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5 Minute Chair Based Exercise
Watch on-demand
5 minutes a day muscle strength maintenance routine – chair based for those with limited mobility.

Every 5 mins really makes a difference towards your physical and mental health and can improve your cancer outcomes and quality of life.
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Coping with Advanced Disease
Resilience
Watch on-demand
This is a recording from a webinar held on Weds 18th August 2021. The ‘A Whole Life Approach’ webinar series is brought to you by Prostate Cancer Research in collaboration with Tackle Prostate Cancer and in association Penny Brohn UK. View Video Ovarian Cancer Support Research
Have you been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the last five years? Are you happy to talk about your experience? We’re looking to speak with individuals about their experiences to help improve the support and care we offer.

While Target Ovarian Cancer supports anyone affected by ovarian cancer, we are specifically interested in hearing the experiences and needs of people from minority groups. If you are from a Black, Asian, or minority ethnic background; LGBTQ+, or living with a disability, we would 
particularly like to hear from you.

The research is being conducted for Target Ovarian Cancer by the independent market research company Magenta and will involve a 90 minute video or telephone discussion. You will receive £50 
as a thank you for taking part.

If you’re interested, or you know someone who might be, please email Jess Herridge at jess@magentaresearch.co.uk and she will get in touch to ask you some questions about your experiences.

We look forward to hearing from you and we thank you for helping us to improve the lives of those with ovarian cancer.
1-2-1 Telephone Support
1-2-1 Telephone Support
We are taking bookings for Doctor support, Counselling, Nutrition therapy, and Exercise therapy. 0303 3000 118 bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk We believe that everybody should have equal access to the emotional and practical support they need to live life as fully as possible with the impact of cancer. Online, and 1:1 sessions are made possible by your generosity. They are run entirely on donations. We have no set charges, we simply ask you to give what you can – if you can. Make a Donation

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