Penny Brohn UK info@pennybrohn.org.uk 30 July 2021

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Penny Brohn UK Weekly Update

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

Next week, we explore eating well, tai chi and building resilience.

During August we will run a lighter programme of live on-line sessions. However, we have been working hard filming new sessions with our therapists and reviewing the recording of previous sessions. We will continue to send out this Friday newsletter each week and will include the blackboard 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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Eating Well with Cancer Eating Well
Tues 3rd Aug – 3pm
An introductory session that looks at the evidence for the role of diet and nutrition in cancer and recommendations for eating well with a cancer diagnosis. Register Now

Building Resilience Resilience
Weds 4th Aug – 11:30am
Dr Catherine Zollman, Medical Lead
Mounting evidence suggests that combining conventional cancer treatments with lifestyle approaches like physical activity, nutrition, sleep and stress management contributes to better quality of life and outcomes after a diagnosis, and that evidence-informed complementary therapies can help with the management of some of the physical, psychological and emotional impacts of a cancer diagnosis. This session will share an overview of the evidence and suggest ways to safely use integrative strategies to improve your health and wellbeing. Register Now

Introduction to Tai Chi Tai Chi
Weds 4th Aug – 4:30pm
The session will start with a centring relaxation. This will be followed by some warming and loosening up exercises. Then there will be have an introductory look at the Tai Chi forms of the 5 moving forces. The session will end with a bit of quiet reflection time. As this is an introductory session, the emphasis will be on enjoying moving in a relaxed way rather than trying to learn or get anything right. The class is open to all and can be done standing or sitting down. If you have questions, you can email John Burgess at jowibur@yahoo.co.uk or contact Alisa who will host the session at alisa.burke@pennybrohn.org.uk Register Now

Creative Writing for Wellbeing Creative Writing Thurs 16 Sept – Thurs 21 Oct
A free 6-week Creative Writing for Wellbeing Workshop Programme to Support People Affected by Cancer in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area. Delivered using Zoom and email. Discover the therapeutic benefits of creative writing in a safe, supported group run by poet Claire Williamson. Take some time to support your own wellbeing; find out how being creative can lead to insight, enjoyment and relaxation; meet and share with others in a similar situation to your own. No previous writing experience needed. Limited places available but you can be added to a waiting list for the next programme. To find out more and book a place you can: Email fresh.arts@nbt.nhs.uk or call Donna Baber, Fresh Arts Manager on 07554 334 828. Email Fresh Arts

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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