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

Next week, we explore strength & stamina and coping with advanced disease.

On-demand videos this week include self-healing, nourishing resilience and physical activity for prostate cancer.

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.

National Centre Update

We are delighted to announce that the National Centre is open once again for clients to enjoy. Although there are no supervised sessions, you are very welcome to visit informally on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 1pm. Whether you fancy a therapeutic stroll around the beautiful gardens, a browse in our new Visitors Centre which contains lovely things to purchase as well as lots of information, some reflective time in the sanctuary, a cuppa in the Dining Room or a quiet read in the library, we will be very happy to see you. We know many of you gain so much just from the sense of peace and calm that the Centre offers and we are thrilled that we can share this special space with you again.
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Strength & Stamina at the Penny Brohn UK Gardens
Mon 16th Aug – 11:30am-12:15pm
Chapel Pill Lane, Pill, Bristol, BS20 0HH Google Maps
45 minute outdoor Strength and Stamina sessions in the Penny Brohn gardens over the summer. These will be drop-in basis – there is no need to book. A donation to Penny Brohn UK of £5 would be appreciated if affordable. 

Please walk around the outside of the building to the gardens and the meeting point will be in the circular garden outside the gym (gym will be closed – use the rear double doors for access to the toilets). Alisa will be there from 20 minutes before the start of the classes. We will have some chairs and some Thera bands for use, but please bring your own Thera band if you have one (and/or small weights). You are welcome to enjoy the gardens before or after the class.

Do bring water and any other refreshments you may need. Toilets will be available at the back of the building.

In event of rain, the session will be cancelled. Back up date, should we have to cancel one of these sessions, is Monday 23rd August.
Wellbeing Day at the National Centre
National Centre
Weds 18th Aug – 10am-4pm
Chapel Pill Lane, Pill, Bristol, BS20 0HH Google Maps

Following the success of our first Wellbeing Day in July, we are delighted to offer another Wellbeing Day at our lovely National Centre in Pill, near Bristol.

The day is open to anyone affected by cancer and is your opportunity to join us for a programme of restorative and relaxing group sessions led by our wellbeing team. There will also be plenty of time to explore our beautiful gardens, connect with others and enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch fresh from our own kitchen.

Limited places available.
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Coping with Advanced Disease
PCR Sessions
Weds 18th Aug – 11:30am
Allon Stokes, Counselling Lead, Penny Brohn UK
This session will consider the impacts of anxiety and offer tips and techniques to help manage it. It will also discuss the importance of emotional support and suggest a range of different things which can help support you as you live with the impact of prostate cancer.
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Self Healing with Michelle
Watch on-demand
This is a short self-healing guided meditation to help you connect with the breath and the moment.

It will help you create a sense of peace and stillness in which to nurture your own healing resources and wellbeing.
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Nourishing Resilience in a time of pandemic uncertainty
Nourishing Resilience Webinar
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This is a recording from a webinar on 11th June 2020, during a Resilience Room session. Hosted by Dr Catherine Zollman and presented by Dr Chris Johnstone.

Dr Chris Johnstone’s books include Active Hope, co-authored with Joanna Macy (published in 2012 and now available in ten or more languages), and his new book, Seven Ways to Build Resilience.
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Prostate Cancer and the benefits of Physical Activity
Watch on-demand
This is a recording from a webinar held on Weds 11th 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 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 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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