The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center

Leever Offers Self Care Workshop for Cancer Patients & Families

Cancer is one of the most stressful things you can experience, and dealing with that stress while undergoing cancer treatment or providing care and support to a loved one can be overwhelming.

To help patients cope with that stress, and as part of its mission to provide comprehensive cancer support services to its patients and their families, The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center offers the "Building Your Self Care Toolbox” program, a series of free workshops for patients, caregivers, families, and healthcare staff.

The program, which is run by Diane Lafferty, a Certified Oncology Social Worker and a 28-year cancer survivor, helps patients reduce stress and improve their coping skills with supportive therapies including meditation, yoga, art therapy, breathwork, aromatherapy, and journaling.

According to Deborah Parkinson, Operations Director at the Leever Cancer Center, the response to the Building Your Self Care Toolbox events has been overwhelming since they began in 2016. “It’s obvious that a program like this was much-needed,” she said. “The Leever Cancer Center is proud to offer a place for cancer patients and their families and caregivers to relax, regroup, and learn new techniques to reduce stress and improve their quality of life.”

Building Your Self Care Toolbox workshops are held on designated Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the conference room on the ground floor of The Leever Cancer Center. A healthy snack is provided.

Spring 2018 Building Your Self Care Toolbox events include:

To reserve your spot, call 203-575-5544 or email dparkingson@leevercancercenter.org.