Head Start: A program of self-agency and support for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer

Ottawa integrative cancer centre

Facilitated by: Yoga Therapist, Anne Pitman

When: Runs for 6-weeks, Thursdays, March 7 - April 11, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: FREE

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What to Expect

The Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) is offering this program to help people in the first stages of conventional treatment feel less alone and confused, and better prepared for what lies ahead. Participants do not have to be patients at the CHI.

Through informational talks, group support, and guided activities, Head Start participants will explore:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Mind Body Practices
  • Stress Management
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Healthy Lifestyle

Facilitated by Anne Pitman (M.Sc., EYRT-500, C-IAYT), this FREE online program allows participants to experience improved quality of life, reduced side effects of treatment, lowered anxiety and depression, increased stamina, and better overall health outcomes.

Thanks to our donors this is a fully subsidized program and there is no cost to participate.

Community Feedback

"The Head Start program changed the whole trajectory of my cancer journey. Not only did it allow me to make life long friends, but it empowered me to have a voice in my own care. Anne created a safe space to be completely honest and vulnerable. I am forever grateful I had the opportunity to partake in this program.”