Inspire Now: A program of self-agency and group support for people living with lung cancer

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Facilitated by: Anne Pitman (M.Sc., EYRT-500, C- IAYT)

When: Runs for 6-weeks, Thursdays, March 7 - April 11, 2024 from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Open to: Anyone living with lung cancer (do not have to be patients of the Centre)
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: FREE

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What to Expect

The Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) is offering this program to support the needs of those living with lung cancer. People with lung cancer may have physical and emotional concerns such as fatigue, shortness of breath, worry, pain, sadness, and may experience stigma. Additionally, people often have the desire to learn what they can do to support their health.

Inspire Now aims to help people with these unique concerns through the support of a warm and caring group setting.

Through informational talks, group support, and guided activities, Inspire Now participants will explore:

  • Social Support
  • Nutrition
  • Thoracic Movement, Gentle Yoga and Breath Practice
  • Benefits of Exercise
  • Mind Body Practices
  • Stress Management
  • Working with Grief

Our multidisciplinary team of practitioners and facilitators aims to provide those with lung cancer a safe space for emotional growth, self-agency, and practical tools to better help navigate life with lung cancer.

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

Community Feedback

“As a newly diagnosed lung cancer patient, the fear of the unknown was immeasurable. Yoga Therapist Anne Pitman has a calm and gentle way of teaching. The relaxing exercises Anne taught were so valuable. It was most helpful to be able to discuss with other lung cancer patients the fear, concerns, medical issues in the most warm and supportive environment. I have learned much during this program, mostly not to be afraid and to find comfort and solace in the presence of other cancer patients. Anne has been a super facilitator and supporter. Thank you for allowing me to participate in this wonderful program. I know it would help so many more patients.”