Programs & Events

For Patients, Caregivers and the Public

Free Your Hips: A Complimentary Workshop

Learn how you can release your chronic hip tension and feel more freedom in your body. 

In this event, you will discover how you can get to the root cause of your hip tension & leave with actionable tools that you can try right away. Hip pain can limit our ability to walk, stand, relax, and sleep. This can change for the better! Please join us for an interactive evening to accelerate your healing journey.

Presented by: Dr. Sadie Laronde, Chiropractic
When: Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 7:00 PM
Where: Attend in-person at the CHI, or online with Zoom.
Cost: FREE

WEBINAR: Your Living Bones: what you can do to prevent and treat osteoporosis

 

Learn about root causes, prevention and treatment options for low bone density and osteoporosis. Whether you are concerned about future risks or you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, this webinar offers insights into factors that increase your risk of osteoporosis, symptoms to watch out for, diagnostic tools, prevention strategies and treatment options.

Presented by:  Dr. Melissa Johnson, ND
When: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Where: Online with Zoom
Cost: $20 +HST

Consciously Creating Calmness

These days there is increasing interest in creating a sense of personal calmness, mindfulness and being mindful.

• Gain control of your emotions - both positive and negative
• Retrain your mind to think and respond more positively
• Reduce stress and create a sense of balance
• Calm your mind and let go of unhealthy thoughts
• Feel good about yourself and others

Facilitated by: Mindset Cultivator, Moira Hutchison

QiGong

QiGong harmonises, strengthens, and has a healing effect on the functioning of all the internal organs and bodily systems. It increases the supply and flow of energy throughout the body, can have a variety of rejuvenating effects and is believed to increase longevity, and it induces calm mental and emotional states. Benefits include:

  • Better sleep
  • Reduced symptoms of stress
  • Better circulation (of Qi, blood and the lymphatic system.)
  • Improved balance
  • Improved posture
  • Greater core strength and flexibility

Facilitated by: QiGong Instructor, Moira Hutchison

Watch Moira's QiGong video demonstration

Guided Meditation for Troubled Times

These online guided meditation sessions, led by certified yoga therapist Lisa Paterson are provided to support participants reaching a space of calm and equanimity.

Facilitated by: Lisa Paterson, Yoga Therapist (M.Ed., C-IAYT)

Gentle Yoga

A gentle yoga class originally designed by Anne Pitman for people facing cancer. Everyone is welcome! This class is slow and gentle and keeps in mind pics/ports/surgical sites, BUT you will be ultimately following your own body and be responsible for the safety of your own movement. Folks with chronic lymphedema should keep in mind the cumulative effects of weekly exercise, and might choose to be still and imagine some movements. Please note: this class is not yoga therapy.

Facilitated by: Lisa Paterson, Yoga Therapist (M.Ed., C-IAYT)

 

Head Start Program for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer

Head Start is an empowerment program for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer to help women feel less alone and confused, and better prepared for what lies ahead. Head Start’s combination of support, empowerment, and hands-on lifestyle modifications covers topics including: cancer navigation, integrative cancer therapies, mind-body techniques and coping tools.

Open to: Women recently diagnosed with breast cancer (do not have to be patients of the Centre)
Facilitated by: Anne Pitman (M.Sc., EYRT-500, C- IAYT)
When: Thursdays, March 7 - April 11, 2024;
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Online with Zoom
Registration deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024

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Inspire Now Program for 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, they 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.

Open to: Anyone living with lung cancer (do not have to be patients of the Centre)
Facilitated by: Anne Pitman (M.Sc., EYRT-500, C- IAYT)
When: Thursdays, March 7 - April 11, 2024;
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: Online with Zoom
Registration deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024

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Into the Body: A Guided Meditation for Everyone.

This audio recording promotes body awareness, relaxation, stress relief, and help with sleep.

With Yoga Therapist, Anne Pitman, Music by Jared Davidson.

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