September 2019 Calendar 
Dear Guests-

You'll see a few changes to our Support Group schedule for September. We're excited to get our teen program off the ground with two groups for teens.  Please see the notices below for dates and times. 

We're also adding an evening support group open to cancer patients at all stages of treatment. See below for details!

Other than that, avoid the heat, enjoy the last bit of summer and don't forget that we're closed for Labor Day weekend. 

Best,
Deborah Stambler
Program Director
If you are not a current weSPARK guest, please contact our office today to set up your brief Welcome Meeting.  This is a necessary step in order to access our FREE programs, workshops, individual appointments and support groups. 
818-906-3022
Clinical Corner:
The Relationship between Stress & Cancer


What is the relationship between stress and cancer?
                
Stress may be bad for more than your state of mind. It turns out - chronic stress may cause inflammation, potentially increasing the risk of several health problems, including cancer.
                
For those already battling the disease, chronic inflammation may lead to cancer metastasis. Learn more about inflammation and its connection to cancer.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America 
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment. 

You may also reach them at their VIP LINE  1-800-227-3207 with any questions.  Be sure to follow them on  Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn  and  YouTube .

New General Support Group for Cancer Patients
With Aileen Stein, LCSW

Starting in September
Tuesdays at 6:30pm

This support group is open to cancer patients at all stages. Join us and find community and camaraderie, ask questions and fight the tendency to isolate that can be so common during treatment and beyond. 

Call for more information. 818.906.3022

New Support Group for Teens
Starting in September
Every 2nd & 4th Monday at 6pm  

Call for more information. 818.906.3022

And a mixer for teens...
We'll start the support group next month.
 It will run on the 1st and 3rd Monday 
of the month from 6-7:30pm. 
October 7th & 21st.

Please join us for dinner on Monday, September 16th as we introduce the topics, themes and activities for the group. We'll hold a separate info session for parents that evening.

Call for more information. 818.906.3022

Young Adult Support Group 
TIME CHANGE

If you're age 20-39, we have a support for you. This group is for people at any stage in treatment. We'll cover issues specific to younger adults dealing with issues around relationships, starting a family, pursuing education and career and more. 

Please join us on Thursdays at the new time of 6pm. (Beginning in September)

Call for more information.

Led by Jessica Torres, MFT

Wednesday, September 11th at 6pm

In this workshop, we'll explore the idea of keepsakes and a create a
 "safe place" for some of the thoughts and feelings that come up 
with a cancer diagnosis. 

No prior art experience needed. 


Presented by Stephanie Davidson, PsyD.

Thursday, September 12th at 6pm.

Making sense of all the changes cancer treatment can bring includes relationships and intimacy. Join us for a special evening with open discussion about changes to the body, healing, body image and intimacy in relationships. 

Stephanie Davidson is a licensed clinical psychologist with a practice at the Rowan Center. She also teaches at Pepperdine University. She specializes in working with oncology patients and has put together this presentation specifically for female guests. 

Potluck en Español

Con Jessica Torres

Viernes, Septiembre 13 a las 10:30am

Acompañenos para una comida organizada por nuestro grupo de apoyo en español! Todos son bienvenidos. Por favor traiga un plato que gustaria compartir con el grupo.


Presented by Annie Price

Thursday, September 18th at 2pm.

The Toolbox Series is focusing on Pain Management in September. You'll walk away with new tools for coping with pain. Find relief and release!
 

Presented by Christo Pellani

Thursday, September 19th at 6pm.

Unwind, make some noise, find your rhythm. 
 
Reiki Circle 
Presented by Brian Kukan
Saturday, September 21st at 1pm.

Come experience the healing force of the reiki energy. 
Bring a greater sense of well being and learn how to use reiki for yourself and with others in a supportive circle.

 
Jewelry Workshop
Presented by Holly Feneht

Monday, September 23rd at 6pm.

Relax, unwind, connect and get creative with jewelry making. 
 
Call to register. Space is limited.
Cancer Rehabilitation:
Physical & Occupational Therapy

Led by ReVital Cancer Rehab

Thursday, September 26th at 11:30am

Monthly PT/OT assessments  from 11:30 - 1pm

Cancer rehabilitation can help
to regain strength, physical function  and independent living.

It can provide relief from pain, balance and mobility issues, 
numbness/tingling and fatigue. 

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Support Groups

weSPARK offers 14 support groups.
Contact us to find out which group is best for you!


Children's Support Group Monday @ 4pm
Teen Support Group Monday @ 6pm (1st & 3rd weeks)
Taking Charge: For Teens w. diagnosis Monday @ 6pm (2nd & 4th weeks)
Family Grief Support Group Tuesday @ 6pm
Caregiver Support Group Tuesday @ 6:30pm
General Cancer Support Group Tuesday @ 6:30pm
In Treatment Support Group Wednesday @ 2:30pm
Spouse/Partner Grief Support Group Wednesday @ 6pm
Ongoing Treatment Support Group Thursday @ 10:15am
Post Treatment Support Group Thursday @ 12pm
Men's Cancer Support Group Thursday @ 1:30pm
Doing Cancer Solo Support Group Thursday @ 5pm
Young Adult Support Group Thursday @ 7pm
Grupo de Apoyo en Español Friday @ 11am
 
September 2019 
Programs + Workshops
Registration is required for all workshops in red print. 
Click on the link in the calendar to register or call 818-906-3022 .
Sunday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Thursday Friday Saturday
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CLOSED for LABOR DAY
3

11am
Yoga en  Español

12:45pm Wake Up Your Lymph System with Movement

2pm Tai Chi

6pm
Family Grief Support Group  

6:30pm
Caregiver Support Group

4

10:15am
Yoga

11:45am Belly Dance for Beginners

1pm 
Guided Imagery

2:30pm 
In Treatment Support Group

6pm 
Partner Grief Support Group

5

10am
Healing Flow Yoga 

10:15am 
Ongoing Treatment / Metastatic Support Group
  
12pm
Post Treatment Support Group

1:30pm 
Men's Cancer Support Group

5pm 
Doing Cancer Solo Support Group

7pm 
Young Adult Support Group

6

9:30am
Kundalini Yoga

10am
Mindful Living

11am
Grupo de Apoyo en
Español 



7

11am
Gentle Yoga













 
8


9

1:15pm
Yoga for Neuropathy

3pm 
Strengthen & Stretch 

4pm 
Children's Support Group

6pm
Taking Charge: Support Group for Teens with Diagnosis
NEW GROUP













 


10

11am
Yoga en  Español

2pm Tai Chi

weSPARK is closing at 3 due to our comedy event


11

10:15am
Yoga

1pm 
Guided Imagery

2:30pm 
In Treatment Support Group

6pm  
Partner Grief Support Group

7:30pm Thrive Survive YA Post Treatment Support Group






12

10am
Healing Flow Yoga 

10:15am 
Ongoing Treatment / Metastatic Support Group
  
12pm
Post Treatment Support Group

1:30pm 
Men's Cancer Support Group

5pm 
Doing Cancer Solo Support Group


7pm 
Young Adult Support Group







13

9:30am
Kundalini Yoga

10am
Mindful Living  

10:30am
Potluck
En Español


11am
Grupo de Apoyo en
Español 






 
 

14

1 1am
Gentle Yoga

 




15
16

1:15pm
Yoga for Neuropathy

3pm 
Strengthen & Stretch 

4pm 
Children's Support Group








  


17

11am
Yoga en  Español

2pm Tai Chi
 
6pm
Family Grief Support Group
 
6:30pm
Caregiver Support Group


18

10:15am
Yoga

1pm 
Guided Imagery


2:30pm 
In Treatment Support Group

6pm 
Partner Grief Support Group








19

10am 
Healing Flow Yoga 

10:15am 
Ongoing Treatment / Metastatic Support Group
 
12pm
Post Treatment Support Group

1:30pm 
Men's Cancer Support Group

5pm 
Doing Cancer Solo Support Group


7pm 
Young Adult Support Group




20

9:30am
Kundalini Yoga


11am
Grupo de Apoyo en
Español 






21

11am
Gentle Yoga

 
1pm Reiki Circle



22

23

1:15pm
Yoga for Neuropathy

3pm 
Strengthen & Stretch 

4pm 
Children's Support Group

6pm
Taking Charge: Support Group for Teens with Diagnosis
NEW GROUP

6pm Jewelry Workshop

 


24

11am
Yoga en  Español

2pm Tai Chi

6pm
Family Grief Support Group

6:30pm
Caregiver Support Group




25

10:15am
Yoga

1pm 
Guided Imagery

2:30pm 
In Treatment Support Group

6pm 
Partner Grief Support Group











26

10am
Healing Flow Yoga 

10:15am 
Ongoing Treatment / Metastatic Support Group

11:30am Cancer Rehabilitation PT/OT
    
12pm
Post Treatment Support Group

1:30pm 
Men's Cancer Support Group
 
5pm 
Doing Cancer Solo Support Group

7pm 
Young Adult Support Group


27

9:30am
Kundalini Yoga

11am
Grupo de Apoyo en
Español 

11am
Mindful Living Potluck














28

11am
Gentle Yoga



29




30

Closed for Rosh Hashanah


















September 2019 Healing Therapies
**By appointment only**
Please call our office to schedule your next appointment 818-906-3022
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Reflexology


Reiki

Hypnotherapy en Español
 





Reflexology 


Hypnotherapy


Community Acupuncture


Ayurveda Counseling

 
Medical Qi Gong


Hypnotherapy


Nurse Navigation


Reiki
Hypnotherapy


Community Acupuncture

Restoring
Individual Spiritual Balance

Reiki


Community Acupuncture

Hypnotherapy






Reiki


Community Acupuncture

Reflexology


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