December  2019 Calendar 
Please note: weSPARK will be closed for the holidays:

Saturday, December 21st - Saturday, January 4th
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
Space Is Limited
Led by Brian Kukan

Saturday, December 7th at 1 PM

Adding Reiki to your healing regime can improve the results of any medical treatment and reduce the adverse side effects of chemotherapy, medications, and surgery.

Call 818.906.3022 to register.
Clinical Corner:
Q&A: What you should know about 
the lung disease outbreak linked to vaping


Vaping has become increasingly popular in the United States, and along with it, lung diseases linked to the use of e-cigarettes. Many of those being directly affected are teens and young adults. Hundreds of Americans across the U.S. have been sickened by the disease in recent weeks.

Recently, a lot of questions have come up about the affects of vaping, and the experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America have compiled a Q&A to help better understand the risks.

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  800.227.3207 with any questions.  Be sure to follow them on  Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn  and  YouTube .
Creative Writing Workshop
Led by Julie Daniels

Tuesday, December 10th at 2 PM

Come explore and express emotion in this creative writing workshop. 
We will write and discuss aspects  of our personal stories.

This workshop is open to all guests. No previous experience required.

Art Therapy Workshop
Led by Jessica Torres, MFT

Wednesday, December 11th at 6 PM

We're sharing and making beautiful art. 
Please join us!

No prior art experience needed. 

Thrive Survive Group
Led by Judy Waters, MFT

Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 PM

Get resources, connect with others and share your stories with a collaborative group.

Call for more info 818.906.3022.
Open House

Thursday, December 12 at 5 PM

Potluck en Español
Con Jessica Torres

Viernes, Deciembre 13 a las 10:30 AM

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.

Breathwork Returns
Led by Ana Lilia

Friday, December 14 at 12:30 PM

Breathwork will leave you feeling relaxed and balanced. 

No prior experience required.
 
Cancer Rehabilitation:
Physical & Occupational Therapy

Led by ReVital Cancer Rehab
 
Thursday, December 19th at 11:30 AM
 
Monthly PT/OT assessments from 11:30 - 1 PM
 
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. 
Mindful Potluck

Led by Jo Pessin

Friday, December 20 at 11 AM

Join our weekly Mindful Living class for a great way to celebrate community! Bring your favorite dish, appetizer or snack to share with the rest of the group. 

Click. Like. Connect. Join the discussion on social media!

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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 at 4 PM
Teen Support Group Monday at 6 PM (1st & 3rd weeks)
Taking Charge: For Teens w. diagnosis Monday at 6 PM (2nd & 4th weeks)
Family Grief Support Group Tuesday at 6 PM
Caregiver Support Group Tuesday at 6:30 PM
General Cancer Support Group Tuesday at 6:30 PM
In Treatment Support Group Wednesday at 2:30 PM
Spouse/Partner Grief Support Group Wednesday at 6 PM
Ongoing Treatment Support Group Thursday at 10:15 AM
Post Treatment Support Group Thursday at 12 PM
Men's Cancer Support Group Thursday at 1:30 PM
Doing Cancer Solo Support Group Thursday at 5 PM
Young Adult Support Group Thursday at 7 PM
Grupo de Apoyo en Español Friday at 11 AM
 
December 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

2

1:15pm
Yoga for Neuropathy

3pm 
Strengthen & Stretch 

4pm 
Children's Support Group

3

11am
Yoga en  Español

12:45pm 
Wake Up Your Lymph
System with Movement 

6pm
Family Grief Support Group

6:30pm
Caregiver Support Group


10:15am
Yoga

1pm 
Guided Imagery

2:30pm 
In Treatment Support Group

6pm 
Partner Grief Support Group

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
Gentle Yoga

10am Mindful Living

11am
Grupo de Apoyo en
Español 

11am
Mindful Living Potluck
7

11am
Gentle Yoga

1pm



9

1:15pm
Yoga for Neuropathy

3pm 
Strengthen & Stretch 

4pm 
Children's Support Group















10

11am
Yoga en  Español

2pm 
Creative Writing Workshop
 
 6pm
Family Grief Support Group

6:30pm
Caregiver Support Group
11

10:15am
Yoga

1pm
Guided Imagery

2:30pm
In Treatment Support Group

6pm
Partner Grief Support Group

6pm
Art Therapy Workshop

7:30pm
Thrive/Survive Young Adult 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
Gentel Yoga

10am
Mindful Living  

10:30am
Potluck
en Español

11am
Grupo de Apoyo en
Español 






 
 

14

11am
Gentle Yoga

 



 





16

1:15pm
Yoga for Neuropathy

3pm 
Strengthen & Stretch 

4pm 
Children's Support Group

17

11am
Yoga en  Español

12:45pm Wake Up Your Lymph
System with Movement

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
 
6pm 
Young Adult Support Group
20

9:30am
Gentle Yoga


11am
Grupo de Apoyo en
Español 

21

Closed for the Holidays


 






23

Closed for the Holidays
24

Closed for the Holidays
25

Closed for the Holidays
26

Closed for the Holidays
27

Closed for the Holidays
28

Closed for the Holidays





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Closed for the Holidays
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Closed for the Holidays













December 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

Lymphatic Massage
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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and your unfailing support  strengthen that foundation.
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13520 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
Phone: 818-906-3022 Fax: 818-906-3021