Patient and Family Support
Because cancer is a family disease, support groups offer families and friends an opportunity to share their feelings and ideas about the journey when a loved one has cancer. Sometimes just knowing others are having a similar experience can be both comforting and healing. To help patients and families cope with the emotional and practical problems associated with cancer, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare offer the following services conducted by licensed social workers:
- Individual and family counseling - Counseling helps manage depression, anxiety, grief and fear.
- Support groups - General and cancer-specific support groups for patients, family and friends provide guidance and hope from others who have experienced the diagnosis of cancer. Support groups provide cancer patients and families with a loving, safe environment to share their experience. These sessions take place every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
- Sound Healing Meditation with Jennifer Williams - This bi-monthly workshop is for patients who are interested in learning more ways to stay mentally and emotionally fit during treatment. Participants will learn valuable tools they can use at home to enrich and empower their healing process and relaxation exercises. Uses of the breath, energetic applications of the voice, toning, intention, the fundamentals of healing with vibration and basics of the chakras are all discussed. Jennifer leads participants through meditations that will increase relaxation, open healing pathways and raise the consciousness. The Sound Healing Meditation is held on the first and third Wednesdays from noon - 2 p.m. in the Breast Cancer Resource Room. Patients in all stages of treatment or recovery, caregivers and other people who offer support, are welcome to attend.
For more information on any of the support groups at the
Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona - Flagstaff Campus, call 928 773-2261.