2015-01-23 / Community

‘Emotions and Allies’ runs four weeks

A new four-week, evening workshop series for people dealing with a cancer diagnosis begins Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. The workshop series, “Emotions as Allies,” will explore how it is possible to shift perspective and learn to welcome emotions as powerful allies during the cancer journey. The series is for anyone touched by cancer, their own or that of a friend or family member.

Led by Dr. Ben Thompson and the Reverend Todd Glacy, the series will use small group discussion, writing, music, meditation and creative expression to explore anger, grief, depression, frustration and other emotions associated with a cancer diagnosis. The goal is to discover the gifts and insights these emotions have to offer.

Thompson is a family physician who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1999 and had a recurrence of the disease in 2006. Emotions as Allies will be held on four consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The series is limited to 12 participants and advance registration is suggested. Participants are asked to commit to the entire series.

To learn more about this event or to register, contact the Cancer Community Center at 774-2200 or sign up online at CancerCommunityCenter.org.

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