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Coping with Emotions

A diagnosis of cancer and the challenges that a treatment program presents can lead to distress for patients, family members and friends. Some may experience periods of anxiety, depression, fear, guilt or anger that may affect life roles, self image and overall quality of life

Spiritually Focused Expressive Writing: March 22 - April 19, 2022; 2 p.m.

This 5-week seminar focuses on addressing spiritual needs through writing, reflection and sharing. In these sessions through writing you may be able to process emotions, express meaning of events, and develop your response.

Registration required: Email at [email protected]. Zoom link will be given after registration.

Seminar Facilitators are Chaplain Bruce Paul, M.Div., BCC and Chaplain Shama Mehta, BCC

 

Support Available On-Line

The Cancer Support Community is offering online resources nation-wide through their local chapters. Visit the Cancer Support Community website for more information and to find the chapter closest to you.

Whether it's at diagnosis, during cancer treatment, survivorship or if you're living with advanced cancer, you and your family may find it difficult to handle the impact of cancer on your lives.

The U-M Rogel Cancer Center provides the following resources to support you and your family during these difficult times:

  • PsychOncology Program
    is devoted to relieving the numerous negative social and psychological effects of the disease. The Program is comprised of staff from a number of U-M departments, all specializing in helping people face the emotional issues unique to cancer.
     
  • Complementary Therapies Program
    Providing activities which offer a creative and/or physical outlet to reduce stress and anxiety, such as:

  • Community Support
    In addition to support and education groups, the Cancer Center participates in programs such as the American Cancer Society's "Reach to Recovery."
     
  • Grief and Loss Program
    offering assistance and information for those experiencing loss related to cancer

    Bob Huffman has been a music therapist at Michigan Medicine for over 15 years. He explains what music therapy is and how it benefits not only patients, but caregivers and staff. Music Therapy is a free program and is part of the Patient and Family Support Services Program.

    Read/download the Music for the Soul transcript.

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