Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Free Resource for Men and Women with a Cancer Diagnosis in San Diego

Moores Cancer Center 

Patient and Family Resource Center 

in San Diego

by Kathleen Lisson

I am fortunate to be able to volunteer at the Patient and Family Resource Center at Moores Cancer Center in San Diego. My role is to provide smiles and support to men and women with a cancer diagnosis as well as their caregivers and loved ones. The Patient and Family Resource center has computers for the patients to find information on their diagnosis and treatment, a wide variety of brochures and booklets as well as flyers and information on lectures, programs and activities. The center also has a free collection of books and magazines on all subjects as well as a lending library of books on cancer and related topics.

A few of my favorite things to do are simple. I can make patients a cup of coffee or tea and be a friendly presence while they sit and relax for a few minutes. I can share a smile with families who make dropping by a part of every visit to Moores. I can help patients find a soft, comfortable hat that fits their style.

I have taken advanced training in Oncology Massage and Exercise Science, but sometimes my most basic skills are what is truly needed during the toughest times. Just giving my full, gentle attention to someone and Being There for them and allowing others to be where they are in that particular moment.

Moores Cancer Center Lending Library in San Diego

Free Books and Magazines for Patients of Moores Cancer Center in San Diego

You can help! If you have recent magazines, popular books or soft beanie-type hats to donate to the Moores Cancer Center Patient and Family Resource Center, please contact us at 858-822-6152.

Find out more about the Patient and Family Resource Center at Moores Cancer Center in San Diego here:

Summer 2016 Meditation Class in San Diego

How to Meditate in San Diego - 2016 Mindfulness Classes

by Kathleen Lisson

I am pleased to announce my Summer 2016 Mindfulness & Meditation class at IPSB, the International Professional School of Bodywork. Based in San Diego. IPSB is one of the oldest and most successful schools of massage therapy and integrative health in the nation.

Students will learn various meditation techniques used around the world to enhance body/mind awareness including guided meditation, body scan, chanting, movement, touch, breath, sound, music, eating and walking the labyrinth.  Although these methods may be used in various religions, our focus will be the practice of mindfulness and meditation both for self-care and with clients as a stress-reduction tool.

Recommended books include:

The Relaxation Response, Herbert Benson, M.D.
Buddha’s Brain, Rick Hanson, Ph.D
Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D
Simple, Easy, Everyday Meditation Method, Sarah McLean
How God Changes Your Brain, Andrew Newberg, M.D.
Fully Present, Susan Smalley, Ph.D and Diana Winston

Find out more about the class on  Page 8 of the IPSB Summer / Fall 2016 newsletter and schedule -

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