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Supportive Care and Stress Reduction

The Wellness and Integrative Health Center coordinates with the Patient and Family Support team to assist patients and survivors with many services:

  • supportive careIndividual counseling as well as ongoing patient and caregiver support groups
  • Counseling for parents with cancer about talking to children in age-appropriate ways
  • Help learning stress-reduction skills such as guided imagery, hypnosis, and other mind-body techniques to aid the healing process, relaxation, and insomnia
  • Information about cancer-related job and insurance discrimination issues

Also see a list of support groups in the Salt Lake City area, and retreats and camps for cancer survivors throughout the United States.

Build an Online Sharing Community and Help Calendar: Lotsa Helping Hands offers free tools designed to make life easier for caregivers and volunteers. The hallmark of the service is the caregiver-focused Help Calendar, which enables members to schedule and sign up for tasks that provide respite for the caregiver including meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, and visits. Members can also communicate with one another through message boards, post personal blogs, share photos, and send well wishes to the family. And Coordinators can safely store and retrieve vital information for the family – from medical and health records to financial and legal documents. Caregivers benefit from the gifts of much needed help, emotional support, and peace of mind, while volunteers find meaning in giving back to those in need. Learn more or create a community for someone you love today: http://mycancercircle.lotsahelpinghands.com/caregiving/home/

Podcasts:

Paul Thielking takes you through a sound meditation session with the use of a sound bowl.
Sound Meditation

Paul Thielking uses a guided meditation where the patient focuses on their breathing.
Breathing Meditation