Mindfulness support for Mid West residents living with cancer

Michael RobertsMidwest Times
Cancer Council WA is offering free meditation classes to Mid West residents living with cancer.
Camera IconCancer Council WA is offering free meditation classes to Mid West residents living with cancer. Credit: lograstudio/Pixabay

Mid West residents living with cancer now have free access to meditation classes which teach pupils the centuries-old practice of mindfulness.

It has become a bit of a buzz word of late, but mindfulness and meditation training has been clinically proven as a valuable tool for managing your mental health.

And now Cancer Council WA is hosting introductory classes every Wednesday morning through February and March to help people get a taste of the ancient breathing technique.

Cancer Council WA’s Midwest cancer support coordinator April Kalajzich said the course was specifically designed for cancer patients and their carers, offering participants the chance to learn gentle techniques to support their physical and mental wellbeing during treatment and recovery.

“I love the idea of sharing simple and effective ways for people to live a healthier and happier life and these meditation classes are a perfect example of something that can improve quality of life for cancer patients and their carers,” she said.

“Studies show that meditation is an excellent way of reducing stress, anxiety and blood pressure.

“These evidence-based meditative classes are made available thanks to generous community donations, and we really hope to see all eligible participants making the most of them.”

The classes will run every Wednesday from 9.30am-10.30am at the Cancer Council WA’s Cancer Centre on Marine Terrace until March 16.

To register visit www.cancerwa.asn.au or call 13 11 20.

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