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Yoga

Yoga is offered to patients of the Cancer Center and mats are provided. 

Practicing yoga since 2003, Holly Davidson leads these classes. She is a certified yoga teacher and is currently studying Yoga Therapy. She has her own studio in Ferndale and is certified through the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher. Holly believes the more we get to know our bodies, the better we are able to compassionately take care of ourselves and live each day more fully. 
  • When: Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. and Fridays at 8:00 a.m.
  • Location: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center, Conference Room 
  • Cost: Free to all cancer patients 
  • Register: No registration necessary

Qigong

Qigong is a traditional Chinese mind-body practice that uses meditation, breathing control, and movement to balance the flow of energy (qi) through the body. The theory behind qigong is that if energy is flowing properly through our bodies, healing can occur. It is used often to combat fatigue.

Taught by Kelly Williams, a local certified qigong instructor. ​
  • When: Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Location: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
  • Cost: Free to all cancer patients
  • Register: No registration necessary

SoulCollage Workshop

SoulCollage is a creative and intuitive, process in which one creates a deck of collaged cards. Each card reflects a unique aspect of one’s self.
  • ​When: Friday, Feb. 21 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Location: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
  • Cost: Free to all cancer patients
  • Register: Registration is required. Please contact us to register at (360) 788-8226.

Nutrition & Cancer Management

Learn about the importance of nutrition during cancer treatment, including tips on managing treatment-related symptoms. Our Registered Dietitian will also discuss the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and recurrence. 
  • When: The third Thursday of every month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
  • Location: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center 
  • Cost: Free to all cancer patients 
  • Register: No registration necessary

Wig, Hat & Scarf Bank

Wigs, hats and scarves are available for free to PeaceHealth Cancer Center patients. 

Survivorship Resource Center

Volunteers staff the Survivorship Resource Center Library full-time, assisting patients and their families with all types of services, including finding information and resources and checking out books (free of charge).

Patient Journal

We offer a patient journal that guides people through treatment and assists them in keeping track of appointment schedules, test results, medication lists and other resources. 

Look Good, Feel Better

A joint service of the American Cancer Society, Look Good...Feel Better is designed to teach women undergoing treatment how to use makeup, wigs and scarves to enhance appearance and boost spirits. Cosmetic samples and makeovers are available. 
  • When: Mondays from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Location: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center
  • Cost: Free to all cancer patients
  • Register: Contact us for dates, times and to register 

Healing Through Creativity

Skilled volunteers of the Cancer Center teach painting with watercolors and acrylics. 
  • When: Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Location: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center 
  • Cost: Free to all cancer patients
  • Register: Contact us for dates, times and to register (space is limited)
  • All supplies are provided, but participants must be at least 18 years of age

Fit vs. Fatigue

The PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center and Bellingham Athletic Club have partnered together for the benefit of local cancer patients to combat fatigue during cancer treatment.

It has been proven that nutrition and exercise can help reduce fatigue and actually yield more energy. 

Local patients, with their doctor’s permission, can qualify for a free membership to the Bellingham Athletic Club during their treatment time. Patients start with a 60-day membership and may choose to extend their membership if they are still using the facility after 60 days.  

For more information, contact Carol Brumet​, Cancer Center Outreach Coordinator, at (360) 788-8220.

Complementary Therapies Program

Our Complementary Therapies Program currently has licensed practitioners in massage, Reiki therapy and acupuncture. All of these modalities provide physical, emotional and spiritual support throughout a patient’s medical treatments. Used with - not instead of - medical care, this approach encourages the mind-body connection for healing and is offered to cancer patients receiving treatment locally. Registration is required and therapies are offered based on volunteer availability. 

These programs are available for free to PeaceHealth cancer patients. Contact us for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​

Mindfulness Meditation

Leading the class is Lisa Harmon, LMHC, who has been a therapist since 2003. Lisa works with mindfulness-based therapy to assist people dealing with a chronic pain or illness, depression or anxiety. Please be on time so once started, meditation can continue without disruption.
  • When: Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Location: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center, Conference Room
  • Cost: Free to all cancer patients, survivors, family and friends
  • Register: No registration necessary​
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