A Time to Heal Support Group

A Time to Health is a 12-week holistic rehabilitation program designed to help men and women regain their physical, emotional and spiritual health after cancer treatment.

Why is this essential?

Like undergoing cardiac rehab after a heart attack, a cancer survivor deserves help in their recovery from cancer. Research and experience have shown the individual components of A Time to Heal make a positive difference in the well-being of cancer survivors. Participating in A Time to Heal may help you not only survive but thrive after cancer treatment.

Who can participate?

Survivors who have been diagnosed with cancer are eligible. A Time to Heal is free to participants.

What does the program involve?

Groups meet for about two hours a week. Each session begins with gentle stretching designed to promote arm mobility and healthy posture. Then the group learns about topics like nutrition, regaining strength, coping, relationships, relaxation, spirituality, happiness and intention.

Our groups discuss information together and work individually by journaling. We help participants learn and practice relaxation techniques, ending each session with affirmations and intentions. Survivors who complete at least 10 of the 12 sessions will graduate. Participants are free to quit the group at any time.

How can I participate?

Regular participation is important. To get the full benefit, you need to commit to attending at least 10 of the 12 sessions. You will be asked to complete a short interview prior to enrolling to get more information and to let the facilitators get to know you. You’ll also be asked to fill out some questionnaires so the trainers can evaluate whether the program is meeting its goals.

What are the advantages of participating in A Time to Heal?

Participants receive helpful information about healing, training in coping skills like relaxation, and opportunities to ask questions or share insights with facilitators, expert faculty and other survivors. As a result, many participants report feeling better both physically and emotionally. Cancer survivors who have completed the program say they have greater satisfaction with life and stronger feelings of well-being.

Are there disadvantages of participating in A Time to Heal?

No serious disadvantages are anticipated. While it’s possible to hurt yourself during gentle exercising, every precaution will be taken to prevent that.

Some participants can become upset talking about topics related to cancer. To guard against undue stress, the group will be led by trained nursing and mental health professionals. You will never be forced to take part in discussions.

Location

Breast Care Center
Hanford Medical Pavilion
125 Mall Drive, 2nd Floor, Suite 203
Hanford, CA 93230

Phone: (559) 537-2300