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Neuroendocrine Cancer Community

Unwind Your Mind: Join Our 8-Week Mindfulness Programme

Jan 18, 2024

Mindfulness for Managing Pain, Anxiety and Fatigue 

In March 2023, our counselling and psychotherapy partners at RareMinds ran an Online (Zoom) taster session on ‘Mindfulness for Pain and Fatigue’ for our Neuroendocrine Cancer community.

Following on from the success of that session and how well it was received we at Neuroendocrine Cancer UK are delighted to announce and support the launch of a free-to-access “Mindfulness for pain, fatigue and anxiety: an 8-week programme for those living, in the UK, with Neuroendocrine Cancer”.

  • Day: Every Monday Evening from 5th February – 25th March 2024
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm
  • Where: Online, Zoom

Mindfulness-based techniques are increasingly being used in the NHS for a range of chronic conditions, including pain and low mood: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/tips-and-support/mindfulness/

“It can be easy to lose touch with the way our bodies are feeling and to end up living ‘in our heads’ – caught up in our thoughts without stopping to notice how those thoughts are driving our emotions and behaviour.” Says Professor Mark Williams, former director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

“An important part of mindfulness is reconnecting with our bodies and the sensations they experience . . .developing an awareness of our thoughts and feelings as they happen moment to moment . . allowing ourselves to see the present moment clearly. . .When we do that, it can positively change the way we see ourselves and our lives.”

 

This 8-week interactive course, just for Neuroendocrine Cancer (NEN) patients in the UK, will be delivered, by Steve Smith*, online via Zoom in a friendly, supportive group environment with a maximum of 16 participants. It involves in-depth and personalised teaching of mindfulness practices and techniques, including taught aspects, discussions, exercises, and peer/self-support.

For an initial enquiry or to book your place, contact: steve@rareminds.org / 07792 782374

For more information: Select here.

*You can hear Steve’s podcast with NCUK CEO Catherine Bouvier in our “Not just NE Cancer” series – Episode 18, “Anxieties, Mindfulness and Neuroendocrine Cancer” – by selecting here.