Wellbeing Sessions

Wellbeing sessions

We provide a range of different sessions that are available, not only to patients, but carers of patients too. Most are free to attend and are available to both men and women.

Meditation

Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference. It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word known as a mantra. In other words, meditation means turning your attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment. Meditation promotes relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. 

Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs; but you don’t have to be religious to meditate. With patience and time, anyone can learn to do it. It is a very popular and useful type of complementary therapy. 

Exercise sessions

With experienced instructors who have the understanding of those who are affected by cancer. Surgery or treatment can leave some patients feeling lethargic, with aching bones or even depression. Exercise has many benefits such as an increase of movement, strengthening of muscles and joints.

Regular exercise also provides significant psychological benefits and improves quality of life.

  • Boost your immunity system; Doctors have found that exercise can boost your immune system by providing a boost to the cells in your body that are assigned to attack bacteria. These cells appear to work more slowly in people who don't exercise than in those that do. As a result, if you exercise, your immune system is better equipped to handle bacteria that could cause you to become sick.
  • Builds up your energy levels; New research suggests regular exercise can increase energy levels even among people suffering from chronic medical conditions associated with fatigue, like cancer and heart disease. The more exercise you do the more the energy the body will make.
  • Endorphins: These are often classified to be the happy hormones. Any form of physical activity leads to the release of these feel good neurotransmitters. The increase in endorphins in your body leads to a feeling of euphoria, modulation of appetite, the release of different sex hormones and an enhancement of immune response. This helps combat the negative effects of stress.
  • There can be many more benefits including weight loss, stronger bones, healthy heart and lungs, positive attitude, friendship etc. 

"It’s fun, its great, we have a laugh and we take it all in our own pace no pressure at all!"

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is as beneficial as if you were doing floor yoga. If you have just had surgery and wish to improve movement, posture, gentle stretching & flexibility, all have specific physical benefits creating wellbeing at your own pace. It is non-competitive.  

Swimming / Jacuzzi

Patients and their carer are entitled to apply to CCC for a 3 month membership. There will be a charge of £3 to attend. Towels and robes will be supplied.

Check out 'At the centre' for session date/times and fees (if applicable).

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