Wellness Within Cancer Support

Wellness Within Cancer Support

Join Wellness Within instructors, staff and special guests for relaxing meditations and thoughtful, enlivening conversation about pertinent treatment and survivorship topics supporting wellness in the presence of cancer. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit wellnesswithin.org.

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August 8, 2022 13 min

In this guided meditation, you will return to your sanctuary and connect with a sense of gratitude through a  ceremony. You'll be able to light candles to acknowledge what you have learned on your meditation journey. This is a continuation of Susan's last 9 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on its own.

1. Discover Your Life Tree
2. Exploring Your Earth Connection
3. Climbing the Canop...

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In many traditions, the four directions offer a deeper understanding of our place in the world. You can relax and surrender to the teachings of the forest and the great tree in this guided meditation. This is a continuation of Susan's last 8 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on its own.

1. Discover Your Life Tree
2. Exploring Your Earth Connection
3. Climbing the Canopy
4. Your Tree Sanctu...

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The Tree of Life or World Tree is a central archetype for many of the worlds mythologies, religions, and philosophical traditions. In this guided imagery meditation, we will walk through the forest to meet this mythical symbol. This is a continuation of Susan's last 7 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on its own.

1. Discover Your Life Tree
2. Exploring Your Earth Connection
3. Climbing th...

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In this guided imagery meditation, you'll be led by a loving  companion as you walk through the forest. They will guide you to an ancient Laurel tree that offers a place of community blessings. This is a continuation of Susan's last 6 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own.

1. Discover Your Life Tree
2. Exploring Your Earth Connection
3. Climbing the Canopy
4. Your Tree Sanc...

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In this meditation, Karen Penfold invites you to connect to your present moment and experience your breath as a therapeutic tool to help sooth and calm your nervous system.

Karen is an inspiring 11-year, two-time breast cancer survivor who was introduced to yoga while recovering from treatments, surgeries, and a broken pelvis.  Karen shares, “I could tell my body was healing and getting stronger, but something else was happening.  I...

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Reconnect to your helper spirit to become open to a sense of wonder as you imagine taking flight. See how the forest around you is connected by a web of light. This is a continuation of her last 5 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own.

1. Discover Your Life Tree
2. Exploring Your Earth Connection
3. Climbing the Canopy
4. Your Tree Sanctuary
5. Meeting a Helping Spirit

There are cert...

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Get to know the spirit energy of your special tree. It will connect with you, then help you find another helper spirit who will be a courageous and loving companion. This is a continuation of her last 4 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own.

1. Discover Your Life Tree
2. Exploring Your Earth Connection
3. Climbing the Canopy
4. Your Tree Sanctuary

There are certain things that are ...

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In this meditation, you are invited to find a secret doorway into your special tree and enter your own private space in which you relax and create. This is a continuation of her last 3 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own.

1. Discover Your Life Tree
2. Exploring Your Earth Connection
3. Climbing the Canopy

There are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, mea...

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In this episode, we are joined by Theresa Brown, RN where we discuss her new memoir, HEALING: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient. Theresa presents an honest look at struggling with cancer while navigating American health care, she does this through her unique perspective of being both a patient and a practitioner. 

Theresa Brown, RN, author of the New York Times bestseller The Shift, has been a contributor to the New York Times. Her wri...

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In this meditation, get to know your Life Tree by tuning into the way it is nourished by the light and air. This is a continuation of her last 2 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own.

1. Discover Your Life Tree
2. Exploring Your Earth Connection

There are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had ...

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After Pam was diagnosed and treated for uterine cancer in 2000, she experienced first-hand a lack of guidance for addressing how cancer and its treatments can devastate your body.  She recognized the gap in medical treatments in treating the whole person. This is why she has dedicated 17 years of her life to making Triumph Cancer Foundation a part of our community, with the mission of empowering cancer survivors to recapture their ...

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Join Wellness Within Founder Patti Brown, LMFT in this brief meditation to assist you in getting yourself grounded before an event, appointment, or a difficult situation.  You can utilize this meditation to find your center and get back into your body so as to navigate with more confidence.

Wellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tuggi...

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In this episode, Wellness Within Founder Patti Brown, MS LMFT is joined by Qigong Instructor, John Brewer. John is an honored instructor at Wellness Within and he provides Qigong classes in-person at the center and online. In this episode, he shares about how his own journey led him to Qigong and helped him heal. He discusses what is “qi”, breaks down the components of the Qigong practice, describes the power of Wisdom Healing Qigo...

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Karen Penfold invites you to utilize your curiosity in this mediation as an embodied practice and antidote to anxiety. 

Karen is an inspiring 11-year, two-time breast cancer survivor who was introduced to yoga while recovering from treatments, surgeries, and a broken pelvis.  Karen shares, “I could tell my body was healing and getting stronger, but something else was happening.  I was healing from the severe anxiety I developed from...

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This meditation takes you into the roots of your Life Tree and connects you to other trees that surround it, bringing a sense of stability and belonging. This is a continuation of her last meditation which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own.

Discover Your Life Tree

There are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them an...

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This guided meditation takes you on an imaginal walk to discover your own tree of life. You'll also engage in a grounding practice to give you a full sense of presence.

There are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had dedicated her life to sharing it with others. She has taught and practiced yoga for over 45 years. Susan specializes in adapti...

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In today's episode we are joined by cognitive neuroscientist and associate professor, Dr. Shelli Kesler, as we delve into the topic of Chemo Brain, the common term used for the cognitive changes that often occur with cancer treatments. She offers helpful information and tips, while also debunking some of the myths about Chemo Brain.   

Dr. Shelli Kesler, cognitive neuroscientist and associate professor in both the School of Nurs...

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Join Susan Whitaker in this guided meditation for harvesting your gifts. This is a continuation of her last meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own.

  • Finding your Inner Garden
  • Planting Seeds of Light
  • Tending the  Garden with Fire and Water
  • Welcoming New Growth
  • The Waterfall
  • Heart Healing
  • There are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believ...

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    Join Susan Whitaker in this guided meditation for healing the heart. This is a continuation of her last 5 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own.

  • Finding your Inner Garden
  • Planting Seeds of Light
  • Tending the  Garden with Fire and Water
  • Welcoming New Growth
  • The Waterfall
  • There are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is...

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    In this episode we welcome our guest, Lauren Huffmaster, Founder of Adventure Therapy Foundation and RISE coaching program. She shares how her own experience with metastatic cancer led her to create her organization and help others through the emotional side effects of cancer.  She also sheds light on the importance of time in nature and finding community.

    Lauren was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer at the age of 37, and as ...

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