Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | December 21, 2020

Cancer Patients can Now Take Advantage of Free Mindfulness Classes

Mindfulness can be a powerful tool to reduce stress and improve a patient’s outlook after being diagnosed with cancer. These services, which have been offered at Duke since 1998, will begin at Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh (4101 Macon Pond Road) on January 7, 2021.

“Utilizing mindfulness tools can provide the peace and hope that will help to aid our patients and their support system during their healing process,” said Vincent McCray, Health Center Administrator, Duke Cancer Institute of Wake County.

Each Thursday from noon to 1 p.m., Duke Integrative Medicine and Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh will partner to host free, online mindfulness-based stress reduction class for our patients and their caregivers.

These weekly mindfulness sessions allow participants to practice present moment awareness, deep relaxation, and gentle movement. Through the use of these techniques, our patients and their caregivers learn to discover and observe more deeply their reactions to life’s stressors.

Those who regularly participate could experience improvements in pain levels and develop skills to better cope with pain that may not go away. Most people also report an increased ability to relax, greater enthusiasm for life, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations.

Registration is required (see our step-by-step guide for assistance).  Sign up today for this Zoom session (Zoom user guide). 

This program is funded by the Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild. Services are presently available to Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh (4101 Macon Pond Road) patients and their caregivers.

Leave a Reply


%d bloggers like this: