Canceled: Group Support Series

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With Ted Billings, MSW

- Tuesdays, July 30, August 6, 13, & 27, 6:30-7:45pm


This program has been canceled; we apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact adrienne@smithcenter.org with any questions.

Group Support SeriesThis four-week group will be led by Ted Billings, MSW, an experienced therapist and social worker who has co-lead many Smith Center retreats. The group will meet in Smith Center's beautiful, light-filled program space on U Street. This series will consist of four group support meetings and one complementary meditation class on August 20 from 5:45-6:45pm.

Smith Center aims to provide the highest quality group support for those diagnosed with cancer at any stage of their journey (from treatment through survivorship). Many people have found that joining such a group helps them manage the wide range of feelings and fears they experience during and after their cancer treatment. Studies have found that cancer support groups can:

  • enhance self-esteem
  • reduce depression
  • decrease anxiety 
  • improve relationships with family members and friends
  • help people cope with diagnoses
  • help manage the effects of treatment

The meditation class is optional, but participants are asked to attend all four group sessions. Participation will be limited to 8 attendees to maximize benefit for all. Caregivers are also welcome.

 

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