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October 26, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
with Kiersten Gallagher and Mindy Brodsky, LCSWA
“My hope is that all your experiences of the past…will pave the way for you to find that new story.”
– David Kessler, Finding Meaning, pg. 94
SC Writes for YACS: What’s Your Story?
Welcome back to SC Writes for YACS, where we will deepen our writing and sharing in a safe and supportive environment. No writing experience required. Activities will include mindfulness practices, writing exercises, and reflective practices. We will focus on Sharing Your Story in our writing.
Group members are encouraged to attend all sessions, but missing one meeting is fine. This is a limited series with limited capacity and attendance is important in our effort to foster community and build an open space for sharing.
SC Writes for Young Adult Cancer Survivors (YACS) is a 4-part program hosted on weekly on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:00pm ET, starting on October 5th, 2021.
- October 5, 12, 19 & 26
Suggested Donation: $10/session or $35/series
About Kiersten Gallagher
Kiersten has served as the Cancer Support Program Director for Smith Center since 2014. Before coming to Smith Center, she had the privilege to serve individuals and families living with cancer at Wellness House of Annapolis. Kiersten aims to offer programs to reduce stress and help participants to see the world we live in from different perspectives. She thoroughly enjoys teaching yoga and creativity classes at Smith Center and encourages gentle movement and creativity in the healing process. Kiersten is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and also has her YCAT (Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness) Professional Certification through the Integral Yoga Academy. She has completed Patient Navigation training through Smith Center’s Institute for Integrative Oncology Navigation and has also completed the Commonweal Healing Circles: Advanced Cancer Support Training. Kiersten is also certified in CLIMB®(Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery) a program that aims to build upon the strengths of children and increase his/her ability to cope with stress associated with a parent’s illness. She believes in a holistic approach to healing, human relationships and is grateful for each and every day. In her spare time, you may find Kiersten laughing with friends, cycling, taking art classes, practicing yoga and spending time with her husband Shane, son Liam, and dogs Hooper and Pablo.
About Mindy Brodsky, LCSWA
- October 26, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Art Classes For Cancer Patients, Cancer Support In Washington, DC
- Event Tags:
- AYA Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Community, Cancer Support, Compassion, Creativity, Family Support, Healing, Healing Arts, Life with Cancer, Meditation, Mindfulness, SC Writes, Share Your Story, Stress Reduction, Support, Truth, What's Your Story?, Writing, Writing Your Truth, YACS, Young Adult Cancer Support, Young Adults, Young Adults with Cancer, Your Story