Six Week Workshop: Cancer Thriving and Surviving

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program

A Free Six-Week Workshop

Adapted from Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)


Learn new skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage your health, as well as to help keep you active in your life and relationships. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend too. Sign-up today!


Dates: Tuesdays, October 13th thru November 17th

Time: 1:30pm – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Presbyterian Kaseman Physicians’ Office Bldg.,

              Kaseman Aggies Conference Room

Address: 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Bldg. D, ABQ, 87110


Call or email Angela Morales, Health Services Assistant, at (505) 559-6120 or Workshop limited to 20 people and is for adults of all ages. Sign-up today



WEEK 1                

  • Introduction to workshop
  • Group introductions
  • The mind-body connection
  • Fatigue management and getting help
  • Introduction to action plans


  • Feedback and problem-solving
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Regaining fitness during and after cancer treatment
  • Making an action plan


  • Feedback
  • Managing pain
  • Living with uncertainty
  • Making decisions
  • Future plans for health care
  • Making an action plan

WEEK 4      

  • Feedback
  • Cancer and changes to your body
  • Healthy eating
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Making an action plan

WEEK 5                

  • Feedback
  • Endurance exercise
  • Making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies
  • Weight management
  • Positive thinking
  • Making an action plan

WEEK 6      

  • Feedback
  • Cancer and relationships
  • Guided imagery
  • Working with your health care team
  • Looking back and planning for the future

Fourth Saturday Cancer Support Now Survivors Group Sept 26 Topic Fear

I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story… ~Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, 2012
Fourth Saturday CSN Survivors Group 
11 AM TO 12 PM.  September 26


This cancer support group is open to all.

The Topic for our  meeting is FEAR…during and after cancer. Our group is for both those who have or have had a cancer diagnosis as well as for their loved ones who are their caregivers. You need not come as a pair…individual caregivers and individual survivors are welcome.  We will have a brief discussion on the role fear plays in cancer  during and after treatment  followed by the sharing of  support group participants own experiences with fear or any other issue. You are not required to talk if you do not want to and are there to simply listen.

Directions: Where: 3/10’s mile west of Jefferson, turn south on south side of Osuna, turn south on Gluton runs along west side of Adelante. First place you can turn left takes you into the west side parking lot of Adelante.  Located on the first floor. Enter through the small door entrance in middle of the building on the west side.