Bendigo wellbeing day for women with cancer

Health and wellbeing
Women with cancer

Join us for a day of wellbeing sessions and connecting with others who’ve had a similar experience.

About Event

Join us for a day of wellbeing sessions and connecting with others who’ve had a similar experience.

All events are free and a light lunch will be provided. You are welcome to stay for all or part of the day.

Program for the day:
10.00am     Registration and welcome
10.30am     A creative activity with Align Creative Therapies
11.20am      Morning tea
11.30am      Gentle Yoga  – supporting you through your cancer experience
12.30pm     Lunch
1.30pm       Finding Light in the Shadows: Navigating emotions info session & meditation
2.30pm      Thank you and closing remarks

Audience: Women at any stage of their cancer experience. Family/partners/support people of women with a cancer diagnosis are also welcome to attend.

Counterpart is happy to be partnering with Bendigo Health for this special event.

To book click the book now button or call 1300 781 500

Registrations close at 12 noon on Tuesday 18 June.

More details on the sessions and presenters

Creative activity with Align Creative Therapies.
Myf Truscott, Align Creative Therapies.

Myf Truscott is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Sensorimotor Art Therapist, who provides therapeutic and creative interventions to assist individuals to improve overall physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Myf has working experience in adoption, out of home care, education and oncology. Having worked in the Cancer Centre at Bendigo Health, Myf provided supportive counselling to individuals and their families affected by a Cancer diagnosis.

Myf now works in private practice and runs individual and group art therapy sessions for children and adults. Myf’s practice includes using art therapy modalities, to facilitate emotional expression, develop self awareness and promote personal change in a safe, engaging and non-confrontational way.

Gentle Yoga and meditation – supporting you through your cancer experience.
Melanie Chapman, Vitality Yoga.

Join us for a gentle and nurturing yoga session specifically designed for cancer recovery. Led by experienced instructor, Melanie Chapman from local studio Vitality Yoga, this session focuses on mindful movements tailored to support healing and wellbeing during your journey. Whether you're seeking relief from physical discomfort, emotional stress or simply a space for self-care, this session offers a supportive environment to cultivate strength, resilience, and inner peace.

Melanie has taught yoga for over 15 years and teaches specialist classes and courses, catering for every body and all levels of experience. Originally trained in the Sivananda tradition, Melanie has since trained with Vitality Yoga, Maria Kirsten of Yoga for Grown Ups, Donna Farhi and Heather Agnew of Trinity Yoga. She has completed Yin training with Jennifer Crescenzo and her postgraduate course in Ihana yoga, a style that emphasises research-based functional movement. She is also a Personal Trainer. Melanie specialises in number of areas including yoga to assist cancer recovery.

Finding light in the shadows: navigating emotions info session and meditation.
Bridget Allan, Lotus Reflections.

Join us for a compassionate workshop aimed at navigating the grief of life changes when living with cancer. This session provides a supportive space to explore the emotional challenges and transformations that accompany the cancer experience. Through an informative presentation you'll discover tools to navigate grief, find solace, and foster resilience amidst life's profound shifts.  The workshop will finish with a guided meditation that focuses on grounding participants in the present moment.

Bridget Allan from Lotus Reflections is a compassionate Death Doula supporting and advocating for individuals at end-of-life and their loved ones. Combining group grief workshops, Reiki therapy, counselling, and meditation, Bridget is passionate about walking alongside those in bereavement, and through grief. Bridget creates sacred spaces for emotional comfort, providing personalised support, and empowering others to find peace and transformation amidst death, dying, grief and loss.


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