April 2016


Kids Grief and Transition Group
Wednesdays, February 3 thru April 20  4 – 5:30pm

The Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach is offering a twelve week transitional support group for children ages 5-12 who are grieving the loss of a parent, grand-parent, sibling, or any other family member to cancer. In a small, supportive group setting, children will be supported through understanding death and loss and be guided through the grieving process. The goal of the group is to normalize the healing process. Activities such as art and play will be utilized. For more information, please contact Sharon Feigenbaum, MA, MFT Intern, Children’s Program Coordinator at 310-376-3550 or

 Kid’s Community Group Meetings 5 – 6:30pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday

Kid’s Community© is a free support program for children 5 – 12 who have a family member with cancer. The purpose of this group is to offer children ages 5-12 an opportunity to make friends and learn new skills for living with the stresses of cancer, or when there is cancer in the family. In a small, supportive group setting, children will talk, learn, and grow together with other children living with cancer. They will have their questions about cancer answered, learn helpful ways to communicate with others and to ask for help, and learn some useful relaxation techniques. To register, contact Sharon Feigenbaum, MA, MFT Registered Intern, Children’s Program Coordinator at 310-376-3550.


Offsite Group Meetings:

      • Long Beach Spousal Bereavement – Meets April 11 & 25  – 5:00 – 7:00pm
      • Kaiser Prostate – April 13



Celebrando La Vida

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Camino de Cancer

4, 18 de abril


Saturday, April 9 – 10am-12pm

Fight Cancer – Food Supplements that Really Work with Jeanne Peters, RD

Jeanne Peters, RD, will share some cutting edge, science based solutions for how you can fortify your nutritional status naturally. She will share her top ten remedies for some of the most common side effects of cancer treatment, provide sample meal plans and recipes for healthy eating. Jeanne Peters, RD is the co-founder and Nutrition Director of the Nourishing Wellness Medical Center and has helped hundreds of clients diagnosed with various cancers over her 33 years in practice.


Monday, April 11, 6–7pm

You want it? Let’s Go Get It! – Monthly Goal Setting with Sara Krish

Watch your dreams come to life in our monthly goal setting workshop! Do you have an idea of what you’d like your life to look like, but you’re uncertain how to get there?  Sara Krish, Cancer Survivor and Business Owner, will provide the tools that turn dreams into reality.


Monday, April 11 – 6:30–8pm

Young Survival Coalition

This monthly support group is for young women diagnosed with breast and/or gynecological cancer before their early 40’s regardless of current age.  Connect with other women who have just been diagnosed, undergoing treatment or are several years finished with treatment.


2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, April 12 and 26 • 11am–12pm

Pain Management Support Group with Claudia Welch

To promote a holistic approach to pain with discussions on different topics each week ranging from the benefits of gentle exercise, helpful tips to recognize priorities; supporting alternative as well as complementary treatments.  Claudia Welch has been a facilitator for the American Chronic Pain Association since 2009.


Thursday, April 14, 4-5:30pm

Step by Step Painting with Iga Kania

Join us in learning how to paint scenes on paper. Iga will guide you through learning about brushes, strokes, types of paint, color-mixing, and much more to create your own masterpiece!


Friday, April 15, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Lunch Time Discussion

When Comfort Care is the Alternative with Glen Komatsu, MD

Discover how being prepared can help during serious illness and family caregiving. With planning, you can make the most of these difficult times. Dr. Komatsu will touch on the best care possible when illness is progressive and life is limited – what it is and how to get it. Dr. Glen Komatsu is Chief Medical Officer for Providence TrinityCare Hospice, Chief Medical Officer for Regional Palliative Care Southern California, Medical Director for TrinityKids Pediatric Hospice and Director of Education for the Providence Institute for Human Caring.

12:30 – 1:00pm Lunch and Social Time

Lunch donated by the world famous “THE SPOT” restaurant in Hermosa Beach.


Saturday, April 16, 9am-12pm

Writing for Wellness with Barbara Force
This monthly program offers everyone affected by cancer, participants, family and friends ways to express themselves through writing. Writing has been shown in studies to reduce stress and engender well-being.


Saturday, April 16, 2–3:30pm

Kid’s Community

Shaking and Baking with Pam Braun

Join us for this fun baking demo with Pam Braun, author of The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook.  Pam will give us the history of bread (yes there really is a bread history) and show us the almost forgotten art of making bread from scratch.  There is no better taste or smell than fresh baked bread straight from the oven.  To add an interesting twist to the afternoon, we won’t be making loaves of bread, but baking “bread monsters”.  Come join us for a fun, tasty afternoon and let your creative genie out of his/her bottle.  What kind of bread monster or animal will be your favorite?

Tuesday, April 19, 11:30am – 12:45pm

Melt Method with Nancy Starr

The Melt Method is a self-help technique (using small balls on the hands and feet) designed to balance the nervous system and rehydrate the connective tissue. Medical research has shown that Melt reduces chronic pain, increases flexibility, and heightens your body’s ability to repair and heal itself! All equipment will be provided. The class is taught by Nancy Starr, a massage therapist for the past 11 years and Melt instructor for the past 3 years.


Tuesday, April 19, 4:30–6 pm

Looking Good and Keeping a Positive Attitude through Chemocessories with Iris Lee Knell, LCSW

Having a positive attitude and looking better has a way of helping cancer patients feel better and helps during recovery. Attendees will learn how to accessorize with jewelry, scarves, and more and will receive complimentary sets of accessories.


Wednesday, April 20, 6–7:45pm

Urban Zen Workshop with Claudia Bumuller
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Workshop combines Restorative Yoga, Breath Work, Reiki and Therapeutic Essential Oils. Immerse yourself in this complete experience! Claudia is founder of Feel the Bliss of Yoga & Reiki and is RYT Certified Yoga Instructor & Reiki Master Teacher.


Thursday, April 21, 11am-1pm

Mindfulness Sleep with Corina Gheorghiu

This workshop is for people who suffer from anxiety and/or cannot fall asleep or stay asleep as well as for anybody who wants to learn new techniques for staying relaxed, refreshed and productive during the day. Corina will present tools for daytime, evening and nighttime use.


Friday, April 22, 9:30–11am

Sound Therapy with Sylwia Kulczak

Sylwia will provide Sound Therapy using Tibetan Singing Bowls to soothe your mind and body and then tune up the frequencies to invigorate and add extra energy to your cells. Sylwia has been a Sound Therapy Practitioner since 2005.


Friday, April 22, 12:30–2:30pm

Brown Bag Cinema

A monthly social gathering with 90 minutes of good company, relaxed atmosphere while we provide the movie of the month, drinks and popcorn. Call for movie of the month.


Friday, April 22, 12:30 – 3pm

Reiki Energy Circle

Facilitated by Jovita Trani and other Reiki Masters from the South Bay. In a group setting, learn to share and experience giving and receiving. Sign up for an opportunity to join with other participants in this Circle using Reiki energy techniques.


Monday, April 25, 6-8pm

Alternative Cancer Treatments Around the World with Dennis Kinnane, PhD, OMD, Lac, RPh

Dr. Kinnane will share with you some effective and safe treatments for cancer which are used in other parts of the world including Asia and Europe and the latest findings from our own country.  He will also speak about the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for use during conventional US treatments. Dr. Kinnane has been a Registered Pharmacist for 46 years and practicing Chinese Medicine in Torrance for 27 years.


Wednesday, April 27, 5:30-7:30pm

Hanna Somatic Movement Therapy with Farzaneh Jafari, Ph.D

Are you tired of chronic pain, suffer from joint stiffness or have difficulty moving with ease? Do you desire more flexibility and good body movement patterns? Dr. Jafari will teach attendees Somatic Movement Therapy in effectively resolving such issues. Farzaneh Jafari, Ph.D, is a Yoga Therapist and Hanna Somatic Educator in the Tradition of Thomas Hanna.

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