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Join Wellness Within instructors, staff and special guests for relaxing meditations and thoughtful, enlivening conversation about pertinent treatment and survivorship topics supporting wellness in the presence of cancer. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit wellnesswithin.org.

Join Wellness Within instructors, staff and special guests for relaxing meditations and thoughtful, enlivening conversation about pertinent treatment and survivorship topics supporting wellness in the presence of cancer. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit wellnesswithin.org.

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United States

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Join Wellness Within instructors, staff and special guests for relaxing meditations and thoughtful, enlivening conversation about pertinent treatment and survivorship topics supporting wellness in the presence of cancer. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit wellnesswithin.org.

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English


Episodes

Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient with Theresa Brown, RN

5/16/2022
In this episode, we are joined by Theresa Brown, RN where we discuss her new memoir, HEALING: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient. Theresa presents an honest look at struggling with cancer while navigating American health care, she does this through her unique perspective of being both a patient and a practitioner. Theresa Brown, RN, author of the New York Times bestseller The Shift, has been a contributor to the New York Times. Her writing appears on CNN.com and in the American Journal of...

Duration:00:24:41

Meditation - Climbing the Canopy with Susan Whitaker

5/9/2022
In this meditation, get to know your Life Tree by tuning into the way it is nourished by the light and air. This is a continuation of her last 2 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own. 1. Discover Your Life Tree 2. Exploring Your Earth Connection There are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had dedicated her life to sharing it with others. She has...

Duration:00:12:31

Empowerment through Physical Fitness with Triumph Founder Pam Whitehead

5/2/2022
After Pam was diagnosed and treated for uterine cancer in 2000, she experienced first-hand a lack of guidance for addressing how cancer and its treatments can devastate your body. She recognized the gap in medical treatments in treating the whole person. This is why she has dedicated 17 years of her life to making Triumph Cancer Foundation a part of our community, with the mission of empowering cancer survivors to recapture their lives after cancer treatment through physical fitness. In this...

Duration:00:31:34

Meditation - Finding Your Center with Patti Brown

4/25/2022
Join Wellness Within Founder Patti Brown, LMFT in this brief meditation to assist you in getting yourself grounded before an event, appointment, or a difficult situation. You can utilize this meditation to find your center and get back into your body so as to navigate with more confidence. Wellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grassroots organization to serve...

Duration:00:10:58

Curiosity - An Embodied Practice & Antidote to Anxiety with Karen Penfold

4/18/2022
Karen Penfold invites you to utilize your curiosity in this mediation as an embodied practice and antidote to anxiety. Karen is an inspiring 11-year, two-time breast cancer survivor who was introduced to yoga while recovering from treatments, surgeries, and a broken pelvis. Karen shares, “I could tell my body was healing and getting stronger, but something else was happening. I was healing from the severe anxiety I developed from post-traumatic stress from my cancer battle"…"I then set out...

Duration:00:17:36

Qigong & Cultivating Vitality with John Brewer

4/18/2022
In this episode, Wellness Within Founder Patti Brown, MS LMFT is joined by Qigong Instructor, John Brewer. John is an honored instructor at Wellness Within and he provides Qigong classes in-person at the center and online. In this episode, he shares about how his own journey led him to Qigong and helped him heal. He discusses what is “qi”, breaks down the components of the Qigong practice, describes the power of Wisdom Healing Qigong, and much more. John has been studying, practicing, and...

Duration:00:28:50

Meditation - Exploring Your Earth Connection with Susan Whitaker

4/11/2022
This meditation takes you into the roots of your Life Tree and connects you to other trees that surround it, bringing a sense of stability and belonging. This is a continuation of her last meditation which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own. Discover Your Life Tree There are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had dedicated her life to sharing it with others. She has...

Duration:00:12:43

Meditation - Discover Your Life Tree with Susan Whitaker

4/4/2022
This guided meditation takes you on an imaginal walk to discover your own tree of life. You'll also engage in a grounding practice to give you a full sense of presence. There are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had dedicated her life to sharing it with others. She has taught and practiced yoga for over 45 years. Susan specializes in adapting basic yoga poses to fit individual bodies and includes...

Duration:00:15:13

The Truth About Chemo Brain with Dr. Shelli Kesler

3/28/2022
In today's episode we are joined by cognitive neuroscientist and associate professor, Dr. Shelli Kesler, as we delve into the topic of Chemo Brain, the common term used for the cognitive changes that often occur with cancer treatments. She offers helpful information and tips, while also debunking some of the myths about Chemo Brain. Dr. Shelli Kesler, cognitive neuroscientist and associate professor in both the School of Nursing and the Department of Diagnostic Medicine at Dell Medical...

Duration:00:21:12

Meditation - Harvesting Your Gifts with Susan Whitaker

3/21/2022
Join Susan Whitaker in this guided meditation for harvesting your gifts. This is a continuation of her last meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own. Finding your Inner GardenPlanting Seeds of LightTending the Garden with Fire and WaterWelcoming New GrowthThe WaterfallHeart HealingThere are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had dedicated her life to...

Duration:00:12:59

Meditation - Heart Healing with Susan Whitaker

3/14/2022
Join Susan Whitaker in this guided meditation for healing the heart. This is a continuation of her last 5 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own. Finding your Inner GardenPlanting Seeds of LightTending the Garden with Fire and WaterWelcoming New GrowthThe WaterfallThere are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had dedicated her life to sharing it with...

Duration:00:13:11

Addressing the Emotional Side Effects of Cancer with Lauren Huffmaster

3/7/2022
In this episode we welcome our guest, Lauren Huffmaster, Founder of Adventure Therapy Foundation and RISE coaching program. She shares how her own experience with metastatic cancer led her to create her organization and help others through the emotional side effects of cancer. She also sheds light on the importance of time in nature and finding community. Lauren was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer at the age of 37, and as a young mother with metastatic cancer, she understands the...

Duration:00:24:35

Connecting with your Authentic Self: A Meditation for Self Awareness with Karen Penfold

2/28/2022
Meditation Instructor Karen Penfolds welcomes you to this trauma recovery somatic meditation for self-awareness so you can discover the values that are true and genuine for you, thereby connecting to your authentic self. CLICK HERE to dive deeper with more information that Karen shares, including a short self reflection practice for after the meditation. Karen is an inspiring 11-year, two-time breast cancer survivor who was introduced to yoga while recovering from treatments, surgeries, and...

Duration:00:22:56

Bedtime Body Scan Meditation for Deep Sleep with Patti Brown

2/21/2022
Listen as Patti Brown leads you through a body scan meditation for deep, peaceful sleep. Wellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grassroots organization to serve a community dealing with cancer and its aftermath. It is her life’s work to teach, support, and mobilize the body and mind for healing. Learn more on our website at: www.wellnesswithin.org. Patti...

Duration:00:11:42

Meditation - The Waterfall with Susan Whitaker

2/14/2022
Join Susan Whitaker in this guided meditation for release and renewal. This is a continuation of her last 4 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own. Finding your Inner GardenPlanting Seeds of LightTending the Garden with Fire and WaterWelcoming New GrowthThere are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had dedicated her life to sharing it with others. She has...

Duration:00:14:11

Meditation - Welcoming New Growth with Susan Whitaker

2/7/2022
Join Susan Whitaker in this guided meditation for welcoming new growth. This is a continuation of her last 3 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own. Finding your Inner GardenPlanting Seeds of LightTending the Garden with Fire and WaterThere are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had dedicated her life to sharing it with others. She has taught and...

Duration:00:13:00

Life After Cancer Treatment Ends with Elizabeth Klein

2/7/2022
In this episode, Stevie Hannickel is joined by Wellness Within's Executive Director, Elizabeth Klein, in an open conversation about life after cancer treatment ends. While recognizing everyone's journey is different, they draw on their own experiences as cancer survivors to discuss what happens during the transition from in-treatment to post-treatment. They emphasize the different ways that can help to find your authentic path in survivorship and how taking pause to connect with your genuine...

Duration:00:29:15

Meditation - Tending the Garden with Fire & Water with Susan Whitaker

1/31/2022
Join Susan Whitaker in this guided meditation for tending to your inner garden with fire and water. This is a continuation of her last 2 meditations which can be heard by clicking below, but it can also be enjoyed on it's own. Finding your Inner GardenPlanting Seeds of LightThere are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had dedicated her life to sharing it with others. She has taught and practiced yoga for...

Duration:00:13:57

Thriver Conversation with Kevin Roth - Music, Mindfulness & Finding what Matters

1/24/2022
In this episode, we welcome guest and musical artist Kevin Roth. He shares his story of how he was diagnosed with stage-three melanoma in 2016 and was told that he had just a few years left to live. He openly shares how he navigated his diagnosis and ultimately discovered what matters most in his life. Now thriving, he teaches others how to play the Dulcimer in a mindfulness practice coined as "Dulcimeditation". You can learn more at kevinroth.org and listen to his 50 musical albums on...

Duration:00:27:35

Meditation - Allowing Space for Feelings with Karen Penfold

1/17/2022
Join Karen Penfold for a somatic, body based meditation for grief. David Kessler, an expert on grief states, "Enter your moments with compassion for yourself, allow space for your feelings and let yourself experience your feelings without struggling to resist or edit them." This meditation is an invitation to embody this message with a trauma informed somatic meditation, allowing space for your feelings by being present with your feelings, sensations and emotions. Karen is an inspiring...

Duration:00:15:03