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experts
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l
ifestyle
c
hoices
& c
ancer
seminar
series
Each year we create several opportunities around
the UK for experts to share their experience and in-
sights directly with the public. Integrative doctors,
oncologists, mycologists, nutritionists and exercise
specialists are among the many experts we draw
on for these events. The seminars aim to pass over
the maximum amount of information in the most
accessible manner, and opportunities are always
provided for interacting with the speakers. They are
typically half-day events and are attended by mem-
bers of the public and interested practitioners.
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flagship
event
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a
nnual
c
onference
Our annual conference takes place in London each
autumn. We take this opportunity to `push the
agenda' of cancer science, and invite speakers from
around the world to open out the view of cancer
and of cancer treatment. Our conferences offer a
unique opportunity to hear world-class speakers
from the field sharing the latest insights into can-
cer, and to question them directly. As with all our
events, the content is aimed squarely at the public,
although the calibre of the speakers is such as to
always attract a proportion of practitioners. These
are profoundly inspiring full-day events at excellent
central London venues.
All our events feature nutritious and healthy food
and refreshments, and are modestly priced with the
aim of making them accessible to everyone.
m
inDfulness
for
l
iving
w
ell
with
c
ancer
Clare McLusky BSc Hons (MBCT). Clare is a long-
term supporter of Yes to Life. She has spent many
years working as a volunteer on the Helpline, sup-
porting callers wanting to take an integrative ap-
proach to their care, and has recently become a
Trustee of the charity.
I have been holding workshops for the char-
ity Breast Cancer Care for the last 2 years as part of
their Moving Forward Course, and I taught my first
eight-week course in mindfulness at the Oxford
Maggie's Centre in 2012. I am really excited to be
hosting a workshop for Yes to Life in Oxford, as well
as a full eight-week course in Mindfulness-Based
Cognitive Therapy, especially adapted for people
living with cancer.
I have found that, even in a thirty-minute
workshop, participants gain an experience of the
peace and calm that is possible by coming to the
present moment, and begin to see how they may
be adding to their own suffering with their habitu-
al reactions to pain and illness. For example, a pain
in the body after you have had a diagnosis of can-