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Healing from the Trauma of a Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

April 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Hosted by Sutter Health Santa Rosa
Speaker: Ange Stephens, MA, LMFT

Hearing the words: “you have cancer” and being in treatment may be traumatic experiences. In this class we will describe how any threat – such as a cancer diagnosis – causes physical changes and how our nervous system goes on “alert” until the danger passes. The responses of fight, flight or freeze kick in to resolve the dangerous situation. For most of us the stored energy of this experience remains frozen.

In this class we will present 4 approaches to healing trauma: emotional awareness exercises, self-regulation skills, breathing exercises, and cognitive skills. These unfreeze, heal and integrate the traumatic experiences, bring us into the present moment, and reconnect and ground us in the body, and regulate emotions.

To register, call 707-521-7785.


April 29, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Sutter Health Santa Rosa


Sutter Health Santa Rosa Cancer Services
(707) 521-7785
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