Diet in Cancer Webinar Presentation
Acupressure Online Sessions
Our Acupressure Sessions with Volunteer Acupuncturists, Gordon Mullins and Clodagh Read, are now available online here.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self- curative abilities. One of the great advantages of acupressure is that it is safe to do on yourself, all you need are two hands and can practice it anytime, anywhere. There are great advantages to using acupressure as a way to balance the body and maintain health, it reduces tension, helps increase circulation and allows the body to relax deeply.
Managing Hormonal Therapies after a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Webinar
On Friday April 30th, our Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor at Cork ARC Fiona Moriarty brought together the expertise of Professor Roisin Connolly, Medical Oncology, Shirley O’Shea, Senior Health Promotion Officer with the HSE and Fiona Rush, Senior Dietitian with the HSE.
Hormone Therapy treatment is prescribed to breast cancer patients (whose tumours are hormone sensitive) for up to ten years, and can cause a range of side effects. With patients typically taking this treatment at home, these side effects can be exacerbated by the loneliness and isolation associated with Covid restrictions over an extended period.
Exploring Female Sexuality and Intimacy after a Cancer Diagnosis
Cancer can impact how a woman feels about her body, her sexuality, her attractiveness and her confidence with being intimate. This can challenge a woman’s close relationships, and intimacy can be a very real struggle. It can hamper a woman in regaining a sense desire and that feeling of being alive, very often at a time when that close intimate connection is really needed.
Communication is the first step in dealing with these issues. In this webinar, our expert speakers share their experiences and helpful guidance
Webinar for Healthcare Workers:
Health and Wellbeing – how to live your best life
Welcome to the latest in our supports for Health Care Professionals.
Our most recent webinar, Health & Wellbeing – how to live your best life, took place on September 27th over Zoom, with guest speakers including our own Co-Chairperson Professor Seamus O’Reilly, Co Chairperson Cork ARC and Consultant Medical Oncologist, and Professor Gaye Cunnane, Director of Health & Wellbeing, Royal College of Physicians Ireland.
MC’d by Cork ARC General Manager Catriona O’Mahony, topics included: Wellbeing: why it is important in healthcare, Concepts of Burnout, Incivility, Resilience, Moral Injury, and Solutions: resources, self-care, looking out for others, and working together for organisational change.
Live Guided Practice
We welcome you to our weekly guided practices which are being held online every Monday evening at 9.30pm and Wednesday morning at 11.30am during our Covid-19 restrictions. To learn more, follow this link.
A Place of Calm
Welcome – this relaxation stream is for cancer patients, their families and for our heroes, the healthcare professionals. As we all struggle to cope with the impact of the coronavirus, here are supports to help you during this time.
T’ai chi can help you with relaxation and stress management through gentle movement and is regarded as one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. It is often described as ‘meditation in motion’.
View our recorded T’ai Chi classes online here and take part at your own pace, in your own time.
Pilates for Women After Breast Cancer
Pilates is a low-impact, gentle form of exercise which improves core strength, flexibility and control. Pilates exercises help to develop muscular flexibility and strength while encouraging lymphatic, respiratory and circulatory function.
Try out pilates from home here.