The Exhale Moment
Closed Breast Cancer Group for Those Who Are Post-Treatment
If you are interested in the group, please email Sonia@bcconnections.org and ask to be added to the list.
Facilitated by Hildy Agustin, Ph.D.
This program has been designed for those who have completed treatment for breast cancer and are interested in exploring their feelings related to life after treatment. Based on the universal topics that are the focus of each group meeting, we have not placed a minimum or a maximum number of months someone needs to be out of treatment to be considered post-treatment, (although we believe this program will be most beneficial to those six months to two years out of treatment):
1 Those that are in the Exhale Moment will be part of a therapist-led support group. The group meetings with a therapist will be closed (meaning no new members are able to join), and joining this closed group reflects a commitment to the group. If this group is of interest to you, we do ask that you attend each of the 8 meetings, plus a kick-off day, and a closing activity. If you plan to miss more than one session we ask that you re-evaluate your interest in the program before committing at this time. During each of the eight group meetings, half of the time will be dedicated to check-ins and the other half will focus on one of the following topics:
Exhale Moment Kickoff Day
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Tuesday, January 16—The New Normal/Finding Equilibrium
Tuesday, January 23—Anxiety
Tuesday, January 30—Grief
Tuesday, February 6—Anger
Tuesday, February 13—Family and Friends
Tuesday, February 27—Coping with Medical Appointments
Tuesday, March 6—Self-Care
Tuesday, March 13—Moving Forward/Setting Goals
The group meetings listed above will take place from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Bay Area Cancer Connections.
Exhale Moment Closing Activity
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
*Those only receiving endocrine therapy, e.g. Tamoxifen or Arimidex, are considered post-treatment.
2 The second part of this program is made up of educational presentations that are optional and are open to the larger BCC community. The educational presentations are intended to be a supplement to the group and are your choice to attend or not depending on your interest.
Presentations will be announced soon.