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Stockists and Partners Cancer Council Stores Our hats are now available to try and purchase in Cancer Council Stores across Sydney and Adelaide. Head Cuddles and Patterned Head Cuddles are now in the following stores: Bondi Shop 5042 Westfield Bondi Junction Oxford St, Bondi Junction, 2022 Ph: +61 2 9308 0200 Hours Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat 9.30am-6pm Thur 9.30am-9pm Sun 10am-6pm Chatswood Shop LG 4 Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre 345 Victoria Ave Chatswood, 2067 Ph: + 61 2 9308 0280 Hornsby Shop 3010, Westfield Shoppingtown, Pacific Highway, NSW, 2077 Ph: + 61 2 9457 4201 Hours Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 9am-5.30pm Thur 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm Sun 10am-5pm Kotara Shop 106 Westfield, Cnr Park Ave and Northcott Dve, PO Box 388, Kotara NSW 2289 Ph: +61 2 4088 4372 Hours Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 9am-5.30pm…

Coping with Christmas and coping with cancer

Coping with Christmas and coping with cancer
Coping with Christmas and coping with cancer Seeing the first decorations and marshmallow Santas in the shops reminds us that Christmas, and all it brings, is approaching.  It is called the “silly season” for good reason as a time of giving, joy, thanks, relaxation and indulgence! Getting to this point has its challenges, however. Let’s think; there’s the family politics to entangle (whose turn is it to host, who refuses to be in the same room as whom), presents to buy (battling for a car park, finding something for the “woman who has everything” and then finding a way to pay for it all), the food to organise and eat (discussions about turkey vs ham vs seafood, or all three somehow elaborately rolled together a...

Grief and Loss – it’s about far more than dying and bereavement

Grief and Loss
Grief and Loss – it’s about far more than dying or bereavement When we are talking about illness, any talk of grief and loss tends to make people uncomfortable! They wonder if, maybe, we shouldn’t talk about it because it all seems a bit presumptuous, negative or grim.  The thing is that grief and loss relates to far more things than dying and bereavement. When we think about it, grief is the emotion we feel when something is lost, or that we believe we might lose in the future. A lot of the time, that emotion is sadness; but it can also be fear, anxiety, insecurity or anger; there is really no specific recipe. Feelings of loss and grief can stem from many places In...

Episode #4: What to expect when you’re first diagnosed with cancer – Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist

Episode #4: What to expect when you’re first diagnosed with cancer – Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist We’ve just loaded a new episode on our YouTube & Podcast Channels: Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist In Episode #4: Dr Jemma walks you through the early stages of diagnosis and what to expect from a practical point of view. She explains what a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) is and how this team will work directly with you and behind the scenes to guide you through your treatment options and beyond. Search ‘coping with cancer’ on both YouTube and iTunes. Episode #4: https://youtu.be/c_ujhAk8BwU Podcast is now on iTunes: http://apple.co/2sdIH1e If you follow either channel, you’ll be automatically alerted when we load new episodes. Coping with Cancer: with Dr…

Episode #3: Fear of Recurrence – Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist

Episode #3: Fear of Recurrence – Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist Have you seen the new episode on the Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist YouTube Channel (and matching Podcast) In Episode #3: Dr Jemma talks about ways to manage a fear of cancer coming back. This episode goes through the top 10 ways you can work through your fear of cancer recurrance – starting with understanding that ‘it’s normal!’. Search ‘coping with cancer’ on both YouTube and iTunes.  Episode #3: https://youtu.be/uzQWaIMWZSs Podcast is now on iTunes: http://apple.co/2sdIH1e If you follow either channel, you’ll be automatically alerted when we load new episodes. Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist, BSc(Hons) PhD Dip ClPsy Jemma, from Mind My Health Psychology and Treat me Treasure me,…

Episode #2: Mindfulness – Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist

Episode #2: Mindfulness – Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist A new episode is ready for your viewing/listening now on the Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist YouTube Channel (and matching Podcast) In Episode #2: Dr Jemma talks about mindfulness – what all the fuss is about and why it’s actually a no-fuss, proven way to help yourself and those around you during treatment and beyond. Here’s episode #2:  https://youtu.be/lNEvhmoBL9Y Podcast is now on iTunes: http://apple.co/2sdIH1e If you follow either channel, you’ll be automatically alerted when we load new episodes. PS: Thanks so much for all the love and shares when we launched last week! Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist, BSc(Hons) PhD Dip ClPsy Jemma, from Mind My Health Psychology and Treat…

Episode #1: Top practical ways to help someone with cancer – Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist

Episode #1: Helping Others - Coping with Cancer: with Dr Jemma Gilchrist We're proud to announce the launch of our new YouTube Channel (and matching Podcast) which will bring you weekly sessions with Dr Jemma Gilchrist, focusing on key messages to help in Coping with Cancer. In Episode #1: Dr Jemma talks about what you can do if your loved one has been diagnosed, plus a few pitfalls to avoid. We really hope these videos and podcasts can help those of you facing tough times right now as we acknowledge the ripple effect cancer has on the lives of everyone in both the inner and outer circle of those affected. Here's episode #1. Helping Others If you prefer audio only, we're also on iTunes. http://apple.co/2sdIH1e Coping...

Our hats are now in Cancer Council Shops

Our hats are now in Cancer Council Shops

Our hats are now in Cancer Council Shops Our hats are now available to try and purchase in Cancer Council Stores across Sydney and Adelaide. Head Cuddles and Patterned Head Cuddles are now in the following stores: Bondi Shop 5042 Westfield Bondi Junction Oxford St, Bondi Junction, 2022 Ph: +61 2 9308 0200 Hours Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat 9.30am-6pm Thur 9.30am-9pm Sun 10am-6pm Chatswood Shop LG 4 Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre 345 Victoria Ave Chatswood, 2067 Ph: + 61 2 9308 0280 Hornsby Shop 3010, Westfield Shoppingtown, Pacific Highway, NSW, 2077 Ph: + 61 2 9457 4201 Hours Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 9am-5.30pm Thur 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm Sun 10am-5pm Kotara Shop 106 Westfield, Cnr Park Ave and Northcott Dve, PO Box 388, Kotara NSW 2289 Ph: +61 2 4088 4372 Hours…

What do I say to my kids about cancer?

What do I say to my kids about cancer?
What do I say to my kids about cancer?   One of the first things mums often think about when they are told they have cancer is how it’s all going to affect the people they love, especially their children.  Thoughts swirl around like “what to do I tell the kids?” “they are going to be so scared” “kids just don’t understand this stuff”. Parents worry about whether they should delay telling children until they know more about what’s happening or have a ‘better’ time. Lots of the scary thoughts that show up aren’t true; they are bubbling up out of fear. And that’s not only fear from parents, it’s often from others who may believe that children need to be shielded from cancer or...

Meditation 101

Meditation 101
Meditation 101 Yep, most people say that it’s a great idea, but they just can’t do it.  It’s almost like the calm people that seem able to mediate are the very people that don’t need to! Is it chicken or egg though?  Who knows, who cares? The point is that meditation comes in lots of different ‘flavours’ and it has documented emotional and physical health benefits.  It’s quite the fasion at the moment. Orange isn’t the new black, it’s meditation. So, there’s lots of different ways we can meditate, but a big misconception is that it’s all about 'emptying the mind'. Temping, but impractical. I am going to talk a bit about mindfulness meditation, which has become popular because its achievable, practical, portable (!) - and...
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