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Call to avail of supports at Bantry's Arc

September 18th, 2018 8:22 PM

By Southern Star Team

Graham Norton cutting the tape at the Opening of the Arc Cancer Care Centre in Bantry, with Bernard Uniacke, board of trustees; Ellen Joyce, Cork Arc; Tricia Lyne, West Cork Arc co-ordinator, Prof Seamus O'Reilly, chairperson, board of trustees Cork Arc; Hilary O'Sullivan, head of fundraising and Jo

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CORK Arc is encouraging all those affected by cancer to avail of free supports at their centre in Bantry, to help them to live life in wellness, during and after cancer. 

While the yoga programme is full for the moment, places are still available on the mindfulness programme, commencing on Thursday, September 13th. 

Art Therapy is offered on a one to one basis, and Catriona O’Mahony, Community Cancer Support Co-ordinator  suggests: ‘While many people who participate in art therapy have never drawn or painted before, the process itself allows participants to express more than they ever could in words.’  

Meanwhile, a bereavement information morning will be held on Friday, November 30th at 10.30 am, open to anyone coping with the death of a loved one from cancer who feels they would like to learn and understand more about the grieving process. 

The evening will include a mix of information and discussion to support those attending in their loss. 

An hour of calm continues on Tuesday mornings from 11am.

This is a drop-in group session led by experienced facilitators, offering techniques of progressive relaxation, breath work, meditation, visualisation and mindfulness which invite people into a space of peace, rest and calm.

To find out more about Cork Arc’s autumn programme, all are welcome to drop in to Cork Arc at Goureebeg near Bantry or to phone Catriona on 027 53891 / 083 198 8580. 

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