The Young Adult workshop - affectionately known as the “Sh!t Cancer Dumps” workshop held over two weekends Saturday 29th June and Saturday July 13th has been a fantastic opportunity for young adults to connect with each other face to face, share experiences and learn some great tips and techniques to help deal with the challenges that finishing treatment presents.
We were introduced to the concept of Thought Attacks™ - which is what happens when your mind focusses on your negative thoughts and the aspects of your situation.
We also learnt how to use the Red Card Technique to deal with this.
Some of the Key Learnings were;
Stress is created from your thoughts about the situation
Transform your Thought Attacks™ by finding a new interpretation of the situation
Stress cannot exist in the present moment
Stress is created from an internal rather than an external source
Stress is a feeling residing in a specific place in our body
Changing our negative beliefs about our challenges helps us to become resilient
There is a part of us untouched by illness and suffering
Red Card Technique, Opportunities Card, Present Moment Bell and the Resilience Stone all went into the little black bag of strategies to take away and use.
I know I will be looking at my resilience stone.
Which one of these do you think you will start using this weekend?
It was really great to meet you, Meiron and the rest of the crew there.
I'm hoping to make use of everything we learnt. My stone and bell are ready to go!
Looking forward to seeing if the others sign up. It would be great to keep in touch with them.
Thank you to all the others that attended. It was nice to meet so many good people and share in their journey.
Wonderful to see you all again on Saturday guys
Sounds like the resilience stones are a hit at the moment and I did like the idea of keeping the bell in the back pack so every time you pick it up its a reminder to be in the present......unless of course you are jogging with the back pack and then it could work either way!
Looking forward to hearing more about the ways you are all going to use the little bag of strategies. Keep the ideas rolling in and we can share with everyone
What a great workshop hey?
Just wanted to say nice to meet you all and thanks for sharing your stories and advice on how to share my own story with others oh and how to better manage an...interesting boss!
So pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Let us know if there is anything you put in to place that you are happy with and think others can benefit from ,
Have fun at work and ignore the monkeys no matter how cute!
Just stopping by to say hello and thanks for a great workshop. Was wonderful to meet you all. I learned a lot!
Keen to do some weekend walks round Sydney Harbour foreshore and/or national parks. Anyone else?
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.