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TKCC Wellness Centre

$3,281.31 raised

Target: $5,000

65.6262%

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St Vincent's Hospital Sydney

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We are the practitioners, therapists and supporters of the Wellness Centre at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre.

The Wellness Centre provides a relaxed, comfortable environment for cancer patients to access the latest information, advice and evidence-based complementary and allied health therapies.

Wellness Centre forms part of the Kinghorn’s integrative medicine approach which addresses the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness, with due respect for the human capacity for healing and the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient. Connection of the mind and body is important and a focus of the Centre.

Our Wellness Therapies are offered by highly experienced practitioners as an adjunct to conventional medicine.

Patients are able to access oncology massage, reflexology or acupuncture; treatment for lymphoedema or receive a personalised exercise physiology program, supporting wellbeing through treatment and beyond.

Our group Wellness Programs - meditation and mindfulness, art therapy and Yoga therapy - are facilitated by experts in therapeutic psychotherapy, health and wellness and are held regularly throughout the year free of charge to all patients.

We are your specialists in supportive cancer care at diagnosis, during treatment, into survivorship and beyond.

Please support us in continuing to provide much needed wellbeing support to our cancer patients by donating to our team during this year's Dry July campaign.

Thank you!

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Icon sim 20dj 20cropped Simone Peppitt
Team Leader
$317.65
Icon dj17 default profile photo  1 Orsi Kokai $555.00
Icon  22a8168croplight Susan Gallagher $520.61
Icon tash 20dj 20cropped Natasha Randall $290.00
Icon img 7404 Fiona Fitzpatrick $287.05
Icon profilepic Anna-louise Moule $219.70

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Status Updates

Status Update

Here is our lovely Edwina. She is the heart and soul of the Kinghorn building, keeping us sparkling clean and charming staff and patients alike with her welcoming and warm smile.

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This month's Art Therapy group, provided free of charge to our cancer patients through the generous support from last year's Dry July campaign, explored the theme of "Riding the Rollercoaster - managing the ups
and downs of the cancer experience".

Fiona, our incredible Art Therapist, facilitated the discussion in small groups, inviting the participants to reflect on their own cancer journey and share aspects of that. The up times, the down times, the pauses in between.

One participant commented on all the strong scaffolding in the rollercoaster image. She used this symbolism as a way to share her very positive experience as a patient at St Vincent's Hospital. She talked about the professionalism and incredible care that she had experienced from all the staff, including the cleaners, nursing staff, and doctors. This had meant a great deal to her as a patient.

This process was all about emphasising the importance of emotional self-care. That is, acknowledging what's hard and providing a nurturing place for those experiences/feelings to be seen and soothed, so that people can move forward.

The art therapy groups at TKCC are a safe and creative space where cancer patients can be themselves and uncover new strengths and resilience. They are run each month in The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, free of charge to patients.

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Anna-Louise Moule is our Exercise Physiologist and she is going Dry this July to continue the wonderful work she does with our cancer patients in making sure they get their daily dose of exercise!

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