Mental Health and Wellbeing Session
Care Oncology invites you to join SupportACT, mental health and wellbeing sessions in collaboration with Pinky Jimenez-Agrawal.
Date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Time: 8:00am Pacific / 11:00am Eastern / 4:00pm GMT
Topic: Developing Psychological Flexibility – explanation of ACT and how it will help develop psychological flexibility
All sessions run about one hour. Sessions have a meditation and will be interactive and feature a topic that will help you develop the capacity to meet your challenges in ways that enable you to live a rich, full, meaningful life. There will be an activity around the topic and discussion afterwards. Participants do not have to contribute to discussions if they do not wish to. You are welcome just to listen if that feels comfortable.
We hope to see you at the drop-in sessions that are designed to guide you through your next steps with serenity and acceptance that your diagnosis need not be a fight for survival but a revival of your life.
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About Pinky and SupportACT:
Hi, I’m Pinky Jimenez, a mental health and wellbeing practitioner based in the UK. I trained as an Occupational Therapist in Oxford and completed my master’s degree in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at King’s College London.
As occupational therapists, we are trained to offer holistic support, assisting individuals in overcoming barriers – be they physical, psychological, social, or environmental – that hinder them from engaging in activities or occupations they value.
Delivering support in this manner has a profound impact, as it instills individuals with a fresh sense of purpose, broadens their horizons, and reshapes their outlook on the future.
Through my work with individuals with cancer, I understand the challenges they face from the time of diagnosis through treatment and into remission. So I have created SupportACT.
SupportACT are drop-in sessions tailored to assist you on your journey. These sessions are specifically designed with your needs in mind. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be challenging to grapple with. The subsequent days, months, and even years might be filled with anxiety. While this may be a common experience amongst individuals with cancer, it doesn’t diminish the fear it brings. Naturally, cancer carries a lot of negative associations. It’s understandable to wish to alleviate those unsettling thoughts and difficult emotions.
SupportACT is here to assist you not only at the time of your diagnosis but also at any point in your journey, whether during treatment or in remission. The drop-in sessions are grounded in the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This straightforward framework guides you to shift your challenging thoughts and emotions, recognizing them as transient psychological events.
What you’re feeling is natural, but it’s your reaction that prevents you from living the life you desire and being the person you want to be. This support will help you navigate the reality of your diagnosis, and help you discover new ways of responding to your challenges so that these challenges don’t consume or dominate your life.