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Join Wellness Within instructors, staff and special guests for relaxing meditations and thoughtful, enlivening conversation about pertinent treatment and survivorship topics supporting wellness in the presence of cancer. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit wellnesswithin.org.
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Join Patti Brown as she leads a meditation to help you release tension, unnecessary burdens, and anxiety.  This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveWellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grassroots organization to serve a community dealing with cancer and its aftermath. It is her life’s work to teach, support, and mobilize the body and mind for healing. Patti actively incorporates her training in mind-body medicine to support a community of people struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s belief is based on honoring the integration of medical treatments with mind-body practices that enhance one’s quality of life with dignity and hope. As the founder of Wellness Within, she understands the profound impact a life-threatening illness brings, and the significance of pulling together a caring, loving community to provide support, comfort, and healing.#mindfulness #meditation #wellnesswithin #healingcancer
Join registered Yoga Trainer, Karen Penfold, and Cancer Support Programs Manager, Stevie Hannickel as they discuss Traumatic Stress and Building Traumatic Stress Resilience in the context of their own cancer experience.  This conversation is part 1 of a series discussing trauma and its effects on the body.Karen is an inspiring 11-year, two-time breast cancer survivor who was introduced to yoga while recovering from treatments, surgeries, and a broken pelvis.  Karen shares, “I could tell my body was healing and getting stronger, but something else was happening.  I was healing from the severe anxiety I developed from post-traumatic stress from my cancer battle"…"I then set out to learn all I could about healing PTSD, Anxiety and Depression using what I now know as Body-Based Interventions like Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Breathwork, and other mind-body practices of Somatic Awareness, Mindfulness, and Therapeutic Meditation.”   Karen has specialty certifications in Trauma Sensitive Yoga as well as Meditation and Yoga Nidra. You can read more about what Karen offers on her website www.fullofhopeyoga.com or contact her directly at fullofhopeyoga@gmail.com“My passion is to help you find greater health and freedom from trauma so you can breathe, move and live - Full of Hope” ~ Karen Penfold This podcast is sponsored in part by Koinonia Family Services. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/give
Join Anika Mahavni as she leads this guided imagery meditation for calming the mind and managing anxiety.This podcast is sponsored in part by Consolidated Communications and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveAnika is a second-year medical student at Saint Louis University who is passionate about mental health. She began the practice of meditation 2 years ago and has found it to be one of the best practices for managing all kinds of stress. During the school year, she leads meditations for her fellow classmates incorporating body scans, visualizations, breathing exercises, and self-affirmations. 
Margo Fowkes and Wellness Within Founder Patti Brown return for part 2 of their open, honest, and heart-felt conversation about Grief.  In this conversation, they discuss how part of receiving a diagnosis or grieving of a loved one is actually allowing yourself to be vulnerable, and the experiences that can arise with this vulnerability. This podcast is sponsored in part by Koinonia Family Services. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/give. Interlude music provided by Elizabeth Proett, MA, CMP from Music Partners in Healthcare, Inc. Margo Fowkes (pronounced “Folks”) is the founder and president of OnTarget Consulting Inc., a firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals act strategically, improve their performance and achieve their business goals. After the death of her son Jimmy in 2014, Margo created Salt Water, an online community that provides a safe harbor for those who are grieving the death of someone dear to them. Inspired by Jimmy’s determination to live a rich, full life despite his circumstances, Salt Water’s articles and other resources focus on healing and building a new life in the aftermath of a devastating loss.
Dr. E returns to offer another wonderful meditation at Wellness Within. Listen as she leads a meditation to help you to pay kind attention to your body and journey through a practice of self-compassion.  This podcast is sponsored in part by Consolidated Communications and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveMy name is Janet Eatherton, or as I am known to my patients, Dr E.  I have been a physician in the field of Internal medicine for the past 27 years and have been practicing meditation for the past 10 + years.  The profound impact that mindfulness, meditation and living with intention has had on my life is something I am hoping to share with the Wellness Within community.I have noticed that so many aspects of my life have also been bettered by my being more mindful – I am a more thoughtful physician, friend, parent and partner, a more intentional photographer and cook.  Traveling when you actually, mindfully, feel the earth beneath your feet, taste the food and see the grand vistas and the small details of life are also gifts of mindfulness. 
Join this conversation with Yarn Therapy Instructor, Theresa Ainsworth of One Thread (https://one-thread.com), and Stevie Hannickel, Cancer Support Programs Manager at Wellness Within. Listen as Theresa speaks about the research behind the therapeutic power of knitting and crochet, her experience with teaching women in Ghana, and how her own life-altering disease diagnosis led her to find even more meaning and impact in her teaching.This podcast is sponsored in part by Koinonia Family Services. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveTheresa Ainsworth has been crocheting for 40 years and knitting for 15 years.  She has been teaching both arts for 15 years at both a local yarn shop as well as a service-learning project while studying abroad at the University of Ghana to complete her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Women’s Studies with Sacramento State University.  After being diagnosed with a life-altering disease in 2017, she shifted her teaching to focus from classes in yarn shops to more meaningful and impactful venues.  She states, "I have long believed in the therapeutic power of knitting and crochet and have studied much of the research around this subject. I have seen the power and meditative benefits first hand in the classes I conduct." “The act of knitting is a meditation, for the work of the hands compels the mind to rest and gives free rein to movements of the soul”—Author Unknown
Join Patti Brown as she leads a meditation to enliven the senses and welcome the power and wisdom that nature offers.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveWellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grass roots organization to serve a community dealing with cancer and its aftermath.  It is her life’s work to teach, support, and mobilize the body and mind for healing.  Learn more on our website at: www.wellnesswithin.org.Patti actively incorporates her training in mind-body medicine to support a community of people struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s belief is based on honoring the integration of medical treatments with mind body practices that enhance one’s quality of life with dignity and hope.  As the founder of Wellness Within, she understands the profound impact a life threatening illness brings, and the significance of pulling together a caring, loving community to provide support, comfort and healing.#mindfulness #meditation #wellnesswithin #healingcancer
Join Kristie Howlett, MS, CNS, NP-C, AOCNP, and Development Director, Elizabeth Klein, in part 2 of their survivorship conversation. In their first podcast episode in November 2020, they discussed what it means to transition to survivorship, how to develop a survivorship care plan and how to thrive as a survivor. In this episode, they continue their conversation to discuss fear of recurrence and how different dynamics will impact how individuals cope. Kristie also offers techniques for decreasing stress and therefore decreasing chances of recurrence.Kristie Howlett, MS, CNS, NP-C, AOCNP is an oncology and survivorship nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience caring for those undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She received her BSN from University of Nevada, Reno, her MS from University of California, San Francisco, and her post-master’s NP certificate from University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her focus has always been to take a holistic approach to caring for patients. She is currently working at Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento. She is active in the local Sacrament Oncology Nursing Chapter. She has an interest in the root cause of disease and continues her education with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is the owner of Howlett Integrative Cancer Care, found at www.howlettintegrativecancercare.com, where she is able to help patients in other areas of the country get through traditional cancer treatments with an integrative approach.This podcast is sponsored in part by Koinonia Family Services. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/give
Patti Brown leads a mediation focusing on the ability to manage the changes that come your way.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveWellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grassroots organization to serve a community dealing with cancer and its aftermath.  It is her life’s work to teach, support, and mobilize the body and mind for healing.  Learn more on our website at: www.wellnesswithin.org.Patti actively incorporates her training in mind-body medicine to support a community of people struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s belief is based on honoring the integration of medical treatments with mind-body practices that enhance one’s quality of life with dignity and hope.  As the founder of Wellness Within, she understands the profound impact a life-threatening illness brings, and the significance of pulling together a caring, loving community to provide support, comfort and healing.
Join this conversation with Wellness Within founder Patti Brown and Kimberly Cargile, C.E.O. of A Therapeutic Alternative, as Kimberly educates how cannabinoids can be used in conjunction with western medicine to help cancer patients treat their symptoms, whether the symptoms come from illness or from the treatment. Learn about the science and history of the cannabis plant, the difference between CBD and THC, and how cannabis can be used as a natural alternative.Kimberly Cargile is the C.E.O. of A Therapeutic Alternative, a locally permitted and State licensed storefront dispensary in Sacramento. She has been an educator to local and State governments advocating for regulations that protect consumers, the industry, the environment, and the public. She speaks regularly at colleges, hospitals, and various organizations in efforts to spread the education of cannabis as medicine. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/give
Join Patti Brown as she leads a meditation to regain a sense of calm and clarity. This mediation includes a body scan to open awareness and allow for quieting in the mind. This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Kelly Foundation. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveWellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grass roots organization to serve a community dealing with cancer and its aftermath.  It is her life’s work to teach, support, and mobilize the body and mind for healing.  Learn more on our website at: www.wellnesswithin.org.Patti actively incorporates her training in mind-body medicine to support a community of people struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s belief is based on honoring the integration of medical treatments with mind body practices that enhance one’s quality of life with dignity and hope.  As the founder of Wellness Within, she understands the profound impact a life threatening illness brings, and the significance of pulling together a caring, loving community to provide support, comfort and healing.
This week Wellness Within presents a guest leading our weekly meditation, Dr. Janet Eatherton.  Listen to Dr. E as she leads a  body scan meditation  to help you to pay kind attention to your body.  Think of this meditation as a mindful tour of your physical being.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveMy name is Janet Eatherton, or as I am known to my patients, Dr E.  I have been a physician in the field of Internal medicine for the past 27 years and have been practicing meditation for the past 10 + years.  The profound impact that mindfulness, meditation and living with intention has had on my life is something I am hoping to share with the Wellness Within community.I have noticed that so many aspects of my life have also been bettered by my being more mindful – I am a more thoughtful physician, friend, parent and partner, a more intentional photographer and cook.  Traveling when you actually, mindfully, feel the earth beneath your feet, taste the food and see the grand vistas and the small details of life are also gifts of mindfulness. 
A sleep meditation. a guided visualization to help you rest and sleep led by Patti Brown.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Kelly Foundation. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveWellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grass roots organization to serve a community dealing with cancer and its aftermath.  It is her life’s work to teach, support, and mobilize the body and mind for healing.  Learn more on our website at: www.wellnesswithin.org.Patti actively incorporates her training in mind-body medicine to support a community of people struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s belief is based on honoring the integration of medical treatments with mind body practices that enhance one’s quality of life with dignity and hope.  As the founder of Wellness Within, she understands the profound impact a life threatening illness brings, and the significance of pulling together a caring, loving community to provide support, comfort and healing.#mindfulness #meditation #wellnesswithin #healingcancer
Wellness Within Founder Patti Brown discusses support - support groups for a specific age group in dealing with issues that are unique to women 45 and under and how this vital support helps cancer outcomes - with the two support group facilitators, Kristin Kozlowski, LMFT and Maribeth Williams RN, BSN.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/give
Patti Brown leads a meditation on embracing change and learning to let go.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveWellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grass roots organization to serve a community dealing with cancer and its aftermath.  It is her life’s work to teach, support, and mobilize the body and mind for healing.  Learn more on our website at: www.wellnesswithin.org.Patti actively incorporates her training in mind-body medicine to support a community of people struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s belief is based on honoring the integration of medical treatments with mind body practices that enhance one’s quality of life with dignity and hope.  As the founder of Wellness Within, she understands the profound impact a life threatening illness brings, and the significance of pulling together a caring, loving community to provide support, comfort and healing. #mindfulness #meditation #wellnesswithin #healingcancer
Join Wellness Within founder Patti Brown in an open conversation with Anne Jacobs about her over 17 year journey with cancer.  Listen as she openly discusses her experience and thoughts over the years and how she learned to focus on living in the moment and thrive.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/give#wellnesswithin #healingcancer #cancerwellness #cancerthriver 
A sleep meditation. a guided visualization to help you rest and sleep led by Patti Brown.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Kelly Foundation. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveWellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grass roots organization to serve a community dealing with cancer and its aftermath.  It is her life’s work to teach, support, and mobilize the body and mind for healing.  Learn more on our website at: www.wellnesswithin.org.Patti actively incorporates her training in mind-body medicine to support a community of people struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s belief is based on honoring the integration of medical treatments with mind body practices that enhance one’s quality of life with dignity and hope.  As the founder of Wellness Within, she understands the profound impact a life threatening illness brings, and the significance of pulling together a caring, loving community to provide support, comfort and healing.#mindfulness #meditation #wellnesswithin #healingcancer
Learn to listen to our intuition and tune in.  How do we know when to listen to our gut?  This guided imagery meditation will help guide you to listen to the wisdom of your instincts.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveWellness Within is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grass roots organization to serve a community dealing with cancer and its aftermath.  It is her life’s work to teach, support, and mobilize the body and mind for healing.  Learn more on our website at: www.wellnesswithin.org.Patti actively incorporates her training in mind-body medicine to support a community of people struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s belief is based on honoring the integration of medical treatments with mind body practices that enhance one’s quality of life with dignity and hope.  As the founder of Wellness Within, she understands the profound impact a life threatening illness brings, and the significance of pulling together a caring, loving community to provide support, comfort and healing.#mindfulness #meditation #wellnesswithin #healingcancer
Margo Fowkes and Wellness Within Founder Patti Brown discuss  giving ourselves the permission to grieve and the permission to live with grief.  They also debunked the idea that there is a hierarchy of levels of grief.  Listen to this open, honest and heart felt conversation about leaving room for hope in the space of grief and loss.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveMargo Fowkes (pronounced “Folks”) is the founder and president of OnTarget Consulting Inc., a firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals act strategically, improve their performance and achieve their business goals. After the death of her son Jimmy in 2014, Margo created Salt Water, an online community that provides a safe harbor for those who are grieving the death of someone dear to them. Inspired by Jimmy’s determination to live a rich, full life despite his circumstances, Salt Water’s articles and other resources focus on healing and building a new life in the aftermath of a devastating loss.
Join Susan in exploring your connection to this abdominal chakra. The abdominal chakra, also called the belly chakra, is a center for emotional expression, the vital dynamic of creativity and for connecting to our deepest knowing. It's governed by the element of water and invites greater fluidity to the mind and body. This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveThere are certain things that are essential to living a healthy, happy, meaningful life. Susan believes that yoga is one of them and had dedicated her life to sharing it with others. She has taught and practiced yoga for over 45 years. Susan specializes in adapting basic yoga poses to fit individual bodies and includes mindfulness, breathing, and concentration to connect a person more deeply to themselves. She approaches yoga in a gentle way and creates a class around who is present. She takes suggestions about what people need on any given day and weaves them together for a more inclusive experience. Susan establishes a safe atmosphere and encourages a sense of community for the class, even within personal exploration. Through breathing techniques, laughter, philosophy, poetry, and reverence, her classes are designed to give her students an accessible life skill that will serve them in their daily lives.#meditation #intuition #mindfulness #wellnesswithin #healingcancer #chakra
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