Coping mechanisms to help reduce stress and anxiety can be an important part of treatment for breast cancer. At a free educational forum on Thursday, March 14, sponsored by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program, experts in meditation, mindfulness and gong meditation will demonstrate these practices and provide the opportunity for attendees to practice during the event. The forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alumni House at Adelphi University, in Garden City.
Teachers are Jacob Cooper, a licensed master social worker, certified hypnotherapist and reiki master, and Marc Switko, a NYS licensed psychotherapist and counselor. Cooper is a renowned speaker who assists in empowering clients to make transformative changes in their lives. He is a psychotherapist in a mental health clinic and also provides private meditation, hypnosis classes and sessions. Switko uses gong playing as a therapeutic, meditative and performance method in treatment for patients. In gong meditation, sound waves from the gong help move the physical and energetic bodies into a relaxed state.
It is suggested that attendees wear comfortable clothes. Mats will be provided, but attendees may bring their own mats as well.
Reservations are required. To register, call 516-877-4325 or email BreastCancerHotline@Adelphi.edu. The forum can be watched live on Facebook (Facebook.com/adelphibreastcancerhotline) and will be posted the next day on YouTube (YouTube.com/aubreastcancer).