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Cancer as a Springboard for Cultivating Inner Power: A Panel Discussion
There is no doubt--all of us are impacted in one way or another by cancer. Whether you have been diagnosed, are a survivor, or have a loved one who has lived with cancer, we imagine you might find this event of interest.
We've invited several panelists to participate in a discussion we're calling "Cancer as a Springboard to Cultivating Inner Power." Our hope is that we'll explore the ways in which a cancer diagnosis can, ironically, sometimes lead to positive change. We'll also discuss cancer treatment in its wide range of options.
Leigh Fortson is the author of Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking About, Thinking About, and Treating Cancer, in which she shares insights into the power of our mind-body connection, inspiring “spontaneous remission” stories from people given a terminal diagnosis, interviews with leading researchers, and snapshots of the most progressive integrative and alternative cancer treatments. After three cancer diagnoses in as many years, Fortson decided it was time to untangle the terrorizing knot that was causing the cancer so that she could heal it once and for all. Writing a book about the challenges and triumphs of this life-altering experience would keep her focus steady and purposeful during a time when doctors gave her little help. That choice became a lifeline that led to her clean bill of health.
In 1991 Nasha Winters was on her way to becoming a conventional medical doctor when her own life threatening illness intervened and sent her onto a new path to pursue the field of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Winters has directed Durango's Namaste Health Center since 2004 and, as such, carries on the vision of the center: to blend ancient wisdom with modern science to bring individuals back to balance in mind, body and spirit. She has a particular passion for working with chronic illness such as autoimmune disorders, endocrinology, and supporting clients with cancer.
Janet Curry, MA, LPC, founded Stillpoint Counseling & Mindfulness Training in 2006, as a private practice offering counseling and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in Durango, CO and the Four Corners region. Before moving to Durango in 2006, Janet worked as a mental health counselor/intern to adult outpatients at a Seattle community mental health clinic. She also taught MBSR at the clinic to professional colleagues and to clients with a variety of mental and physical health challenges and conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, AIDS, addiction recovery, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis.
The panel will be moderated by Maria's Bookshop co-owner Andrea Avantaggio, a cancer survivor herself.
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