• Integrative Therapies

  • For patients undergoing treatment at Penrose Cancer Center, our Integrative Therapies program takes into account the whole person, body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving the cancer treatment experience. Complementary therapies are not meant to replace traditional treatments of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy but to be used in conjunction with standard treatment.

    A cancer diagnosis is typically one of life's most stressful events and our Integrative Therapies program is designed to provide exposure to a wide range of techniques and tools that can reduce stress and allow the patient or caregiver to experience modalities that will be helpful not only during the cancer experience but in the days to come.

    We began our Integrative Therapies program in January of 2011 and have provided a variety of classes including the following:

    • Aromatherapy
    • Art Therapy
    • Bibliotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Drumming
    • Easy Chair Yoga
    • Guided Imagery
    • Humor
    • Journaling
    • Music Therapy
    • NIA (Non-Impact Aerobics)
    • Nutrition
    • Physical Exercise
    • Spirituality
    • Stress Busters
    • Survivorship

    Integrative Therapies classes are held every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. in the Pavilion at Penrose Cancer Center and are free of charge. In addition, throughout the year time-limited classes are offered in NIA, Drumming, Art, Bibliotherapy, and Music. Patients going through treatment, those who have completed treatment, as well as caregivers, are invited to attend.  Our website calendar has a current listing of classes offered each month. Contact Sherry Martin, Oncology Social Worker/Counselor at 719-776-5311 or sharonmartin@centura.org for additional information about the benefits of each class.

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