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Big-Bullet-SQR.gif ICA runs a wide variety of support groups throughout Israel in various ICA branches and Support Centers, in collaboration with additional entities. Some of the support groups hold meetings on a regular basis and some open based on demand and need of patients and their families.

 

Big-Bullet-SQR.gif These groups are moderated by professionals:

 

bul3 Clinical psychologists.

bul3 Social workers.

bul3 Sometimes physicians and nurses who have been trained to do so.   

 

Big-Bullet-SQR.gif Subjects most commonly raised in support groups for cancer patients:  

 

bul3 Anger, loss, denial, depression, guilt and hope, dependency and loneliness.

bul3 Fear of death, fear of pain and side effects.

bul3 The relationship between partners and sexuality.

bul3 Medical information.

bul3 Financial and employment issues. 

 

Big-Bullet-SQR.gif Diverse support groups, consisting of 8-12 participants meet once a week for 8-10 sessions on a regular basis at the Support Center:   

 

bul3 A support group for patients coping with various cancer diseases.

bul3 A support group for young women coping with female cancers.

bul3 A support group for parents of children of school age who have cancer.

bul3 A support group for families of cancer patients.

bul3 A support group for those coping with loss and bereavement.

 

Big-Bullet-SQR.gif  Various workshops and lectures were held over the year:

 

bul3 Expression and art.

bul3 "Getting in touch with your Heart".

bul3 "Ways of Finding Meaning".

bul3 Coaching groups.

bul3 Nature therapy workshop.

bul3 A cooking class.

bul3 Nutrition and healthy lifestyle workshops. 

bul3 A special belly dancing workshop was also held over the summer. 

bul3 In addition to the existing workshops, the center also hosts activities that focus on the body-mind connection, such as yoga, feldenkrais, chi kong and pilates.

bul3 Monthly lectures are delivered on various topics and trips to different sites in Israel are offered. 

bul3 This year there were trips to the Dead Sea, the Jerusalem area and Gush Etzion, as well as Acre and the surrounding areas.

 
Big-Bullet-SQR.gif Participation is free of charge.

 

 

Big-Bullet-SQR.gif Help fund welfare activities - US$ 5,000 per activity p.a. or fund the operating costs of a support group - US$ 16,200 p.a. Kindly contact us, should you wish to contribute to this project. Please note that all donations received are transferred in full (no overhead is taken).

 

 

Big-Bullet-SQR.gif Lili Lev Biller

Committees and Projects Coordinator

 

Telephone: +972-3-571.95.74

E-Mail: lilib@cancer.org.il 

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