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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 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.

    Meditation - Solar Plexus Chakra with Susan Whitaker

    Meditation - Solar Plexus Chakra with Susan Whitaker

    Join Susan in exploring your connection to the solar plexus chakra which is in the center of the body, at the diaphragm. It’s also called the Manipura chakra and is associated with the color yellow, like the sun. This is where we store our life force energy. It houses the inner element of fire and the will. A strong solar plexus helps us feel self-esteem, self-discipline, self-respect, generosity and the strength of our character. Notice how it helps you feel connected to your power.

    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/give
    There 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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    • 15 min
    Integrative Cancer Care for the Whole Person with Jeannine Walston

    Integrative Cancer Care for the Whole Person with Jeannine Walston

    Join our guest Jeannine Walston and Wellness Within's Stevie Hannickel in a conversation about Integrative Cancer Care for the Whole Person. As a 23-year brain tumor survivor, Jeannine has been working as a Cancer Coach, Consultant & Speaker. She shares why integrative cancer care is so important, as well as the 5 major components of health with emphasis on the Physical Body, Mind-Body Connection, and Spiritual Vitality. Listen in as she provides valuable insights that she has obtained throughout her own journey, which has led her to help so many others navigate their cancer journey. 
    Through her ongoing personal and professional evolution since 1998, Jeannine Walston created integrative cancer care for the whole person. She discovered the importance of attention to the physical body, mind-body connection, spiritual vitality, social support, and a cleaner environment. Research demonstrates that integrative cancer care for the whole person improves quality of life, cancer survival, and cancer prevention. Jeannine has extensive experience in cancer education and advocacy, health care policy, and both conventional and integrative cancer care. Her career includes work in the U.S. Congress, government agencies, cancer non-profit organizations, hospitals, clinics, doctors, providers, other businesses, patients, and caregivers.

    Navigate to her website to learn more and connect: https://jeanninewalston.com/
    “ Jeannine Walston gets it because she been there. She is an exceptional cancer coach, advocate and patient. Jeannine can translate a mountain of research and information to help you make educated and informed decisions. Quite simply, she is a blessing. -Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author and wellness advocate ”

    This podcast is sponsored in part by Koinonia Family Services, 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/give
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=4GNQH4LSJ6EKY)

    • 27 min
    Meditation - Deep Muscle Relaxation with Anika Mahavni

    Meditation - Deep Muscle Relaxation with Anika Mahavni

    Join Anika Mahavni as she leads a 15-minute progressive muscle relaxation exercise for easing both the mind and body.

    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/give

    Anika 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. 
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    • 16 min
    Meditation - Throat Chakra with Susan Whitaker

    Meditation - Throat Chakra with Susan Whitaker

    Join Susan in exploring your connection to the throat chakra. It is a place where we become intuitively aware of our wisdom. It is also called the Vishudda chakra and is connected to the color of sky blue, and the element of ether. It connects to the mouth, nose, ears, and throat. It tunes us into the sound of our breath and voice. From this chakra, you can express yourself and influence the world around you. Notice how this chakra connects you to your own creativity and communication.

    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/give
    There 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
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=4GNQH4LSJ6EKY)

    • 15 min
    Meditation - Grace for Your Face with Karen Penfold

    Meditation - Grace for Your Face with Karen Penfold

    Karen Penfold welcomes you to join this somatic meditation to ease anxiety and cultivate stress resilience. This body-based meditation regulates and calms your nervous system. Think of this mediation as "calm body, calm mind". By bringing focused awareness to the body's felt sense,  and cultivating ease and release in the muscles of the face, around the eyes, and into the jaw and neck, we can activate the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve functions like the body's natural reset button bringing about physiological calming responses to your system such as slowing your heart rate, slowing your breathing, aiding your digestion and lowering blood pressure. All of which creates relaxation responses to help you rest, reset, and recover from anxiety and traumatic stress.

    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 is a Registered Yoga Trainer (RYT) through YogaFaith with specialty certifications in Trauma Sensitive Yoga as well as Meditation and Yoga Nidra.  Karen leads four weekly classes from her Full of Hope Yoga home studio and sees private clients in person and Online for Trauma Recovery. You can learn more at 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

    • 15 min
    Meditation - Channeling Your Thoughts with Anika Mahavni

    Meditation - Channeling Your Thoughts with Anika Mahavni

    Join Anika Mahavni as she leads a 15-minute meditation incorporating breathing techniques, a body scan, and a visualization exercise to channel relaxation and gratitude.

    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/give

    Anika 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. 

    • 16 min

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