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2021 Cancer Survivors Week Celebration
Celebrating All Survivors
At Methodist, we believe a cancer diagnosis is a beginning, not an end. Our dedicated team is here for you every step of the way – from diagnosis through treatment and recovery.
In honor of Cancer Survivorship Week 2021 and National Cancer Survivors Day, please join us for a virtual celebration from June 1-4, featuring several free programs with our cancer survivorship experts. Each program is designed specifically with cancer survivors in mind to offer support as you navigate your cancer journey.
No registration is necessary for any of these free, virtual offerings. Help us celebrate on social media with the hashtag #NCSD2021.
Instructor: Danielle Landry, MS, RD, LMNT, CNSC >
A licensed registered dietitian will share information about foods that aid in cancer prevention. You’ll learn how to use these foods to create delicious, healthy recipes that can feed a family of four for around $15.
You’ll also learn basic cooking ideas and techniques, and the dietitian will provide a recipe and explain the health benefits of each ingredient. We’ll discuss moderation, balance, as well as cost- and time-saving measures.
Instructor: Brooke Webster, PLCSW, PLMHP >
In this class, you’ll learn how to create a vision board and how one can help you on your cancer journey. Vision boards serve as visual reminders and inspiration for our goals and the ways we desire to feel. They can also encapsulate positive emotions and memories. During any life change, it can be difficult to plan for the future when the present is unknown. Vision boards can be extremely useful tools for cancer patients and cancer survivors by focusing on positive emotions and reminding the creator what evokes those emotions.
Instructor: Taylor Cochrane >
This gentle, all-levels class focuses on flowing from pose to pose and linking your movement with your breath. The instructor will include floor, seated and standing postures – offering a variety of modifications to encourage easy participation for everyone.
Instructor: Stephanie Koraleski, PhD, A Time to Heal >
When treatment is ending, survivors are left wondering how to get back to a healthy, normal life. They receive lots of advice and suggestions, but each survivor’s path is unique depending on their energy, support, and life circumstances. Healing involves the whole person’s body, mind, and spirit but no one can do everything at once. This presentation may help you decide where to focus your energy to begin restoring your health.
Instructor: Taylor Cochrane >
In this class you will be guided through a gentle meditation (Yoga Nidra) that will allow your mind and body to slip into a deep state of relaxation, ultimately leaving you feeling more whole and rejuvenated. This guided meditation was written by Glenda Cedarleaf, MSW.
Meet Our Instructors
Brooke Webster, PLCSW, PLMHP
Medical social worker Brooke Webster, PLCSW, PLMHP, is proud to help Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center patients and survivors navigate the social, emotional and environmental stressors that often accompany a cancer diagnosis. Webster received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University before completing her master's degree at Washburn University. Born and raised in Lincoln, she returned to Nebraska in 2020 after completing her clinical practicum and first year of employment in Kansas City, Missouri.
Stephanie Koraleski, PhD
Stephanie Koraleski, PhD, is a counseling psychologist in Omaha, where she works with cancer patients and their families to promote optimum coping and healing. For over 20 years, she was the behavioral health psychologist at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.
Dr. Koraleski has been instrumental in developing psychosocial programming for cancer patients using a wellness model. She has taught graduate courses in counseling psychology and health promotion, and she has supervised master’s- and doctoral-level internships in counseling psychology. She is the co-founder of A Time to Heal Cancer Foundation, a nationally available whole person rehabilitation/wellness program for cancer survivors and caregivers.
Danielle Landry, MS, RD, LMNT, CNSC
Danielle Landry, MS, RD, LMNT, CNSC, is a licensed registered dietitian who has been in practice for 17 years. She is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, obtaining bachelor’s and master’s degrees in clinical nutrition. She also is a certified nutrition support clinician (CNSC) and is board certified in childhood and adolescent weight management. Landry has worked in the field of oncology for 15 years and has a special interest in functional foods, specifically how they relate to disease prevention.
Taylor Cochrane is a RYT 200-certified yoga instructor with Methodist Health System and a fellow cancer survivor. Diagnosed with small cell ovarian cancer in 2017, she found immense supportive healing in the practice of yoga and meditation, and she became certified to teach after she completed her own treatment and recovery. She lives in Omaha with her husband, two children, adult special-needs brother and dog.
Year-Round Support Services
Our dedicated team of cancer specialists is here for you before, during and after your treatment. Methodist offers a variety of support programs and services created specifically for those undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment, including:
- Inner Beauty: A specialty salon for cancer survivors
- Nutrition services
- Physical wellness classes
- Support groups