Relaxation Workshops

Learning to Relax workshops

The diagnosis and treatment of cancer is demanding not only on those diagnosed, but also for their family and friends. Routines are interrupted, and people often say they feel like they are on a roller coaster ride of appointments, tests and treatment schedules. Finding strategies which can help with relaxation and that do not require a lot of time can be helpful.

Who is it for?

The program is for people who have had a diagnosis of cancer, their family and friends, who want to introduce relaxation into their daily life. Many people dealing with cancer have said that learning ways to manage stress, such as practicing relaxation, has helped them cope. These relaxation skills have also been useful for managing other stressful situations such as work and the challenges of daily life.

What does the workshop involve?

The two-and-a-half-hour workshop helps participants understand and explore their individual stress responses and then introduces a range of exercises to bring about the relaxation response. Participants are supported in developing a personal plan to incorporate regular periods of relaxation into their daily routines.

What are the benefits?

Evidence supports the benefits of relaxation in reducing anxiety, and in assisting people to cope with the challenges they are facing.

When are the workshops?

The details of the workshops will be listed below from February 2019, and will be updated regularly, so please check back for workshops that become available throughout the year.

Cancer Council Queensland has a relaxation booklet and CD which can be ordered by calling Cancer Council 13 11 20 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays).

If you prefer you can:

Interested in our Mindfulness Programs? Please go to our page on Mindfulness Programs.

Introduction to Relaxation - Brisbane

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Monday October 28, 2019

Do you want to reduce stress in your life, and learn simple ways to relax? Join us for a free Introduction to Relaxation session.

Many people facing cancer say that learning ways to manage stress helps them cope with their experience.

These skills can also be useful for managing other stressful situations, such as work and the challenges of daily life.

For more information see the event flyer


Introduction to Relaxation - Webinar

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  • Venue: Online, Join via your computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Region: , QLD
  • When: 10am - 11am
Registration ends Monday October 28, 2019

Do you want to reduce stress in your life, and learn simple ways to relax? Join us for a free Introduction to Relaxation Webinar.

Many people facing cancer say that learning ways to manage stress helps them cope with their experience.

These skills can also be useful for managing other stressful situations, such as work and the challenges of daily life.

For more information see the event flyer


Introduction to Relaxation - Townsville

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Registration ends Monday October 31, 2019

Do you want to reduce stress in your life, and learn simple ways to relax? Join us for a free Introduction to Relaxation session.

Many people facing cancer say that learning ways to manage stress helps them cope with their experience.

These skills can also be useful for managing other stressful situations, such as work and the challenges of daily life.

For more information see the event flyer