Education Programs

 

Our workshops provide participants with learning opportunities on a variety of topics related to coping with cancer and improving quality of life.  Education programs are offered at Hope Connections facilities in both Bethesda and Landover, MD, as listed below.   A reservation is required for all educational programs.

 

Bethesda  - Beaumont House at FASEB (9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814)

To REGISTER call 301-634-7500 or contact us

The following programs will be held at our Bethesda Facility:

 

 

Biofeedback for Symptom Reduction

Monday, June 5, 6:30 – 8pm.

Emily Perlman, MS, BCB, PC, SMC-C, therapist at the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington will discuss how biofeedback can reduce the stress reaction, lessen anxiety and improve mood and mental clarity.

 

 


Nutritious Summer Salads and Snacks

Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 – 8pm.

Registered Dietitian Margaret McDowell, PhD, MPH, RD will speak about creative ways to incorporate nutritious foods when preparing tasty salads and snacks. She will also highlight important food safety considerations for your summer picnics and cookouts.

 

 

 

Drumming

Monday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.

Ancient rhythm techniques have been shown to accelerate physical healing, boost the immune system
and produce feelings of well-being. Join multi- instrumentalist Stream Ohrstrom as he leads a program of healing rhythms.

 

 

Emotional Freedom Techniques

Monday, July 17, 6:30 – 8pm.

Bev Neurenberg will discuss Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping) which is a self-administered healing technique based on modern psychology and acupuncture (NO needles) that gives you relief from stress-related negative emotions and physical pains. It is easy to learn, very effective, non-invasive, and the results happen quickly. You have to try it to believe it!

 

 


Self-Care through Movement

Wednesday, August 2, 6:30 – 8pm.

Kym Sevilla, CET, E-RYT, will discuss mind/body practices which can help with cancer treatment-related fatigue, stress and loss of strength. Strategies such as breathing practices, mindful exercise and yoga that can support both emotional and physical health will be discussed. Learn a few techniques you can use anywhere and anytime!

 

 

Medical Marijuana

Monday, August 7, 6:30 – 8pm.

Megan Shank, Ananda Medical, will explain the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for cancer patients
and how qualified patients can apply for Maryland’s medical marijuana program.

 

 


Look Good Feel Better

Monday, September 18, 10 – 12 p.m.

A handson workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Erika Manso, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council and the National Cosmetology Association.

 


Lung Cancer

Monday, September 25, 6:30 – 8pm.

Dr. Stephen Liu, a thoracic oncologist from Georgetown University, will review the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer including the latest advances and what to expect in the coming years.

 

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY - LANDOVER (8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Landover, MD 20785)

To REGISTER call 240-714-4744 or contact us

The following programs will be held at our Landover Facility:

 

 

Nutrition

Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 – 8pm.

Lara Lattman, MS, CNS, LND, will talk about what foods to eat to optimize health during and after cancer treatment.

 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, June 13, 1 - 3 p.m. 

A handson workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Erika Manso, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council and the National Cosmetology Association.

 

 

 

Lung Cancer

Thursday, July 13, 6:30 – 8pm.

Dr. Stephen Liu, a thoracic oncologist from Georgetown University, will review the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer including the latest advances and what to expect in the coming years.

 

 

Self- Care through Movement

Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 – 8pm.

Kym Sevilla, CET, E-RYT, will discuss mind/body practices which can help with cancer treatmentrelated
fatigue, stress and loss of strength. Strategies such as breathing practices, mindful exercise and yoga that can support both emotional and physical health will be discussed. Learn a few techniques you can use anywhere and anytime!

 

 

Skin Cancers

Thursday, August 3, 6:30 – 8pm.

Dr Dominque Pichard, NIH will review the different types of skin cancers, risk factors for the development of skin cancer, prevention of skin cancer and treatments including the latest advancements.

 

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 – 8pm.

Matthew Brookman M.Ac, L.Ac, Dipl. Om., a board certified acupuncturist and herbalist will discuss how acupuncture can ease the day-to-day issues associated with cancer treatments.

 

 

 


Look Good Feel Better

Tuesday, September 12, 1 – 3 p.m.

A handson workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Joy Johnson, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council and the National Cosmetology Association.

 


Homeopathic Medicine

Thursday, September 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dr. Arminah Keats will discuss different breast cancer types, conventional breast cancer treatments and natural therapies to reduce side effects, support immune function and provide cancer-fighting effects.