Partners in Survival: Men Supporting Women with Cancer

Partners in Survival: Men Supporting Women with Cancer

Arizona Cancer Center, the Center's Psychosocial Oncology Program, UMC North and Sunstone Cancer Support Centers are sponsoring Partners in Survival: Men Supporting Women with Cancer on Saturday, July 18, 2009. The topic for the men's program, taught by men, is "Partnering for better sleep." A women's program for their partners will run concurrently.

Men's Program - "Partnering for better sleep"

This is a new workshop to teach men how to successfully communicate and support the women they love who have, or once had, cancer. The presenter, Ruben Naiman, PhD, is a clinical associate professor of medicine and the sleep specialist at the University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Andrew Weil. He is also director of Circadian Health Associates and Integrative Wellness Consultant for Origins Natural Resources. For more than a decade he served as the sleep and dream specialist at Canyon Ranch and Miraval resorts. Dr. Naiman's approach to sleep and dreams integrates conventional scientific and medical perspectives with traditional spiritual views, including Buddhist philosophy. He is the author of a number of books on sleep including most recently Healing Night.

Women's Programs - "Enhancing Communication" and
"Nurturing Your Body and Mind"

Women with cancer will have an opportunity to participate in two 30-minute sessions:

  1. Enhancing Communication - Dr. Karen Weihs, director of the psychosocial oncology program, member of the social work staff at the Arizona Cancer Center at UMC North and associate professor at the UA Department of Psychiatry, will lead this session.
  2. Nurturing Your Body and Mind - Taste of Reiki and message. Reiki will be provided by cancer survivors or Reiki-trained family members.

Event Information

When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009

Etc.: Light breakfast served. Free parking.

Where: Room 1290 in the Arizona Cancer Center at UMC North, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719

RSVP: For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lynn Barwick at 694-0845 or lbarwick@umcaz.edu by July 10, 2009.