Weekly Workshops

What's on?

On the 1st Wednesday of each month

Clinical Director Dr Stephen Hopwood will show a video of a short documentary or conference presentation looking at the work of doctors, onocologists and experienced practitioners who work with integrative medicine to cultivate the health of people living with cancer. Dr Hopwood will discuss the principles and practices of health cultivation, address individual issues and offer time for questions and answers.

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On the 2nd Wednesday of each month

Julie Harrison - Health Coach. Six years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, now age 51, Julie has never been fitter, healthier or happier. She runs a range of hands on 'Real Health Workshops' that empower you to lead the healthiest life possible through diet and lifestyle changes. Come along and find out how she has empowered herself and what simple changes you could make to help optimise your health and well-being.

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On the 3rd Wednesday of each month

Clinical Director Dr Stephen Hopwood will show a video of a short documentary or conference presentation looking at the work of doctors, onocologists and experienced practitioners who work with integrative medicine to cultivate the health of people living with cancer. Dr Hopwood will discuss the principles and practices of health cultivation, address individual issues and offer time for questions and answers.  

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On the 4th Wednesday of each month

An excellent opportunity to deeply relax and receive the guidance and healing energy of our experienced and well loved Devon healer team led by Jayne Pearl. Cultivating relaxation and deepening our connection with ourselves builds self confidence and develops positive self-identification fundamental to making a shift and healing ourselves. Clearing stress allows our immunity to build and for our health to bloom - come and enjoy.

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The Totnes Cancer Care Centre aims to provide ongoing weekly workshops and support groups to provide a regular place for patients, carers and health seeking individuals to come and learn, share and care together with a different caring professional facilitator each week.

These weekly Sustainable Health Care workshops are a central part of the unique integrated support mechanism that we offer here at TCC. The workshops and support groups are held every Wednesday between 12.00pm-2.00pm to provide a regular place for patients, carers and health seeking individuals to come together. These are hosted by the Arcturus Complementary Health Centre.

Through our weekly workshops:

  • We offer people nutritional support and dietary advice.
  • We recommend taking specific mineral and vitamin supplements. – for correct physiological functioning.
  • We offer ways of supporting the body by clearing toxicity – as embodied chemicals can be harmful.
  • We give recommendations for maintaining the body’s pH acid/alkaline balance in the normal healthy range by eating an alkalising diet.
  • We offer support with a range of exercise, relaxation and meditation.
  • We offer emotional support, peer group support and carer/family support – to meet our human needs.
  • We offer education, information and life re-evaluation, because we all have a lot to learn.

There is much to learn, much to do and much to undo and to have a regular venue where a safe space is held can be an invaluable tool to gather information whilst navigating the path to sustainable health.

Sharing and caring can release pent up tensions and generate opening and softening which deepens our relaxation – all of which facilities clarity of thought and the ability to make constructive decisions in the light of difficult circumstances. These processes feed in to the growth of our healing capacity and build a positive mental outlook and approach.

A constant source of support is vital from professionals who will guide and direct you and help you navigate the range of information and approaches through to a successful outcome – sustainable health.

Totnes Cancer Care offers a significant opportunity to deepen your understanding of healthy ways forward and various means of supporting your mind, emotions and body.

Our particularly unique contribution to this process is the understanding of the fundamental core principles of holistic health cultivation. We believe this is an evolutionary step in sustainable health and forms an indispensable foundation for personal and community health development and empowerment.

All facilitators are well versed and familiar with a particular aspect of Health Cultivation and the Sustainable Health Care Principles, and will help you in developing a plan to support the cultivation of your health and immunity that is designed to allow you to maximize your capacity to help yourself naturally.

A health cultivation plan will involve analysis of a complete spectrum of information, principles and practices that will allow you to begin to develop a clear sense of what to do, what not to do and exactly why it is beneficial to follow these guidelines.

Please review the synopsis provided by each of our experienced practitioners for details on the specific type of support offered at their group, and check the time and day of each of weeks meetings, as they can vary from week to week depending on the availability of the therapist and of the rooms at the Centre.

Please do book in (01803 868282) and come along if you can, our weekly support groups are free.We may also ask you to sign a disclaimer to say that you understand that we do not offer to treat cancer or to treat people for cancer but we do offer advice in connection with the treatment of people with cancer for their general health and well being.

Many thanks

Dr. Stephen Hopwood