At The Living Centre our professional and experienced team is constantly developing our comprehensive range of services, some of which are detailed below. Each program or service is designed with care and sensitivity to the needs of breast cancer patients and many of our services are not available elsewhere in the healthcare system or at other support centres.
Breast Care Nurse Private Consultation
A well-fitted flattering wig can increase self-confidence during breast cancer treatment. At The Living Centre we cater for chemotherapy induced hair loss through our wig salon. Our free wig service is private and customised.
Our breast care nurses provide information and support to women regarding the physical and psychological impact of hair loss as well as advice and tutorials for daily wear.
The Living Centre offers monthly support groups including:
– Second Hope Support Group for women with metastatic breast cancer
– 50 Plus Support Group for women over 50
– Pink Sisters Support Group for women under 50
– Beyond Pink Support Group designed to help support women once treatment has ended
Having a partner who is diagnosed with breast cancer can have an impact on relationships and the family unit.
The Living Centre offers male partners and male carers a chance to meet, share their experiences, learn coping strategies and gather information that enables a better journey through breast cancer for themselves and their partner.
Stephanie Wooster is a massage therapist with 15 years experience. She is experienced in several different modalities of massage from a firm deep tissue treatment and cupping techniques to relaxation (Swedish) Massage. Each session is individualised for clients through assessment and palpate of tension areas.
As a successful therapist, Stephanie works to understand bodywork at deeper levels and using treatment options to provide her clients with the best possible outcome.
Art Therapy is available to clients who would like to explore something that is important to them through using a sensory and creative approach. Art Therapy sessions offer a combined relaxation, meditation and art experience that assists clients to express thoughts and feelings and nurture the whole self. An experienced Art Therapist facilitates the session and encourages anyone who is interested in exploring important personal issues in a creative and interactive way to join in this session.
Gentle yoga practices at Think Pink allow the body, mind and the breath to work in unison leading to an internal sense of peace and clarity of the mind. Yoga encourages health and wellbeing through the practice of gentle asana (physical movements), breath work and relaxation.
Yoga practice at Think Pink focuses on enhancing movement in the arms and upper body following treatments for breast cancer.
Michelle runs a head-to-toe, low impact Pilates workout which is suitable for all levels of experience. Each class is designed to increase core strength, release tired and overworked muscles, and to bring a greater awareness to the mind body connection. This class is also suited to those with pre-existing injuries who want to engage in exercise without pain. You will leave the class feeling lighter, freer, and more present within your body.
Cheryne Blom is an Empowerment Coach and Mindfulness teacher, passionate about helping you discover the best version of you.
Cheryne will take you through a series of attention training practices and cognitive strategies that can help you unhook from unproductive thought patterns and behaviours.
Conducted in a tranquil environment with music, our Tai Chi classes provide a gentle and pleasurable means of attaining and maintaining mobility, mental alertness, health and harmony in both mind and body.
Maree’s meditation classes provide an opportunity to learn and practice different meditation methods, with tips on relaxation and simple breath techniques which can be practiced at any time.
Research has shown the benefits of meditation on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Awareness of the breathing process can be sufficient to slow the respiratory rate and establish a more relaxed rhythm.
Monique’s online Reflexology class will explore various ideas to see how Reflexology can assist you with for example daily stress, anxiety, headaches, sleep problems, poor digestion, slow circulation etc.
This class is all about empowering you with simple and effective Reflexology techniques. There will an opportunity for open discussion and to ask any question you may have.
Days of Indulgence
This is The Living Centre’s signature pampering program for those undergoing breast cancer treatment which provides a calming and relaxing day of activities including massage, art therapy, nail and beauty services. Clients also get the opportunity to meet and share stories with other women who may be experiencing a similar journey and many attendees describe this day as ‘transformational’.
Join us, meet at new The Living Centre and enjoy an hour of gentle walking along the Riverside Walk. Meet up with old friends and make new ones.
Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen and hat.