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Mindfulness Meditation Workshop Offered at the Cancer Support Community MA South Shore

NORWELL, Mass. - March 12, 2014 - PRLog -- The Cancer Support Community Massachusetts South Shore (CSC-MSS) will host a Mindfulness Meditation Workshop on Wednesday, March 26th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at 120 Longwater Drive, Suite 104, Assinippi Park in Norwell.

This workshop is open to people who have been diagnosed with cancer, their caregivers, family and friends. Presenter Liz Maillett is a retired attorney who received training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the University of Mass Medical School.

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment—and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness can be cultivated through mindfulness meditation, a systematic method of focusing your attention. Above all, mindfulness practice involves accepting whatever arises in your awareness at each moment. It involves being kind and forgiving toward yourself. For many people, such as people impacted by cancer, the practice of mindfulness meditation (mindfulness based stress-reduction) can be a useful tool in improving one’s quality of life - both during the cancer experience and in their lives after cancer.

“We are pleased to offer this wonderful program to the community,” said Megan Bettencourt, Executive Director of The Cancer Support Community of MA South Shore.  “Stress reduction is an important part of our mission in supporting people who are impacted by cancer and we welcome people to contact us to learn more about this program and the other programs available.”

This program is offered free of charge, to register please call 781-610-1490 or email gcolton@cancersupportcommunityma.org.

About The Cancer Support Community of South Shore MA

The Cancer Support Community-Mass South Shore is one of the 50 affiliates, and the only one in New England, of the National Cancer Support Community, headquartered in Washington, DC.  Its mission is to offer emotional support, education and hope, through professionally led programs, to people who have been impacted by cancer.  All programs are offered at no cost to participants.  CSC-MSS is able to offer these programs due to the generosity of individual, group and corporate donations, grants and bequests.  The Cancer Support Community- MA South Shore is a division of the NVNA Foundation and is located at 120 Longwater Drive in Norwell. Please visit www.cancersupportcommunityma.org or call 781-610-1490.

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