CanHOPE Support Programmes 2024


CanHOPE is dedicated to supporting, empowering, and inspiring cancer treatment journeys with hope by curating programmes that address our patients’ and their caregivers’ psycho-emotional, social, and physical needs. These programmes aim to engage our patients, foster a supportive community, and improve the quality of life in the treatment journey.

For many individuals facing the intricate challenges of cancer, CanHOPE is a significant pillar of support. CanHOPE frequently coordinates heartwarming support programmes for patients, survivors, and caregivers to share experiences, gain strength from one another, and find solace in a community that understands the unique challenges of their journey.

Holistic Wellness Workshops

  1. Gyrokinesis: Harmonising mind and body

    Gyrokinesis, a method of the Gyrotonic Expansion System®, is taught by our volunteer (known as CanFRiEND), who is a certified instructor. By focusing on the mind-body connection, the technique aims to create physical, mental, and emotional stability through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences using a yoga mat or a stool.

  2. Sound Healing Therapy: Regaining balance through vibrations

    A CanFRiEND guided the participants into a meditative state by using singing bowls during the session. Attendees were induced into a state of relaxation, thereby re-tuning their bodies, and attaining a state of natural equilibrium for self-healing.

  3. Chair Yoga, Meditation, and Singing Bowl Therapy

    A serene trio of chair yoga, meditation, and bowl therapy taught by our CanFRiEND offered a comprehensive wellness experience. Participants, regardless of physical condition, reaped the rewards of breath-focused meditation, gentle chair yoga stretches, and the soothing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls.

Nutrition Talks & Workshops

  1. Shakes & Dips: Nutrient-packed delights

    The tailored in-house workshop, Shakes & Dips, was conducted by our dietitians who eagerly shared their knowledge of nutritious high-protein shakes and dips. Attendees learned the art of preparing nutrient-rich shakes using ingredients like Greek yoghurt, cottage cheese, nut-based milks, nuts, and seeds.

  2. Juicing 101: Boosting health through liquid nutrition

    Led by a juicing expert and our dietitian, the Juicing 101 workshop educated participants on the benefits of incorporating juices into their diet. The session covered various types of juices, suitable ingredients, and proper storage techniques.

    Participants also enjoyed a live demonstration of crafting and tasting cold-pressed juices and smoothies, experiencing first-hand the positive impact it has on our immunity, gut health, energy levels, and mental clarity.

Creative Workshops

  1. Zentangle: Embracing calm through art

    The Zentangle workshop, facilitated by SLOW SoulSpace, introduced participants to the meditative art form which originates from the United States. Using simple elemental strokes, attendees created beautiful and unique images, regardless of prior art experience. Participants can look forward to embarking on a self-care journey with the Zentangle® Method by embracing creativity in their daily life.

  2. Pastel Nagomi Art: Harmony, tranquillity, and peace

    Listening Works conducted the Pastel Nagomi Art workshop, a healing art form from Japan that emphasises harmony, calm, and peace. Participants explored transparent, gentle, warm, and heart-touching art using pastels and their fingers.

CanHOPE's holistic support programmes

CanHOPE offers a diverse range of support programmes, nurturing the well-being of cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. These programmes not only address physical health but also provide emotional and creative outlets, empowering individuals to navigate their cancer journey with resilience and hope.

Some of these support programmes would not be possible without the contribution of our CanFRiENDS, some of whom are cancer survivors themselves. The successful fruition of these programmes are attributed to our altruistic CanFRiENDS who willingly walk alongside us in delivering holistic care and support.

We look forward to welcoming new volunteers and valiant cancer warriors onboard to join us on this meaningful journey. Together, we hope to explore new programmes and touch the hearts and minds of those with cancer.

For more information on our support programmes, scan the QR code or visit www.canhope.org/support-programmes.

POSTED IN Nutrition, Psychological Health
PUBLISHED 01 MARCH 2024