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October 25, 2017

“We’re excited to partner with Unite for HER to enhance the wide range of psychosocial services they provide at no cost to women diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Meg Maley, RN, BSN, chief executive officer, CanSurround. “We share an understanding that the psychosocial distress unleashed by the cancer experience is common, intense, destructive, and sadly until now—oftentimes needless,” said Maley. “By collaborating with Unite for Her, CanSurround strives to end emotional suffering in anyone affected by cancer—patients, family, friends, and co-workers.”

“CanSurround is a wonderful addition to the complementary therapies and resources Unite for HER provides to women diagnosed with breast ca...

October 15, 2017

 The Healing Nature of Forest Bathing

(The first in a two-post blog series)

Most people will tell you they feel better after a walk in the woods. Researchers can now identify why. Their findings have given rise to growing interest in a Japanese mind-body practice known as forest bathing (shinrin-yoku). It doesn’t involve standing under a woodsy waterfall, swimming in a stream pool, or a trail walk in the rain. In fact, forest bathing rarely involves water.

Forest bathing is gaining popularity in the U.S., based on research-backed programs in Japan, where the practice has become standard preventive medicine. In fact, dozens of Japanese scientific and medical studies show that chilling in the w...

October 5, 2017

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Cancer Support Community Arizona to enhance the comprehensive psychosocial services they provide to people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones,” said Meg Maley, RN, BSN, chief executive officer, CanSurround. “We share an understanding that the psychosocial distress unleashed by the cancer experience is common, intense, destructive, and sadly until now—oftentimes needless,” said Maley. “Together, with CSCAZ, CanSurround strives to end emotional suffering in anyone affected by cancer—patients, family, friends, and co-workers.”
 
“The addition of CanSurround to our program is a game changer for Cancer Support Community Arizona,” said CEO Debbie DiCar...

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