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We Can Workshop: Moving Forward Emotionally after Cancer

We Can Workshop: Moving Forward Emotionally after Cancer


presented by ATB Financial 


The Moving Forward Emotionally after Cancer We Can Workshop will provide a social, supportive, and educational setting for participants to safely explore and discuss the complex emotions they experience during their cancer journey. Participants will learn coping strategies to challenge negative thinking patterns, as well as emotional regulation and mindfulness techniques for stress management.


Sarah O’Brien, Registered Provisional Psychologist at Shift Psychological

Sarah is a Registered Provisional Psychologist at the Shift Psychological office in Calgary. She has worked in both the mental health and wellbeing field and the medical field, thanks to a background in nursing, before going back to school to become a psychologist. Combined, she has over a decade of experience in these fields. She lives in Calgary with her husband and young son, and she has a passion for helping women of all ages and backgrounds.


Workshop Details

This FREE We Can Workshop will be offered virtually over Zoom at 3 different times to best fit your schedule. The same material will be covered at each session.

Any woman who has experienced cancer, including current and former guests of Sorrentino’s Compassion House, are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is a maximum of 20 participants per session.


  • Introductions
  • Session overview
  • Breakout & group discussions: common emotions and concerns after treatment; how the brain processes intense emotions; distorted thinking patterns
  • Exercise: identifying how/why feelings show up
  • Breakout & group discussions: biggest points of stress & stress management; coping mechanisms; emotional regulation and mindfulness techniques
  • Breakout & group discussions: social and emotional supports
  • Final discussion: tips for feeling less alone
  • Summary, takeaways & closing

IMPORTANT: All participants should download this PDF handout on “Cognitive Distortions” to reference throughout the workshop. This handout will also be emailed to participants in advance of their session.

How to Register

Registration for this event is now closed.

Location: Zoom Video Conference
Date: February 20, 2021
Duration: 1 Day

Support Women Battling Cancer

Need to book by phone?
780-425-7224 or 1-888-425-7474