Below are some resources that we recommend for helping patients and their families navigate the cancer experience.
The Mindful Awareness Research Center is a partner of the Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology within the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. MARC’s mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society.
With this easy-to-use app, you can practice mindfulness meditation anywhere, anytime with the guidance of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Mindfulness promotes an attitude of openness, curiosity, and awillingness to be with our experience. Through regular practice, taught through this app, you can develop a meditation practice and learn to bring more mindfulness into your daily life.
InsightLA is a non-profit meditation center teaching the highest quality mindfulness practices in locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. For almost 20 years, we have offered classes, retreats, and special events in an open and welcoming community.
The acronym RAINis an easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion. You can take your time and explore RAIN as a stand-alone meditation or move through the steps whenever challenging feelings arise.
The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, with a generous contribution from the Scheidel Foundation, is launching a FREE online cancer care toolkit. It features lots of valuable information, including: suggestions for working with oncology providers and recommendations for complementary therapies and emotional wellness.