Mission Hope Cancer Center
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classes & Programs

All the activities listed here are offered to the community FREE of charge, many on a regular monthly basis.

GETTING STARTED

Patient Orientation Class
For Mission Hope Patients

Are you new to the Mission Hope family? A cancer diagnosis often requires navigating an unfamiliar world. You are invited to get to know us and our services so we can take this journey together. A mandatory meeting for cancer patients, families and caregivers.

Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
By appointment:
Please call 805.219.4673 (English)
Please call 805.346.3406 (Spanish)

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Community Acupuncture
At an appointed time, each person consults quietly with the practitioner followed by individualized treatment in a reclining chair.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations required; please call 805.219.HOPE (4673)
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Spanish Group • En Español:
Apoyo y Educación para Personas con Cáncer Si usted o alguien de su familia sufre de cáncer acompáñenos para discutir temas de como combatir y sobrevivir la enfermedad.
Los Adobes de Maria II , SM

Aquatic Therapy Class
Most cancer patients experience fatigue as a side effect of cancer treatment. Water exercise reduces the impact on the joints by 50% and boosts physical and mental health.
Allan Hancock College, SM
Reservations required; please call 805.346.3413

Cancer Rehabilitation
An individualized 12-week program that includes group, strengthening and aquatic exercise with our Certified Exercise Trainer.
Marian Health & Wellness Center, SM 
Reservations Required; schedule an assessment at 805.346.3413

Coloring Your Stress Away (formely Mindfulness Through Coloring)
Coloring offers complete absorption for creativity, mindfulness and, in the end, offers a beautiful result. Materials provided.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673)

Create Your Own Vision Board
Join us to build a board to inspire hope and positive thoughts.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673)

Fight Against Falls Exercise Class
According to the CDC, one in three Americans over the age of 65 will have a fall this year. Whether you have neuropathy or muscle fatigue, you may benefit from our new class, Fight Against Falls. This class will provide you with knowledge to reduce your risk of falls around the house and work on conditioning your muscles to help battle the muscle fatigue you may be feeling.
Marian Health & Wellness Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.346.3413.

Fighting Cancer with Your Fork: Separating Fact from Fiction
any stage of your cancer journey and to cope with side effects.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Healing Touch (Energy Balancing)
Certified practitioners help to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and decrease stress in cancer patients which can lead to reduced pain and improved sleep.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Look Good, Feel Better (English)
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Program teaches skincare and make-up techniques to mitigate appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Lymphedema Prevention Exercise
Therapeutic exercise class designed for breast cancer survivors and those battling chronic conditions.
Marian Health & Wellness Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.346.3413.

Massage Therapy
complementary therapy and an important component for patients and survivors to help improve their quality of life, reduce stress and promote relaxation. Marian Cancer Care is offering 15-minute chair massages (patients remain fully clothed) provided by certified massage therapists.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Mindfulness Refresher Class
Designed for those who took the eightweek course, this class allows participants to practice togeth
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Mindfulness Therapy Class
This 8-week intensive training is based on ancient healing practices which can help relieve anxiety and improve mood.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Music Therapy (Soothing Sounds of Twilight)
Reception in the conference room, come, listen and relax to the sounds of music on a summer evening.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Nutritional Counseling
One-on-one consultations with a Registered Dietitian.
By appointment; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Restorative yoga
Restorative yoga uses bolsters and blankets to support the body to allow the benefits of deep passive stretching.
Returning in September

SoulCollage® Art Therapy
Creative process for accessing your intuition and creating an incredible deck of cards with deep personal meaning. Walk-ins welcome.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Spiritual Presentation
In modern medicine, doctors don’t usually talk about life’s deeper meaning; that’s a job for the person in white collar, not the white coat. However, there’s a growing appreciation for the link between healthcare and spirituality.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Walking Into Wellness
Research shows that the benefits of exercise can help you fight through the symptoms felt while undergoing cancer treatments like fatigue, muscle weakness and nausea.
Reservations Required; please call: 805.346.3413