Learn how to take your control of your life from the comfort of your own home through this free program offered by Roper St. Francis and The Livestrong Foundation.
WHAT IS PILLARS4LIFE? It is a proven method to not only take your life back from cancer, but to actually thrive. Based on The Seven Pillars of Personal Recovery, this ten-session, online, coping skills training course is designed to help you:
- Improve your quality of life by becoming an empowered patient or caregiver; Feel better physically, mentally emotionally and spiritually
- Integrate powerful self-care practices into your daily life
- Connect to a community of patients and caregivers dedicated to living fully in the face of cancer.
HOW DOES IT WORK? It works by giving you a new set of powerful skills for taking control of your cancer journey. You and eleven other patients and/or caregivers come together in Online Training Groups either via phone or video conference (your choice) and are guided through a 10-session skills training course by a specially trained Pillar Guide– all from the comfort of your own home. This is NOT a support group. Each session is one hour and fifteen minutes and is a highly structured, solution- focused, psycho-educational experience that teaches concrete tools for living fully in the presence of illness and fostering a sense of inner peace in the midst of a crisis.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IT WORKS? Thousands of patients reported that it works, including in a 2008 study at The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study validated that patients who were taught the tools of The Seven Pillars of Personal Recovery curriculum, perceived their quality-of-life as improved across a range of symptoms including distress, despair, helplessness, hopelessness and fatigue – in spite of the fact that their disease was progressing. Pillars4Life takes the same standardized curriculum and teaches it in Online Training Groups giving patients and their family caregivers the added benefit of broadening their network of support while learning the transformational tools of the program.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
You have the option of joining the skills-training course one of two ways:
TELECONFERENCE– If you choose to join by phone, you will need a telephone (landline or cell phone with sufficient minutes). VIDEO CONFERENCE – If you choose to join by video conference, you will need a computer, a built-in or external web camera (optional) and high-speed internet access. You will also need a telephone (landline or cell phone with sufficient minutes).
WHEN DOES THE NEXT COURSE START?
The next course starts April 9. The course will meet for 10 Tuesdays from 5:00pm – 6:15pm. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/LiveSTRONG-Pillars4Life or contact Marjorie Avent, EdS, LPCI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843.209.6585.
This FREE program is available to you through funding from The LiveSTRONG Foundation.