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Labyrinth Walk for People with Cancer Set for Sept. 16 at Wilmot

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

People with cancer can enjoy the healing benefits of the Santa Rosa labyrinth walk.

People with cancer can learn about the healing benefits of labyrinth walking during a talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.

The free session will be led by Hallie Sawyer.  The event is part of a monthly integrative oncology lecture series for patients who want to learn more about improving their quality of life during cancer care and survival. Participants will walk the Santa Rosa labyrinth. To register for the event, call (585) 275-6426.

A labyrinth is a unique type of circle, varying in size, with a single path inside that twists and turns until it reaches a center. The path is designed to be followed to the center and back out again. It can be traced with a finger or walked on foot depending on its size.

The metaphoric tool is designed to take people who follow its path on a spiritual journey of sorts. It provides some people peace, direction, clarity and healing.

The lecture series will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Future discussions will focus on cranial sacral therapy, qi gong, integrative oncology, meditation, palliative care and massage therapy.

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