Lovelace Cancer Center's Embrace Program provides support for patients and their families throughout the treatment process. By offering educational resources, support groups and health classes, our aim is to help our patients find connection and empowerment. The Embrace Program integrates the Healing Circles Langley model as an effort to better incorporate support services into the cancer journey. Healing circles are safe spaces that allow us to step out of ordinary time and into a safe and accepting environment where we can explore healing.

For more information or for help registering, please call 727.6933 



Learning Circles

Learning circles foster an educational environment for those who are interested in a specific topic or wish to grow their knowledge and skills.


Cancer & Careers

Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

For more info, please visit cancerandcareers.org


One-on-One Cancer Education & Support

Our navigators are trained health care professionals who are available to all cancer patients and their loved ones to help coordionate care, provide support and act as an advocate. A navigator's main goal is to be a resource to you through every step of your care journey and to give you peace of mind.

Lovelace Women's Hospital,
Breast Care Center

By appointment, 727.6933

Lovelace Cancer Center,
Medical Oncology

By appointment 727.3041


One-on-One Nutrition Consultation

Visit with Nicole Gunnare, Redigereted Dietitian, to discuss healthy eating, weight management and to address any other nutrition-related questions or concerns.

By appointment, 727.6900


Healing Circles

Healing circles offer several integrative approaches to addressing health conditions and life circumstances.


Counseling & Stress Management

Our counseling and stress management provides acute interventions and assessments. We offer onsite counseling to equip you with tools that will help with stress reduction. This includes cognitive behavioral therpy, guided imagery and meditation.

Lovelace Women's Hospital
Breast Care Center

By appointment only, 727.6937


Guided Breath & Relaxation

Find your inner peace by joining us in this guided relaxation and yoga nidra class. The relaxation techniques offered in this class will provide creative mind and body practices that help to reduce stress caused by the cancer journey.

Lovelace Women's Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation
2nd Floor Conference Room

Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m.


Healing Touch

Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self-heal. It is available for patients and their caregivers. Healing Touch offers the following benefits:

Lovelace Women's Hospital,
Breast Care Center

Every second Monday of the month, by appointment 727.3041

Lovelace Cancer Center,
Medical Oncology

Every third Wednesday of the month, by appointment 727.3041


Yoga & Breast Cancer

These free yoga classes are designed specifically for patients who have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. The focus of these classes is on stretching and stregthening with special attention to areas affected by treatment for breast cancer. If you have any questions about whether this class is right for you, please talk to your medical provider and feel free to call us to discuss your concerns. The classes are taught by certified yoga instructors.

Lovelace Women's Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation
2nd Floor Conference Room

Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. OR 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Create to Heal

In collaboration with Cancer Support Now. This creativity class uses all forms of art, music, creative writing and meditation to explore your journey with cancer. The benefits of the creative process include relief from stress and a safe place to share and learn from others faced with similar challenges.
Cancer Support Now Helpline: 505.255.0405


Lovelace Women's Hospital
Location TBD

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Sharing Circles

Sharing circles provide a safe environment where those who are impacted by a health condition or life circumstance can share their experiences and gain collective insights.


Cancer: Thriving & Surviving

This small group workshop will provide mutual support that will build participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. It is open for individuals who are managing cancer or who are in remission. The following topics will be covered:

  • Communication
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Decision-makingLiving with uncertainty
  • Goal-setting and action plans
  • Healthy eating
  • Pain and fatigue management
  • Planning for the future
  • Problem-solving

Lovelace Women's Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation
2nd Floor Conference Room

For more information, please call 727.6933


Southwest Sisters & Support Group

In collaboration with Cancer Support Now. This support group welcomes women at every stage of the cancer journey from newly diagnosed to long-term survivors.
Cancer Support Now Helpline: 505.255.0405

Lovelace Women's Hospital Breast Care Center
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Young Survivor's Coalition

This network is designed for breast cancer survivors diagnosed in their 40's or younger regardless of your current age. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still going through treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with others. Learn about available resources, ask questions, make new friends and be assured that you are not alone. 

Every third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

To RSVP and confirm location, please call 505.727.6933