Embrace

The health and safety of our patients are among our highest priorities. In an effort to protect our patients and staff, all offerings are available online. For more information, please call 727.6933.

Overview

Lovelace Cancer Center's Embrace Series 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.

 

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 coordinate 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, Registered Dietitian, to discuss healthy eating, weight management and to address any other nutrition-related questions or concerns.

By appointment, 727.6900

 

Art of Wellness

The Art of Wellness Circle is geared towards improving both individual and community well-being by creating a supportive atmosphere that encourages people to make positive life decisions, build community, and learn ways to improve health and wellness.

Join us as we get together to discuss our questions, knowledge and experiences around integrative health topics and wellness strategies.

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Please call 727.3041 to RSVP

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 therapy, 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.

Tuesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

For more information, please call 727.6933

 

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. 

By appointment For more information, please call 727.3041.

 

Yoga

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.

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. OR Fridays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For more information, please call 727.6933

 

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-making
  • Living with uncertainty
  • Goal-setting and action plans
  • Healthy eating
  • Pain and fatigue management
  • Planning for the future
  • Problem-solving

For more information, please call 727.6933

 
 

Young Survivor's Coalition

This group is in partnership with Pink Warrior House and 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, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

To RSVP and confirm location, please call 505.727.6933

 

 

  Resources

Community Offerings

Albuquerque Cancer Coalition

A coalition of cancer support agencies, hospital treatment centers, and governmental agencies uniting together to inform the community of resources, to educate, to advocate and to meet the needs of cancer patients and their families. Click here for more information.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Screening Program

The BCC Program provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services through healthcare providers across New Mexico. Click here for more information.

Cancer Services of New Mexico

We offer a variety of programs and services to reduce cancer suffering for New Mexico's families. Click here for more information.

Cancer Support Now

Connect with the help line to find a support group that is right for you by calling 505.255.0405.

Comadre a Comadre Program

The Comadre a Comadre Program’s mission is to empower the lives of Hispanic/Latina women and their loved ones through advocacy, support, education, navigation, resources, and research about breast health and breast cancer. Click here for more information.

Pink Warrior House

To create a community which supports those battling breast cancer, and their caregivers, with emotional and social services to foster hope and positive outcomes. Click here for more information.

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