EMBRACE Survivorship

The EMBRACE Survivorship Program consists of six seminars, each designed to assist you and your family with issues that can arise during your cancer journey. The program centers on Energy, Mind, Body, Relationships, Active nutrition and Creative Expression (EMBRACE).

All seminars are held from 5:30 p.m. –  7:30 p.m. and are located in room NC8.212 on the 8th floor of the Seay Biomedical Building at 2201 Inwood Road. The dates for 2017 are shown below each seminar. Reservations are encouraged and a light dinner is provided.

For any questions, please contact Alexandra Huffman, LCSW at 214-645-2742 or embrace@utsouthwestern.edu.

During-Treament Seminars

Nutrition and Cancer

Nutrition is an important part of your cancer treatment because a well-balanced diet helps to keep your body as healthy as it can be. This seminar will discuss which foods are good to eat and how to maintain good nutrition habits during and after cancer treatment. 

September 5, 2017 5:30–7:30 p.m. NC8.212

Physical Activity During Treatment

Physical activity is a very important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and has been proven to benefit a person’s physical and psychological well-being during cancer treatment. This seminar will explore various light exercises that can be done during your treatment and will help you feel better and recover faster. 

September 12, 2017 5:30–7:30 p.m. NC8.212

Music Therapy, Meditation, and Guided Imagery

Music therapists use music to help you and your family adjust to the changes treatment brings to your lives. This seminar will demonstrate different techniques, including music interventions, meditation and deep breathing exercises, and guided imagery that can help you express yourself, improve your mood, and reduce anxiety and stress. 

September 19, 2017 5:30–7:30 p.m. NC8.212

Family Relationships and Caregiver Stress

Caregivers are an important part of a patient’s care team. Frequently, caregivers become so involved in caring for their loved ones that they become emotionally and physically exhausted. This seminar will show both caregivers and patients how to manage stress and stay physically and emotionally healthy. 

September 26, 2017 5:30–7:30 p.m. NC8.212

After-Treatment Seminars

Return to Work After Treatment 

Whether you’re returning to your former job or looking for a new career, this next phase of your work life will likely bring new challenges. This seminar will discuss some of the emotional, practical, and financial concerns common to survivors who are returning to work. 

October 3, 2017 5:30–7:30 p.m. NC8.212

Addressing the Fear of Recurrence

The end of cancer treatment is supposed to be a joyous accomplishment, but those completing treatment sometimes find they struggle with the fear that cancer may return. This seminar introduces you to various techniques that can help you control the fear of cancer returning and focus on identifying the meaning of your cancer experience in order to develop a new plan for your life.

October 10, 2017 5:30–7:30 p.m. NC8.212

The EMBRACE Survivorship Team

Our multidisciplinary team includes professionals who have advanced training and many years of experience working with people diagnosed with cancer. The EMBRACE Survivorship team includes a physician who specializes in cancer rehabilitation medicine, social workers, dietitians, and music therapists – all of whom are focused solely on strengthening, relieving, and comforting our patients and their families.