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Turning Point Programs Currently Offered via Zoom

May 20, 2020

Kansas City, Kan. — To ensure the safety of their participants, Turning Point is offering the following programs by Zoom currently. Please note that no programs will be held Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

To register for these programs, please email Abby Barry or call 913-574-0900. You will be provided the information to connect in advance of the program.

Programs through June

  • Date: Wednesday, May 20 • 1-3 p.m.

    Instructor: Cathy Pendleton, LSCSW

    Description: "Self-care? You've got to be kidding!" When illness touches your life – either your own illness or that of a loved one – it can be a real challenge to your self-care. With the emotional strain, schedule and role changes, doctor's visits, etc., people often put taking care of themselves at the bottom of their list of priorities. Yet, practicing simple, concrete ways to care for yourself creates a powerful tool for managing life's stressors – even during times of illness. In this group, we will explore simple, “user-friendly” physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of self-care.

  • Series dates: Thursdays, May 28-June 11 • 2-3:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Susan Rieger, MSW, LCSW

    Description: This group discusses and applies the 6-step program of Steve Ilardi, PhD. He reminds us that our bodies were not designed for today's sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace. Explore practical, achievable ways for managing emotions – even during times of illness.

  • Dates:

    • Saturday, May 30 • 10-11 a.m.
    • Monday, June 15 • 3-4 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 27 • 10-11 a.m.

    Instructor: Peggy Welkner, Registered Yoga Teacher

    Description: Restorative yoga poses are held longer than more active forms of yoga and use the support of props. The class ends with the deep relaxation of yoga nidra. Attend one or both sessions but please register in advance.

  • Series dates: Mondays, June 1-29 • 5:30-7 p.m.

    Instructor: Victor Dougherty, Director of Temple Buddhist Center at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Co-Founder of The Pathless Land Center for Mindfulness and Meditation

    Description: Eastern philosophy is rapidly becoming more common in Western society. We see it in everything, from food to yoga and meditation. Join us for meditation, chanting, Metta practice and discussion from an Eastern perspective.

  • Dates:

    • Tuesday, June 2 • 10:30 a.m.-noon
    • Tuesday, June 23 • 10:30 a.m.-noon

    Instructor: Linda Kramer, MA, ATR, Art Therapist

    Description: This program is a quiet, safe place to create art to investigate, process and reflect. The intent will be to express emotions and thoughts that are hard to put into words. To prepare for our Zoom class you will need to provide your own materials and tools. The following are suggestions only: 5-20 photographs that you are drawn to cut out from magazines, a box, a journal or vessel of some type that could be covered, heavy and or more absorbent types of paper (a paper sack, a cover of a magazine, etc.), magic markers, scissors, Elmer’s glue, oblique paint, glitter and fabric.

  • Series dates: Tuesdays, June 2-16 • 2:30-4 p.m.

    Instructor: Tammy Barton, LMT, Owner of Illuminating the Soul

    Description: Reflexology therapy is a science founded on the basis that areas of the feet, hands and ears consist of reflex areas that correspond to all glands, organs and bodily systems. Learn to apply pressure to your hands to help with stress reduction, digestion, pain management and other symptoms associated with illness.

  • Series dates: Tuesday, June 2 • 1-2 p.m.

    Instructor: Cathy Glennon, RN, MHS, OCN, NE-BC

    Description: Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Different types of skin cancer will be reviewed. Also, learn about UV exposure, how to protect yourself, perform skin self-exams and discuss concerns with your healthcare team.

Ongoing programs

  • Date: Every Monday • 1-2 p.m.

    Instructor: Michelle Warner, LMT, Registered Yoga Teacher

    Description: This yoga class works the joints and muscles to increase flexibility, strength, balance and circulation. It goes beyond typical exercises by encouraging quiet reflection, proper breathing and better posture.

  • Date: Every Tuesday • 10-11 a.m.

    Instructor: Emily Devers, RYT 200

    Description: Yoga works the joints and muscles to increase flexibility, strength, balance and circulation. It goes beyond typical exercises by encouraging quiet reflection and proper breathing.

  • Date: Every Wednesday • 10-11 a.m.

    Instructor: Cathy Pendleton, LSCSW

    Description: Give yourself the gift of quiet contemplation. The ability to self-calm is a powerful tool for managing life's stressors. It is also a valuable complement to traditional medical treatments and can enhance overall well-being. We offer different meditative experiences each week.

  • Date: Every Wednesday • 10:30 a.m.-noon

    Instructor: Elizabeth Hunter-Blank, LCSW, LSCSW

    Description: Discuss, process, give and receive support in managing issues and feelings of living with metastatic cancer. Only for people living with metastatic or advanced cancer.

  • Date: Every Wednesday • Noon-1 p.m.

    Instructor: Melissa Davis, Personal Trainer, Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist

    Description: This weekly exercise class is for exercisers of any level who want to get stronger in their everyday lives. Learn how simple movements give you more energy, make daily tasks easier and boost your metabolism. For cancer survivors only.

    In partnership with Cancer Action of Overland Park.

  • Dates: Every Wednesday • 12:30-2 p.m.

    Instructor: Susan Rieger, MSW, LCSW

    Description: Join others to hear how they respond to the emotional roller coaster that being a supporter brings and learn practical ways to manage the feelings that go with it. Topics include riding the emotional roller coaster, factors of resilience and the importance of self-care.

  • Dates: Every Wednesday • 3-4 p.m.

    Instructor: Susan Rieger, Registered Yoga Teacher

    Description: This yoga class works the joints and muscles to increase flexibility, strength, balance and circulation. It goes beyond typical exercises by encouraging quiet reflection, proper breathing and better posture.

  • Dates: Every Thursday • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Terri Henges, ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, STOTT Pilates-Certified Instructor

    Description: This is a beginning-level Pilates class that will develop your mind-body connection, strengthen your core and improve function.

  • Dates: Every Friday • 11 a.m.-noon

    Instructor: Tina Sprinkle, ACE- and STOTT Pilates-Certified Instructor

    Description: Join our gentle stretch class that nurtures, heals and inspires. This is a moving meditation that leaves participants feeling grounded, peaceful and relaxed. Must be able to get on the floor and up again without assistance.

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