Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

EMBRACE Survivorship

The EMBRACE Survivorship Program offers six seminars, each designed to assist patients and their families with issues that can arise during their cancer journey. The program centers on Energy, Mind, Body, Relationships, Active nutrition, and Creative Expression (EMBRACE). 

All seminars take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in room NC8.212 on the 8th floor of the Seay Biomedical Building at 2201 Inwood Road. We encourage reservations. A light dinner will be provided.

For any questions, please email Alexandra Huffman, LCSW, or call her at 214-645-2742.

Seminars 

Nutrition and Cancer

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

  • March 26, 2019

Physical Wellness

We seek to improve patients’ physical wellness by complementing traditional medicine and rehabilitation services, like physical and occupational therapy, with relaxing treatments such as skincare and overall wellness therapies. This seminar will explore various light exercises that patients can do during treatment to feel better and recover faster as well as provide information on oncology esthetic services that can benefit those who have experienced skin or hair side effects.

  • April 2, 2019

Music Therapy, Meditation, and Guided Imagery

Music therapists use music to help patients and their families adjust to the changes treatment brings to their lives. This seminar demonstrates different techniques – such as music interventions, meditation and deep breathing exercises, and guided imagery – that can help patients express themselves, improve their mood, and reduce anxiety and stress.

  • April 9, 2019

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 shows caregivers and patients how to manage stress and stay physically and emotionally healthy.

  • April 16, 2019

Work, Disability, and Insurance

Whether patients are returning to their former job or looking for a new career, the next phase of their work life will likely bring new challenges. This seminar focuses on some of the emotional, practical, and financial concerns common to survivors who are returning to work.

  • April 23, 2019

Fear of Recurrence and Personal Growth after Cancer

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

  • April 30, 2019

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.