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Co-ponsored by FamiliesCan Co-sponsored by Breast Cancer Connection

Nourishing the Mind, Body, and Spirit

This FREE program brings three inspirational presenters together to address and transform the mind, body and spirit of individuals with any type of cancer and their support person. New advances in research inform us about behavior and life-style changes that can assist us in our healing journeys. Many times we acquire the best information, commit to new behaviors, but struggle with making the changes. The goal of this program is to share with you the up-to-date science on nutritional medicine and other mind-body modalities, as well as how to overcome the challenges of making behavioral changes. CEU credit is offered.


DATE:                 Friday, June 10, 2011, 9 AM - 3:30 PM


LOCATION:     Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
                              1400 Parkmoor
                              San Jose, CA 95126


CONTACT:       (408) 496-6336



Lunch provided at NO CHARGE


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The Speakers

Kelly Mcgonigal, PhD Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a leading expert on the mind-body relationship. She is a health psychologist at Stanford University and teaches for the School of Medicine's Health Improvement Program. She is a founding member of the Yoga Service Council and serves on the advisory boards of several non-profit organizations bringing yoga and meditation to under served and at-risk populations. This includes Yoga Bear, which provides yoga in hospitals nationwide and to cancer survivors and their caregivers. Her upcoming book, The Science of Willpower, explores cutting-edge research on self-control, stress, and what it takes to make a successful change. She will help us understand the recent advances in neuroscience and medicine that show us how meditation and yoga can aid in the healing process.
Judi Hollis, PhD Judi Hollis, PhD, is the founder of the nation's first eating disorders unit, a lecturer, trainer, and coach. For more than forty years, she has helped individuals undergo lifestyle changes, as they chart their personal healing journeys. We've all received great advice and know our most positive course of action. With all that, why do we resist the prescribed behaviors and lapse back into old patterns? She will discuss the process of resistance to change, and how change happens first by acceptance, then compassionate acknowledgement and gentle, eager invitation, and then continual forgiveness and starting anew. As outlined in her book, Fat is a Family Affair, culled from forty years treating addicted families and her own weight loss, Dr. Hollis will help us discover the personality dynamics to address in changing lifestyles.
Clyde Wilson, PhD

Clyde Wilson, PhD, teaches Food Facts, Fads and Pharmacology at the medical schools of Stanford University and UCSF. He also teaches three courses at the Stanford Department of Athletics: Introductory Nutrition, Advanced Sports Nutrition, and Kinesiology. Dr. Wilson received his PhD in chemistry from Stanford, studying cell biology, and now does research at UCSF to understand health at the deepest level possible. His system of addressing each person's individual nutritional needs for weight loss, health, and performance is based on a systematic and comprehensive use of the reported science. His conclusion is that anyone can understand how the body works and can maximize their health if they receive that information in an effective, clear, and concise way.

Divine Dine™, Dr. Hollis, creator of Divine Dine, will lead the group in an eating experience to learn about mindfulness at the table, which will increase each participant's awareness of personal stumbling blocks to change.

This program is sponsored by familiesCAN and Breast Cancer Connections (
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