Our Signature 8-Week Intensive Program

Using Lifestyle Health to Support Better Cancer Outcomes

 

Our 8-week intensive program helps you to establish a highly-customized lifestyle regimen with the goal of optimizing your body’s wellness and making it less hospitable to cancer cell growth, especially if you currently demonstrate evidence of active disease. It also provides an understanding of how lifestyle management can maximize the effectiveness of the medical treatment you’ve chosen to pursue, whether conventional, integrative, or naturopathic.

Like all of the programming at CCLM, our 8-week Intensive Program is shaped by data-driven research published in mainstream scientific journals which document the significance that lifestyle management can have on cancer outcomes.

Program Components and Objectives

Our program spans the realms of six specific areas– emotional wellbeing, social connection, the body’s stress response system, nutritional intake, physical activity, and positive cognitions.

 

Physiologically, the objective of the program is to start you on the road to attaining a more efficient immune system, reduce inflammation, reduce stress, and to facilitate better intestinal absorption of whole food nutrients, among other things. 


Emotionally, the program addresses the depression, anxiety, fear, and regret that often emerge with a cancer diagnosis, along with the longstanding emotional issues that can weigh people down for years. 

Building Community

We realize that a diagnosis of cancer can make you feel like your world has been turned upside down. At CCLM, we help build community for the folks who walk through our doors. Even for those who already enjoy a strong social network, finding a like-minded cohort can strengthen resolve. If cancer is anything, it's a long haul.

What to Expect

In the context of a small- group cohort, your individualized program - 10 hours a week over three days - offers over 75 touchpoints via individual and virtual group sessions over eight weeks. 

 

  • Introductory individual consultation with team leader including lab review

 

  • Two additional individual sessions with your team leader  

 

  • An Emotional Wellbeing Workshop that covers informational key concepts and an experiential analysis of your personal situation

 

  •  Four individual Emotional Wellbeing counseling sessions 

 

  •  A Social Wellbeing Workshop that covers key concepts related to the biology of social connection and how it mitigates cancer

 

  •  Four group support sessions with your cohort

 

  • A Stress Reduction Workshop that explains the impact that stress has on cancer biology and outcome with the opportunity to discuss your own personal circumstances

 

  • Stress reduction classes including Meditation and Yoga to address your stress needs - one class per week & 12 in total

 

  • An Enhanced Nutrition Workshop that provides an overview of key concepts

 

  • Two individual nutrition sessions to set up your customized program

 

  • A Physical Movement and Exercise Workshop that discusses the importance of exercise on your biology 

 

  • A range of movement classes meant to increase your aerobic capacity and  build muscle mass - once a week and 12 in total

 

  • A Positive Mindset Workshop as well as an individual Mindset Consultation to focus on your particular needs

 

  • Various cohort events and activities meant to build “tribe” including 24 Q&A sessions

We invite you to examine the programming on our website and contact us with any questions that you might have. We will respond with compassion and our staff will work with you in a warm, caring, and supportive way.