Register now: Webcast - Managing stress and improving wellbeing with mindfulness and meditation

Amelia_BCNA Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 14
edited February 2023 in Community news and events


We have
just launched out first webcast for 2023, Managing
stress and improving wellbeing with mindfulness and meditation

Please find more
information about the event below.

You can register
for the email via this link:


A breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and
ongoing care often prove to be an extremely difficult and emotional experience
for individuals and their supporters. It is common to experience stress when
facing uncertainty and significant life changes but finding strategies that
help manage and reduce stress can improve your wellbeing. 

BCNA is hosting a webcast: Managing stress and improving wellbeing
with mindfulness and meditation
on Wednesday 15 February. 

In this webcast, we will hear from mindfulness expert Professor Craig Hassed OAM,
Medical Practitioner and Associate Professor Dr Emma Warnecke and BCNA
member and mindfulness and meditation teacher
Iris Bar 

Craig works within the Faculty of Medicine at Monash
University and is the coordinator of mindfulness programs across Monash. He has
developed and integrated a world-first mindfulness-based healthy lifestyle
course into the Monash medical curriculum called Health Enhancement Program
and was also the founding president of Meditation Australia.

Emma is a Medical Practitioner and Associate Professor
at the University of Tasmania, School of Medicine, and a BCNA Consumer
Representative. She has practiced meditation for over 30 years and found it
valuable when she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2018. 

Iris was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in
2016 that had spread to her bones, spine and liver. To support her healing and
recovery, Iris began to meditate and practice mindfulness daily, prompting her
to become an accredited mindfulness and meditation teacher to help others. 

This webcast will address what mindfulness and
meditation are and how they can be helpful during various stages of breast
cancer care. It will explore the research and evidence, the key benefits, how
people can practice them, and how they can help reduce stress and enhance

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday
15 February  

Time: 7.00
pm - 8.15 pm AEDT  

Where: Online
– from your computer, tablet, or laptop  

Your Local Time: 

WA: 4.00 pm   

NT: 5.30 pm  

SA: 6.30 pm  

QLD: 6.00 pm  

ACT, TAS, NSW, VIC: 7.00 pm 


  • Mez_BCNA
    Mez_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 902
    edited February 2023
    Hi everyone, in case you missed last night's webcast it is now available on-demand via the BCNA website View the on-demand video. (if you haven't previously registered, you will still need to register to view the recording).

    There was even a very simple, short meditation for those who are yet to try the practice.