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We welcome new members aged 18-45 who are going through cancer treatment, or recovering to join our friendly women’s network. Cancer can be isolating, but it doesn’t have to be. Connecting with like minded women and realising you’re not alone can be a great help. Each month we have a fun, relaxed meet up with the aim of socialising, learning new skills and enjoying activities. At every meet up we have a different speaker, activity, information and the chance to make new friends.
This group is innovative in its holistic cancer education style. Expect everything from yoga, talks on nutrition, mindfulness, aromatherapy, non toxic beauty tips, art therapy and more. The group is run by our women’s network for the network, everyone is welcome to suggest activities. We currently meet in a beautiful venue and awareness space in central London, Hello Love. If you you or anyone you know would like to join, we’d love to meet you.
Cancer education is a large part of our support focus. We feel it is an essential aspect in learning to live with the disease and recover with vitality. With knowledge we can be equipped and empowered to take control in our own health plan.
There are great benefits that come from making certain lifestyle changes while going through treatment and beyond. Our online ‘Help Hub’ has lifestyle tips on prevention, during treatment and post treatment. We have access to a wider network of professionals whether someone wants to connect with a nutritionist, herbalist or a professional offering complementary services. We are continually researching and learning to provide the best information and contacts we can.
Meditation Master and teacher
Andrew has been on the ‘inner journey’ all his adult life. He has studied on three continents acquiring knowledge and experience. He has a love of consciousness and teaching.
Andrew strives to be authentic and only teaches from the ‘Present Moment’. He is a yoga teacher and a Reiki Master.
Mindfulness Teacher & Coach
Natasha’s vast skill set includes being a registered member of: British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA), Association of Energy Therapists (AET), Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Traditional Usui Reiki Lineage.
“I am also a mindfulness teacher. The two are very separate as I teach mindfulness without any religious influence, however I am finding more and more that the two parts of my work can be very connected in many ways if clients wish to understand more about their lives and purpose. I love mindfulness and I have practised it for over 10 years, training as a mindfulness teacher with Shamash Alidina. An inspiring teacher and author of several books including “The Mindful Way Through Stress”. Mindfulness has helped me through challenging times and I approach my teaching with a sense of fun and ‘kindfulness’ as life can be a little too serious sometimes.”
Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Coach
Gunilla has practiced yoga since the late 90’s, when she was diagnosed in 2007 with breast cancer, she realised how her yoga practice helped her to become stronger, both mentally and physically. Since then, yoga and meditation have become a very important part of her life. In fact, it made such an impact that she decided to take up teaching to share its benefits. Gunilla is a British Wheel of Yoga accredited yoga teacher who is drawn to a more meditative yoga practice. She has specialised futher in Restorative and Yin Yoga which she teaches at Sunnyside Yoga & Wellness, she teaches meditation workshops with Andrew Henley.
Life Coach, Health & Wellbeing Specialist
Emily is an ex-NHS and charity professional who supports people after cancer and other challenges and changes. She does this with:
Live webinars on moving forward from cancer. Interactive videos and interviews with professionals and patients in the
health, wellbeing and coaching industry. Workshops on change and resilience. Private 1-2- 1 sessions using coaching, NLP and other tools for individual to learn ways to move forward independently and confidently.
Her own experience of cancer when she was 30, as well as her professional qualifications, drive the passion she has for her work. She partners, writes for and works with other prestigious organisations like Macmillan Cancer Support, Shine, Trekstock and the Fountain Centre charity in Surrey to promote the ‘life after cancer’ awareness message.
Emily lives in Surrey with her husband, dog and cats and loves running, mindfulness and resting as part of, but also when not, working.
I contacted Victoria’s Promise a few weeks after I was diagnosed and I’ve been so grateful for the support I’ve received. Through the women’s network, I’ve met a great bunch of women who are going through the same things. Meeting them has helped me feel more normal, it’s helped me feel like I’m not an unusual statistic but that I’m part of a group of great women. It’s a privilege to be a part of the community. We’ve had fantastic sessions covering things like mindfulness, yoga, nutrition and chemical-free beauty products.Vicki
Once a month we come together usually to have a talk or demonstration. The women’s network provides an opportunity to get together to socialise, and to learn something that will help us in our everyday lives. I’ve realised there are lots of people out there who want to help. Cancer doesn’t just affect me. When I receive support it helps me to fill up my tank to give back to others. The network groups are always something to look forward to, so each month you know something good is going to happen.Anita
Having a women’s support group is invaluable at a time when you have anxiety from cancer. It is very difficult for family and friends to understand what you’re going through, however well intentioned they are. I found the other women in our group provided this understanding without having to say very much at all. Meet ups are fun and positive and leave me feeling positive about the weeks and months to come. Through discussion and support from each other we can learn about and try out new ideas that will improve the quality of our lives. Cancer can be isolating but it doesn’t have to be that way!Sarah
It’s good to know I’m not the only one going through cancer at a young age. In the group we get to meet up together and we have an activity to look forward to, it’s good fun and you’re learning something new. We don’t just sit around and talk about cancer, very often it doesn’t get bought up. It’s a nice friendly atmosphere and everything we’ve learnt so far has been really good and positive. I’ve certainly changed my lifestyle since coming to the network.Angela
The VP Women’s Network is a special group with an open arms policy to any young ladies who currently have cancer or recently had cancer, who may benefit. The VP Team look forward to hearing from you if you’d like to find out more, join the fun or volunteer to be involved in some way. Thank you.Sophie Trew