Lymphoma special event (Brisbane) | Leukaemia Foundation

September, 2019

07sep9.30 am1.00 pmEvent OverLymphoma special event (Brisbane)9.30 am - 1.00 pm 41 Peter Doherty St, Dutton Park QLD 4102

Event Details

World Lymphoma Awareness Day Special Event – Resilience Workshop

This is part of our series of Lymphoma focused events recognising World Lymphoma Awareness Day. This workshop will be looking at Resilience, and Bouncing Back after a diagnosis.

Speaker and Topic

Arthur Alexander presents “Bouncing Back – Using the diagnosis to reset your life”
Arthur has over 30 years experience as a motivational speaker helping patients and families deal with change, loss and grief.

The purpose of this workshop is to examine how we can build resilience—to bounce back—and claim the fullness of our own life, no matter our age, our current state of health, or what we might perceive as our weaknesses or our past failures. Resilience is to bend but not to break. It is the capacity to adapt successfully in the face of threats or disaster. This workshop actually shows how we can improve our capacity for resilience at ANY time in our life.

It will examine some of key practices that enable us to bounce back from the blows of life and build resilience into the future. These includes:

  • Absorbing the devasting or bad news—how do we absorb the grief, the anger, the fear?
  • Developing our competence and skills—the set of practices that enable us to be mindful, take control, and refocus—what are some of the personal touchstones we can have that help us do this?
  • Reflecting and absorbing the learning so we actually do change and grow
  • The discipline of maintenance so we don’t slide back, so we continue to grow, and so our changes are permanent

The workshop is built on three evidence-based disciplines—neuroscience, psychology, and contemplative practice. From the knowledge available from these disciplines a set of practices, some of which will be presented at the workshop, which, when exercised regularly and over time, allow the change and growth in our brain and our mind that builds our resilience—to bend but not to break—and gain the control to bounce back from everyday disappointments or major disasters.

Park Road train and bus station is a 3 minute walk. Unrestricted street parking available on weekends in surrounding streets.

Light lunch and refreshments provided.



(Saturday) 9.30 am - 1.00 pm


ESA Village

41 Peter Doherty St, Dutton Park QLD 4102


Marian 07 3055 8233

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