Cancer Advocacy & 2017 Outreach Goals

Goals for Cancer Advocacy and Outreach 2017

  • Attend ASCO to advocate GI in January – Done
  • Leadership Team for San Diego Chapter of LIVESTRONG – Active
  • Train 6 teachers globally “The Arts & Science of  Teaching Yoga to Cancer Patients and Survivors” – Taught 4 this year to date
  • Train 2 more yoga teachers through Yoga Being Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Approved School) – Two new students
  • Add another CYACEP course on Yoga Alliance – Active
  • Apply for IAYT Grandfathering by March 2017 – Accepted April 1, 2017
  • Attend 3 Cancer Conferences – One done
  • Teach yoga and meditation at 4 USA Cancer Conferences – One done
  • Meet with National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship Team in San Diego to lobby – Done
  • Advocate in DC
  • Blog for CURE, The Anti-Cancer Club, Wellness101.com, Breast Cancer Authority, Accessible Yoga – Active
  • Support a Healing Community on FB called “Yoga with Jeandw” – Active
  • Yoga Being Page on FB – Active
  • 10 Live Video Clips of Yoga and Meditation for Social Media – Done, need to post
  • Make 5 meditations for people in transition on Souncloud.com under Yoga Being
  • Make 5 meditations for people with cancer on Soundcloud.com under Yoga Being
  • Teach Monthly Phone Yoga Call-In and post it on YogaBeing.net – Active
  • Be a buddy for CCA and Imermanangels – Active
  • Take courses online in anatomy, hypnosis, course planning, meditation and SEO advanced skills – Taken two courses online
  • Make a course for Udemy
  • Free, individualized meditation for those in transition
  • Teach meditation classes locally – Subbing
  • Assistant Director of San Diego Threshold Choir – Director, August 2017
  • Dog Park Board of Volunteers Director and Newsletter – Active
  • Take an art class for fun!

Goals for Cancer Patient Outreach 2016

  • Train two yoga students at the 200 hour level in San Diego through Yoga Being Teacher Trainer- Yes I opened “YOGA BEING TEACHER TRAINING”
  • Write 6 Articles for CUREtoday.com – not quite
  • Write 12 Articles for Wellness101.com – not yet
  • Attend 4 Cancer Conferences and Conventions – Attended 3
  • Speak at 3 Cancer Conferences and Conventions (and teacher yoga) (Ruesch Center for GI, NCCS and “Retreat from Cancer” Texas)
  • Train-the-trainers, GLOBAL TEAM of yoga teachers to continue training YCS yoga in their countries around the world
  • Complete a total of 365 Yoga Tips – completed!
  • Monthly Free Yoga Phone calls to increase to two a month – still at one a month
  • The Arts & Science Teacher Training to bring 6 new teachers through the whole course – in progress
  • Add 10 Audio Meditations, working with Wunderglo to provide meditations for those who are dying – in progress
  • Attend NCCS Lobby for the CPAT Bill in June 2016
  • Attend ASCO GI in January 2016
  • Follow up article in Patient Advocacy publication -look for me
  • Resource Blogger for the “Anti-Cancer Club” online e-zine
  • Continue supporting survivors Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA)through YOGA with JEANdw
  • BUDDY for Colon Cancer Alliance – made 4 new friends
  • Take a series of Online Classes in Advanced Yoga, Hypnosis, Bone Health, Chakra’s
  • Make Video Clips for the Yoga Den and Fight CRC (Summer Series on “Wellness”)
  • Advocated with National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and offered a “Yoga Class” and “Yoga Breaks”
  • Coordinate with organizations offering meditations free to survivors – Accessible Yoga
  • Interview with Lee Silverstein on CCA’s Podcast “The Health Effects of Yoga for Cancer Survivorship”

Goals for Community Outreach 2015 and Achievements

  • Train 8 Yoga teachers online at the “The Art & Science of Teaching Yoga to Cancer Patients & Survivors” at YogaBeing.net
  • CUREtoday.com Writer on Yoga and Cancer (March 2015)
  • Attend 3 Oncology Conferences, ASCO with YestoHope.org (in January 2015), Colon Cancer Alliance in AZ, and “Live Your Best Life” with COLONTOWN/Chris4life.org December 2015, NCAN.org in MN
  • Speak at oncology conferences 3 times during 2015
  • NCAN.org in MN, Live Your Best Life at Reusch Center 6th annual conference, planned a retreat in Texas but got delayed
  • Made 5 audio meditations for YCS patients and family on Soundcloud.com
  • Monthly Teacher Phone Clinics through YogaBeing/Facebook Page
  • Monthly YCS Yoga Phone calls open to all cancer patients and family;  Third Thursdays
  • Complete 280 total of Jean’s Yoga Tips on Yoga Being Facebook page/twitter/pinterest
  • Develop a teacher trainer from within the “Arts & Science” community
  • GLOBAL TEAM: Slovenia, Bahrain, France, UK, Holland, and USA
  • Have a Yoga Retreat with Susan Becker Reeves and Yoga Bridge in Texas with Suzanne Lindley (beatlivertumors.org)
  • Blog at least 6 articles this year for various publications; February 2015, I’ve been asked to blog for CURE
  • COLONTOWN facilitator of the YOGA DEN
  • Take advanced yoga teacher training in one of the following areas:  anatomy, psychology, brain & meditation
  • - attended Leslie Kasimoff Training, and Integrated Symposium on Cancer at Soul of Yoga
  • Self-training with audio and books on the use of Dream Yoga and healing
  • Provide Reiki in an integrative setting
  • Continue Yoga for Healing  class at Ginseng Yoga Studio in San Diego, Tuesdays at 11:30a.m.
  • Have 3 scholarships available to teachers desiring to work with cancer patients through “The Arts & Science” course
  • Yoga Alliance Standard’s Committee Member
  • Yoga Being Teacher Training School started December 2015
    Short story got published in “Your Glasses Are On Top of Your Head” by Brenda Elsgaher
  • Colon Cancer Alliance online support network
  • Assistant Director of Threshold Choir (attend local gathering in 2015)
  • Dog Owners of Grape Street Park, Board of Directors, raise 500.00 for grass seeding and dogs bags

 

Achievements for Community Outreach in 2014

  • Trained 5 Yoga Teachers to work with Cancer Patients “The Art & Science of Teaching Yoga to Cancer Patients & Survivors”  online at YogaBeing.net
  • Serve on the Advisory Board of the Standards’ Committee for Yoga Alliance
  • Made 3 yoga videos for Youtube for cancer patients
  • Make 15 yoga meditions for Soundcloud.com/yogabeing for cancer patients and family members
  • Monthly (12) Yoga Phone Calls for cancer patients and caregivers for free
  • Jean’s Yoga Tips:  another 70 tips for social media :  Yoga Being Facebook Page
  • COLONTOWN facilitator at the YOGA DEN
  • Attend three oncology conferences in 2014;  January in San Francisco with ASCO, March with COLONTOWN  in Washington, DC and June in Washington, DC
  • Awareness of the benefits of yoga for cancer patients in a “Patient Resource Magazine” Winter 2014 (colon cancer survivor story)
  • Blog for “The Breast Cancer Blog” by Diana Ross
  • Teach “Yoga for Healing” weekly at Ginseng Yoga Studio in San Diego
  • Yoga Retreat for Cancer Patients , TBA- moved to 2015
  • Work one -to -one with cancer patients
  • Attended “Integrative Medical Open Forum Workshops” at UCSD
  • Attended local talk called “The Death Dinner” to demystify death and dying in our culture
  • Network with other  small business owners working with cancer patients through “The Arts & Science ” page on Facebook (31 teachers)
  • Add Vimeo Content on running an online business – move to 2015
  • Presenter at Survivorville in Nashville, TN “Yoga Benefits for Cancer Survivors” – uploaded to OncologyYou
  • Use of Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and LinkedIn to support cancer community efforts and education about yoga’s benefits
  • Have the Yoga for Cancer Survivor digital download made available for Polish and Russian – Russian is 75% finished.
  • Give a workshop at the International Gathering of Threshold Choirs on vibrational healing and the Gayatri in San Jose
  • Facilitate a group Yoga for Cancer Survivor Yoga Teachers a Closed FaceBook Group
  • Assistant Director in Threshold Choir in San Diego, singing at over a dozen hospice services and to patients
  • Dog Owners of Grape Street Park, Board of Directors

 

Achievements for 2013 Community Outreach to Cancer Survivors

  • Serving as a “Yogi Bear Jean” giving 140 yoga tips and 6 Yoga Phone Calls for beatlivertumors.org and COLONTOWN
  • ColonTown, Virtual “Yoga Den”  Facilitator, with 141 cancer patients and caregivers, daily Jean’s Yoga Tips and monthly Free Yoga Phone Classes
  • ColonTown, PAL Administrative Group, we are growing a virtual community of colon cancer support on FaceBook with over 1, 209 people
  •  Trained 18 yoga student in Advanced Yoga Teacher Training on line, The Art  & Science of Teaching Yoga to Cancer Patients
  • Teach three 5 hour introduction classes in San Diego,  Yoga for Cancer Survivors – Advanced Teacher Training.
  • Yoga Education Society, Vice President, Outreach Coordinator and Event Planner for its 25th Annual Dinner Event
  • Provide individualized meditations for cancer patients needing TLC  and place 10 new meditations on SOUNDCLOUD.com/Yoga Being
  • Active Listserv ‘Yogi Bear Jean’ on Beat Liver Tumors, with daily yoga tips and meditations
  • Examiner.com, Yoga and Spirituality in San Diego, adding 10 yoga articles
  • March 1, 2013  ”Dress in Blue Day” campaign, social media advocate
  • Teach weekly  Yoga for Cancer Healing class at Ginseng Yoga in San Diego
  • Promote Yoga Activism through participating in fund raisers and awareness campaigns in Los Angeles , Chicago,  New York City with COLONTOWN and Beatlivertumors.org
  • Articles and interviews published in cancer related magazines and e-zines and podcasts
  • Lobby in Washington, D.C. for colon cancer research funding, the right to scanning, and attending an Oncology Seminar at Georgetown University
  • Active participant in three listserves: Beatlivertumors.org, ColonCancerACOR list, ColonTown
  • Youtube Video on cancer survivorship and yoga benefits (over 25 produced in 2012)
  • Direct support to cancer patients with meals, driving to appointments, phone support, email support
  • Networking with other small businesses that promote health and wellness for cancer thrivers
  • ImermanAngels.org,  patient and caregiver support person
  • LiveSTRONG – San Diego Leader, March Awareness Campaign
  • Threshold Choir (San Diego Chapter), Assistant Director, social media outreach and choir director “we sing at the bedside”
  • Use of Social Media to promote awareness of cancer causes and wellness for cancer patients
  • Blogs for “Breast Cancer Yoga” with Diane Ross, survivor and teacher
  • Volunteer Coordinator for “Golden Oldies”, senior Golden owners and their dogs dogs

Achievements made in 2012 for Community Outreach to Cancer Survivors

  • Beatlivertumors.org, Suzanne Lindley’s non-profit for liver cancer patients – supply FREE CD’s to – YES!
  • IMERMAN ANGEL – support cancer patients and caregivers during chemotherapy
  • MARCH 2012 – Digestive Disease Health Coalition – lobbying in DC
  • ColonTOWN@FB, Social Network with a Cause
  • OSTOMY DAY, Oct.6th,  The  Virtual Picnic Event of the Year
  • Teacher Study/SISTER Study on Breast Cancer – http://www.sisterstudy.org/
  • YOGABEAR.org- Video’s and Meditations made for free
  • “YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS” FREE!!! SPANISH VERSION on Soundcloud
  • PEACE ON EARTH CAROLERS http://www.projectyano.org/educationnotarms/
  • LiveSTRONG – SAN DIEGO LEADER, March Awareness Day
  • Threshold Choir “singing to those at the bedside”
  • Teach Intro to teaching cancer patients in San Diego
  • Ginseng Yoga Studio, Yoga for Cancer Healing class
  • Direct support of patients in transition
  • UNDY 5000 -Colon Cancer Alliance fun run/walk 2012
  • Examiner.com: Yoga and Spirituality in San Diego
  • Interviewed by HERFURTURE.com
  • Apply to teacher at Yoga Alliance Conference 2012
  • Contribute Meditations to mydiamonddays.com
  • Interviewed by CURE TODAY in July 2012 issue
  • Yoga Therapist added to list of credentials with IAYT