Consulting Services

Cancer Lifeline is bringing over 40 years of training and facilitation knowledge to more people affected by cancer through our professional consulting services. With these programs, we can train people in your organization to help others. Below are some examples of what we can do, and how we will help to develop customized consultation services based on your needs and budgets.

Continuing Education Credits

NEW 2018 Continuing Education Offerings!

Cancer Lifeline is an approved provider through the National Association of Social Workers Washington State Chapter to deliver Continuing Education Credits. 

1.5 CEU’s, $25 or $15 for students

All offerings held at Cancer Lifeline
6522 Fremont Ave N, Seattle WA, 98103

“Helping Your Patients Go Back to Work”
Friday May 11th, 8:30am-10:00am

Knowing how to support an employee through a chronic illness at work can be challenging for a management team. Identifying needs from multiple different perspectives—employee, manager, coworkers—requires skillful negotiation of interpersonal relationships and workplace dynamics. Through our training, participants will learn how to create a safe, supportive environment for employees dealing with illness at work. Attendees will learn how to conduct a thorough need assessment grounded in compassion and pragmatism, best practices for communication amongst a management team, as well as participate in role play and reflection exercises aimed at fostering trust between manager and employee while maintaining efficiency and professionalism in the workplace. Successful support of an individual in the workplace starts with culturally competent management. Learn the skills to lift up an employee experiencing illness, and the entire team along with them.

“Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Stress & Anxiety”
Wednesday June 6th, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Do you ever feel like things are spinning out of your control and you are simply along for the ride? It doesn’t have to be this way! Learn strategies for maintaining mindfulness and curiosity even in the most difficult of circumstances. The tools provided in this workshop emphasize self-compassion, gratitude, curiosity, as well as methods for identifying and staying focused on what is most important to you.  Caretakers, social service providers, and other professionals with emotionally taxing jobs will learn to implement strategies to continue attending to others emotions while also attending to their own.

“Providing Support through Active Listening”
Friday September 14th, 8:30am-10:00am

A skilled listener can attend to difficult emotions with empathy and provide a safe space for emotional support.  Being truly heard and understood is the foundation for establishing trust. Learning the skills to become an exquisite active listener can help strengthen relationships, enhance communication and remove barriers that hinder a person from moving forward.

“Strategies for Better Sleep”
Thursday October 11th, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Studies show that sleep can reduce stress and improve overall health. In this presentation, you will learn about the importance of good sleep and strategies on how to achieve more of it. We will explore how to move past the problems that can hinder rest and establish good sleep habits and hygiene. Through a deeper dive into proven sleep therapies such as Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Sleep Restriction Therapy, and simple mindfulness and meditation exercises, you will come away with strategies for better sleep.

To register, click here or email mwilkins@cancerlifeline.org

Workplace Programming

  • Professional assessment of cancer related needs in the workplace
  • Learn about ways to support co-workers faced with a cancer diagnosis
  • Provide managers and human resource personnel with guidance and tips on how to support an employee with cancer
  • On site cancer support services based on workplace needs

Support Group Facilitation Training

  • Learn to create and facilitate successful support groups in your organization
  • Understand value of support group structure
  • Understand threats to group process

Active Listening Training

  • Extensive active listening training facilitated by a trained Cancer Lifeline professional based on our proprietary process and materials
  • Cancer specific peer role play scenarios
  • Educational materials including cancer related articles and information on the psychosocial impact of cancer
  • Purchase and rights to use, reproduce and share training curriculum materials

Please call 206-832-1296 or email mwilkins@cancerlifeline.org for more information about Consulting Services & Continuing Education Credit opportunities.