Life Journal for Cancer Patients

The second session of “LifeBio 101” is in full speed and the 15 new participants are hooked. Special thanks to your facilitator Sue Karstetter for bringing this wonderful class to North Star Lodge patients and caregivers.

LifeBio 101 Autobiography Classes Return
May 7–July 9, 2012
Mondays, 1:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sue Karstetter, Psy.D., retired Yakima School District psychologist/counselor and Heritage University professor, will guide groups of people in writing their life stories, an engaging and therapeutic process. Photographs are often incorporated into the written product, and each participant may elect to have a short video interview as well. Class sessions will include group sharing about life decisions, people who have shaped you, historic events, childhood memories, your life’s work, health and body, spirituality, values, goals, aspirations, and death. Classes will end with a celebration/reception. LifeBio is used in 84 health-based communities throughout the U.S., including hospitals and long-term living facilities. Sign up soon, participation is limited.
“Survivor”: A cancer survivor is an individual with cancer of any type, current or past, who is still living. About 11 million Americans—one in 30 people–are either currently
undergoing treatment for cancer or have done so in the past.

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