Now Enrolling! A 5-Week Voices & Visions Writing Workshop in Batavia, NY


The Breast Cancer Coalition is pleased to offer…

free 5-week Voices & Visions writing workshop
for breast cancer survivors and gynecologic cancer survivors
in the Batavia area!


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Where

First Presbyterian Church
(Parlor Room)
300 East Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020

Note: We Share the Air! The Breast Cancer Coalition is a Scent Free Environment. We ask that all individuals, including guests and consumers, refrain from wearing scented products at our office, program locations, and events we host in the community.

When

Saturday mornings beginning on March 3, 2018 and ending on March 31, 2018.

Time

10:00am – 12:00pm

Advance registration is required – call the number below!

Call Tracy Brown, Regional Programs & Outreach Director for the Coalition, at 585-473-8177, ext. 310, or email tracy@bccr.org to learn more about this special program and to reserve your spot!

Is There a Cost?

No, it’s free!

We will send you a confirmation email before the first class after we process your registration.

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About Voices & Visions

This 5-week writing workshop, led by Kathy Simpson, LMHC, is limited to 12 survivors.

Voices & Visions is an exciting program that gives those who have received a diagnosis of breast cancer or gynecologic cancer an opportunity to explore and express their feelings through writing. This warm and supportive group is led by a professional, sensitive instructor. Writing has proven to be very therapeutic for cancer survivors. No previous writing experience necessary!

Click here to download a flyer for this program.

Attendance Guidelines

This writing workshop* is 5 classes (5 Saturdays) in duration. If a participant misses more than one class and wishes to enroll in a future session, they will be wait-listed pending an available spot.

* Make-up classes are not offered and drop-ins are not allowed.

Remember, you must register in advance if you want to attend. We are enrolling participants on a first come, first serve basis!

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About Kathy Simpson, LMHC

Kathy SimpsonKathy Simpson is a retired Licensed Mental Health Counselor who focused on treating adults dealing with symptoms related to trauma and addiction. However, before embarking on the counseling profession, her life’s path was filled with twists and turns, some planned for, some unexpected. At the age of 38, Kathy decided to give college a second try and attended Monroe Community College, where she thrived. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of Rochester graduating with majors in English and Women’s Studies, and subsequently worked in higher education for a number of years.

With a growing interest in helping individuals with life’s challenges, Kathy earned her MS in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Brockport and became licensed in New York State as a mental health counselor. Along the way, she also took courses at Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School to satisfy her interest in spiritual matters. She began to question life’s meaning more deeply with the death of loved ones, and the presence of serious and chronic illness within her circle of friends. Kathy faced her own mortality when she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, which has now been successfully treated. Kathy works daily at living life with intention, while embracing vulnerability. Writing has been an important, although intermittent, thread in her personal life, providing clarity, honesty, and sometimes, just plain zany fun!

Recognizing the therapeutic value of writing from her personal life, she also used writing in her clinical practice as a counselor. She facilitated Voices and Vision before her cancer diagnosis and is thrilled to be back facilitating since completing treatment. She especially values the camaraderie, fun, and honesty that inevitably occurs in this amazing opportunity to write.

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Call the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester at 585-473-8177, ext. 310, or email tracy@bccr.org to learn more about this special program and to reserve your spot!

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