Today I visited the ladies participating in the YWCA Encore program in Hamilton. We chatted and giggled about lemons, lemonade and mastectomy products. It was nice to meet the particpants and see the staff again and be reminded of exersises I should be doing more often!
During the cool down/meditation time some of the women shared with the group their 'happy place'. I noticed that many of those places involved being around water. I can agree with that - being on a beach, watching the waves, feeling the warm sun and breeze - very relaxing and peaceful!
The YWCA Encore program is a great program that is free for women who have had breast surgery at any time in their life. The staff take you through floor and pool exercises, relaxation techniques and more! There are sessions going on throughout the year and at many different locations across Canada, and the world. Check on line or with your local YWCA to see if there is a program near you.