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Yes to Life events are aimed at raising public awareness of the choices available to those with cancer.

FInd out below what events we will be running in 2017. There is a mix of educational seminars; wellbeing workshops; evening talks and we've thrown in a day trip


Bookings for all our events will be available from 9 January 2017


Living Well with Cancer through Mindfulness - taster workshop

Date: Thursday 30th March 2017

Where: North Oxford

Cost:  £10 Early Bird or £15 Standard

We might not choose cancer but we can choose how we respond to the many challenges of living with it, developing a sense of peace and possibility.

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the proven benefits of mindfulness and meditation alongside other people living with cancer and facing similar challenges.

Discover through the teaching and short meditation practices how mindfulness helps us:-

  • relate to illness, pain and stress in a new way that breaks the cycle of suffering
  • take notice and live in the moment rather than being lost in worries about the future
  • cultivate an attitude of kindness and gentleness toward ourselves and our limits
  • connect with others and see that everyone struggles in their lives

There will be practical tips and simple tools to take away and use in daily life and we will look at ways to take it forward including websites, books and courses.  This is a taster session and if you are inspired to take it further, Clare is teaching an 8 week course starting Tuesday 2nd May at the same venue.  Full details of the course can be found below and for booking by clicking here.

As this venue is a private location in North Oxford, please contact Yes to Life for venue details on either 0203 222 0587 or

To book your ticket click here


Healing with Laughter Yoga workshop

Date: Saturday 22nd April 

Where: Holborn, London

Cost:  £10 Early Bird or £15 Standard

Lotte Mikkelsen is one of the countries leading experts in laughter therapy having run workshops for more than 10 years.  We are delighted she is going to run one for Yes to Life.

Laughing is found to lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, increase muscle flexion, and boost immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies. It also triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, and produces a general sense of well-being.

Our lovely friends at the charity Hello Beautiful are hosting the workshop at their amazing new premises near Holborn.  Jane Hutchinson who started the charity after her breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 35 along with her friend Kevin have now created a support network for people that have been affected by cancer. The Foundation speaks openly about Non-Toxic Practice and how to live sustainably. Its great to be working with them and so excited to be using their new place.

Find out more about Lotte here

Find out more about Hello Beautiful Foundation here

To book your ticket click here


Art Therapy Workshop with Elisabetta Fumigalli 

Dates: Saturday 6 May and Saturday 16 September

Where: Shoreditch, London

Elisabetta is one of Yes to Life's Helpline volunteers and is a cancer survivor. She runs art therapy classes and we are thrilled she will be running two clasess for us in 2017.  The first one in May will focus on painting and she calls her class 'Happy Cells and the Healthy Me'.  The second class in September will be sculpture using recycled materials and wood.


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Lifestyle Choices and Cancer 

Date: Saturday 1 April

Time: 09.30 am - 1.00 pm 

Where: The Quays, Salford Manchester

Speakers: Patricia Peat, Founder of Cancer Options and Kate Scott, Medical Herbalist

This is our second seminar in Manchester where we hope to continue to enliven the debate on options for cancer in the UK.

We are delighted to be joined by Patricia Peat, Founder of Cancer Options who has worked with people with cancer for several years, working at the forefront of cancer treatment developments around the world. She recognises that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and she aims to give people control and choice about their treatment along with hope.

Patricia's talk will focus on where we have come in terms of our understanding of cancer cells and how we can influence recovery. Sharing the latest research on the behaviour of cancer cells and their environment, she will talk through how we can influence our bodies' environment using an integrative approach.

Our second speaker is Kate Scott, a Medical Herbalist. Kate will talk about the many ways in which herbal medicine can support people with cancer and recently gave a very well received talk to a hospital oncology team who were left keen to find out more. As well as being a Medical Herbalist, Kate has been an organic farmer for 23 years and combines her passions with all aspects of stock husbandry on a 2500 acre organic pasture fed mixed farm; as an Independent Farm Consultant; as the Medical Herbalist for a breast cancer charity; and as a Herbal Medicine Lecturer for a naturopathic college.

Click here to book your ticket.  Early Bird and discount tickets are available. 


Date: Saturday 15th July

Where: Brighton

Speakers: Andre Young Snell, Vision of Hope Clinic and Britt Cordi, Founder of Live WheatGrass

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Annual Yes to Life Conference

Date: Saturday 18th November

Where: London

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Learning to live well with cancer - Mindfulness Course

We might not choose cancer but we can choose how we respond to the many challenges of living with it'

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a skill that anyone of us can learn that teaches us to pay attention in the present moment, with kindness and curiosity.

Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges and helps us notice how physical sensations in the body, thoughts and emotions can feed into each other and how we become preoccupied with often worrying thoughts about the past or future. We discover how to be present with the pleasurable moments of our lives rather than caught up in fears and anxieties.

Mindfulness helps create the space to consciously choose how we respond to the stresses and the challenges of life that can be very empowering.  This maybe particularly welcome after a diagnosis of cancer when things may feel very much beyond our control. 

Is it new for people with cancer?

No, mindfulness based approaches have been helping people living with and beyond cancer for a long time.  The proven benefits are immense - reduced stress and anxiety, improved sleep quality, improved pain management, increased sense of well-being and increased immune function.

What is involved in the course?

The course is taught in eight 2 hour weekly sessions from 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm.  Please note there will not be a session on Tuesday 30th May (due to half-term holidays). 

  • guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful movement
  • opportunity to explore your experiences with these practices through group dialogue, to support learning and understanding
  • a short breathing practice to use in times of stress
  • theoretical teaching
  • home practice of meditations and weekly suggestions for ways of integrating mindfulness into daily life
  • CDs with guided meditation for home practice and weekly handouts to support learning

Optional one day silent practice session

There will be an optional one day silent practice session for people to join.  This will take place at the same location as the course and will start at 10.00 am and finish at 3.00 pm.  This session will take on Saturday 17th June 2017.  

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Ancient concepts to Modern Practice - How Chinese Medicine can play a vital role in supporting people with Cancer 

Date: Thursday 18th May

Time: 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Where: AcuMedic Clinic, London

Cost: £10 Early Bird, £15 Standard

Don Mei is the Founder and Director of China Life and will talk about the benefits of using Chinese Medicine as part of a wellbeing protocol for people with cancer.

To book your place click here


Maximising Healing potential through lifestyle adjustments

with Silvia Grisendi PhD, DipNT

Date: Wednesday 5th July 

Where: London

After spending many years as a research scientist investigating the cellular mechanisms through which cancer develops, Silvia became interested in the naturopathic approach and now practicises as a registered Functional Nutritionist with a focus on prevention and support for chrnoic inflammatory conditions, including diabetes, allergies, immune conditions, cardiovascular disease, pain, and cancer.

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Day trip 


Linseed Farm

Date: Saturday 10th June 

Where: Sussex

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