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Cancer Prevention Collaboration with Anticancer Lifestyle Program

January 22, 2020
Shelley Riser, Vice President, Consulting Services and Clinical Innovations and Kelly Brennan, Director, Health Education and Consulting

I'm especially proud of The Geneia Institute's role creating the online, on-demand version of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program

Chances are you’re like many of us. You make a New Year’s resolution to eat healthy or start an exercise program, and by now, the third week of January, it’s a distant memory.

Experts say one technique for staying or getting back on track with a resolution is to renew your motivation. “Find sources of inspiration that will keep you going when times get tough."

The Anticancer Lifestyle Program has proven to be the source of motivation and inspiration for many. As Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, founder and president of the Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation (ALF), recently said, “The Anticancer Lifestyle Program empowers cancer survivors and those interested in cancer prevention with evidence-based information to improve their health and lower their odds of developing cancer.”

Inspiring Anticancer Lifestyle Program Testimonials

Testimonials from people who’ve completed the course are especially inspiring.

“What you offer through this program has changed my life for the better. Because of the content, personnel, instructors and course materials offered, I have been able to modify life-long habits that were not helping me or optimizing my life. Thank you so much for everything you do. You make a difference.”
“Wow, Wow, WOW! Every medical facility in the world should share these courses with their patients BEFORE they get cancer!”
“I’ve made many changes during the program, changes in activity levels, outlook, diet and confidence in the future and in my ability to affect my health and well-being. I feel armed with knowledge.”

ICYMI, the Anticancer Lifestyle Program is now available online and on-demand.

The ACLP is a comprehensive, evidence-based lifestyle transformation course for cancer survivors and those who seek to reduce their risk of cancer. The program has been taught as an in-person course since 2011, and is now available as an online offering.

The online course is divided into five interactive, multimedia modules: Making Change, Mindset, Diet, Fitness and Environment. The modules feature experts teaching evidence-based ways to reduce inflammation and improve the body’s natural defenses against disease. Each module comes with a toolkit of resources and information to help participants to create their own anticancer lifestyle. The course is designed to supplement any necessary medical treatment.

To enroll in the course, click here.

Cancer Prevention Collaboration: The Geneia Institute and Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation

I’ll confess I’m especially proud of The Geneia Institute’s role in creating the online, on-demand version of the ACLP. Known for our expertise in bringing skills-based content online, we collaborated with ALF to create videos, graphics, animation, quizzes and activities designed to empower course participants to take an active role in their health and well-being.

The Geneia Institute, in addition to designing a visually engaging course, leveraged pedagogical models of adult learning to deliver the content, making sure the course was evidenced-based, but was presented in an easy-to-understand way. Adult education experts at The Geneia Institute also incorporated elements of andragogy to ensure the content was presented in ways that consider how adults learn. 

Take the stress section of the Mindset module, for example.

Mindset training promotes attention, concentration, emotional regulation

The three types of stress are defined, briefly on the screen and in more detail by the instructor for the Mindset module, Margaret Fletcher, a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher.

Three types of stress - a moment for reflection

Each type of stress, acute, episodic and chronic, is represented by a scenario such as Shawna and her reaction to her adult son’s decision-making. In each scenario, the person represented applies a mindfulness practice to reduce stress. Shawna uses listening with compassion and without judgement to reduce her chronic stress.

Awareness interrupts the fight-flight response

Together with the ALF, The Geneia Institute has applied state-of-the-art adult learning principles to evidence-based content delivered and facilitated by experts. The ACLP is interactive and emphasizes learning through scenarios, demonstrations, quizzes and much more.

Techniques for training your brain

The online course is divided into five modules: Making Change, Mindset, Diet, Fitness and Environment. Get started today by clicking here.

Get started today by clicking here

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