1. Getting to Know One Another  
2. Understanding Feelings  
3. Understanding Cancer  
4. Coping with Change  
5. Learning to Relax  
6. Appreciating Ourselves and Our Families  
7. Strengthening Family Communication  
8. Solving Problems  
9. Learning to be Assertive  
10. Learning to Negotiate  
11. Putting it All Together  
12. Saying Goodbye  

Session 5: Learning to Relax

This session focuses on teaching children how to relax. Participants are introduced to the concept of using one's imagination to reduce stress, and learn two relaxation exercises, one based on deep breathing and the other on guided imagery. (These activities are repeated during each of the following six sessions.) Children spend time asking any new questions they might have about cancer.

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