18 April 2024

Amidst the nostalgic ambiance of the Mentone RSL, the Bayside-Kingston Prostate Support Group recently convened for a meeting that left attendees invigorated and empowered. Led by support group leader Alan White, a distinguished figure in the prostate cancer community and previous recipient of a Max Gardner Award, the gathering delved into innovative approaches to holistic well-being.

Breathwork Coach and support group member, Mike Watson, led a discussion on the power of conscious breathwork. With a 10-minute guided exercise, attendees experienced firsthand the calming effects and potential benefits of incorporating breathwork into their daily routines.

Alan White commended the presentation, emphasising the importance of exploring complementary therapies like breathwork, Chinese medicine, and meditation in the journey towards wellness. "Mike's insights into conscious breathing resonate deeply," Alan said. "It's a simple yet potent tool for managing stress and promoting self-healing, accessible to all, anytime, anywhere."

Among the other topics discussed, incontinence emerged as a prevalent concern. Helping to address this issue, Alan noted that the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) has teamed up with the Continence Foundation of Australia's BINS4Blokes initiative. This collaborative effort aims to install incontinence product disposal bins in male toilets nationwide, ensuring that men affected by incontinence can live and work in their community with confidence and freedom.

The Bayside-Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the first Monday of every month at 12:30pm at Mentone RSL, offering a safe space for those navigating prostate cancer and its challenges.

For more information reach out to Alan White on 0407 617 800 or via The Prostate Zone website.