Carrillo Kern Center for Integrative Therapies


Treating Cancer Means Treating the Whole Patient... Body, Mind & Soul

In memory of Jeanne Carrillo and David Kern The Carrillo Kern Center for Integrative Therapies has been made possible by generous donations in memory of Jeanne Carrillo and David Kern. It is another way we are working to fulfill our promise to ensure patients and their families have all the mind, body, and spiritual support and services they need throughout their cancer journey.

Double your investment! Your support of the Carrillo Kern Center for Integrative Therapies could have twice the impact. Thanks to a generous donor, contributions received up to $100,000 before the end of the year will be matched 100%.

Integrative & Supportive Services

Open Tuesday through Saturdays, many of the integrative and supportive services we offer are provided in partnership with local businesses that share the belief in the Sentara mission to improve health every day in the communities we serve. Items listed with a $ are under $20, $$ are $20-50, $$$ are above $40.
Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a practice to relieve pain and stimulate the body to heal itself. Research shows that acupuncture is effective in reducing low back pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, headaches, and stress urinary incontinence. During a session, an acupuncturist stimulates a specific place on the skin called an acupoint. Some insurances cover acupuncture treatments. Both individual and group sessions will be offered. Call 757-624-0420 to make an appointment. $$$

Art Therapy

Art therapy helps participants to express and process their emotions. Many participants experience calming, peace, or motivation. Individual sessions are offered in collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Art Therapy and Counseling Program at no cost to patients. For more information and to register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or visit our Classes & Events section on Sentara.com.

Garden Therapy

In collaboration with the Norfolk Master Gardeners, Garden Therapy is the use of plants and nature to create activities to improve one’s health and well-being. These classes allow patients, survivors and caregivers to create individual crafts and participate in interactive connections that relax, restore and refresh the mind. The cost is $12 per participant which includes activity supplies and take-home craft. Learn more by searching “garden therapy” on the Sentara Classes and Events page. To register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272). $

Integrative Nutrition

Does what you eat affect cancer? Are there foods that can help fight the side effects of chemo? How do I as a caregiver or cancer patient know what meals to make to help fight cancer?

Join us monthly for our nutritional lecture series Nutrition and the Cancer Journey led by Shaye Arluk, MS RD Oncology Dietitian and 20-year cancer survivor. Each lecture will focus on easy ways to incorporate supercharged foods into your diet or how to use food to benefit your body the greatest. A food demo will be a part of every lecture. For more information and to register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or visit our Classes & Events section on Sentara.com.

Massage Therapy

Did you know medical studies have shown that massages can help cancer patients both during and after treatment? Massage therapy can help cancer patients with both emotional and physical side effects from treatment. Call 757-624-0420 to make an appointment. $$$

Mindfulness Meditation

Experience the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for the mind and body. Co-Founders Stephanee Howell and Frank McKenna offer a free program open to patients AND caregivers. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is encouraged. For more information and to register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or visit our Classes & Events section on Sentara.com (search for “Rest to Connect”). $$

Peer Mentoring

No one has to face cancer alone. In partnership with Imerman Angels, match someone who has experienced a similar cancer situation (mentor) for one-on-one support. We are looking for mentors to provide psychosocial support, empathy and understanding to cancer fighters and caregivers too. Open to pre-vivors (patients at high-risk for cancer), patients undergoing treatment, caregivers and post-treatment survivors. Email peermentor@sentara.com for more information.

Pet Therapy

Visiting with certified therapy pets provides patients and their families with comfort, relief and a distraction from pain, discomfort and stress. For more information visit our Classes & Events section on Sentara.com.

Reiki

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. Call 757-624-0420 to make an appointment.

Stress Management

The ability to recognize and manage stress in our lives is always important, especially when you are going through treatment for an illness. We are here to help you learn and adopt tools to help you better navigate uncertain situations. Call 757-624-0420 to make an appointment. $$

Tai Chi

Tai chi is a wonderful supportive tool for cancer patients that has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve balance and even reduce fatigue. For more information and to register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or visit our Classes & Events section on Sentara.com. $

Wellness Beyond Cancer

A six-week therapeutic fitness, yoga and wellness for healing program in collaboration with Better Beach Bodies and Yoga from the Heart. Learn to harness the restorative power of mindful meditation and the practice of yoga to combat fatigue, improve strength, as well as mental and physical functioning. Register for an upcoming session by calling 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272). Click here to search for the next class series.

Yoga

Therapeutic activities like yoga can complement cancer-fighting medical treatment to help heal the body, mind, and spirit in the midst of the cancer battle, as well as combat fatigue and improve strength for survivors. For more information and to register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or visit our Classes & Events section on Sentara.com. $$

Our Integrative Therapy Team

Healer Shaye Arluk@2x

Shaye Arluk, MS, RDN

Nutrition & Wellness Coordinator
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Healer Stephanee Howell@2x

Stephanee Howell

Body & Mind
Wellness Beyond Cancer Co-Coordinator
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Healer Janice Lanfair@2x

Janice Landfair

Massage & Reiki
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Healer Ron Manes@2x

Ron Manes

Tai Chi
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Healer Frank McKenna@2x

Frank McKenna

Exercise Specialist
Wellness Beyond Cancer Co-Coordinator
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Healer Briana Murphy@2x

Briana Murphy, LAC, LMT

Acupuncture
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Treating Cancer Means Treating the Whole Patient. Mind, Body and Soul.

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