Start a Learning Circle in your hospital or community today.

Gather patients, clients, or friends together for support, ideas, and encouragement as you learn to create your Anticancer lifestyle. An Anticancer lifestyle supports behaviors that can reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and promote overall health.

What is a Learning Circle?

People learn better when they learn together. They have more fun, too! That’s why we created our Learning Circles. Participants can gather in person or online to share ideas and support as they learn to create their Anticancer lifestyle.

Learning Circles are organized around the 9-hour, self-paced Anticancer Lifestyle Program (ACLP) free online course, divided into five modules: Change, Diet, Mindset, Fitness, and Environment.

Who can organize a Learning Circle?

Whether you’re a medical provider, health coach, member of a cancer support group, or just interested in a healthier lifestyle, you can organize and facilitate a Learning Circle. We provide a comprehensive manual with detailed session plans, engagement strategies, and resources to create an educational yet nurturing environment. All you have to do is bring people together!

Medical providers: please note that Learning Circles have been successfully incorporated into insurance-reimbursed Shared Medical Visits. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.

Who should join an Anticancer Learning Circle?

  • Patients can join Learning Circles organized by their hospital or provider.
  • Members of a support group can gather to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes “stick.”
  • Individuals interested in prevention can join with friends and family for mutual support and education about wellness.
How long is the ACLP Learning Circle program?

The program spans 9 weeks, with participants meeting virtually or in person once a week for 90 minutes.

What is the role of a facilitator in a Learning Circle?

A facilitator’s role is to guide discussions, reflect and summarize participant comments, and help navigate the ACLP online course content. They are not expected to be subject matter experts but are crucial in stimulating transformative journeys for participants. While experience facilitating groups is not essential, a background in coaching, social work, or facilitation is very helpful.

How can I get more information about organizing a Learning Circle?

For assistance or more information, you can reach out to the Anticancer Lifestyle Program team at [email protected].

Free resource for healthcare professionals

Learning Circle Manual

This manual provides step-by-step instructions for organizing a Learning Circle.

Stories of Success

We are honored to share some stories of those whose lives were changed
by our Learning Circles.

“Thanks to the Anticancer Lifestyle program, I know where to turn for reliable evidence-based information to help guide me as I continue to live into my vision daily of creating a healthy, active life, full of purpose.”

Melody W.

“I knew I needed the community to support to make these lifestyle changes. I feel healthier today than before I was even diagnosed, and no longer have that false feeling of helplessness.”

Erica D. Alaska

“The program allowed us to be authentic, to come out of our shells, and to share things that were affecting us, building connections and drawing out the best in each other.”

Monique W.

“It’s a step-by-step program that empowered me to create the change that I needed.”

Janna J.

“I know the program has made a huge impact in my life, and I really think it will with others.”

Sharon R.

Learning Circle success story at a cancer center.

“The Anticancer Lifestyle Program has been extremely helpful in making sure that our patients have access to evidence-based resources. We are very grateful to have the ACLP help our patients make positive lifestyle changes. They report feeling empowered and motivated. As clinicians, my team and I feel confident in the information provided.”

Manager, Integrative Oncology at a cancer institute in North Carolina

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