During this group, in conversation with each other, we consider diverse religious/spiritual insights that help us to meet cancer with courage and hope. Believing that wisdom is ecumenical and inter-religious, the group shares spiritual resources from their own traditions – at present Catholic/Christian/Jewish- as well as from meditation practices based in Zen Buddhism, and most (more…)


With yoga practice, you can help reduce inflammation, maintain strength, engage in self-care, relaxation, and renewal during or after treatment.  All classes are held via Zoom until further notice. Mondays, 11:00-12:00pm Due to limited grant funds and many requests for a second weekly Yoga class, we are asking for a small donation if you are (more…)


We miss seeing you! That’s why we are holding monthly drop-in Zoom meetings with the Healing Garden Staff & Therapists.  Jump on Zoom, grab your coffee or tea, and catch up with your friends at the Healing Garden. 1st Tuesdays of the month, 9:30 am   (more…)


Find meaning and purpose in cancer through writing together.  For those who find themselves somewhere on the ‘cancer journey’, whether they consider themselves writers or not.  This is an opportunity to explore the terrain of cancer in a supportive, confidential environment. Led by Pamela Powell Pamela Powell has been leading groups of all ages in (more…)


Cultivate a calm presence and learn how to transform difficult emotions. Each session begins with a 20-minute guided meditation, followed by an open discussion. Open to beginner and advanced meditation practitioners. Led by Brenda Phillips, Ph.D. Bree is a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University, who is currently completing (more…)


Christine Zinke, LICSW, an experienced group social worker, facilitates this group for 8-10 women and men who have any type of metastatic cancer. The group meets twice per month and focuses on issues associated with living with metastatic cancer and all the related treatments, changes in lifestyle and relationships, learning to ask for help and (more…)


Christine Zinke, LICSW, leads this group for people who are past their treatment phase and are working to reevaluate their lives. They wonder how to articulate and understand how they have changed. They hope that they will feel lighter and trust in their health. We have a post-treatment group during the day that accommodates people (more…)


Brianne Carter, LICSW, facilitates this group for 8-10 women and men who have any type of metastatic cancer. The group meets weekly and focuses on issues associated with living with metastatic cancer and all the related treatments, changes in lifestyle and relationships, learning to ask for help and fears about disability, pain, and end of (more…)


This spiritual, deeply meditative practice incorporates balanced movement, breathe exercises, increased circulation, and posture strengthening. All classes held via Zoom until further notice. Led by Angela Raymond Healing Garden Clients Only (more…)


Brianne Carter, LICSW, facilitates this support group for women and men who have completed their active treatment for any type of cancer. The group meets twice a month and focuses on issues like cancer rehabilitation, strength-building, shifts in identity, intersecting factors (financial, work, relationships), management of anxiety, and making meaning of cancer in their lives.  (more…)


In this time of uncertainty, personal and global, let’s find ways to grow.  Reclaim transformation, enliven connection, and cultivate embodiment through the arts. We’ll explore creativity, breath/body awareness, and nature connection in order to facilitate self-discovery and enhance your relationship with yourself and your life. Led by Andrea Werbalowsky Marino, M.A. Mental Health Counseling/Expressive Arts (more…)


With yoga practice, you can help reduce inflammation, maintain strength, engage in self-care, relaxation, and renewal during or after treatment.  All classes are held via Zoom until further notice. Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 am Through the generosity of the Boston Cancer Support’s Randi Friedman Wellness Grant, this program is FREE to Healing Garden Clients. Healing Garden Clients (more…)


This group will explore ways to connect to and free our authentic voice through music therapy and sound healing techniques, including toning, vocal improvisation, mantra, medicine melodies, chanting, songwriting, and singing familiar songs. We will awaken to the power of our voices as instruments of healing and use our voices in ways that can help (more…)


Knitting is an excellent activity to combat neuropathy and a way to achieve relaxation.  Receive a free knitting starter kit and guided instruction!  Then enjoy sitting with friends with your yarn projects.  All programs are being held via Zoom until further notice. Free Drop-In Program ~ Healing Garden Clients Only Email Kelly to receive Zoom meeting (more…)


A 6-week group dedicated to learning the “relaxation response”- shifting your body and mind out of a chronic state of inflammatory stress.  Develop an individualized, dedicated meditation practice, and engage in psycho-educational exercises.  Participants are encouraged to commit to the entire 6-week program. All classes are held via Zoom until further notice. Free Program for (more…)


Are you curious about Feldenkrais®?  This verbally guided Awareness Through Movement® class will invite you to explore your own sensations as you create easy and gentle movements that will calm your mind and enliven your body.  Virtual Meeting via Zoom. Led by Pam Turci, LMT, Authorized Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Teacher 1st Friday of the (more…)


During this group, in conversation with each other, we consider diverse religious/spiritual insights that help us to meet cancer with courage and hope. Believing that wisdom is ecumenical and inter-religious, the group shares spiritual resources from their own traditions – at present Catholic/Christian/Jewish- as well as from meditation practices based in Zen Buddhism, and most (more…)


With yoga practice, you can help reduce inflammation, maintain strength, engage in self-care, relaxation, and renewal during or after treatment.  All classes are held via Zoom until further notice. Mondays, 11:00-12:00pm Due to limited grant funds and many requests for a second weekly Yoga class, we are asking for a small donation if you are (more…)


1st and 3rd Mondays (except Holidays), 1:30-2:30 pm Brianne Carter, LICSW, facilitates this support group for women and men who are in any stage of cancer treatment. The group meets twice per month and focuses on issues of new diagnosis and treatment including navigating the medical and health care systems, filtering information, adjusting to identity (more…)


You are invited to lie down on the floor or sit in chairs as you absorb the healing power of Bernadette’s music. Learn about the power of sound for relaxation and self-healing: use sound to create relaxation and joy in the body, uplifting energy in the home, grief processing, and as a form of meditation. (more…)


Brianne Carter, LICSW, facilitates this support group for adults with any cancer type who are under the age of 45. The group meets twice per month on Tuesday mornings and focuses on issues young adults affected by cancer face.  All Support Group meetings are held via Zoom until further notice. Please email Kelly to register. (more…)


This support group will provide attendees the opportunity to share and process their grief and connect with others. This group meets twice a month.  All Support Groups are held via Zoom until further notice. Led by Christine Zinke, LICSW 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm A New Client Visit must be completed with one of our (more…)


Learn delicious recipes and cooking techniques with immune-boosting foods.  All classes held via Zoom until further notice. Led by Amy Noordzij, MA. Ed, Professional Chef Healing Garden Clients Only (more…)


Catherine (Cathy) Ricketson, LCSW is the facilitator for the Caregiver Support Group program. The group meets to help caregivers navigate the many challenges of caring for a loved one and taking care of themselves at the same time. Group topics include understanding the role of the caregiver, building a support network, and gaining self-confidence in (more…)


Polarity, which includes foot reflexology, is a hands-on energy balancing technique based on the idea that one person’s hands can influence the energy in another person’s body. Rather than giving your own energy to the other, your touch elicits relaxation in the other person which can lead to better energy flow. Led by Kathie Lee, (more…)


Liz Simmons and Flynn Cohen perform folk and roots music and have made a name for themselves performing with their band Low Lily, and with such luminaries as John Whelan, Cathie Ryan, Tom Chapin, Melanie, and many more. Their music features their instrumental skills alongside uplifting American folk songs featuring close duo vocal harmonies. They (more…)


Explore ways we can nurture ourselves through nature and our creative spirits.  Derive inspiration from nature and experience new creative projects introduced throughout the series. Learn how to keep an art journal that serves as a thread to connect the series together.  All classes will be held via Zoom. Led by Nadine Mazzola, Forest Therapy (more…)


Have you ever experienced being so immersed in a creative activity that you’ve lost track of time? This happens because creative activities such as art-making, crafting, or gardening ease us into a state of mindfulness by enhancing our capacity for focus, concentration, inner peace, and calm.  Regularly spending time in a mindful state has been (more…)


Harness the energy of mandalas to slow down, release tension, and find your body’s innate healing powers.  A powerful exercise to start the new year. Led by Debra Solomon,  Art Teacher Healing Garden Clients only. This class will meet via Zoom.  Pre-Registration Required.  Free Program. $10 Donation is optional. (more…)


Embark on an imaginative, meditative adventure to discover our own animal totems and learn about their unique traits that we might have in common or those that we can develop to help guide us through our everyday lives. Led by Miki Fitzgibbons This Class will meet via Zoom.  Healing Garden Clients only. Pre-Registration Required. Free (more…)

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