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…)


Join us in this virtual drop-in music therapy program as we engage in music listening and explore ways to use the voice as an instrument of healing through music therapy and sound healing techniques. No prior musical training is necessary to engage in music therapy. Open to Clients, Caregivers & Bereaved.  The group will meet (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. Classes are held via Zoom until further notice. Led by Angela Raymond This class is open to registered Healing Garden Clients, Caregivers, and Bereaved members.  Free Program, Optional donations are accepted. (more…)


Erin Raber, MA, MT-BC, Clinical Care Specialist & Music Therapist, 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 (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, and 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…)


The impact of cancer for those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) can be magnified due to health care disparities specifically related to race, ethnicity, income levels, environmental conditions, and more. This BIPOC cancer support group will address the specific needs and experiences of the BIPOC community navigating a cancer diagnosis (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 This program is FREE to Healing Garden Clients. Optional donations are accepted. Healing Garden Clients Only ~  Led by Kathie Lee, RPP (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…)


Led by WellBeing Fitness Strength training is marked as one of the best things you can do for your body during or after cancer treatment. This program aims to educate along with motivate. This program will include: An initial assessment, sent via email to fill out and return ahead of time for review. The first session (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, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFP) This program is open to (more…)


In this 6-session series, through our individual and group listening, we will have the opportunity to give outward expression to our budding hopes through discussion and individual creative forms of writing. This program will meet on Zoom. Healing Garden Clients Only. Free Program, $10 Optional Donation.  Led by the Rev. Sarah H. Maker. (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…)


Join us for a  3-week series of Meditation classes. Each session begins with a 25-minute meditation followed by open discussion. No prior meditation experience is required. Led by Brenda Phillips, Ph.D. Bree is a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University, who is currently completing her Zen Chaplaincy through the (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…)


Join us in this virtual drop-in music therapy program as we engage in music listening and explore ways to use the voice as an instrument of healing through music therapy and sound healing techniques. No prior musical training is necessary to engage in music therapy. Open to Clients, Caregivers & Bereaved.  The group will meet (more…)


This bi-weekly music therapy support group explores ways to use your voice as an instrument of healing through music therapy and sound healing techniques. Experience how music and sound can help those navigating cancer with pain management, reduce stress and anxiety, increase energy and mental clarity, improve mood, decrease feelings of isolation, and promote emotional transformation and (more…)


William Lenderking, Ph.D., facilitates this group which uses the tools of poetry, music, yoga, meditation, and listening to create a space in which to communicate about the challenges of living with cancer and to provide support. This group meets twice per month. Healing Garden Clients only.  Please email Kelly to register. (more…)


Although everyone’s experience with cancer is unique, the LGBTQI+ cancer experience can present many challenges, such as lack of access to tailored resources and discrimination around sexuality and/or gender while navigating the medical system. This LGBTQI+ Cancer Support Group provides a safe space where LGBTQI+ people with cancer, caregivers, and client/caregiver couples can meet with (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…)


Meredith Hobson, LICSW, facilitates this support group for adults with any cancer type who are under the age of 50. The group will meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, alternating between morning and evening times and focuses on issues young adults affected by cancer face.  All Support Group meetings are held via Zoom until (more…)


Meredith Hobson, 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 changes, management of side effects, developing coping skills, (more…)


Come together in a unique, virtual circle, with other Healing Garden clients, to explore our connections to nature and awaken creativity. This way of being in nature is very effective at activating our relaxation response. Join from inside by a window or outside your own home, via phone or zoom. We’ll do a combination of (more…)


Register to receive 6 FREE Farm Share distributions from the Community Harvest Project, followed by a free Cooking/Nutrition Program. Led by Amy Noordzij, MA.Ed, Professional Chef, Natural Gourmet Institute for Health. Email Kelly@HealingGardenSupport.org to register. Farm Share will be available to pick up late morning on the dates listed, Nutrition Class will meet on Zoom (more…)


PART I: Farm Share with Community Harvest Project & Cooking/Nutrition Series Register to receive 6 FREE Farm Share distributions from the Community Harvest Project, followed by a free Cooking/Nutrition Program. Led by Amy Noordzij, MA.Ed, Professional Chef, Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. July 11, 25, August 8, 22, September 12, 26 3:30-4:30pm. (more…)


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


Palliative care is for anyone with a serious illness at any stage in their disease.  Did you know that you can receive palliative care while receiving curative treatment?  Would you like to understand the difference between palliative care and hospice? This 60-minute information session, Palliative Care 101, will review the definition and philosophy of palliative (more…)


1 part dance party + 1 part mindfulness = Moving to Heal: a gentle and uplifting movement practice with the goal of feeling better. In this weekly program, you can expect to safely explore form and freedom and connect to pleasurable movement and release stress. These sessions will integrate simple movement patterns drawn from dance, (more…)


Please join me for a meditative and relaxing art experience. We will be painting mandalas on rocks as a way to help us relax and to allow us to slow down. Mandalas are an ancient, meditative art form used today to reach the inner self and to create balance in our often-hectic world. No prior (more…)

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