Combining the vehicles of Tai Chi and QiGong this practice incorporates ancient healing art practices to promote living mindfully. This is done through movement, breathing exercises, meditation and posture strengthening. Mindful living promotes contentment, calmness, steadiness and strength. The exercises are simple and easy to learn. They can be done standing or sitting. Bring an (more…)

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, 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…)

  Program Objectives: Create and implement a customized training approach with supportive ‘friend teams’. This approach will result in: – A customized training approach for each participant – Weekly sessions with the group and the instructor – The creation of the habit of exercise Program Outline: This will be a six (6) week program which combines (more…)

Sit in the beautiful Garden Room and try out different meditation practices ranging from Meditation for Anxiety and Depression to Radical Self-Acceptance. FREE Drop-in. (more…)

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, 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 (more…)

Meet up to walk the Gardens and nearby grounds, or pick your own route. For all clients, friends and family. Wednesdays Free Program (more…)

Fibers, found objects, twigs, and vines will be woven using simple techniques, to create symbols of your life. Come together with other clients to share the rich strands of your life stories, while creating your own individual life weaving. Led by Rachel Benson, Artist *This program is partially funded by the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation (more…)

Pilates is a form of strength and flexibility training that can be done by someone at any level of fitness. It also promotes a feeling of physical and mental well-being and also develops inner physical awareness.  Pilates is also helpful in preventing and rehabilitating from injuries, improving posture, and increasing flexibility, circulation, and balance. This monthly class meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Led by Karen Luchini, a physical therapist and a certified Pilates Instructor. As a cancer survivor and trained athlete, she knows how to create an appropriate and fun class for all. (more…)

Post-diagnosis: Treat your body with gentleness and respect Pre-treatment: Calm nervous system, detach from anxiety During treatment:   Improve circulation of body fluids (when possible), lengthen muscles shortened from immobility, relax body/relax mind, increase oxygen supply to cells, take charge of own well-being and be proactive Post-surgery: Regain mobility and alignment, lengthen connective tissue, work on scar tissue adhesions from (more…)

For those on a healing or spiritual path, writing can be soul soothing. This workshop is designed to inspire and support you on your individual writing journey. Each week we write in response to a new prompt. Then, those who wish to share read aloud their writing (optional). By reading aloud, our emotions are given (more…)

We invite families and friends of our clients who have passed on to join with us for a gathering of readings and music that commemorate and honor those we have loved and lost. Free Program (more…)

Join us for Part 2 of ‘Anti-Cancer Approach to Life: simple steps you can take to help prevent cancer’. Jocelyn Kasper, PhD, MPH and Catherine Pilfrey will be joining us for another half-day retreat to continue our learning about ways to reduce cancer risk and risk of recurrence. During this second workshop, we will focus (more…)

This class is designed to guide you safely, creatively and joyfully down the path of well-being. Together we learn how to practice without pain, embrace what we can and cannot do without judgment and live in peaceful residence in our bodies. Susan Chorman has been practicing and studying yoga since the mid 1990’s. She became (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. 1st (more…)

BEMER (Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation) is applied by laying on a mat which provides electromagnetic impulses to improve circulation and oxygenate cellular tissues. Provided by Emilie Coolidge 1st & 3rd Wednesdays Free (more…)

Discover the simple joy of creating delightful little books to hold your favorite thoughts, poems, sketches and more.   Led by Karen Arsenault, Artist *This program is partially funded by the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation and MA Cultural Council Grants* (more…)

This retreat will give clients and their loved ones the opportunity to experience renewal together, includes: QiGong/Tai Chi, Mind-Body Sound Therapy, Gourmet Lunch, Safe Massage and a Support Group.  For Concord & Carlisle residents only. Please contact to Brianne or Marcia at 978-456-3532 ext. 102 to register. Free This program is funded by The Concord-Carlisle (more…)

We are ready to officially begin the Spiritual Book Club under the leadership of fellow client, Kerry Lee. Kerry is offering to facilitate these group meetings that focus on one’s spiritual questions, yearnings, and challenges as they relate to illness, crisis, or disease. Her background includes years of psychological counseling (as a school social worker (more…)

These classes will cover a range of interests:  what foods can deliver helpful nutrients, healthier “junk food”, how to make a bone broth, or how to boost protein intake. Pre-Registration Required Run by Amy Noordzij, a chef trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in NYC, a whole foods-plant based culinary (more…)

1st and 3rd Mondays (except Holidays), 1:00-2:30 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…)

Cathy Ricketson, LCSW, leads this educational support group for caregivers. Every session will have a theme especially relevant to caregiver issues. Some of those themes will include understanding the role of caregiver, building a support network, self-care and building your self-confidence. Snacks will be provided. 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:00-7:30 pm Please call or email Kelly (more…)

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, LICSW, facilitates this group with a focus on sharing emotional concerns, such as family reactions and communication, and learning to have a full life while living with cancer. Medical and treatment issues and resources may be shared among members. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 11:00-12:30 pm *Please check the calendar for August Dates* Please call (more…)

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, LICSW, leads this group for clients and their caregivers. There are many common issues that people experience when faced with cancer. Often people feel that they are asking too much of their family and friends but especially the need for ongoing daily support. Conversely, the caregiver finds him/herself neglecting their own care and (more…)

The koi fish has a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by its ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream. Engage in the symbolism of painting koi. Led by Cindy Ryan, Lesley University Intern Free program (more…)

FINANCIAL PLANNING with Cynthia Bryant, CLTC, Financial Services Professional of MassMutual Financial Group. Find out about insurance and long term care or financial planning for those with a cancer diagnosis. MEDITATION & CREATIVE VISUALIZATION with Peggy Flood, RN. Learn a method of mediation and imagery that uses your own inner wisdom to bring internal relaxation, (more…)

At this Oneness Blessing event you will receive a transformative blessing preceded by a meditation. Also known as Deeksha, a transformative blessing is a direct transfer of energy “which causes the heart to flower and the mind to quiet.” This brings a shift in perception and the realization that the sense of separate self is (more…)

Brianne Carter, LICSW, facilitates this support group for women with any cancer type who are under the age of 45 (and/or have young children). The group meets twice per month and focuses on the many physical and psychological challenges young women face including: body image, fatigue, fertility, chemo brain, coping with fear of recurrence, sexual (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.  Learn (more…)

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