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…)


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…)


Meredith Hobson, LICSW, facilitates this support group for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer within the past six months. We encourage you to join the group to share your experiences and receive support. The group will cover a variety of topics, including: Coping through diagnosis and treatment Navigating your care plan Learning to ask for help (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. 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 Moraga 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, (more…)


Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and carefully observing with all our senses, we (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. Open to Healing Garden clients, caregivers, and bereaved members ~  Led (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…)


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…)


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…)


Making ephemeral art gives us an opportunity to use our hearts, minds, and hands together to express our feelings and honor our sense of place at a special moment in time. Spending time in nature, slowing down, and using our senses to connect with the present moment and place can be very restorative. Allowing ourselves (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 LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ Cancer Support Group provides a safe space where LGBTQIA+ people with cancer, caregivers, and client/caregiver couples can meet with (more…)


Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is an easy-to-learn mind/body skill that can be used to reduce stress, calm the nervous system, and relieve emotional or physical pain. In this 1-hour training, you will: Learn about EFT and its uses Get an introduction to the science of EFT Practice the EFT tapping technique Gain a powerful skill (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…)


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, Meredith Hobson, LICSW, for this 5-session program created by Inova Life with Cancer which uses evidence-based strategies to help decrease feelings of anxiety and depression and to help increase a sense of well-being.  Each week you will be introduced to new cognitive and behavioral tools and mind/body strategies that you can practice at home.  (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 workshop is specifically designed for anyone who has ever found themselves saying “I am not creative.”  I used to be one of these people until I hesitantly tried coloring in response to a meditation.  I wasn’t making art, I was just making something and playing all the while!  This powerful experience has led me (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…)


Did you know that singing in groups releases oxytocin and other endorphins? Did you know that when people sing together their heartbeats and breathing synchronize? The health and therapeutic benefits of singing have been well-documented in research and show that the benefits of singing in a group setting include overall social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual (more…)


Let’s join together to explore spiritual practices that you can use every day in building your wellness lifestyle. Each tradition can stand alone as a prayer practice, which enables you to discern which practice might best support you in your individual journey. In this four-part series, participants will have the opportunity to examine four different (more…)


Medicine melodies, which are minimal or centric melodies with a strong repetitive character that create a relaxing effect, can be found in traditions around the world, such as Gregorian chants, ragas from India, mantras from Tibetan, Hindu, and Buddhist practices, icaros from the Amazon in Peru and Brazil, Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban chants from Orisha traditions, (more…)


I love to refer to what we do as “messy doodling” because it opens up the possibilities for play and freedom. In this workshop, we’ll doodle some creatures from nature using whatever we have at home. Embellishment with markers, colored pencils, and/or paints, or other materials you may have at home is always welcome. No (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…)


Connect with other crafters. Learn the benefits of creating and relaxing while chatting with others. All types of needlework and other fiber crafts are welcome including crochet, embroidery, sewing, weaving, etc. No experience is required. Will provide instruction in these crafts as well. Free Drop-In Program ~ Healing Garden Clients Only This program is currently (more…)

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