showing support of cancer paitients

  • August 22, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • September 12, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • September 26, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • October 10, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • October 24, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • November 14, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • November 28, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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…)


  • August 23, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • August 30, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our intern in exploring the benefit and transformative power of expressive arts. Each class will explore a different technique and project. Maria LaCreta, Lesley University Expressive Arts Therapies Intern   (more…)


  • August 24, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • August 31, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

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…)


  • August 24, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • September 5, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • September 19, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 3, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 17, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 7, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 21, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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…)


  • August 24, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • August 31, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • September 7, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • September 14, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • September 21, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • September 28, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 5, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 12, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 19, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 26, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 9, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 16, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 30, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy sitting with friends in front of the fireplace with your yarn projects. Clients Only Free program (more…)


  • August 28, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 11, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 25, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 23, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 13, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 27, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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…)


  • August 29, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Use soft drumming techniques to induce a meditative state. Drop-in. 4th Tuesday of the month Free OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY!   (more…)


  • August 29, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • September 12, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • September 26, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • October 10, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • October 24, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • November 14, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • November 28, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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…)


  • September 5, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 19, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 26, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 3, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 17, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 24, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 31, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 7, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 21, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 28, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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…)


  • September 5, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • October 3, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • November 7, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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…)


  • September 6, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • September 13, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • September 20, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • September 27, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • October 4, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • October 11, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • October 18, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • October 25, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • November 1, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • November 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • November 15, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • November 22, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • November 29, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

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


  • September 6, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • September 20, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 4, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 18, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 1, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 15, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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…)


  • September 6, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • September 20, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • October 4, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • October 18, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • November 1, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • November 15, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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…)


  • September 6, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • September 13, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • September 20, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. Create your own set of prayer flags that will support you. You will be guided through the process of creating your own set of healing flags using a variety of techniques and materials including watercolor, decorative papers, collage and what ever else you (more…)


  • September 7, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • September 14, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • September 21, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • September 28, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • October 5, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • October 12, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • October 19, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • October 26, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • November 2, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • November 9, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • November 16, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • November 30, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am

Reduce inflammation and maintain strength during or after treatment with this weekly yoga class. Led by Kathie Lee, LMT, RPP (more…)


  • September 10, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 15, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 12, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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…)


  • September 11, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • September 18, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • September 25, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • October 2, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • October 16, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • October 23, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • October 30, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • November 6, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • November 13, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • November 20, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • November 27, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:30 am

Reduce inflammation and maintain strength during or after treatment with this yoga class. Led by Susan Chormann, CYT (more…)


  • September 11, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • September 18, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Register to receive 6 free Farm Share distributions from the Community Harvest Project. Drop in to the free Nutritional Lecture Series following each distribution.  Lecturers include Jocelyn Kasper, Ph.D.; Kathy Elkind, Eating Psychology Coach; Catherine Pilfrey, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach; Krissy Berthoud, Bodylines Pilates Senior Nutritionist; Amy Noordzij, Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary (more…)


  • September 11, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • September 18, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • September 25, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • October 2, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • October 16, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • October 23, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • October 30, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • November 6, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • November 13, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • November 20, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • November 27, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Sit in the beautiful Garden Room and try different meditation practices.   Free Drop In (more…)


  • September 11, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • September 25, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • October 23, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • November 13, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • November 27, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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…)


  • September 14, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • September 21, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • September 28, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • October 5, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • October 12, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • October 19, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • October 26, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

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…)


  • Financial Planning
    September 14, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Meditation & Visualization
    October 12, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Managing Anxiety
    November 9, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Free education sessions covering: Financial Planning, Meditation and Visualization and Managing Anxiety. Free program (more…)


  • September 18, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 2, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 16, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 6, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 20, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Engage in readings by Barbara Brown-Taylor,Eckhard Tolle, Mark Nepo, Michael Singer and others. Join a group of others seeking inspiration, wisdom and a way of moving into living a life full of meaning. First & Third Mondays Free (more…)


  • September 18, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • October 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • October 16, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • November 6, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • November 20, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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…)


  • September 20, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 18, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 15, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn about the power of music for relaxation and self-healing: use music to create relaxation in the body, joy, uplifting energy in the home, grief processing and meditation. Led by Bernadette Yao, Musician and Reiki Master (more…)


  • September 26, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 24, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 28, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Use soft drumming techniques to induce a meditative state. Led by Marcia Lewin-Berlin, LICSW Free (more…)


  • September 26, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 3, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 10, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 17, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 24, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 31, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Get fit in a customized way to create an exercise habit. Sign up with a caregiver or be partnered with a fellow participant. Special program completion award offered.  (Must complete all 6 sessions) Led by John Barrett, CPT $75 per person or $125 for a client/caregiver pair (more…)


  • September 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • October 25, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • November 29, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pilates engages the mind to condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture and reduces stress. This monthly class meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Led by Karen Luchini, PT, Pilates Instructor (more…)


  • October 1, 2017
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a Half Metric or Metric Century Bike ride or a 3.5 mile walk to support The Healing Garden. After the ride or walk return to the Garden and enjoy a celebration with refreshing food and beverages, kids activities and prizes! Sunday, Oct. 1  8:00-3:00pm $25/walker with a $75 family max (kids 12 (more…)


  • October 2, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 16, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 6, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 20, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 Led by Amy Noordzij, Professional Chef (more…)


  • October 3, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 10, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 17, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 24, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 31, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 7, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 14, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • November 28, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Combining Tai Chi and Qi Gong, this practice incorporates balanced movement, breathing exercises, meditation and posture strengthening. Led by Angela Raymond & Carol Swerzenski (more…)


  • October 3, 2017
    12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn a visualization meditation and then walk next door to Sherrifmuir Farm to practice with the horses. Led by Linda Crabtree, Reiki Teacher of Circle of Peace Free event (more…)


  • October 4, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 11, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • October 18, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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…)


  • October 26, 2017
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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…)


  • October 29, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn important lessons for understanding the effects of sugar, superfoods that help fight cancer, preservatives and additives to avoid and detoxing your food and home. Jocelyn is a certified Health Coach with a PhD and MPH from Harvard Medical School. She studied basic cancer cell biology and cancer epidemiology and nutrition from 1999-2008. Jocelyn now runs Your (more…)


  • November 1, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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…)


  • November 5, 2017
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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…)


  • November 8, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • November 15, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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…)

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