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…)


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 to connect to pleasurable movement, and release stress. These sessions will integrate simple movement patterns drawn from (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…)


If viewing on a cell phone turn your phone to landscape view. Virtual Concert with The Glue Factory Sunday, December 5th ~ 3:00pm The Glue Factory plays folk-rock and lesser-known classic rock and blues in an Americana style. They have fun finding and playing well-crafted songs that appeal to audiences of all ages. It’s the (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…)


Christine Zinke, LICSW, leads the Bereavement Series, an eight-week educational series that provides educational information about grief and loss.  The goal is to assist group members in developing coping strategies and adaptive skills and offer emotional support through the bereavement process.  Topics will include understanding the grief process, handling the difficult emotions of grief, managing (more…)


In this series, we will engage in several mindfulness practices (stop, calm, rest, and heal) known to facilitate a sense of stability and peace within. Each session begins with a guided and silent meditation practice followed by an open discussion. No prior meditation experience is necessary. Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00am. One Wednesday session on January 5, 2022. (more…)


Brianne Carter, LICSW, facilitates this support group for adults with any cancer type who are under the age of 45. The group will meet weekly, 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 further notice. Please email Kelly (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…)


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. 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. (more…)


Come together to learn simple drawing techniques based on the accessible method known as Zentangles in this two-part program. Did you know that drawing can be meditative and especially soothing even to those who find such activities challenging? During the second session color theory will be de-mystified to increase your confidence (and fun) when applying (more…)


This 8-week series will explore ways to use your voice as an instrument of healing through music therapy and sound healing techniques and will also offer opportunities for group discussion and verbal processing. Experience how music and sound can help cancer patients with pain management, reduce stress and anxiety, increase energy and mental clarity, improve (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…)


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…)


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…)


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 (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…)


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


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…)


Haiku, short poems that originated in Japan, help us celebrate the extraordinary in the ordinary. Paying attention to the “haiku moments” in our lives can help us access our awe and wonder in the world. Writing haiku can become a practice of gratitude. Join award-winning haiku poet and teacher Brad Bennett for an introduction to (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…)


Legacy Projects can remind people with cancer that they are more than just the illness they battle. Creating a legacy project can provide shared beautiful moments in the midst of trying times. This three-part workshop series is about capturing what is and has been most significant in your life in a creative project, in a (more…)

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