Mindful eating (i.e., paying attention to our food, on purpose, moment by moment, without judgment) is an approach to food that focuses on individuals’ sensory awareness and experience of the food. The intention is to help individuals savor the moment and the food – and encourage their full presence for the eating experience. This can (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.  Healing Garden Clients Only.  Free Program with Optional $10 Donation.  All sessions will meet via Zoom.  (more…)


Meredith Hobson, LICSW, facilitates this support group for those 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 healthcare systems, filtering information, adjusting to identity changes, management of side effects, developing coping skills, and building a (more…)


Erin Moraga Raber, MA, MT-BC, 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 (more…)


Brianne Carter, LICSW, facilitates this group for those with any type of metastatic cancer. The group meets twice a 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 fears about disability, pain, and end-of-life care. Living in (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 (more…)


With yoga practice, you can help reduce inflammation, maintain strength, engage in self-care, relaxation, and renewal during or after treatment. Open to Healing Garden clients, caregivers, and bereaved members.  Free program with optional donations accepted.  Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 am. (Class on 7/11 will be IN PERSON ONLY in the Meditation Garden.  If the weather is poor, we (more…)


Join Meredith Hobson, LICSW for this 5-session program created by Inova Life with Cancer which teaches evidence-based strategies to decrease feelings of anxiety and depression and to increase an overall sense of well-being.  Together we’ll practice basic relaxation exercises and learn fundamental cognitive/behavioral tools.  This program is best for those that are newer to these (more…)


With yoga practice, you can help reduce inflammation, maintain strength, engage in self-care, relaxation, and renewal during or after treatment. Open to Healing Garden clients, caregivers, and bereaved members.  Free Virtual program with optional donations accepted.  Mondays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Meets virtually  (No class July 22nd) Led by Kathie Lee, RPP This program is supported (more…)


We have partnered with Community Harvest Project again this summer, a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts that is dedicated to addressing food insecurity through sustainable farming practices and community engagement.  Register to receive 6 FREE Farm Share distributions from the Community Harvest Project.  We also encourage you to register for our summer educational lectures geared (more…)


This spiritual, deeply meditative practice incorporates balanced movement, breath exercises, increased circulation, and posture strengthening. Classes are held via Zoom.  Open to Healing Garden Clients, Caregivers, and Bereaved members.  Free Program with optional donations accepted. Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am (no class 7/3 & 7/24) Led by Angela Raymond This program is supported in part by generous (more…)


Come meet other Healing Garden clients at this drop-in event.  No art experience necessary for this informal gathering where the focus is more on the fun of creating something spontaneous from a variety of supplies with no formal class. Open to clients, caregivers and bereaved members.  Free program with optional donations accepted.   Please register so (more…)


Join us one Thursday a Month for Outside Yoga in the beautiful Meditation Garden. Open to Healing Garden clients, caregivers, and bereaved members ~  Led by Kathie Lee, RPP.  Free program with optional donations accepted. *Thurs July 11th will move indoors due to the Heat (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…)


Christine Zinke, LICSW, an experienced group social worker, facilitates this group for 8-10 clients with 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 fears about disability, (more…)


Meredith Hobson, LICSW, facilitates this support group for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 18 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…)


Erin Moraga Raber, MA, MT-BC, Clinical Care Specialist & Music Therapist, facilitates this support group for those 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 (more…)


Whether you are living with a cancer diagnosis and/or finished with cancer treatment and wondering how to move forward, a common concern is “What should I eat?”  Learn how to separate science-based advice from internet fear and fiction during this one-hour presentation.  The program will outline diet and lifestyle recommendations within the context of living (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…)


This verbally guided Awareness Through Movement® class will invite you to reconnect with your body and learn ways to move with greater efficiency. Explore your own sensations as you create easy and gentle movements that will calm your mind and enliven your body. Developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, it is the application of gentle mindful movement (more…)


The Bereavement Support Group meets one time every other month via zoom.  Previous participation in the Healing Garden Bereavement Series is a prerequisite to attending the Bereavement Support Group.  The purpose of this group is to connect with others who have lost a loved one, while tending to and honoring your needs during this time (more…)


Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit with a personal restorative reiki and sound healing session with Bernadette Yao. Experience deep relaxation and stress relief through hands-on reiki, and a sound bath with the soothing sounds of alchemy crystal singing bowls. Led by Certified Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, Reiki II, and Sound Healer, Bernadette Yao. Appointments are (more…)


This 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 (more…)


Join Nadine Mazzola for an afternoon exploring and drawing in the garden.  Nadine will provide simple instructions for drawing flowers and foliage and allow clients to find a spot to relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. In the event of inclement weather, we will move this program indoors.  Please bring a hat, sunblock and bug (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 and client/caregiver couples can meet with others (more…)


Join Healing Garden client Teri Heard Ralbovsky who leads this book group.  Come meet other Healing Garden clients and enjoy bonding over a great book.  This group will meet one Friday a month from 1:00-2:15 pm IN PERSON at The Healing Garden.  Open to clients, caregivers and bereaved members.  Free program with optional donation.   August Book – (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 once per month. Healing Garden Clients only.  Please email Meredith Hobson, Director of Clinical Care to (more…)


In this Virtual Program, Nina Frusztajer, MD, MS, Lifestyle Medicine Coach will explore options for cooking with vegetables that are readily available in the summer. Open to clients, caregivers and bereaved members.  Free program with optional donations accepted.  This program will meet on zoom. Nina attended George Washington University School of Medicine and trained in (more…)


This fun, accessible, interactive, drum circle will inspire your creativity, stimulate your senses and lift your spirits. Even if you think you don’t have rhythm, you will discover that you do! So, try something new or drum again, and join us!  No experience necessary.  Drums and percussion instruments provided.  Open to Healing Garden clients, caregivers (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 meditation and gratitude. Join award-winning haiku poet and teacher Brad Bennett for an (more…)


Spring Forest Qigong is a gentle but powerful movement that can be done standing, sitting or lying down.  Qi means Life Force and gong means to work – so we are working with our Life Force or Life Energy.  The class is 60 minutes and incorporates gentle movement, breath, visualization and association with the energies (more…)


This program empowers people to advocate for their health care wishes with family, friends and medical professionals, and provides practical tools for setting up advance directives.  Open to clients and caregivers.  Free program with optional donations accepted. This program will meet on zoom. Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW, C.D.S., CDP, CGP is the Director of Professional and Community Education (more…)


During this 2-hour in-person workshop, Deb Hemley will introduce her unique approach to initiating and sustaining a healing  art journal. Through mindfulness practices, art exercises, and thought-provoking prompts, participants will embark on a journey to unlock techniques for bringing forth visual narratives. Previous experience is not necessary – all that’s needed is a willingness to (more…)


“The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.” – Robert Leighton  During this special workshop, we’ll use sunflowers as our muse as we create using several different tools including watercolors and oil pastels.  In the spirit of true Creative Mindfulness, all activities are relaxing and process focused and no special skills (more…)


Join award-winning author of “Be the Magic”, Diane Pienta, who will lead you on an exploration of how to bring more joy, wonder and awe into your life.  Themes might include:   “How to cultivate our intuition for greater trust and ease”  “Developing our imagination muscle to open our curiosity and creativity”   “A discussion of synchronicities (more…)


Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit at the end of fall with an afternoon of restorative reiki and sound healing practices. Experience deep relaxation and stress relief through meditation, vocal toning and chanting, hands-on reiki, and a sound bath with the soothing sounds of alchemy crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, and other instrumentation. Led by Certified (more…)

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