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, 10:00-11:00am Through the generosity of the Boston Cancer Support’s Randi Friedman Wellness Grant this program is FREE to Healing Garden Clients. Healing Garden Clients Only (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…)


Part I: Farm Share with Community Harvest Project & Nutrition Classes Register to receive 6 FREE Farm Share distributions from the Community Harvest Project, followed by a free Nutrition Class using produce provided by each distribution.   (Farm Share pick up 2nd & 4th Mondays 11:00-4:00pm) (Nutrition Class, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm) All classes are (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, Authorized Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Teacher (more…)


During this group, in conversation with each other, we consider diverse religious/spiritual insights that help us to meet cancer with courage and hope. Believing that wisdom is ecumenical and inter-religious, the group shares spiritual resources from their own traditions – at present Catholic/Christian/Jewish- as well as from meditation practices based in Zen Buddhism, and most (more…)


1st and 3rd Mondays (except Holidays), 10:00-11:00 am 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…)


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 (no class on Labor Day) Due to limited grant funds and many requests for a second weekly Yoga class, we are asking for a (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. (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…)


For those wanting in-person social time, we invite you to join fellow clients outdoors on the back patio of the Healing Garden. (Weather permitting) Clients must adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks.  Restrooms will be accessible. Healing Garden Clients only (more…)


Cultivate a calm presence and learn how to transform difficult emotions. Each session begins with a 20-minute guided meditation, followed by open discussion. Open to beginner and advanced meditation practitioners. Led by Brenda Phillips, Ph.D. Bree is a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University, who is currently completing her (more…)


Please join our Music Therapy Intern, Erin Raber, for an introduction to the field of music therapy. She will discuss the various techniques, approaches, and methods used in music therapy and why music and sound can be an effective complementary therapy for people living with cancer. A music therapy experiential will also be offered. You (more…)


This spiritual, deeply meditative practice incorporates balanced movement, breathe exercises, increased circulation, and posture strengthening. All classes held via Zoom until further notice. Led by Angela Raymond Healing Garden Clients Only (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…)


Discover what the Art of Bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai.  The class will be held via Zoom. Clients will need to pick up their bonsai plant prior to the class. (Plants will be at the Healing Garden) Pre-registration required. Led by Miki Fitzgibbons  Subsidized rate available – Email Kelly (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, or gardening ease us into a meditative state by enhancing our capacity for focus, concentration, inner peace, and calm. Led by Karen Arsenault, Cancer Survivor, and Long-time Healing Garden (more…)


We miss seeing you!  Jump on  Zoom, grab your coffee or tea, and catch up with your friends at the Healing Garden.   Register to receive the meeting information. First Tuesday of the month, 10:30-11:00am (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 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.  (more…)


Reclaim transformation, enliven connection, and embodiment through the arts and nature. We’ll explore creativity and breath/body awareness together in a fun and supportive way. Led by Andrea Werbalowsky Marino, M.A. Mental Health Counseling/Expressive Arts Therapy 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month – Healing Garden Clients Only – Pre-Registration Required This program is supported in (more…)


Brianne Carter, LICSW, facilitates this support group for adults with any cancer type who are under the age of 45. The group meets twice per month on Tuesday mornings and focuses on issues young adults affected by cancer face.  All Support Group meetings are held via Zoom until further notice. Please email Kelly to register. (more…)


As part of our LiveWell program, we are offering a series of free Nutrition classes.  These classes are open to clients registered for the LiveWell and Farm Share programs as well as any client that would like to join the Zoom meeting. Classes led by Amy Noordzij, Jocelyn Kasper, or Kim Greene 2nd & 4th (more…)


Learn delicious recipes and cooking techniques with immune-boosting foods.  All classes held via Zoom until further notice. Led by Amy Noordzij, MA. Ed, Professional Chef Healing Garden Clients Only (more…)


This support group will provide attendees the opportunity to share and process their grief and connect with others. This group meets twice a month.  All Support Groups are held via Zoom until further notice. Led by Christine Zinke, LICSW 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm A New Client Visit must be completed with one of our (more…)


These are extraordinary times for all of us but made all the more challenging for those of us dealing with cancer on top of a global pandemic. During this workshop, we will be creating a piece of art to remind us daily of all the things in our lives that we have to be grateful (more…)


Explore ways we can nurture ourselves through nature and our creative spirits.  Derive inspiration from nature and experience new creative projects introduced throughout the series. Learn how to keep an art journal that serves as a thread to connect the series together.  The class will be held via Zoom. Led by Nadine Mazzola, Forest Therapy (more…)


A 6-week group dedicated to learning the “relaxation response”- shifting your body and mind out of a chronic state of inflammatory stress.  Develop an individualized, dedicated meditation practice, and engage in psycho-educational exercises.  Participants are encouraged to commit to the entire 6-week program. All classes are held via Zoom until further notice. Free Program for (more…)

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