Expressive art from cancer support class

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…)


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…)


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…)

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