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Immerse Yourself in Music to Celebrate National Music Therapy Month
Music Therapy is an evidence-based intervention that is used in cancer centers around the country. Studies show music therapy can support pain and stress management, engage mindfulness skills, improve relaxation, and increase quality of life. You don't need to have any musical experience to benefit from therapy. Join us to learn about and experience the benefits of music therapy! For more information, please call 617-632-3322, or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
Brain tumors and their associated treatments have the potential for a number of side effects such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting, to taste changes and difficulty swallowing. Engaging in healthy diet and nutrition habits can play an integral, complementary role with traditional cancer therapies and for the management of symptoms resulting from those treatments. Join us for an interactive webinar that focuses on strategies for optimal nutrition before, during and after cancer treatment.
Hear from Hannah Dalpiaz, RD, LDN, CNSC, discuss foods that will help alleviate symptoms and side effects or those that can support optima health, including certain diets and supplements. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert in question and answer session. Please click here to register online.
The Young Adult Program (YAP) at Dana-Farber will host its annual conference for young adult patients and their caregivers to learn strategies for coping with cancer as a young adult, and meet other patients facing similar challenges. This conference is open to patients treated at Dana-Farber and beyond, as well as their families and supporters. Workshops include how to talk to your care team, yoga and knitting sessions, planning for the unknown, and more.
Learn more about the conference, and email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 17 to register.
This is a 30 minute class that focuses on your feet and calf muscles. Learn how to stretch and strengthen these muscles and walk out feeling grounded and lighter on your feet.
Contact the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies for any questions: 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
This is a 45 minute class where you will experience Pilates using a chair. This class is open to all cancer patients, family members and staff. If you are unable to get to the floor, or want to learn core strengthening exercises that can be done at your desk, this class is for you.
Contact the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies for any questions: 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
Registration is required for this class. Contact the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies to register, or for any questions: 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
Patients, family, caregivers, and staff are invited to stop by the Creative Arts Studio to create with artists and art therapists, and explore how expressive arts can support stress and pain management.
All levels are welcome, no experience is required, and an array of materials is provided free of charge. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
Support for brain tumor patients and their caregivers facilitated by Debra LaFrankie, RN, OCN and Nancy Tharler, LICSW.
Registration is required. Please call Nancy Tharler to register at 617-632-3634.
For more information on adult patient/family support groups & programs or to connect with a social worker at Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s Cancer Center call: (617) 632-3301 or visit www.dfci.org/supportgroups
Presented in cooperation with YogaCaps, Inc. Open to those with a current or past cancer diagnosis. Beginners or people experienced in yoga are welcome. Caregivers may also attend.
Please call 603-674-3770 to register and for other days, times, and/or locations.
Presented in cooperation with YogaCaps, inc. Open to those with a current or past cancer diagnosis. Beginners or people experienced in yoga are welcome. Caregivers may also attend.
Please call 603-552-9134 to register as space may be limited!
This group offers you an opportunity to develop a peer network of shared understanding and support in a setting where you can discuss:
-Thoughts, concerns, experiences-Communicating w/ loved ones-Coping Strategies
Pre-registration is required:To register or for more info: Contact Nancy Bailey at 617-632-3599Facilitator: Nancy Bailey, RN
The Melanoma Caregiver Group meets at the same time atBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterCall Frank McCaffrey 617 667-3525 for information.Parking validated in Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage
provides digital screening mammography to the women of Greater Boston. To learn
more or schedule an appointment, please call us at 617-632-1974 or visit www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.
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scheduled van dates? Come in for your mammogram at Dana-Farber’s Mammography
Suite at Whittier Street Health Center. Call 617-989.3200 for more information.
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This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends
that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in
remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and
breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and
relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact
the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
Mindfulness meditation can help you relax, reduce anxiety, stress and negative emotions as well as increase your sense of well-being. In this one hour class, you will learn techniques to help focus your mind on the present moment to raise awareness of your thoughts with acceptance, patience, and compassion.
This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome.
Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email email@example.com.
This one-hour class fuses the
practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly
diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class
will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the
deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Registration is required for this class. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at
617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
Explore, express, and experience the empowering effects of drum circles with music therapist Heather Smist as your guide. We'll learn how drumming can reduce stress and increase self-awareness, then practice it ourselves. Drums provided. No experience necessary. Call 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu to register. Open to patients, family members and staff.
Explore how music can help you decrease stress, anxiety, and pain, as well as guide you to a place of increased relaxation.
Program led by the Leonard P. Zakim Center's Expressive Therapies Manager, Heather Woods, MT-BC. Open to DFCI patients, family members and staff.
To register, please contact the Zakim Center at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-3322