Visit our Program Calendar for a schedule of all current group offerings.
The Zakim Center offers a variety of group movement programs, including free classes in qigong, tai chi, and yoga. These therapies, which include mind-body, meditation, and breathing techniques, can ease tired muscles, reduce stress, and increase positive
energy. Qigong, tai chi, and yoga are available in group sessions for adult patients at all fitness levels.
Learn how qigong can benefit cancer patients.
Try some of the best yoga stretches for cancer patients.
Expressive Arts Therapy
Expressing oneself through the arts, whether visual or musical, can help patients feel more relaxed, support pain management, and provide valuable coping skills. The Zakim Center's creative arts specialists provide guidance to patients in painting, writing,
and making jewelry, collages, and other visual media. Our music therapist facilitates group experiences that explore active music making and listening, paired with mindfulness and relaxation techniques to decrease feelings of isolation and enhance
quality of life for cancer patients. Materials are provided for these sessions, and no artistic experience is necessary.
Learn more about Expressive Arts Therapy.
Learning to let go of negative or fearful thoughts through meditation can help patients reach a more peaceful state of mind and feel more physically relaxed during their cancer treatment. Mindfulness can increase your awareness of, and appreciation for,
your surroundings. These workshops are available to adult and pediatric patients in a group setting.
Listen to three meditation sessions recorded by Patty Arcari, PhD, RN, program manager of meditation and mindfulness at the Zakim Center.
Learn more about meditation as complementary therapy from the National Institutes of Health.
Hear more about the
benefits of mindfulness and meditation from ABC correspondent and co-anchor Dan Harris, keynote speaker at the 13th annual Lenny Lecture.