Cancer Center Classes - Center for Hope and Healing
The Center for Hope and Healing classes and programs

The Kennedy Cancer Center enhances its mission to nurture cancer patients through the Center for Hope and Healing.  The Center for Hope and Healing promotes an optimum life experience for people with cancer, their family members and medical caregivers. Through individual and group sessions, and self expression through interaction with others, the use of physical activities and various arts are introduced and encouraged as an effective tool for coping with cancer.

The Center for Hope and Healing classes are open to cancer survivors, current cancer patients and their care givers.

Upcoming Center for Hope and Healing Programs and Classes

The Healing Touch of Reiki Therapy-Ongoing by appointment - 01/01/2016
Reiki, called "touch therapy", involves placing the hands on or very near to a person's body. The Reiki practitioner attempts to transmit or deliver energy. Some people call this therapy "Healing Touch."

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Chair Yoga - 08/31/2016
Chair Yoga is ideal for the person who finds it difficult to participate in traditional yoga class due to physical limitations or joint issues. All poses are performed seated or standing, using a chair as support.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - Fridays 09-02-16 thru 12-16-16 - 09/02/2016
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Chair Yoga Fridays 09-02-16 thru 12-16-16 - 09/02/2016
Chair Yoga is ideal for the person who finds it difficult to participate in traditional yoga class due to physical limitations or joint issues. All poses are performed seated or standing, using a chair as support.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - Mondays 09-05-16 thru 12-12-16 - 09/05/2016
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Hope & Healing Stitchers - Knitting & Crocheting Club - Tuesdays 09-06-16 thru 12-13-16 - 09/06/2016
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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Well-Being Yoga - Tuesdays 09-06-16 thru 12-13-16 - 09/06/2016
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Chair Yoga Wednesdays 09-07-16 thru 12-14-16 - 09/07/2016
Chair Yoga is ideal for the person who finds it difficult to participate in traditional yoga class due to physical limitations or joint issues. All poses are performed seated or standing, using a chair as support.

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Art Discovery Workshops - Wednesdays 09-07-16 thru 12-14-16 - 09/07/2016
The act of creating art in a nourishing, peaceful environment often allows the mind and body to relax, to experience stillness, a zone of acceptance that carries on to daily activity. Explore your creativity through various art techniques, including drawing, painting, collage, and clay in a supportive and playful environment.

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Well-Being Yoga - Thursday Afternoon 09-08-16 - 12-15-16 - 09/08/2016
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Tai Chi - Mondays 09-12-16 - 12-12-16 - 09/12/2016
Tai Chi is a Chinese slow motion exercise designed to promote good health and longevity by circulating internal energy or 'chi.' Benefits include promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Anyone can do it regardless of age or condition. Great by itself or complements other exercises, lowers blood pressure, improves balance and coordination, slows and improves breathing and builds strength and vitality for cancer patients during and after treatment.

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Dream Journaling and Interpretation Class - 2nd Monday - 09/12/2016
What do your dreams reveal about you and your relationship with the world? How can you best interpret them to give you insight and deeper connection with your inner life? Who or what inhabits your dream world and how can they reveal your current state of mind and emotions? Mary Barnett is an artist who has been assisting others for over 30 years to use their dreams to gain insight into their lives. By keeping a dream journal and working with a step by step procedure she can help you use your dream life to develop more clarity and creativity in your waking life.

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Zumba for Cancer Patients - Mondays 09-12-16 - 12-12-16 - 09/12/2016
Join other cancer patients for this low impact Latin-inspired dance-fitness program geared towards helping those who have battled and are still battling cancer.

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Well-Being Yoga - Tuesday Evening 09-13-16 - 12-13-16 - 09/13/2016
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Thursday Evening 09-15-16 - 12-15-16 - 09/15/2016
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Mindfulness and Meditation 1st & 3rd Mondays 12-19-16 thru 12-19-16 - 09/19/2016
With meditation at its core, mindfulness is a way to create a greater sense of peace and compassion for ourselves and our circumstances. Reduce stress on the body and mind. Learn the skills to live in the present and nurture yourself.

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Dream Journaling and Interpretation Class - 4th Monday - 09/26/2016
What do your dreams reveal about you and your relationship with the world? How can you best interpret them to give you insight and deeper connection with your inner life? Who or what inhabits your dream world and how can they reveal your current state of mind and emotions? Mary Barnett is an artist who has been assisting others for over 30 years to use their dreams to gain insight into their lives. By keeping a dream journal and working with a step by step procedure she can help you use your dream life to develop more clarity and creativity in your waking life.

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Horticultural Therapy - Harvest Baskets - 10/21/2016
Explore your creativity through horticultural therapy - design your own arrangements with seasonal favorites and enjoy the healing power of nature.

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Horticultural Therapy - Fresh Evergreen Flower Arrangements - 12/16/2016
Explore your creativity through horticultural therapy - design your own arrangements with seasonal favorites and enjoy the healing power of nature.

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