showing support of cancer paitients

  • May 30, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 6, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 20, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 27, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 18, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 25, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Sit in the beautiful Garden Room and try out different meditation practices ranging from Meditation for Anxiety and Depression to Radical Self-Acceptance. There will be a twenty minute meditation activity and a brief discussion. FREE Drop-in. (more…)


  • May 31, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • June 7, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • June 14, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • June 21, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • June 28, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Meet at the Healing Garden at 9:00am on Wednesdays throughout the year, as weather permits, and come for a walk. Walk with company for exercise and gather for snacks in the Garden. Walk around the Gardens or into Harvard. You decide! OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! Wednesdays, 9:00 am FREE (more…)


  • May 31, 2017
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility improves posture and reduces stress. Taught by Karen Luchini, a Physical Therapist and an avid cyclist. A cancer survivor herself, she believes that the practice of Pilates is instrumental in her ability to (more…)


  • June 1, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • June 8, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • June 15, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • June 22, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • June 29, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

For those on a healing or spiritual path, writing can be soul soothing. This workshop is designed to inspire and support you on your individual writing journey. Each week we write in response to a new prompt. Then, those who wish to share read aloud their writing (optional). By reading aloud, our emotions are given (more…)


  • June 1, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • June 8, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • June 15, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • June 22, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • June 29, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:45 am

This series is designed to help you increase your body and breath awareness through the practice of traditional and restorative yoga. Purchase a Monthly Pass for a discount. Led by Susan Chormann, CYT (more…)


  • June 1, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 8, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 15, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 22, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 29, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

For those on a healing or spiritual path, writing can be soul soothing. This workshop is designed to inspire and support you on your individual writing journey. Each week we write in response to a new prompt. Then, those who wish to share read aloud their writing (optional). By reading aloud, our emotions are given (more…)


  • June 1, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 8, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 15, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 22, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 29, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Healing Garden community and friends in an open knitting circle. Enjoy snacking and chatting with your yarn project! Clients Only (more…)


  • June 5, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 19, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 17, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • July 31, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • August 7, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • August 21, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Start date for the Spiritual Book Club postponed until the Summer. Engage in readings by Barbara Brown-Taylor,Eckhard Tolle, Mark Nepo, Michael Singer and others. Join a group of others seeking inspiration, wisdom and a way of moving into living a life full of meaning. First & Third Mondays Free (more…)


  • June 6, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 20, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 11, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 18, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 10, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 24, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, LICSW, facilitates this group with a focus on sharing emotional concerns, such as family reactions and communication, and learning to have a full life while living with cancer. Medical and treatment issues and resources may be shared among members. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 11:00-12:30 pm *Please check the calendar for August Dates* Please call (more…)


  • June 6, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, LICSW, leads this group for clients and their caregivers. There are many common issues that people experience when faced with cancer. Often people feel that they are asking too much of their family and friends but especially the need for ongoing daily support. Conversely, the caregiver finds him/herself neglecting their own care and (more…)


  • June 7, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 21, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 5, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 19, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 2, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 23, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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. 1st (more…)


  • June 7, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • June 21, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • July 5, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • July 19, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • August 2, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

BEMER stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation which is applied by laying on a mat which provides electromagnetic impulses to improve circulation and oxygenate cellular tissues. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pm FREE (more…)


  • June 7, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover the simple joy of creating delightful little books to hold your favorite thoughts, poems, sketches and more.   Led by Karen Arsenault, Artist (more…)


  • June 11, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 9, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • August 13, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At this Oneness Blessing event you will receive a transformative blessing proceeded by a meditation. Also known as Deeksha, a transformative blessing is a direct transfer of energy “which causes the heart to flower and the mind to quiet.” This brings a shift in perception and the realization that the sense of separate self is (more…)


  • June 12, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 26, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 10, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 24, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 7, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 28, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Brianne Carter, LICSW, facilitates this support group for women with any cancer type who are under the age of 45 (and/or have young children). The group meets twice per month and focuses on the many physical and psychological challenges young women face including: body image, fatigue, fertility, chemo brain, coping with fear of recurrence, sexual (more…)


  • June 12, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • June 19, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • July 10, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • July 17, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • August 7, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • August 21, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

1st and 3rd Mondays (except Holidays), 1:00-2:30 pm 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…)


  • June 12, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • June 26, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cathy Ricketson, LCSW, leads this educational support group for caregivers. Every session will have a theme especially relevant to caregiver issues. Some of those themes will include understanding the role of caregiver, building a support network, self-care and building your self-confidence. Snacks will be provided. 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:00-7:30 pm Please call or email Kelly (more…)


  • June 13, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • June 27, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • July 11, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • July 25, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • August 8, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • August 29, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, 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…)


  • June 13, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 11, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • August 8, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Raise your voice in community singing! Join the Threshold Choir to sing, listen and receive the power of song.  All are welcome! 2nd Tuesday of the month (more…)


  • June 13, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • July 11, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • July 25, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • August 8, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • August 22, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • June 27, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, 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 (more…)


  • June 14, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Consciously living in harmony with the world around us can support our body, our emotions and our spirit. During this two hour workshop, Shinrin Yoku (meditation in nature) and Mandalas come together to help us observe nature and seasonal changes to learn how to stay healthy and celebrate the gifts of the season.   Pre-Registration Required. (more…)


  • June 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • July 25, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • August 29, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, LICSW, lead this support group for women who are in any stage of ovarian/gynecologic cancer treatment or recovery. The group meets once per month and focuses on issues specific to ovarian cancer. 4th Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 pm Please call or email Kelly to register. 978-456-3532 ext. 103 (more…)


  • June 27, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • July 25, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • August 29, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Use soft drumming techniques to induce a meditative state. Drop-in. 4th Tuesday of the month Free OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY!   (more…)


  • June 28, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mandalas are an ancient, meditative art form used today to reach the inner self and create balance in our contemporary and often hectic world. Explore several ways to harness the energy of mandalas to help us slow down, release tension, and nurture our body’s innate healing powers. Pre-Registration Required. Led by Karen Arsenault, Artist (more…)


  • July 5, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • August 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nature is both fragile and strong. She nurtures, endures, adapts and with time, heals to grow and re-create herself. Drawing on inspiration from nature and artist Andy Goldsworthy’s use of patterns in nature, you will explore your own ability to grow and re-create. With plenty of places to sit along the way, you will wind (more…)


  • July 12, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • July 19, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • July 26, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop will encourage you to explore your inner creativity as you ‘invent new scenarios’ that will help you find your own ways to heal. Karen will guide participants through a relaxing series of projects, utilizing free-flowing watercolors, tactile fiber papers, and rich colors, to stimulate the senses and deepen your connections to your own (more…)


  • July 16, 2017
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

This important retreat will give clients and their loved ones the opportunity to experience renewal together, includes: Opening the Senses- Opening the Heart Workshop, Gourmet Lunch, Support Group, and Divine Sleep Yoga. Massage available as well.  Clients Only. Pre-Registration Required. Please email Brianne or Marcia for more information or to register. Free (more…)


  • July 17, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 31, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 7, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 21, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • September 11, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • September 18, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Register to receive 6 free Farm Share distributions from the Community Harvest Project. Drop in to the free Nutritional Lecture Series following each distribution.  Lecturers include Jocelyn Kasper, Ph.D.; Kathy Elkind, Eating Psychology Coach; Catherine Pilfrey, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach; Krissy Berthoud, Bodylines Pilates Senior Nutritionist; Amy Noordzij, Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary (more…)


  • July 18, 2017
    12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn a visualization meditation and then walk next door to practice with the horses at Sheriffmuir Farm Instructor: Linda Crabtree, Reiki Teacher of Circle of Peace Free event (more…)

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