• http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/crystal-bowl-meditation/

    Crystal Bowl Meditation

    Wednesday, May 16, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, June 12, 7:00-7:45 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Come enjoy the beauty and vibration of Crystal Singing Bowls.  During this 45 minute sound experience, you will be asked to do nothing except relax  and enjoy the soothing sounds of the crystal bowls being played.  Comfort is key during the sound concert-chairs, couches, or a yoga mat will be available as seating during the meditation.  you can bring a blanked or pillow from home or just bring yourself.  Everyone is welcome.

     

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/loyola-beyond-cancer-wellness-program/

    Loyola – Beyond Cancer Wellness Program

    Mondays, April 23 – May 21, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Location:  Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, 2160 S. First Avenue, Auditorium at Loyola Medical Center

    For more information, contact Jenna Kiel, Psy.D. at 630.654.5199 or jkiel@wellnesshouse.org.

    Post-treatment patients are welcome to attend any or all five sessions, where experts in four different areas of health and wellness will discuss techniques, personalized tools and plans to help you manage stress, practice self-care and learn to enjoy life as a cancer survivor.

    April 23 Introduction
    April 30 Nutrition
    May 7 Exercise
    May 14 Social, Emotional and Practical Aspects
    May 21 Medical Concerns with Dr. Patricia Robinson of Loyola

     

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/elmhurst-talking-to-kids-about-cancer/

    Elmhurst – Talking to Kids about Cancer

    Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Location:  Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Cancer Center Conference Room

    We’ll discuss the challenges of parenting while managing an illness, with  particular focus on issues such as cancer being a family experience, talking with your children about cancer, establishing open communication, what children need to know, parenting tips related to helping children cope with family changes, common experiences of children when there is cancer in the family, and the developmental stages of children and the cancer experience.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/elmhurst-introduction-to-yoga/

    Elmhurst – Introduction to Yoga

    Thursday, May 17, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Registration Required

    Location:  Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elm Room (lower level Arboretum Center)

    We’ll learn about the origins and benefits of yoga.

     

     

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/elmhurst-cooking-up-wellness/

    Elmhurst – Cooking Up Wellness

    Tuesday, April 24, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Registration Required

    Location:  Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Birch Room (lower level Arboretum Center)

    Learn to appreciate real, fresh foods and simple culinary principles for cancer prevention and survivorship. This class and cooking demonstration will feature recipes to help you deliciously incorporate cancer-fighting foods into a diet for optimal health. Recipes prepared in this class may contain common food allergens.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/alas-wings-expressive-arts-2/

    ALAS Wings – Expressive Arts

    Wednesday, May 30, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    Location:  Logan Square Neighborhood Association, 2840 N. Milwaukee Avenue

    Join us to express yourself with a variety of art mediums. Classes taught in English and Spanish.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/mercy-head-and-neck-support-group/

    Mercy – Head and Neck Support Group

    Tuesday,  June 12, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    Location:  Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Avenue, 12th floor conference room #1234

    For more information, contact Jenna Kiel, Psy.D. at 630.654.5199 or jkiel@wellnesshouse.org or Nina Shahin, SLP, at 312.567.5558 or nshahin@mercy-chicago.org.

    Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.  The purpose is to exchange information and strategies for making decisions and
    navigating the cancer experience.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/mercy-mindfulness-meditation/

    Mercy – Mindfulness Meditation

    Tuesday, May 15, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    Location:  Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Avenue, Great Room

    Learn through practice and discussion the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation in this group setting. Discover ways to live life more effectively in the present moment, even through difficult times. No previous meditation experience required.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/alas-wings-expressive-arts/

    ALAS Wings – Expressive Arts

    Thursday, May 10, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    Location:  Berwyn Library, 2701 S. Harlem Avenue

    Join us to express yourself with a variety of art mediums. Classes taught in English and Spanish.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/berwyn-fighting-fatigue-with-exercise/

    Berwyn – Fighting Fatigue with Exercise

    Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    Location:  Pav YMCA, 2947 Oak Park Avenue

    Fatigue is one of the most commonly reported side effects from cancer treatments.  Can exercise help reduce fatigue? Yes! Learn how exercise can help reduce the severity of fatigue to help improve overall quality of life during and after cancer treatments.