• http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/gist-chicago-life-raft/

    GIST – Chicago Life Raft

    Sunday, September 10, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    Drop-ins welcome

    Meets quarterly throughout the year.
    Wellness House is hosting this quarterly group, organized by the Chicago area chapter of the Life Raft Group. This group is for anyone diagnosed with GIST and their caregivers.



  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/veterans-networking-group/

    Veterans Networking Group

    Wednesday, July 26, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    Wednesday, August 23, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    Wednesday, September 27, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

    Drop-ins welcome

    The camaraderie shared among veterans and their families can lend itself well to combining forces and sharing tips and strategies during a cancer experience. All military veterans diagnosed with cancer, and their adult family members, are invited to participate in our new drop-in networking group.


  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/couples-connecting-couples-networking-group/

    Couples Connecting: Couples Networking Group

    Tuesdays, July 25, August 22, September 26, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Please join us for this new networking group specifically designed for couples. Each month will focus on partnership through a different and unique phase of treatment; please register for the month that matches your/your partner’s stage of treatment. Goals of the group are to help you and your partner better understand your emotional connection, explore your patterns of communication, and connect with other couples who are experiencing cancer.

    July 25: Newly diagnosed or in active treatment

    August 22: Metastatic Disease

    September 26: Post-treatment/Survivorship

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/together-on-the-journey-for-couples/

    Together on the Journey: For Couples

    Monday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Alison Graft, LCSW
    This program will focus on the impact of cancer on relationships and will introduce tools for improving communication and intimacy.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/basic-watercolor/

    Basic Watercolor

    Thursdays, September 14 – 28, 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Introduction to watercolor painting.




  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/personal-stationery/

    Personal Stationery

    Friday, July 21, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Friday, July 28, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 4, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Create a series of cards and always be ready with a thank you or greeting card when needed.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/sketchbook/


    Wednesdays, July 12 – 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Use art materials in a free, expressive way in a class that is about process and having fun.



  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/feng-shui-clearing-clutter/

    Feng Shui: Clearing Clutter

    Wednesdays, September 6-27, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Bridget Juister, L.Ac., B Holistic

    Are you surrounded only by things that make you happy? Are you ready to move forward after cancer? Your stuff may be holding you back. Join us for Part 2 of Clearing Clutter. In this interactive class, we’ll discuss and apply the KonMari method of decluttering from the book, Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. Together we’ll clean house and discuss the transformative effects throughout the summer!


  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/make-an-intention-bracelet/

    Make an Intention Bracelet

    Friday, August 18, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
    This has changed from the original August 11 date

    Registration Required

    Making jewelry is a relaxing, creative process that can be a part of your daily healing. Join Bridget Juister for this creative workshop and walk away with a beaded bracelet that not only looks great, but is woven with symbolism and intentions. Use this bracelet as a meditative tool and a daily reminder of what is most important to you during cancer treatment or recovery.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/immerse-yourself-in-healing-vibration/

    Immerse Yourself in Healing Vibration

    Saturday, July 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, September 5, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Cecily Hunt, Certified Yoga Therapist

    Our physical bodies are composed of atoms vibrating at various rates;  illness and the stress it can create lower that rate. A sound meditation, in which you bathe your body in the healing vibrations of a variety of ancient instruments, can raise your consciousness to create a space of peace and  well-being, of harmony and balance, in which you open to profound therapeutic benefits. Join us to learn about and experience this healing reconnection. Participants are requested to wear loose clothing. You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat, blanket or pillow.