GIST – Chicago Life Raft
Sunday, September 10, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Couples Connecting: Couples Networking Group
Tuesdays, July 25, August 22, September 26, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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
Together on the Journey: For Couples
Monday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Alison Graft, LCSW
This program will focus on the impact of cancer on relationships and will introduce tools for improving communication and intimacy.
Thursdays, September 14 – 28, 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Introduction to watercolor painting.
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.
Create a series of cards and always be ready with a thank you or greeting card when needed.
Wednesdays, July 12 – 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Use art materials in a free, expressive way in a class that is about process and having fun.
Feng Shui: Clearing Clutter
Wednesdays, September 6-27, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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!
Make an Intention Bracelet
Friday, August 18, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
This has changed from the original August 11 date
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.
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.
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.