• https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/berwyn-wellness-in-season/

    Berwyn – Wellness in Season

    Wednesday, November 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Celebrations don’t have to include unhealthy food. In this cooking demonstration/discussion, we’ll focus on preparing for the winter holidays as we learn new recipes that contribute to the fun as well as your health. Please note that recipes prepared in this class may contain common food allergens. 

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/mind-body-fest/

    Mind Body Fest

    Saturday, September 7, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Join us for a fun indoor/outdoor fest for people affected by cancer.
    This is your day to stress-less and enjoy a few hours of music and zen.
    This event is for those that are diagnosed, loved ones and caregivers.

    Experience mini-sessions designed to reduce stress, increase relaxation and improve your overall sense of well-being. Choose from a variety of Wellness House stress management programs and learn techniques to add to your self-care tool box.

    Program Activities Include:
    *Indicates pre-registration required.

    • • Chair Massage and Chair Shiatsu
      • Chair Yoga*
      • Expressive Arts
      • Hypnosis*
      • Meditation*
      • Mindful Eating*
      • Mindful Journaling
      • Nia (Cardio-Dancing)*
      • Reiki
      • Tai Chi & Qi Gong*
      • Yoga*
      • And More!

    Registration Instructions
    All participants will need to register for the main event in addition to any program activities that require pre-registration. We encourage participants to register for 3-5 programs throughout the day, keeping in mind there will also be programs that welcome drop-ins! Scroll down past registration for details and schedule of events.

    Register here:

    Fill out my online form.

    Schedule of Events 

    9:30 AM  10:00 AM  Event Check-In Open  
    10:00 AM  10:30 AM  Program Activities 

    • Chair Massage 
    • Chair Yoga
    • Expressive Arts 
    • Hypnosis 
    • Meditation 
    • Mindful Journaling 
    • Native American Flute Circle 
    • Reiki 
    • Yoga 
    10:45 AM  11:15 AM  Program Activities 

    • Chair Massage 
    • Chair Yoga
    • Expressive Arts  
    • Hypnosis 
    • Meditation 
    • Mindful Journaling 
    • Native American Flute Circle 
    • Reiki 
    • Tai Chi & Chi Gong
    • Yoga 
    11:30 AM  12:00 PM  Program Activities 

    • Chair Massage 
    • Expressive Arts  
    • Hypnosis 
    • Meditation 
    • Mindful Journaling 
    • Native American Flute Circle 
    • Reiki 
    • Tai Chi and Chi Gong
    • Yoga 
    12:15 PM  12:45 PM  Program Activities 

    • Chair Shiatsu 
    • Chair Yoga
    • Expressive Arts  
    • Meditation 
    • Mindful Eating Presentation 
    • Mindful Journaling 
    • Nia (Cardio-Dancing) 
    • Reiki 
    • Yoga 
    1:00 PM  1:30 PM  Program Activities 

    • Chair Shiatsu 
    • Chair Yoga
    • Expressive Arts  
    • Meditation 
    • Mindful Eating Presentation 
    • Mindful Journaling 
    • Nia (Cardio-Dancing) 
    • Reiki 
    • Tai Chi and Chi Gong
    • Yoga 
    1:45 PM  2:15 PM  Program Activities 

    • Chair Shiatsu 
    • Chair Yoga
    • Expressive Arts  
    • Meditation 
    • Mindful Eating Presentation 
    • Mindful Journaling 
    • Nia (Cardio-Dancing) 
    • Reiki 
    • Tai Chi & Chi Gong
    • Yoga 
    2:15 PM  2:30 PM  Event Conclusion  
  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/wellness-house-webinars-and-video-series/

    Wellness House Webinars and Video Series

    Registration Required

    Wellness House now offers webinars and videos that you can watch from the comforts of your own home. Click program registration below and select the program you would like to view.  You will receive a link to view the program within a week of registering.

    Special Event Recording: Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy
    An evening with Dr. William Breitbart, exploring what makes life meaningful.  The participants of this special event will become familiar with the common existential concerns confronting people with life-threatening disease and will become familiar with existentially oriented interventions that have been found to be effective in treating despair. In the realm of uncertainty, there is an opportunity to create and hope for the future.

    Special Event Recording: Anticancer Living
    Introducing the concept of “Mix of Six”, Anticancer Living provides an informed case that building social and emotional support, managing stress, improving sleep, exercise and diet, and minimizing exposure to environmental toxins work together to promote an optimal environment for health and well-being.

    Please register here

    Fill out my online form.

     

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/book-club-tell-me-morestories-about-the-12-hardest-thinks-im-learning-to-say/

    Book Club: Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Thinks I’m Learning to Say

    Tuesdays, August 20, 27, September 10, 17
    no class September 3 

    Registration Required

    Kelly Corrigan shares a deeply personal, unfailing honest, and often hilarious examination of 12 essential phrases that turn the wheel of life. Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss.

     

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/chicago-expressive-arts/

    Chicago – Expressive Arts

    Thursday, September 12, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
    2525 S. Michigan Avenue
    6th floor Activity Room

    Join us to explore and develop your own creative center for the purpose of healing. We will use a variety of artistic materials; no prior artistic skills are required.

     

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/chicago-cooking-up-wellness/

    Chicago – Cooking Up Wellness

    Thursday, August 8, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

    Drop-ins Welcome

    Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
    2525 S. Michigan Avenue
    6th floor Activity Room

    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 may contain common food allergens.

     

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/gistgastrointestinal-stromal-tumors/

    GIST(Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors)

    Saturday, September 21, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Registration Required

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

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/meaning-centered-psychotherapy-group-for-a-cancer-diagnosis/

    Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group for a Cancer Diagnosis

    Tuesdays, August 6-October 1, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
    No group September 3

    Staff Registration Required

    Please contact Karie Milweski-Carlson at 630.654.5114 or kmcarlson@wellnesshouse.org to register prior to attending

    It is not uncommon to feel disconnected and uncertain of priorities and purpose in life after experiencing cancer. Meaning Centered Psychotherapy (MCP) was designed by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to help you create, experience and sustain a sense of meaning in your life. Benefits reported by former group members include an enhanced sense of spiritual well-being and quality of life, as well as decreased anxiety and sense of  hopelessness. The group meets for 8 weeks and is open to anyone who has or has had a cancer diagnosis.

    This is an 8-week, committed group open to anyone who has or has had a cancer diagnosis.

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/bereavement-group-for-parents-who-have-lost-a-child-to-cancer/

    Bereavement Group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Cancer

    Tuesday afternoons
    GROUP BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER

    Staff Registration Required

    Please contact Michael Williams Psy,D. at 630.654.5117 or mwilliams@wellnesshouse.org

    A weekly bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child to cancer.

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/stress-free-saturday-for-kids/

    Stress Free Saturday for Kids

    August 24, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

    Registration Required

    We will explore a variety of kid-friendly stress reduction techniques.  Join us as we embark on a journey of relaxation!