• https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/rerouting-social-emotional-and-practical-aspects/

    REROUTING: Social, Emotional and Practical Aspects

    Monday, October 15, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    Registration is required

    River Forest Breast Care Center
    420 William Street, River Forest
    Building B, Second floor

    Finishing cancer treatment often elicits a full range of emotions, as well as a new range of concerns and questions for both patients and caregivers. Join us for this program, where we’ll focus on the social, emotional and practical aspects of life as you choose your course after cancer treatment.

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/meaning-centered-psychotherapy-for-professionals/

    Meaning Centered Psychotherapy – FOR PROFESSIONALS

    Friday, November 2 8:30-10:30 a.m.

    This event is provided at no cost.

    Registration Required

    This lecture provides an overview of existential issues in end of life care,  with an emphasis of the important role of “meaning”.  A novel counseling intervention for patients with advanced cancer, entitled “Meaning Centered Psychotherapy (MCP)” will be described.  Two forms of MCP have been developed and a detailed description of the interventions and the content of each session will be provided.  Both interventions are manualized and  several randomized controlled trials have been conducted.  The results of these studies will be presented and demonstrate that MCP enhances spiritual well-being and meaning, improves quality of life, decreases depression, anxiety, hopelessness and desire for hastened death.  In addition, adaptations of Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for bereavement, cancer survivors, cancer caregivers, and adolescents with cancer will be described.

    CEUs will be available.
    The event is free but for those that would like CEUs, we will charge $10(payment accepted on event day) the processing of CEU certificates to Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Licensed Clinical Psychologists, and School Social Workers.  CEUs are free of charge to NASW-IL members.

     

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/maywood-beyond-cancer-wellness-program/

    Maywood – Beyond Cancer Wellness Program

    Mondays, October 15, 22, 29,  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Registration and commitment to all three weeks is required

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

    Finishing cancer treatment often elicits a full range of emotions, as well as a new range of physical concerns and questions for both patients and caregivers. Join us for this interactive three-week series that
    will provide the information you need to create your own action plan as you
    choose your course after cancer treatment. Light refreshments will be served.
    October 15 Introduction + Social, Emotional and Practical Aspects
    October 22 Exercise + Nutrition
    October 29 Medical Concerns + Bonus Topic

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

    Elmhurst – Wellness in Season

    Tuesday, December 4, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Registration Required

    Maple Room II

    Celebrations don’t have to include unhealthy food! 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/elmhurst-self-care-and-nutrition-for-cancer-caregivers/

    Elmhurst – Self-Care and Nutrition for Cancer Caregivers

    Friday, November 30, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Registration Required

    Maple Room II

    Come together with others who are caring for their loved ones during a cancer diagnosis. This class presents practical ways to manage self-care and nutrition while navigating the complexities of a caregiving experience.

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/elmhurst-create-a-pretty-paper-pumpkin-patch/

    Elmhurst – Create a Pretty Paper Pumpkin Patch

    Wednesday, October 3, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Registration Required

    Cancer Center Conference Room

    Create a lovely pumpkin from paper for fall decorating. Guidance and all
    materials provided—color choices and embellishments are up to you!

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/chicago-paper-ornament-making/

    Chicago – Paper Ornament Making

    Friday, December 14, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
    2525 S. Michigan Avenue
    Great Room

    From origami to quilling, paper isn’t just paper if you think creatively! Remember creating paper chains for your tree as a child? We’ll take paper to another level to create lovely holiday ornaments. Guidance and all materials provided—you add your own special touches.

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

    Chicago – Wellness in Season

    Friday, November 9, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
    2525 S. Michigan Avenue
    Great Room

    Celebrations don’t have to include unhealthy food! 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/chicago-understanding-how-to-navigate-your-insurance/

    Chicago – Understanding How to Navigate Your Insurance

    Friday, October 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
    2525 S. Michigan Avenue
    Great Room

    Learn how to advocate for yourself and accurately determine the level of your insurance coverage, best practices for speaking to carriers, what to do if a claim is denied, and ways of dealing with specialized treatments. Bring a recent Explanation of Benefits and/or medical bill and let our expert walk you through it.

  • https://wellnesshouse.org/Program/berwyn-mindfulness-meditation/

    Berwyn – Mindfulness Meditation

    Tuesday, November 20, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    Registration Required

    MacNeal Hospital
    3249 Oak Park Avenue
    Lower level conference room

    Discover ways to live life more effectively in the present moment, even through difficult times. No previous meditation experience required.