Harmony Hill: Inspiring Healthy Living for All and Transforming the Lives of Those Affected by Cancer

January 19, 2021 Holly Greenwood, Program Director, Harmony Hill

Inspiring healthy living for all and transforming the lives of those affected by cancer

We, at Harmony Hill Retreat Center, hope this finds you & yours safe and managing as gracefully as you are able.  The stress & strain of not only living with cancer but also living with COVID is an extra difficult & complicated journey.

To help ease your way, we are offering several online programs (see below for a list of current programs as well registration links) where they may find support & solace in a sharing-community with others who are traveling a similar path. 

It is said that being heard is so close to being loved that, for some, they are the same. This knowing that we are not alone can be profoundly healing. So, please consider joining us for one or several of these many offerings for cancer patients and caregivers.  From 2-hour sharing-circles to 3-day retreats, you may discover practices, resources & tools - as well as new friends - to help guide you gracefully on.   

As always, our cancer related programs are provided at no charge.   Our website offers a full list of Cancer, Health Professional and Wellness Programs www.Harmonyhill.org 

Harmony Hill Cancer Programs & Classes

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Review & Renew the Old and the New! -- January 23, 12:30 -3:30pm

Join instructor, Melissa Layer in this brand-new 3- hour virtual class on January 23 for cancer patients and caregivers. Reviewing the year that has passed and dreaming into the new one that is unfolding can provide powerful insights and a supportive framework for living our best life. Cancer is a potent occurrence, but it is not the totality of who we are, what we experience and how we can live fully.

Through guided visualization, inviting journal prompts, simple collaging, healing ritual and sharing together we’ll review, reflect, imagine, release, and set intentions. Those who are journeying with cancer, as well as those who are serving as supportive caregivers, will benefit and take away new tools.

Supplies needed are a journal (or spiral notebook); scissors; glue stick; several magazines; a note card with envelope; and a candle.

Register Here: https://harmonyhill.z2systems.com/np/clients/harmonyhill/eventRegistration.jsp?event=708&

Virtual Cancer Workshops – Offered Monthly

Harmony Hill is pleased to invite you to participate in a two-day online Cancer Workshop. Over the two-day workshop, you will have two 2-hour sessions each day led by expert faculty; one in the morning, (10:00 AM –Noon PST) and one in the afternoon, (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST). This is a condensed version of our signature three-day retreat.  We will offer individuals affected by cancer as well as your companions (including dogs and cats at home) time to reflect and explore the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their diagnosis. Through group sessions and activities such as art, meditation, and poetry, our compassionate faculty provide self-care tools and practical resources to facilitate healing and wellbeing.

 A two-step registration is required. Click here https://www.harmonyhill.org/cancer-retreats/  for a list of workshops and registration immediately following initial registration you will  receive a follow up email with a brief questionnaire, both are needed to complete the registration process. 

Healing Circles for Cancer Patients and Caregivers – Tuesday’s 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

Join us on Tuesday’s for a weekly opportunity to connect with other cancer patients and caregivers in a supportive guided session of sharing and reflection. Register Here: https://harmonyhill.z2systems.com/np/clients/harmonyhill/eventRegistration.jsp?event=443&

Harmony Hill Alumni Healing Circles – 2nd Wednesday of the month 7:00pm – 8:30pm PST

Together, we explore ways of deepening our capacity to heal, alleviate our suffering, and find meaning in both challenge and joy. We use ritual, poetry, meditation and small group sharing to access our own inner guidance to understand where the greatest healing – in body, emotions, and spirit – can occur.

Registration: Please email Jen Kolesar at jenniferkolesar@yahoo.com to receive more information about this monthly Circle and the Zoom link.

Yoga for Cancer -Thursdays, at 4:00 pm PST

A gentle movement and meditation class especially designed for those who have had a cancer journey or are/have been a caregiver/companion to someone who has. This class is modeled after the practices offered during our signature three-day cancer retreats.

For a full list of classes and registration. Follow the link for Classes and Registration: https://harmonyhill.punchpass.com/

Virtual Hospital Sponsor Cancer Wellness Circles

Living with cancer is an ongoing process, and a sense of belonging can make a big difference. Individuals can now access health and healing, meaning, and connection to life, at no cost — right in their own communities thanks to our hospital sponsors.

Each month, we come together as a welcoming community of support, learning, and healing. Skilled facilitators share new tools and resources to increase personal wellbeing through interactive group discussions, journaling, expressive arts, and much more. Developed as a yearlong wellness program for cancer patients, survivors, and companions, we invite participants to join at any time. Below is a list of Online Cancer Wellness Circles by location. 

Virginia Mason

When: Third Thursday of the month, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm PST

Where: Zoom Meeting or conference call

Register Now: https://harmonyhill.z2systems.com/np/clients/harmonyhill/eventRegistration.jsp?event=540&

Virginia Mason

When: Second Monday of every month, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm PST

Where: Zoom Meeting or conference call

Register Now: https://harmonyhill.z2systems.com/np/clients/harmonyhill/eventRegistration.jsp?event=535&

Mason General Hospital

When: 4:00 pm-6:30 pm, PST, Second Wednesday of each month

Where: Zoom meeting or conference call

For Registration Contact: Kelly Mattheis, Patient Navigator, MGH kmattheis@masongeneral.com or (360) 432-7706


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