Classes & Events
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
    Learn how to help improve your flexibility and reduce the risk of injuries using AIS, a dynamic facilitated stretching technique that aims to extend range of motion in muscles by holding the stretch no longer than two seconds at a time.
Anticipatory Grief Group
    Grief takes many forms. It is present not only after someone has died, but before they are gone as well. This group is for those who are experiencing pain or discomfort of any degree due to the impending loss of a loved one, patient, client, etc
Cancer Wellness Support Series
    Come learn strategies to clear your mind and improve your mood in Introduction to Stress Management, Guided Imagery, and Gentle Yoga. A free series of classes open to all Hartford Hospital Cancer Program Patients and their care-givers
Change Your Eating, Change Your Life-After Cancer
    It is often difficult to make the transition from a diet lacking in whole foods to a healthy, cancer fighting strategic health plan. This class offers support during the transition, and will help you develop skill power as we explore diet strategies and their influence on enhancing and strengthening the body's innate healing system.
Creating an Art Collage Journal
    Come learn how to make an inspirational mixed media art collage journal using images from favorite magazines, quotes and poems, paints, glitter, ribbon and yarn, and more! All supplies will be provided.
De-Stress After the Holidays
    Start 2015 off on the right foot with an Introduction to Hypnosis, helping you understand exactly what hypnosis is, what it isn't, and why it's one of the most powerful stress reduction tools available today.
Divorced Women's Empowerment Group
    Come join us and be with other women who are single again. Learn tips for self esteem, coping mechanisms, and discovering individuality.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Level 1
    This two part series will cover the use of EFT for physical pain, emotional discomfort, weight loss/addictions, anxiety, and much more.
Five Love Languages: Revitalize Your Communication
    Do you ever feel like some of your relationships are one-sided? As if you are giving and getting very little back? It may be because you speak different love languages. This class will help you examine the differences and help you get rid of frustration, disappointment and sadness.
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga for A Healthy Back
    Join us for these gentle movements connected with breath, focusing on releasing tightness and pain in the lower back, hips, neck and shoulders, promoting healthier alignment of your body.
GMO Bootcamp: Knowledge for your Health
    This class explores what GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are, how GMOs get into our food supply, their potential health risks, and what we can do to avoid them.
Grief Support Group
    Grief can be a very confusing and difficult road. Come join others who are traveling the journey of grief.
Holiday Origami Ornaments
    Come have lots of fun making folded paper figures and ornaments for holiday decoration or gift giving.
HypnoBirthing® Class
    A 4 week hands-on natural childbirth class for expectant mothers and their chosen birth companion.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Series
    Stressed by life events, illness, pain, worry? Then, this course is for you! This 8-week course is modeled after the original, acclaimed program by Jon Kabat Zinn at UMass Medical Center.
Mixed Media Jewelry Making – Personal Talisman
    Discover images, colors, and experiences that inspire your creative process. Learn bead making, basic wire work, surface design on metal and bead stringing. Turn your paper, metal, wire and found objects into unique mixed media jewelry with personal meaning
Prenatal Yoga
    This four-week program strengthens and tones muscles, making you more comfortable during pregnancy and better prepared for the delivery of your baby.
Reiki Healing Touch - Level 1
    Learn a gentle hands-on relaxation technique that can reduce stress, muscle tension/pain and accelerate the healing process.
Relieve Pain with Hypnosis
    Did you know that in Europe hypnosis is regularly used as an integral part of the pre-surgery anesthetizing process? Come learn the science of how hypnosis works within the brain, as well as 3 powerful techniques to help put you in charge of your body’s comfort.
SoulCollage® for Everyone: The REAL New Year!
    Why make resolutions in the middle of winter when the world and the psyche are in a holding pattern? Create a SoulCollage® card as an opening to manifest your dreams in the coming year.
Sound Body Choir
    Singing brings JOY! Experience our instant choir and explore the freedom, and confidence that come from listening to your body, freeing your voice, and singing. Join this experienced musician/music therapist in a vocal improvisation that will raise your spirits!
Tai Chi for Health
    Tai Chi is a unique health and fitness program designed to eliminate chronic pain and sickness, reverse many symptoms associated with normal aging, significantly reduce the harmful effects of stress, instill a deep sense of calm and relaxation, increase vitality and improve one's overall quality of health.
The Truth About Hypnosis
    Hypnosis is so much more than a party trick. It's a medically based powerful tool that you can use to conquer your challenges and live a healthier & happier life. Come learn the truth about hypnosis. How it works and how you can make it work for you.
Therapeutic Touch - Basic Course
    Learn an energy technique that can help you decrease pain and stress, accelerate healing, and enhance well-being for yourself and your loved ones.
Therapeutic Touch - Intermediate
    Enhance your Therapeutic Touch skills as you become more aware of the chakras, learn the use of colors, and treat simultaneously with another practitioner
Therapeutic Touch; Review and Exchange
    Have you taken a TT class and would like a review? Come join us during the last part of a basic TT class to review, meditate, and exchange TT sessions.
Two day Intermediate Printmaking
    Prerequisite: Must have taken the previous Intro Class or have prior experience in printmaking). This workshop will explore additional techniques utilizing safe water based inks and acrylic paints.
Programs
Acupuncture, Reiki and Massage Therapy
    Need to increase your energy, reduce stress, control pain and many other health conditions?
Art for Healing Program Volunteer
    Act as a creative coach to assist patients with collage writing, drawing and painting, as an outlet to relieve stress and anxiety.
Infant Massage
    Learn hands-on massage techniques to calm and soothe your baby.
Peggy Huddleston's Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™
    Learn relaxation techniques to help you prepare emotionally and physically for surgery.
Reiki Program Volunteer
    Provide Reiki healing touch, a soothing hands-on relaxation technique for stress reduction and pain relief to hospital patients at their bedside.