Photo: Mt. Auburn Hospital.
Cancer diagnosis brings with it a world of testing and treatments, as well as heavy emotional and physical demands. At times, these elements can seem overwhelming, but they don’t have to be.
Mount Auburn Hospital – the closest full-service hospital for Belmont residents – recognizes these difficulties and has developed its Mind/Body Medicine Program to help patients maintain good mental and emotional health through their treatment and recovery.
This fall, the hospital is pleased to present the Living with Cancer Workshop, an eight-week group focused on reducing stress and promoting resilience.
Participants will be introduced to relaxation techniques, meditation, spirituality, yoga, Tai chi, and nutrition. Unlike most other therapies, these techniques can be learned and practiced independently to foster the mind-body connection and ease the process.
The workshop will meet every Tuesday for eight weeks from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Nov. 3 at Mount Auburn Hospital, 330 Mount Auburn St. in Cambridge.
This course is complementary to patients. To enroll, contact Meredith Hobson, LICSW at 617-499-5665 x 4664.
Founded in 1886, Mount Auburn Hospital is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, with a mission is to deliver healthcare services in a personable, convenient and compassionate manner, with respect for the dignity of patients and their families.