Wellness Programs

All of our programs are offered free of charge.

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Brain Fog Workshop

Description: 8 session workshop – improve the way you think by enhancing, your memory, planning, organization and word finding abilities. All this and more is covered in the 8 session cognitive workshop. Participants will be asked to make a commitment to attend all of the sessions. Existing wait list will be called initially.

Additional Links : http://www.maximumcapacity.org

Register: Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to register.

 Schedule: This program will be offered again soon in 2016. Watch our calendar for details.

Facilitator: Andrea Shaw

Breathing Space Circle

Description: Breathing Space Circle uses a combination of breath work, meditation, music and healing energy to focus on what is important to participants.

Register: Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to register

Schedule:  This program will be offered again in 2016. To be added to our registration list please contact Janette.

Facilitator: Paige Stirling Fox

Sharing Circle For Health and Wellness

Description: The Sharing Circle is an aboriginal approach to holistic health and wellness. Everyone is welcome. It is an opportunity for anyone who wants to share their life experiences and learn from others about holistic health approaches. It is interactive and provides an opportunity to connect with others.

Spiritual in nature, the program addresses the emotional needs of all who participate. If you just want to come and listen that is okay too!

Register: Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to register

Schedule: Alternate Friday Mornings from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Facilitator: Kathy MacLeod-Beaver

Do It With Ease

Description: An exercise program designed to help regain and maintain range of motion, build core strength and maintain physical fitness. All routines taught in Do It With Ease are designed for those who have had cancer surgery, node dissection, radiation, chemotherapy, or who suffer from chronic fatigue. Designed and led by a physiotherapist.

Register: Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to register.

Schedule: Every Thursday morning from 9:15am -10:15am. Please note that Pre-registration is required and that this is NO longer a drop-in program.

Facilitators : Treena Terry and Randi Stone

Gentle Yoga

Description: This is a gentle exercise program for people living with cancer. Experience all the benefits of gentle yoga in a program designed for bodies under stress. Increase vitality, refresh your body mind and spirit and learn gentle, relaxing postures to help reduce stress. Yoga mats, blankets and pillows are provided or you may bring your own. Loose clothing is recommended.

Register : Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to register

Schedule: Every Wednesday Morning (Drop-in format) 10:00am-11:15am OR 11:30-12:45pm

Facilitator :Trudie Zavadovics

Yoga for Kids

Description: Come out and meet some new friends, stretch your body and mind! Yoga is great fun and it helps with sports conditioning, muscle development, balance and keeps you strong and flexible. Yoga also helps you to relax and calm your body! For Children ages 7 and up who have been involved with Hearth Place Programs including Healing Kids Hearts, Kids Connection, Sib-Links and Family Support Program.

Register: Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to register

Schedule: Summer Yoga for Kids has finished. See you in 2016

Hearth Beats Choir

Description: Nurture your way to wellness through song. Singing is a great way to express emotions, exercise your lungs, and develop a sense of community – it is very good therapy and a fun way to meet other Hearth Place members, staff and volunteers. No experience required!

Register: Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to register.

Schedule: 6:45pm – 8:15pm. The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month beginning September 19th, 2015.

Facilitator: Andrea Shaw

Look Good Feel Better

Description: The Look Good Feel Better program assists women in learning how to manage appearance-related side effects of cancer and its treatments. Workshops provide a safe and supportive environment where women benefit from the support and shared experiences of other women living with cancer, and also have the opportunity to learn makeup tips, hair alternatives, nail and skin care practices and cosmetic hygiene. Look Good Feel Better workshops are delivered by certified cosmetic industry volunteers, together with host site facilities and caring community partners. A program of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrances Association Foundation.

Register: http://www.lgfb.ca   (Select “register for a workshop”, select “Ontario”, select “Oshawa” and there you will see the workshops offered at Hearth Place).  All registrations must be done online now.

Schedule: Offered Third Tuesday of each month
10:00am – 12:00pm OR 2:00-pm-4:00pm

Walk Club

Description: Enjoy the benefits of walking with the companionship of other members of Hearth Place. Fall and winter walking takes place at the Abilities Centre on Gordon Street in Whitby. Please pre-register through Hearth Place. A doctor’s note is required to participate.

Register: Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to register.

Schedule: Walk club meets every Tuesday morning.
9:30am – 10:30am

Facilitator: Carole Keys

Massage Therapy by appointment

Description: Massage therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and improves health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved and physical dysfunction and pain can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy.

Register: Massage Therapy is offered by appointment only. Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to make an appointment.

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Description: Foot and hand reflexology is based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all body parts. The physical act of applying specific pressures using thumb, finger and hand techniques, results in stress reduction causing a physiological change in the body.

Register: Reflexology is offered by appointment only. Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to make an appointment.

Schedule: 1 hour appointments

Reiki by appointment

Description: Reiki is a gentle, vibrational/spiritual, hands-on-healing practice. It involves a light non-invasive touch on your fully clothed body. It is administered in a sitting or lying down position.

Reiki can help:
-Aid in healing illness, injury or trauma -Decrease levels of stress hormones
-Energize your body for days -Give you a sense of harmony and balance
-Improve immune response -Promote overall health and well-being
-Regulate blood pressure / heart rate -Relax you significantly
-Relieve stress, depression and fatigue
-Subjectively improve acute or chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia
-Promote a sense of wellness and relaxation by working with the body’s flow of energy.

Register: Reiki is offered by appointment only. Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to make an appointment.

Schedule: 1 hour appointments.  Reiki  is offered by appointment only. Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to make an appointment.

Therapeutic Touch by appointment

Description: Therapeutic Touch is a consciously-directed process during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process. It is administered with the intent to enable people to re-pattern their energy field toward wholeness and health, thereby enhancing the client’s own ability to heal. Therapeutic Touch can be used as a complement to other interventions. Therapeutic Touch can be done with no physical touching, or with light touch on the shoulders, arms and legs. Therapeutic Touch is effective in eliciting a relaxation response, reducing anxiety, changing the perception of pain, facilitating the body’s natural restorative process, bringing about an improved sense of well-being, and providing comfort during distressing circumstances.

Register: Therapeutic Touch is offered by appointment only. Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to make an appointment.

Schedule: 1 hour appointments. Therapeutic Touch is offered by appointment only. Please call 905-579-4833 or email Janette@hearthplace.org to make an appointment. 

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tue30may9:30 am- 10:30 amWalk Club9:30 am - 10:30 am Event Organized By: Janette BerthelotPrograms:Wellness Programs
mon29may10:30 am- 1:30 pmArt For Cancer WorkshopMy Magical Moment10:30 am - 1:30 pm Hearth PlaceEvent Organized By: Janette BerthelotPrograms:Wellness Programs
tue30may7:00 pm- 8:00 pmEvening Yoga7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Hearth Place Cancer Support CentreEvent Organized By: Janette BerthelotPrograms:Wellness Programs
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tue30may5:00 pm- 7:00 pmMeditation and Spiritual Study5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Hearth Place Cancer Support CentreEvent Organized By: Janette BerthelotPrograms:Wellness Programs