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Creative Arts at the Zakim Center

About Creative Arts

Patients, caregivers, and staff are invited to Creative Arts workshops hosted throughout the year to explore how expressive arts can provide valuable coping skills to give you energy and reduce anxiety.

Explore how creative arts activities can support relaxation to help you feel better and connect with others in the Dana-Farber community by joining the Zakim Center's monthly Creative Arts Online Workshops and Journaling Groups via Zoom. Materials will be provided, and no experience is necessary to participate, but registration is required.


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Meet Heather Woods, MA, MT-BC

Heather Woods is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and professional musician in the Boston Area. In nearly 10 years as a clinician, she has gained extensive experience serving the mental health needs of diverse populations including pediatric and adult oncology patients, youth with life-threatening illnesses and HIV/AIDS, and trauma survivors. Heather draws on her professional musicianship and expertise in mindfulness to offer services that are creative, inclusive, and success oriented. Her clinical work is informed by anti-oppressive principles, acknowledges the impact of inequity on mental and physical health, and emphasizes cultivating self-trust, self-compassion, and agency in self-care decisions.

Heather completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the acclaimed Berklee College of Music, graduating Summa Cum Laude from her graduate studies. She is currently completing coursework for her PhD at Temple University.

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