Creative Arts at the Zakim Center
Creative Arts Offerings
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 for Self-Care.
Virtual Creative Arts Workshops
Journaling for Self-Care
With unexpected changes in our day to day lives, our usual self-care habits may be interrupted. Journaling is a simple and quick way to help cultivate awareness, express feelings, and reduce stress. This virtual eight-week program, taught by Heather Woods, MA, MT-BC, will teach you evidence-based strategies for coping with stress and improving quality of life through journaling. All sessions meet via Zoom. No prior experience is required. This group is for Dana-Farber patients and caregivers.
Email the Zakim Center at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu to be added to our waitlist and join the next session!
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.