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

In partnership with Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the Zakim Center hosts two virtual creative arts workshops for Dana-Farber patients and caregivers per month. Space is limited, and materials are provided free of charge. 

Check the News and Updates section for more information on monthly 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. 

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