DFCI Zakim Center

Mind Body Book Discussions

The Zakim Center hosts a Mind Body Book Discussion every month, where participants read a pre-selected book and come together to discuss, led by Patricia Martin Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC. Discussions are held "meeting-style" on Zoom and participants are encouraged to keep their camera on for the duration of the meeting, to foster dialogue and community. There are two options for meeting times, and books are provided free of charge and mailed to participants ahead of time. *This program is reserved for Dana-Farber patients and caregivers.

The selection for June is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.. Space is limited. Please email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu to register and choose one meeting time:

Tuesday, June 25, from 3 - 4 p.m. ET OR Wednesday, June 26, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET

Please click on the below links to view the monthly book selections!

2024 Selections

2023 Selections

2022 Selections

2021 Selections

Mind Body Resilience Programs

Mind Body Resilience I

Mind Body Resilience I is an eight-week program designed and led by Patricia Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, which teaches Dana-Farber patients and caregivers how to manage stress and nurture resilience. This course is free of charge, but space is limited. Participants are asked to keep their camera on for the duration of the sessions, to foster dialogue and community. 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 learn more information about the upcoming session!

Mind Body Resilience II

This eight-week online program is open to all who have completed Mind Body Resilience I. Building on skills developed in the first part of the Mind Body Resilience group, this program will focus on deepening the understanding and practice of meditation in a supportive group environment. Participants are asked to keep their camera on for the duration of the sessions, to foster dialogue and community. 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 learn more information about the upcoming session!