DFCI Zakim Center

Mind Body Resilience I starts January 9! Click for more info.

11 May, 2023
Mind Body Resilience I is an eight-week program designed and led by Patricia Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, program manager of meditation and mindfulness programs in the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This program teaches patients how to manage stress and nurture resilience, and is available in a virtual format via MyZakim.

The group will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET via Zoom in a small group setting, from January 9 to February 27. Space is limited to first-time participants. A webcam and Zoom are required. To register, please email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

Meditation is a practice that can be used to help you relax and tap into your body's own internal ability to experience calm and well-being.

Benefits of meditation include:

• Improved sleep, memory, and cognitive function

• Increased sense of well-being and enhanced immune function

• Decreased stress, anxiety, and depression

Topics covered in the program include:

• Science and stress physiology

• Developing awareness with mindfulness

• Relaxation response strategies

• Cognitive awareness and positivity

What is involved in participating?

Space is limited and first-time participants are given precedence. Laptop or Desktop webcam is required. Participants are asked to keep their camera on for the duration of the sessions, to foster dialogue and community. Attendance at all sessions is required, as this is a workshop series and content builds week to week.

*This program is reserved for Dana-Farber patients and caregivers.