About

Cancer affects more than just the body. It weighs heavily on families, caregivers, and patients’ mental health. At OCSRI, we’re here to help you fight every aspect cancer—even the non-physical symptoms. With our Hope & Healing program, patients and their caregivers have access to free classes, which teach valuable coping skills and inspire hope.

Your overall health requires an integrative approach, and the Hope & Healing program utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods to provide helpful information and genuine support. Our classes include interesting topics, such as Stress Management, Music and Art Therapy, Yoga, and Knitting in addition to numerous support groups.

For additional information, please contact Jan Keim, Patient Experience/Volunteer Coordinator at (918) 505-3200 or jan.keim@ocsri.org.


Class Schedule

All classes require reservations. Reserve your spot by working with a scheduler or by calling (918) 505-3200.

Name Date Time
Healing Yoga Every Monday 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Smoking Cessation 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Caregiver Support Group 1st Tuesday of the Month Noon – 1:00 pm
Nutrition Every Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 am
Stress Management & Meditative Practices 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month Noon – 1:00 pm
Art Therapy/Painting 2nd Thursday of the Month 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Talk with the Doc Series Monthly; Dates Vary 6:00 pm
Patient Appreciation Lunch Monthly; Dates Vary Noon – 1:00 pm
Knitting (TU Knits for You) Dates Based on Patient Availability TBA
Music Therapy Monthly; Dates Vary TBA


Class Descriptions

Stress Management & Meditative Practices

Your state of mind affects how your body handles stress. This class will help you develop mental and physical techniques to promote healing and manage the stress and depression that accompany illness.

Facilitated by Denise Womack, Licensed Professional Counselor

Caregiver Support Group

Denise Womack, Licensed Professional Counselor will facilitate a support group for the caregivers of cancer patients.

Art Therapy/painting

Jeri Hylton will facilitate a paint-by-number painting class with various designs.

Patient Appreciation Luncheon

Lunch provided by Takeda Oncology. Discussion topics vary.

Music Therapy

Guitar, dulcimer, keyboard, ukulele, and more!

Nutrition

An informative presentation on the optimal nutritional status for oncology patients. Taught by Grace Ballew, RDN, LD, Registered Dietitian.

Healing Yoga

Nancy Moran RN, MS, CYT has taught yoga since 2000. She is a board-certified integrative nurse coach, mind-body medicine skills group facilitator, and cancer caregiver.

Talk With The Doc Sessions

Various OCSRI physicians will lead chats with patients and their families on cancer-related issues in a relaxed, informal setting.

Tu Knits For You!

Join a group of ladies from TU in learning how to knit.

Smoking Cessation

These classes are set up in a support group format, where participants discuss issues, such as: behavioral modification techniques, available medications, and why to avoid vapor alternatives. The class is hosted by Deborah Hendricks, APRN, CNP, AOCN.

All patients and/or family members who smoke or are interested in quitting smoking are welcome.