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 Donna.Keim@ocsri.org.
All classes require reservations. Reserve your spot by working with a scheduler or by calling (918) 505-3200.
|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|
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.
Jeri Hylton will facilitate a paint-by-number painting class with various designs.
Patient Appreciation Luncheon
Lunch provided by Takeda Oncology. Discussion topics vary.
Guitar, dulcimer, keyboard, ukulele, and more!
An informative presentation on the optimal nutritional status for oncology patients. Taught by Grace Ballew, RDN, LD, Registered Dietitian.
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.
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.