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2 day Intermediate Printmaking
    Prerequisite: Must have taken the previous Beginner Class or have prior experience in printmaking.. This workshop will explore additional techniques utilizing safe water based inks and acrylic paints. Brief demos incorporating printing, collage, stenciling and hand-made stamp designs will leave plenty of time for individual experimentation. Materials provided; Do bring sketches or other reference for a rapid start.
27th Annual Mary Mulready Sullivan Oncology Symposium (for healthcare professionals only)
    Lymphoma: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment
32nd Annual Cardiovascular Symposium
    Hartford Hospital invites you to the 32nd Annual Cardiovascular Symposium.
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Alcoholics Anonymous
    Join us for coffee and a one hour A.A. topic discussion.
Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea
    Learn more about the breakthrough treatments being done for Sleep Apnea at Hartford HealthCare.
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Baby Care Class
    Understand the unique needs of your newborn and learn great tips on diapering, bathing and general care.
Baby Care for Adopting Parents
    Adopting parents will understand the unique needs of their baby and provide information on injury prevention, feeding, diapering, bathing and general care.
Baby Signing: An Introduction for Infants and Toddlers
    Learn how to begin teaching your baby or toddler basic signs.
Bipolar: An Introduction to the Disorder
Brain Tumor Support
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar for patients being treated for brain tumors and their caretakers.
Breast Cancer Support Group
    A support group offering emotional and educational support for women with breast cancer.
Breastfeeding and Returning to Work
    Breastfeeding and Returning to Work class will help mothers to prepare to return to work or school while continuing to breastfeed.
Breastfeeding Support Group
    Free, weekly casual gathering for new moms, babies, and family members. Group is led by a lactation consultant who can answer your questions and offer tips and advice on breastfeeding. A scale is available so moms can track baby's weight.
Breastfeeding With Success
    Learn the basics and benefits of breastfeeding before your baby arrives.
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Car Seat Safety
    Hartford Hospital’s Parent Education Program is proud to offer a free Car Seat Safety Class.
Cesarean Birth Class
    Learn what to expect if you are anticipating a Cesarean birth.
Change Your Eating, Change Your Life-After Cancer
    It is often difficult to make the transition from a diet lacking in whole foods to a healthy, cancer fighting strategic health plan. This class offers support during the transition, and will help you develop skill power as we explore diet strategies and their influence on enhancing and strengthening the body's innate healing system.
Childbirth Class (One-Day Class)
    This one-day Saturday program provides you with the essential information you need for labor and birth of your baby.
Childbirth Class (Two-Day Saturday Program)
    This two-day program provides you with the essential information you need for labor and birth of your baby.
Childbirth Class (Two-Night Program)
    This two night program provides you with the essential information you need for labor and birth of your baby.
Comfort Measures for Labor
    Hands-on techniques to address the discomforts of labor.
Community Awareness: Art For Healing Group Mosaic Tile Project
    Join us in a group project to provide the Patients of both the Avon and Hartford Helen & Harry Grey Cancer Centers with one of a kind mosaic tables dedicated by the Department of Integrative Medicine’s Art For Healing Program. In groups, we can work to create a tabletop space to promote not only our Art For Healing Program, but also the awareness and importance of Expressive Arts Therapies within a medical setting. Using various decorative colored tiles donated by Artaic a large-scale tile mosaic company; we can work together to create a beautiful community display of the arts.
CPR Family & Friends: Infants & Children
    Recommended for new parents, babysitters, and anyone who cares for infants and children.
Creative Exploration with Collage, Paint, and Bling
    Participants will explore multimedia art with paint and collage yechniquesto create a playful shelf piece. After the cold of winter, aren’t you ready for some colorful play? Join this class and be shown the way. No artistic ability required.
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Dancing With Parkinson’s
    This class offers people with Parkinson's and related neurological disorders (along with partners and caregivers) the opportunity to explore and create movement in a variety of dance styles.
Dementia Educational & Support Group
    An educational and support group that brings together those who want guidance, direction and support through this journey.
Depression - An Introduction to the Disorder
    For family members and friends of individuals who suffer from depression.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Group (DBSA)
    Peer run support group for those who have been diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder.
Divorced Women's Empowerment Group
    Come join us and be with other women who are single again. Learn tips for self esteem, coping mechanisms, and discovering individuality.
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Enjoying Infants Together (6-Week Series)
    Learn fun developmental activities for infants and participate in discussions on various parenting issues.
Epidural Anesthesia for Labor
    Learn what an epidural is, how it is done, the risks it involves and what to expect for pain relief.
Expectant Grandparents Class
    Gives grandparents the opportunity to talk with a trained professional RN (who is a grandparent herself!) about birthing changes.
Exploring Happiness through Creativity
    Learn many ways to live happier through expressive art, gratitude and mindfulness techniques. Aromatherapy and color psychology will be discussed as ways to improve mood and focus. We will explore art journaling with pastels and markers as a way to connect with our heart center. We will create an art piece to leave for someone else to find. A happiness collage will be constructed on canvas using images and quotes. Relaxing music and mindfulness will be weaved in throughout the day. No artistic ability needed. Bring an open heart and a playful spirit, bring photos or images from magazine that make you smile or choose from the ones provided. Also, bring your lunch and something to drink.
Expressive Art 2-Day Retreat
    Join us for this truly expressive-based experience as we play with paint to explore the spiritual essence of our own nature. . Painting one stroke at a time gives pause for our inner voice to ask the questions that lead us into the mysteries of what we really need and want. Light the fire of your creative flame by joining us in this spontaneous weekend of encounters to connect our spirit to the miracles waiting within. Anything goes. No previous art experience necessary. Materials and lunch included. Must commit to the full 2-days.
Expressive ART Creativity Day-FREE 1 day Retreat for Caregivers
    It is a challenging time when we love and care on a daily basis for others who are confronted with an illness. This retreat day will redirect your focus for a short while and give us time to explore the benefits of Visual Journaling, Collage, and Expressive Drawing with Guided Imagery to use our imagination and intuition to gain new insights. These are all simple techniques that assist in reducing stress while allowing the creative spirit to express what it needs, how to fulfill those needs with what nurtures you during these times. Materials and lunch included. No previous art experience necessary.
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Gluten, Grains and the Gut
    In this class we will discuss what gluten is, is it really a problem, Celiac Disease vs. Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, related symptoms, leaky gut, testing and the elimination diet as well as what to do next if you suspect a problem.
Grief Support Group
    Grief can be a very confusing and difficult road. Come join others who are traveling the journey of grief.
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Happiest Baby
    New babies are such a blessing, but they can also bring on sleepless nights, crying, and sometimes quite a bit of extra stress. Learn an extraordinary approach to keeping your baby happy.
Hartford HealthCare Walk to Wellness at Westfarms
    Join us at the Hartford HealthCare Wellness at Westfarms Rest and Relaxation Lounge (Lower Level of Westfarms near Nordstrom).
Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
    A support group offering emotional and educational support for patients and their families.
Healing Intention Collage for Others
    At this workshop you will create a healing art piece to give away using collage, gel pens, and bling. Did you know you can feel intention? Think about hearing music or a story that gave you the chills, that is intention. You can put your healing wishes and prayers into a piece of art. If you don't know someone who needs this you can create a piece to leave in a public place to be found.
Healthy Steps - The Lebed Method
    A special program for women after breast cancer.
Holistic Birthing
    Join this 3-week class for expectant parents (mother and birthing companion). Class includes techniques to help parents to relax and experience a calm and serene birthing. These techniques include breathing, meditation, gentle movement, self-hypnosis, and guided imagery. They give parents the knowledge and skills to allow them to have the extraordinary experience of birthing their child with joy, peace, and comfort.
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Inaugural Advanced Practitioner Symposium
    Hartford HealthCare is sponsoring a symposium designed for and by advanced practitioners.
Intention Stick / Vision Board
    This workshop focuses on using the power of your intention to create the changes you wish to see in your life. Participants will create an intention stick or two and / or a vision board in this supportive, creative class that combines introspection and visioning the future through making goals and dreams tangible. Sticks, feathers, magazines, wire, bling, poster board and much more will be provided to enhance the creative process, No artistic ability required! Participants will be encouraged to bring any special items or images that relate to their dreams, and wishes.
Introduction to Mental Health Benefits and Services
    An overview of benefit programs available for individuals with mental health disabilities.
Introduction to Zentangle
    Zentangle is a method of creating abstract art throught structured patterns. Like yoga and meditation, through the relaxed focus Zentangle provides, you may experience reduced stress, and anxiety as well as enhanced creativity. You will hear a brief background of the Zentangle Process, learn several patterns and have one or more pieces of art to take home. No artistic ability required! Supplies provided.
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Joint Replacement Pre-Operative Patient Education
    This class is for patients who will undergo hip or knee replacement surgery, providing education on how to prepare for the surgery and recovery. This class is NOT for patients undergoing a shoulder replacement surgery.
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Living! With Stroke
    Our annual stroke conference for stroke survivors and caregivers.
Look Good, Feel Better
    Cosmetology professionals help cancer patients with makeup, skin and nail care, wigs, scarves and hats.
Look Good, Feel Better (Spanish)
    Cosmetology professionals help cancer patients with makeup, skin and nail care, wigs, scarves and hats. Class in Spanish.
Lung Cancer Support Group
    Lung cancer education and peer support group for patients and caregivers living with lung cancer.
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Managing Neck & Spine Pain
Managing Schizophrenia
    Information and discussion about how to handle and manage the difficulties that arise with schizophrenia.
Managing Your Medications
    Learn how to manage your medications safely.
Maternity Tours
    A guided tour to help you get acquainted with our facility and maternity services.
Medical/Psychiatric Young Adult Services Psychotherapy Group
    The supportive psychotherapy group is designed for young adults age 17-26 struggling with a new diagnosis, chronic medical conditions or physical symptoms or limitations.
Mental Health First Aid
    Hartford Hospital invites you to an 8 hour course designed to teach you the signs and symptoms of mental illness and then how to get someone help using an action plan.
Mind-Body Relaxation
    Come unwind and rejuvenate with complementary instruction in breathing, gentle movement and relaxation. Limited yoga mats. Please bring your own if you have one.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Series
    Stressed by life events, illness, pain, worry? Then, this course is for you! This 8-week course is modeled after the original, acclaimed program by Jon Kabat Zinn at UMass Medical Center.
Mom & Baby Yoga
    In this four week series, Mom will regain core strength, learn breathing and calming techniques for you and baby. Recommended for babies 6 weeks to pre-crawlers (6 months).
Multidisciplinary Neurovascular Symposium
    This multidisciplinary symposium will cover all clinical aspects of diagnosis and management of stroke and carotid artery disease. A concise, evidence based up-to-date review will address carotid artery disease relevant to primary care providers, neurologists, radiologists and vascular surgeons. High-yield topics have been handpicked that would enhance patient care in all these settings.
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Origami for Beginners
    Join us in this ancient Japanese creative process known as Origam.. We will learn to make folded paper figurines used for many forms of decoration or gift giving. This process is both entertaining and therapeutic. You may bring your own left over wrapping paper or patterned pages, but additional origami papers and other supplies will be provided. Diagrams will also be provided for your future use. Feel free to bring yourown lunch or snacks.
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Pancreatic Disease: What’s the Risk for Cancer?
    Join Hartford Hospital physicians to learn the importance of pancreatic cancer prevention, detection, staging and treatment.
Prenatal Yoga
    This four-week program strengthens and tones muscles, making you more comfortable during pregnancy and better prepared for the delivery of your baby.
Pups and Babies
    Helpful tips on preparing your dog for your baby's arrival and introducing your baby to your pet
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Qigong for Patients with Cancer
    The Chinese have been using Qigong for thousands of years to promote healing and strengthen their bodies. In these comprehensive 3-hour classes, you will learn evidence-based self-healing techniques including Qigong exercises designed specifically for fighting cancer, acupressure points to relieve pain and other symptoms, and tools to help you maintain a positive and confident attitude in dealing with your illness.
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Recycle your Bling to Make Your Heart Sing
    Transform your broken or outdated jewlry into a unique art piece to wear or to embellish your home. your jewelry boxes for old charm breaelets, earrings, and pendants. Gather special jewelry from a loved one and bring it to the workshop to create a new, one of a kind pendant or a sparkly window sculpture. No experience necessary. Bring your personal pieces, buy some at the store or create one from the materials provided.
Reiki Healing Touch - Level 1
    Learn a gentle hands-on relaxation technique that can reduce stress, muscle tension/pain and accelerate the healing process.
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Sibling Preparation (All ages)
    Help your children prepare for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister. This class includes hands on diapering, creation of a birthday card for baby, a short video and a visit to the maternity floor for a look at mom’s maternity room.
Singing Bowl Meditation
    In a peaceful setting, experience the soothing sounds of Himalayan and Crystal Singing Bowls and float blissfully into a deep meditative sate where the tumultuous stresses of everyday life are cleared, cleansed, and washed away.
Skin Cancer Screening
    Take a few minutes to get this very important painless and easy screening for skin cancer.
Social Support Group for LGBTQ Issues
    A support group for 16-23 year-olds who identify LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning) issues as being prominent in their lives.
SoulCollage® for Everyone: The Art of Gratitude
    As Thanksgiving approaches we are reminded to express our gratitude for the many gifts present in our lives. Create a SoulCollage® card (developed by Seena Frost, as a reminder that our gratitude extends beyond this holiday and may express itself in hundreds of ways on a daily basis. No previous experience or class attendance necessary. Bring a magazine or two. Registration closes 2 days before class.
SoulCollage® for Everyone: The Witness
    A “Core” card, so to speak, the Witness to our experience in this world, is a reflection and mirror of the awareness of our true nature. Here is an opportunity to gain a new perspective and find a place of letting go. No previous experience or class attendance necessary. Please bring a magazine or 2 or an images you have collected that you feel may speak to spiritual themes.
SoulCollage® for Everyone:The Companion, Our Animal Totem
    This month we will explore another animal totem that focuses on the energy of our Chakras. A Guided Meditation will awaken our internal energies to focus our attention in this time of new beginnings. Create a SoulCollage® card.
SoulCollage®: Birthing Our Creative Selves
    As spring and new beginnings approach, creating with the SoulCollage® process (authored/originated by Seena Frost) assists us in discovering what is original, unique and ready to emerge from the many layers of our creative spirit. This unique process heightens our awareness through images that inspire us with the insight and energy to re-create our lives. No previous experience or class attendance necessary. Materials included - bring a magazine or two.
SoulCollage®: The Mystery
    What mysteries and possibilities lie ahead of us? Don’t you just love surprises!! Allow the unkown to come forward and meet your personal vision with a SoulCollage® card (process developed by Seena Frost,, to manifest your dreams in the coming year. A mystery envelope will be provided for you to create your new story. Come join the fun. No previous experience or class attendance necessary. Materials included.
SoulCollage®: The Wisdom of the Shadow
    As we approach the Summer Solstice we are aware of the balance of light and dark. One is totally dependant on the other. We will be creating a SoulCollage® card (a process authored/originated by Seena Frost) to examine the shadow aspects that may appear among some of our images. There is energy within the dark that holds insight and the vision of the new. No previous experience or class attendance necessary. Materials included - bring a magazine or two.
Spring into Healthier with Hartford HealthCare
    Spring into Healthier with Hartford HealthCare
Substance Use Educational and Support Group
    For family members impacted by loved ones with substance abuse.
Suffering from Knee or Hip Pain?
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar on joint replacement care and robotic surgery.
Support Group for Families Dealing with Major Mental Illness
    A program for family and friends of individuals who have schizophrenia, bipolar or other related mental illnesses. Share your struggles. Learn to care for yourself while you are caring for others.
Surgical Weight Loss: General Education Session
    A comprehensive, educational session focused on patients who are ready to start the program or just want to learn more about surgical weight loss. The program is presented from the first step to post-operative follow-up. An open question and answer session with the surgeons follows the presentation.
Surgical Weight Loss: Support Group Meetings
    Join the Surgical Weight Loss Team for an evening of discussion, support, and education. Open to all who desire more information on Bariatric surgery.
Survivors of Suicide Group
    A support group for those who have lost someone close to them to suicide.
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Third Annual Dialysis Unit & Transplant Program Social Worker Conference
    One-day conference developed specifically for MSWs working with end stage renal disease patients
Time for Toddlers (6-week series)
    Learn fun, developmental activities for toddlers and participate in discussions on various parenting issues.
Toastmasters Club 2300
    A Lunchtime Club
Twin Preparation Class
    This three part series will prepare families expecting multiples for late pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, infant care and safety, and managing at home.
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Write it Down
    This workshop will focus on writing down things about ourselves that not everyone may know. We’ll use writing prompts to get the creative juices flowing such as ‘The one place I have always wanted to go because….” This will give way to writing about things we think about and dream about but may not put down on paper or even voice to anyone. Today we will write it down. A guided meditation will assist in the writing process, providing us with images that tap into the words we wish to pen. No experience required. Supplies provided.
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Yoga Nidra for Patients with Cancer
    Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The term yoga nidra is derived from two Sanskrit words, yoga meaning union or one-pointed awareness, and nidra, translating to sleep (not sleep as we think of it, but rather a conscious sleep). The benefits of yoga nidra to general health and well-being, and its deeper spiritual effects, are known to everyone who practices it, and are doubly applicable to anyone confronting and living with a life-changing illness. Class will consist of a gentle yoga practice followed by a guided yoga nidra meditation. This practice can greatly benefit patient and caregivers. Please bring yoga mat, blanket, and any nexk supports, blocks, etc. you might need.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
    Learn the signs and symptoms of mental illness and then how to get someone help using an action plan.
Youth Psychosis Family Support Group
    Join us to receive support, guidance and education on how to cope with and help your young person.