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19th Annual Nursing Evidence Based Practice Conference
    Evidence Based Practice Conference is an all day professional research conference. Presented by the Connecticut Nursing Research Alliance.
31st Annual Cardiovascular Symposium
    Hartford Hospital invites you to the 31st Annual Cardiovascular Symposium.
7-Week American Lung Association Smoking Cessation Class
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A Writing Workshop: Picture Stories
    We all have a story we want to tell. In this workshop we’ll use pictures as a framework for our writing activity. After spending some time reflecting on a variety of pictures, we’ll write a story of our choosing. It can be fiction or non-fiction, short or long. This is an incredibly fun way to be creative and express ourselves with words. All materials provided. No writing experience necessary. Come and write your story.
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
    Learn how to help improve your flexibility and reduce the risk of injuries using AIS, a dynamic facilitated stretching technique that aims to extend range of motion in muscles by holding the stretch no longer than two seconds at a time.
Alcoholics Anonymous
    Join us for coffee and a one hour A.A. topic discussion.
Anticipatory Grief Group
    Grief takes many forms. It is present not only after someone has died, but before they are gone as well. This group is for those who are experiencing pain or discomfort of any degree due to the impending loss of a loved one, patient, client, etc
Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction
    Get a basic understanding of anxiety disorders, its treatments and receive specific suggestions to help better cope with the illness.
Are Fears and Phobia’s holding you back?
    If so, begin to release the fears that are keeping you imprisoned. It might be a fear of spiders, snakes, public speaking, intimacy, failure or (add your fear here). Learn where fears come from as well as some powerful techniques to conquer them.
Are You Still Dieting the Hard Way?
    Summer's over - has your diet or exercise been successful or frustrating? If the latter is true, learn how to release weight the easy way without dieting. Traditional diets tackle the problem from outside in which is why only 3% succeed. Hypnosis allows you to understand your relationship with food and your body from the inside out and proven to be 30 times more effective.. Come learn how and why hypnosis works so well so you can finally cut back on diets
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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 Massage Class for Parents
    This class is designed for newborns up to 8 weeks of age. You will learn to offer loving touch to your baby in very specific ways to enhance communication and bonding while learning to interpret baby's cues. Benefits include how to comfort, helping baby with digestion, elimination, weight gain, and more restful sleep.
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
    A program for family members and friends of individuals who have bipolar or a related disorder.
Brain Tumor Support: Events & Resources
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar for patients being treated for brain tumors and their caretakers.
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.
Childbirth Education - eLearning
    Online childbirth education classes. We offer an interactive, web-based program that's wonderful for first time parents or a refresher for repeat parents.
Comfort Measures for Labor
    Hands-on techniques to address the discomforts of labor.
Connect to Healthier Fall Fest at Hartford HealthCare's Wellness Lounge at Westfarms
    Connect to Healthier Fall Fest at Hartford HealthCare's Wellness Lounge at Westfarms
CPR Family & Friends: Infants & Children
    Recommended for new parents, babysitters, and anyone who cares for infants and children.
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Dementia Educational & Support Group
    An educational and support group that brings together those who want guidance, direction and support through this journey.
Dinner with the Doc: Arthritis Management
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar on arthritis management.
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.
Down the Stress- Up the Calm, a Guided Mindful Meditation Experience
    Join this easy to follow guided mindful meditation class. **No experience necessary**,
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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.
Epilepsy Support Group
    The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut warmly invites you to attend the Hartford Epilepsy Support Group. This support group is open to anyone affected by epilepsy to gain mutual support, share experiences and to gain knowledge of epilepsy.
Expectant Grandparents Class
    Gives grandparents the opportunity to talk with a trained professional RN (who is a grandparent herself!) about birthing changes.
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Five Love Languages: Revitalize Your Communication
    Do you ever feel like some of your relationships are one-sided? As if you are giving and getting very little back? It may be because you speak different love languages. This class will help you examine the differences and help you get rid of frustration, disappointment and sadness.
Free Depression Screenings
    Are you or someone you know exhibiting signs of depresssion? A screening can be a helpful way to resolve your concerns and get you back on the path to wellness.
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Gluten - Why is it a Hot Topic These Days?
    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.
Got Cravings?
    Got cravings to sweets, soda, cigarettes, etc.? Are they so strong that they’re in control of you? Learn to conquer them once and for all with 2 simple techniques that will put you back on control
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.
HypnoBirthing® Class
    A 4 week hands-on natural childbirth class for expectant mothers and their chosen birth companion.
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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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Law of Attraction; What's All the Buzz About?
    You may have seen or read The Secret? Can you really change anything in your life and have anything you really want? All of the world's top motivators, businessmen, and high performers are aware of the key scientific principles at work. Learn how the Law of Attraction works in all aspects of your life.
Look Good, Feel Better
    Cosmetology professionals help cancer patients with makeup, skin and nail care, wigs, scarves and hats.
Low Testosterone: Fact or Fiction
    Testosterone Therapy: Facts and Fiction What Primary Care Providers Need To Know
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Managing Schizophrenia
    Information and discussion about how to handle and manage the difficulties that arise with schizophrenia.
Mandalas: Maps of Mindfulness
    Mandala (circle) allows for safe expression while opening a path of light and energy that, when contemplated, can heal and regenerate the spirit. We will start with an overview of the Mandala, with a short slide show to show some of its history and how various cultures have used the circle. Create your own ‘Map of Mindfulness’ as an agent for transmitting and focusing your creative forces and share the symbols and metaphors that show up for you. No previous art experience necessary. Materials included..
Maternity Tours
    A guided tour to help you get acquainted with our facility and maternity services.
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.
Mobile Mammography
    Hartford Hospital’s Digital Mobile Mammography coach is coming. Take the time to visit us for your screening mammogram. Mammograms can save lives.
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New Approaches to Weight Loss Surgery
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar on weight loss and to learn about the new FDA approved procedures.
New Physician Reception
    New Physician Reception is an event to allow physicians get acquainted with other physicians and our Hartford Hospital medical staff leadership as well as our executive members.
No cancellations at this time.
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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.
Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Symposium
    This Inaugural One-Day Educational Symposium is a professional development event specifically for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who are involved in transfusing patients.
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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Reiki Healing Touch - Level 1
    Learn a gentle hands-on relaxation technique that can reduce stress, muscle tension/pain and accelerate the healing process.
Restoring Sight With a Beam of Light
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar on the newest technology in cataract surgery.
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Schizophrenia - An Introduction to the Disorder
    A program for family members and friends of individuals who have schizophrenia or a related disorder.
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.
Sibling Support Group
    This is a group for siblings of those struggling with mental illness.
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.
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 Trickster
    Oh that trickster! The one who flips you upside down when you least expect it! Turns your life around and spins a web that makes you have to think twice, thrice, and change your direction whether you are ready to or not. Create a SoulCollage® card (process developed by Seena Frost, to find this character and thwart his/her energies with humor and acceptance. No previous experience or class attendance necessary. Bring a magazine or two.
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.
StrongWomen - 12 Week Program
    A fitness program for women designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility.
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.
Suffering from Knee or Hip Pain? (October 27th session)
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar on joint replacement.
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.
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The Truth About Electroconvulsive Therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
    This information session will answer questions and concerns about these often misunderstood treatments.
Therapeutic Touch - Basic Course
    Would you like to learn how to decrease stress, ease pain, accelerate healing, and increase your sense of well-being? This class on Therapeutic Touch will teach you techniques that may help you enhance your quality of life and those of your loved ones.
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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Understanding Kidney Stones
    The incidence of kidney stones is on the rise. In fact, one in eleven people will have a kidney stone.
Understanding Men’s Sexual and Psychological Health
    Hartford Hospital’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute invites you to a free educational seminar on Men’s Health. This program will focus on Men’s Sexual and Psychological Health.
Understanding Peyronie’s Disease
    Hartford Hospital invites you to learn about Peyronie's Disease diagnosis and treatment options.
Understanding Prostate Cancer: The Role of MRI Fusion Biopsy
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Walk to Wellness
    Join us at the Hartford HealthCare Wellness at Westfarms Rest and Relaxation Lounge (Lower Level of Westfarms near Nordstrom)
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Youth Psychosis Family Support Group
    Join us to receive support, guidance and education on how to cope with and help your young person.