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10th Annual Interdisciplinary Transplant Symposium
    Hartford Hospital invites you to the 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Transplant Symposium.
31st Annual Cardiovascular Symposium
    Hartford Hospital invites you to the 31st Annual Cardiovascular Symposium.
7th Annual Donald Blotner Neuroscience Nursing Symposium
    Please join us for the seventh annual Donald Blotner Neuroscience Nursing Symposium at Hartford Hospital. Our program is open to health care providers who care for neurosurgical, neuro-trauma, and neurology patients and their families. Contact hours will be awarded.
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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.
Achoooooo. Allergies Getting You Down?
    Learn about and participate in an amazingly effective energy clearing technique that will help reduce or eliminate your airborne allergies. All that's required is an open and curious mind.
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.
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.
Celebrate Life! The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital’s 26th Annual Celebration of Life for patients, family and friends.
    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital invites you to a morning of celebration and inspiration for cancer patients, family and friends.
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.
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.
Depression - An Introduction to the Disorder
    For family members and friends of individuals who suffer from depression.
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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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Introduction
    Come to this introductory class to learn the basic principles and benefits of EFT for personal use
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.
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 1 Day: Workshop for Caregivers
    This FREE one-day workshop will help to redirect your focus and give you insights into what nurtures you during these times.
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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.
Found Object Mosaic
     Spend a summer day diving into colors, textures and shapes as you create mosaic art for the home, patio or garden
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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.
GMO Bootcamp: Knowledge for your Health
    This class explores what GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are, how GMOs get into our food supply, their potential health risks, and what we can do to avoid them.
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.
Healing Vessel: Navigating Wellness with the Written Word
    Words are magical. We use them to say what we are thinking and feeling, to explain and describe our daily experiences, and to greet and acknowledge all those we meet. In this class we will use words that are derived from a timeline we make and we'll have fun writing a short story, letter, or poem
HILT Laser Therapy - Using Light to Heal
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free education seminar on HILT laser therapy to relieve pain.
HypnoBirthing® Class
    A 4 week hands-on natural childbirth class for expectant mothers and their chosen birth companion.
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Innovative Approaches to Joint Replacement: Makoplasty Robotic Surgery
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar on joint replacement care and robotic surgery.
Introduction to Mental Health Benefits and Services
    An overview of benefit programs available for individuals with mental health disabilities.
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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.
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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.
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. At the end of the course you will be certified as a Mental Health First Aider.
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.
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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 Health
    Calm your mind and energize your body with the deep breathing and slow, flowing movements of these ancient Chinese healing exercises. Qigong (pronounced "Chee-Gong") means "Energy Work", and is a gentle system of exercises that stimulates and balances Qi (energy) in the body to promote health and relaxation.
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.
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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 Committee - March to the Beat of Your Own Drum
    Explore those things that inspire us to move forward in the discovery of our inner world.
SoulCollage for Everyone: The Transpersonal Card
    Create a SoulCollage card to explore the images that create a sense of the Universal Spirit in all of us.
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, www.soulcollage.com) 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.
StrongWomen - Summer 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.
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 Brain Tumors: Safer Surgery for Brain Tumors
    The Hartford Healthcare Institute invites you to a free educational seminar on understanding brain tumors followed by a peer discussion group.
Understanding Celiac Disease
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar on celiac disease.
Use Hypnosis to Boost Your Immune System
     Did you know that your unconscious mind strongly influences the strength or weakness of your immune system? Did you know that hypnosis is successfully used in the treatment of many autoimmune diseases such as AIDS and Cancer? Could yours use a boost?
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Vision/Gratitude Board and Intention Stick
    Take a moment to think about what you want in your future and what you are grateful for.
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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)
World Suicide Prevention Day Conference: Suicide Prevention in Young Adults
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a conference in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.
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Youth 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. At the end of the course you will be certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.
Youth Psychosis Family Support Group
    Join us to receive support, guidance and education on how to cope with and help your young person.