Complementary Cancer Care

Creative Expressions

Creative Expressions Classes

Click on each of the tabs below for more information.  Please register for these classes on our Calendar page.

Music Therapy ClassesCreative Therapeutic Journaling with Miss CharlotteTherapeutic Art with Jenn Gallo
Music Therapy

All New!  Join Rob Leiter, MS, MT-BC, NMT, of Florida Music Therapy in Melbourne for bi-monthly, onsite Music Therapy classes.  Multiple areas of wellbeing can be addressed through music therapy. Music therapy in cancer care can improve mood, decrease anxiety, improve physical gross and fine motor skills, support self-expression, enhanced communication, and process trauma.  No musical experience is necessary.

Classes will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2:30 – 3:30 pm in Melbourne.  To learn more about Florida Music Therapy, visit their website.

 

Look for our Music Therapy classes on our Calendar page!

Creative Therapeutic Journaling with Miss Charlotte

All New!  Join life-long journalist and author, Miss Charlotte, and learn to state your mind in fiction or non-fiction form!  Whatever your skill or comfort level, everyone has the capacity to write creatively and joyfully. Increased comfort with writing in any form of self-expression has been demonstrated to facilitate healing.

Bring something to write on: paper, tablet, laptop, or whatever.  We will do a few simple exercises that everyone can read to the rest of the class if they wish to, no pressure, no evaluation, no criticism.

“I have almost lost all ability to use my right hand to write, or grasp anything.  I am a wizard though at speed typing using seven fingers.  That old nemesis of so many of us, arthritis, has crept into my daily life.”  ~  Miss Charlotte

So, it doesn’t matter about your physical ability to hold a pen – have an electronic means of writing, or even a manual typewriter to pound out your thoughts.  If needed, you can dictate your thoughts into a recorder, have someone write down your oral thoughts…anything goes.  If you can think it, you can write it, or what we will refer to as writing — it is a very loose definition for our purposes.  The act of writing will serve as an empowering form of self-expression and the opportunity to share proves to be a catalyst for peer bonding and personal healing.  Most of all – let’s have fun!

This group is available to anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis, regardless of when or what type, as well as caregivers.

Our online class will typically meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:00 – 12:00 via Zoom.

Download and print Journal Templates

Look for our Creative Therapeutic Journaling classes on our Calendar page.

THERAPutic Art with Jenn Gallo

New Location!  Join us at Jenn Gallo ART Studio for Therapeutic Art with Jenn Gallo provides a way to improve psychological wellbeing by focusing more on creativity and less on mental stressors and to enjoy the companionship of fellow cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.  Classes are free and open for anyone dealing with cancer regardless of diagnosis, prognosis, or where treatment is received.

No art experience is necessary.  Come and enjoy the fun of creative expression.  Throughout the year, classes will cover one of the following 5 Art Genres:

  • CANVAS ACRYLIC PAINTING
  • POT PAINTING W/ PLANTS
  • MOSAIC ART
  • WATERCOLOR ART
  • OIL PASTELS

Classes will be held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 11:00am at the Jenn Gallo ART Studio in Cocoa Village.

 

Look for our Therapeutic Art with Jenn Gallo classes on our Calendar page!

 

Sponsored by:

Evelyn Foster Foundation