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Our Programs & Services

Programs and Services of the Wellness House of Annapolis

Thanks to generous community support and volunteers all programs and services continue to be free.

Counseling and Support Groups

By Appointment Please call 410-990-0941 or Email

Individual and Family Counseling
Short-term counseling is available to members, by appointment, for the purpose of helping them identify and implement coping strategies during the cancer journey. Up to six individual sessions are available for each member, with extended counseling available on a case-by-case basis. Counseling is provided by a licensed professional counselor or licensed clinical social worker.

Support Groups for Adults

No Appointment Required

Caregivers Support Group
Meets the 1st Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Being a caregiver can be both an honor and a challenge. This monthly support group provides caregivers the opportunity to share their journey with other caregivers. This group is led by Jennifer Bornemann, LCSW-C.

Survivors Support Group
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2:00 - 3:30pm
This open group helps put the concept and reality of survivorship into perspective and offers tools for learning how to cope with the fear of recurrence. Co-facilitated by Sally Sellman, LCPC, Wellness House Consulting Clinical Therapist and Betsy Jenkins, NCC, LGPC.

Living with Cancer Support Group (COMING FALL 2014)
A forum for those diagnosed with cancer to connect with each other, normalize the challenges they face, and share strategies that work in meeting those challenges.

Advanced Cancer Support Group (COMING FALL 2014)
This support group offers a venue to process feelings and develop tools to live with cancer, while enjoying quality of life.

Men’s Support Group (COMING FALL 2014)
This group provides an opportunity for adult men to discuss their cancer story and explore effective coping strategies.

Support Groups for children and teens are listed under Family Matters

Family Matters

Pre-Registration Required

Follow Your Rainbow
Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month, 11am-1pm from September-May at Wellness House with occasional off-grounds activities
Monthly program that offers children age 6-12 the opportunity to have fun and feel connected with their peers experiencing similar family circumstances. Children will learn to understand and express their feelings while playing together and realizing it is OK to still be a kid and have fun while a parent or loved one is dealing with cancer.

Paint Your Rainbow Summer Camp
Cancer can be devastating not only to the person diagnosed, but to the family as well. Wellness House’s Paint Your Rainbow summer camp is specially designed for children age 6-12 who are experiencing cancer in their families. Art, music, and movement activities are offered to celebrate the joys of childhood in the midst of life’s challenges. This five-day camp, usually the last week of June, is free of charge due to the support of many local businesses and volunteers, but pre-registration is required.

KIDZ Coping
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm-8pm.
Monthly support group for children ages 6 to 12 whose siblings and parents/loved ones are dealing with cancer. A strength-based approach is used to help group members understand more about cancer, share personal concerns, and build resiliency. Music, art and movement activities are utilized to facilitate group discussion. This group is led by Lisa Keough, LCSW-C.

Teens Together
Meets on the 1st Monday of the month from 6:30pm-8pm.
This monthly support group for high school students, age 13-17, who have a parent or loved one with cancer, offers support geared to their age level. Teens will have the opportunity to express their concerns with other teens experiencing similar family circumstnaces. This group is led by Lisa Keough LCSW-C and Sean Lane, Certified Music Therapist.

Kidz with Cancer and Teens with Cancer (COMING SOON)
Monthly support groups designed to provide a safe forum for children and teens to express feelings and concerns related to their own cancer and strengthen coping skills.

Parent Care (COMING SOON)
Monthly support group will provide an opportunity for parents and guardians of children with cancer to connect with others and share experiences. Guest speakers will provide information and education on particular areas of concern. Parents/ guardians will also have the opportunity to avail themselves of other Wellness House services including counseling, yoga, massage, reiki, healing touch, and therapeutic art.

Healthy Living Programs

By Appointment Please call 410-990-0941 or Email

See website calendar for days and times.

Healing Music, Meditation and Breath Work with Bob Sima
Each month, award-winning singer/songwriter and spiritual teacher, Bob Sima leads multi-dimensional sessions that intertwine inspiring, message-rich live music, conscious breathwork, silence and guided meditation to take listeners on a beautiful, inward journey.

Therapeutic Art
Artistic expression has been proven to enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being. Projects have included making origami boxes and jewelry. Come uncover a hidden talent or explore different medium.

Nutrition
Offered monthly, Kelly Rulle, DTR presents talks that provide healthy information, recipes and tastings to help cancer patients and caregivers learn fun, creative and nourishing ways to increase nutrition and well-being.

Gentle Yoga
Classes emphasize proper alignment in basic postures, breath awareness, and relaxation. Gentle Yoga helps maintain health and strength throughout treatment and beyond and is appropriate for those new to yoga who want to work through chronic issues and seek to balance over-stressed bodies.

Chair Yoga
For the beginner or for those with physical limitations where using a chair provides extra balance and comfort.

Keys to Wellness

An educational speaker series offered by dedicated professionals from the community with the goal of promoting healthy living and quality of life.

Healthy Living Services

By Appointment Please call 410-990-0941 or Email

Massage
Massage is offered to cancer patients and caregivers. Licensed massage therapists use gentle techniques, adapted for individuals with all types of cancer and can help decrease nausea, fatigue and other stresses such as anxiety and depression.

Reiki
The ancient Japanese relaxation technique of reiki (pronounced ray key), where energy is transferred from therapist to patient, complements conventional medical and therapeutic techniques and has been found to be an excellent approach for balancing mind, body and spirit.

Healing Touch
Healing Touch uses gentle, light touch to clear, balance, energize, and support the human energy system to facilitate and support healing for the whole person.

Wellness House of Annapolis
2625 Mas Que Farm Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Phone: 410-990-0941
Fax: 410-267-7022
admin@thewellnesshouse.org

Walk-ins are welcome
Monday through Thursday,
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
© 2012 Annapolis Wellness Corp. dba Wellness House is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent by law. All rights reserved.
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