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Putting Art at the HeART of Healing

Creativity Classes

“Finding people who have had, or are going, through similar issues has helped me know I am not going crazy. It has given me resources to get help, learn coping skills, and have a community
I can call on, learn from, cry and laugh with.”

Hirsch Participant

The Hirsch Center at Revolution Mill is the Piedmont’s Cancer Support Community, where free weekly arts and wellness workshops are held and facilitated by local artists providing a safe and inspiring place for in-depth creative exploration.  As one Hirsch instructor shared, “Being a Hirsch instructor is an incredible gift. I feel so honored to be part of this community and to witness the stories and artwork that people share with each other.”

At Hirsch Wellness we believe the creative process is a healing process, and that everyone is creative.  Arts activities at the Hirsch Center are designed to instill self-expression through hands-on learning and experimentation within a safe and inspiring group setting. Although the hectic pace of modern life can break our connection with our natural creative instincts, it never really leaves us, and after a cancer diagnosis it can be an invaluable tool for self-empowerment and healing.

Hirsch arts programs are designed to offer a no-pressure, relaxing environment to reawaken inspiration and offer Community support, while exploring new techniques and insights from area experts who work and teach in the arts. All programs are free of charge to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and medical staff.

Wellness Classes

“I came to this workshop mostly because of  my cancer. Through the class, I felt encouraged, uplifted and motivated. I was able to express myself without feeling judged. Making new friends took away some of my fears.” Hirsch Participant

Hirsch Sessions for Wellness are unique Community Partnerships designed to provide patients and caregivers opportunities for physical well-being and emotional growth tools for self-care. 

Our 8-year partnership with Triad Yoga in Greensboro, NC serves annually 1,100 survivors and caregivers through a weekly cancer survivor yoga class and once monthly workshops focusing on mindfulness/meditation. 

Club Fitness has partnered with Hirsch Wellness to provide Saturday Therapeutic Aquatics sessions at their Green Valley Swim Center. Annually 550 participants gain physical strength and balance, emotional support and restore a positive body image, which can be shattered after surgery and treatment.  Participants also have use of The Club Fitness center and locker room amenities, while there for Saturday sessions.

Taiji/Qigong and meditation classes are offered through the Hirsch Center every Monday evening, and provide a complete practice for improving overall health. The gentle, slow movements allow anyone to participate and improve at their own pace.  Our instructor Bill savage is certified by The Center for Taiji Studies, founded by Dr. Yang Yang, and welcomes all to the practice.

Arts in Medicine

“With Hirsch Wellness the focus is not on this horrific, too often dehumanizing disease and it’s treatment, but on the uniqueness of each individual in a celebration of that life through the creative arts. One testimonial calls Hirsch ‘a safe haven in the storm of cancer.’ A sense of victimization can be transformed into a mindset of emotional and physical survivorship through these programs.”

Dr. William "Hopp" Hopper

Hirsch Wellness has been instrumental in developing, managing and implementing Artist in Residence programs within the hospital setting, offering arts activities, companionship, relaxation and creative inspiration for patients, family members, caregivers and staff while at the cancer center. 

Since 2012, Cone Health has been referring patients to Hirsch off-site healing arts programs, and in 2017 Hirsch Wellness partnered with Cone Health Patient and Family Support Staff to develop on-site Arts in Healthcare programs.

Hirsch Wellness trained artists and volunteers are part of Cone Health’s Complimentary Care. “While you Wait” group art activities at the Healing Arts Table in the main lobby build patient interaction and sharing.

Hirsch Wellness Art Cart activities offer one-on-one time for patients in the infusion room receiving treatments at both Cone Health in Greensboro and at Annie Penn in Reidsville.

 

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Learn More about Hirsch Healing Arts Programs for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers!

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Events for August 2020

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Taiji-Qigong Online with Bill Savage

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Tuesdays at Triad Yoga Online

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Paint Your Pot Online with Alex Gaal

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Creating with Watercolor Pencils Online with Mavis Liggett series 4 of 4

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Cancelled: Therapeutic Aquatics at Club Fitness

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The Art of Crocheting Online with Vanessa McCormick

Taiji-Qigong Online with Bill Savage

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Tuesdays at Triad Yoga Online

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Zentangle with Michele Rieder

Sound Journey Online with Alexander Tuttle

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Cancelled: Therapeutic Aquatics at Club Fitness

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Taiji-Qigong Online with Bill Savage

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Tuesdays at Triad Yoga Online

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Open Studio at Home Online with Nona Pryor and Musician Lyn Koonce

Resting in Awareness Mindfulness Meditation with Ash Poirier

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ARTISTS AT HOME – Online Conversation with Writer Molly Haile and Hirsch Instructor, Bonnie McLeod Hitchcock

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Paper Marbling (The Japanese art of Sumanigashi) with Susanne Baker

Cancelled: Therapeutic Aquatics at Club Fitness

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Eat the Rainbow ~ 12 Week Online Health Challenge with Cancer Dietitian Julie Lanford

Fiber Arts: Kantha Quilt Embroidery with Textile Designer Jacqui Mehring

Taiji-Qigong Online with Bill Savage

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Tuesdays at Triad Yoga Online

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Writing to Heal Online with Molly Haile

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Yoga ~ How to Create & Maintain a Home Yoga Practice

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The Art of Crocheting Online with Vanessa McCormick

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Cancelled: Therapeutic Aquatics at Club Fitness

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Taiji-Qigong Online with Bill Savage

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Tuesdays at Triad Yoga Online

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Open Studio at Home Online with Horticultural Therapist Catherine Crowder

Resting in Awareness Mindfulness Meditation with Ash Poirier

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Hirsch Reads Online Book Club with Molly Haile

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Origami with Earline Wallace

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Cancelled: Therapeutic Aquatics at Club Fitness

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Online Mail Art Project with Artist Alexandra Gaal

Taiji-Qigong Online with Bill Savage

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Tuesdays at Triad Yoga

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Cancelled: Therapeutic Aquatics at Club Fitness

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CONTACT US

Call 336-209-0259
E-mail us here.

LOCATION

1250 Revolution Mill Drive, Suite 130 Greensboro NC 27405

 

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