Creative expression programs

December 02, 2016

Creative Expression Programs

Art Therapy: An Approach for Healing

Art therapy is a combination of counseling and expressive arts and can help you reduce stress, increase self-awareness, explore feelings and build positive coping skills. Sessions are confidential, supportive and individualized. No experience or confidence in art-making necessary. All materials provided. Please call 206-215-6178 for more information.

Swedish First Hill: 
• Swedish Cancer Institute, Arnold Pavilion, fifth floor
• Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 45-minute sessions available between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Feel the Beat

Drop by to meet with SCI’s music therapists about unique and individualized ways that you can incorporate music into your everyday life to promote relaxation and wellness while reducing pain, anxiety and stress.

Swedish Issaquah: 
• Medical Office Building, SCI Cancer Education Center 
• Every second Monday of the month, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Healing Arts Group

Experience the healing benefits of art making in a supportive setting. This drop-in art therapy group is open to cancer patients, their family members and caregivers. No experience or confidence in art-making necessary. All materials provided. Questions? Please call 206-215-6178.

Swedish First Hill: 
• Swedish Cancer Institute, Arnold Pavilion, Healing Forum, fifth floor
• Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon

Knit for Life

This network of volunteers uses knitting as a healing experience to enhance the lives of cancer patients, their family members and caregivers during treatment and recovery. It provides a supportive environment for beginners and experienced knitters. All materials are provided. For more information, call 206-386-3200.

Swedish Edmonds: 
• Swedish Cancer Institute, first floor lobby
• Tuesdays, noon to 2 p.m.

Swedish First Hill: Swedish Cancer
• Institute, Arnold Pavilion, first floor lobby
• Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.

Swedish First Hill: 
• Arnold Pavilion, True Family Women’s Cancer Center, Healing Forum, fifth floor
• Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon

Swedish Issaquah: 
• Medical Office Building, main lobby (in front of the fireplace)
• Mondays, 1-3 p.m.

Music Wellness

Join us in a group setting to experience how music can improve your mood and promote healthy coping skills. This group focuses on restoration, meditation and rejuvenation through music. No music confidence or prior experience required. For more information, call 206-386-6711.

Swedish First Hill: 
• True Family Women’s Cancer Center, Healing Forum, fifth floor
• Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Ukulele Club

Experience how playing the ukulele can improve your mood while reducing stress and anxiety. We’re here to have fun and spread the music love! No prior music experience required. This drop-in group is open to patients, family members and caregivers.

Swedish First Hill: 
• True Family Women’s Cancer Center, Healing Forum, fifth floor
• Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.


This article is from the Winter 2016 issue of Life to the Fullest, the newsletter from the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) dedicated to those with cancer, cancer survivors, and their family members and caregivers.

Topics: Cancer