Healing Music Program
Sound Orchard's Healing Music Program offers music expression training for people with cancer through the Commonweal Cancer Help Program and we also provide yogic chant and sound healing workshops and education.
Yogic Chant & Sound Healing
Music for the Commonweal Cancer Help Program
Since 2011, Sound Orchard staff has provided the musical component to the renowned Commonweal Cancer Help Program. These group sessions explore self-expression and emotion, and they serve to build community within the program.
The Cancer Help Program is a week-long retreat for people with cancer, with the goal of helping participants live better and, where possible, longer lives. The program addresses the unmet needs of people with cancer, including an exploration of complementary therapies and of the emotional and spiritual dimensions of cancer; discovering that illness can sometimes lead to a richer and fuller life; and experiencing genuine community with others facing a cancer diagnosis.
The Cancer Help Program offers an integrated program of healing that includes group support sessions, massage, yoga, poetry, and music. Widely considered the premier program of its kind in the United States, the Cancer Help Program draws participants from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The program provides an exceptionally high quality opportunity to explore the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of healing with cancer. Most participants find that the Cancer Help Program has a powerful and lasting positive effect on their lives. The program has been found to have profound effects on anxiety, fear, loneliness, helplessness and other psychological conditions that often accompany cancer.