Self Care and Wellness

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Boston Children's Hospital strives to provide the highest quality health care for our patients and enhance the health and well-being of the children and families who visit our hospital. Throughout the main hospital and satellite locations, healthcare practitioners provide integrative therapies for patients and caregivers such as massage, Reiki, acupunture, meditation, gentle yoga and Zumba.

For more information on wellness services provided by the hospital, please click here for patients and here for families.  

We also understand that taking care of your health goes beyond treating diseases and injuries. Mental, social and physical health are all connected, so we provide programs that care for all aspects of your well-being. Sometimes, the best medicine is talking to someone who understands. Please visit the websites for helpful resources and information.

The Experience Journal

Boston Children's Hospital's Experience Journal website is a collection of stories, pictures, and personal experiences from families about what it has been like to live with their children's illnesses. It represents the "collective wisdom" of these children and their parents as well as their health care providers.

Psychiatrist-in-Chief David DeMaso, MD, and his colleagues have designed the Experience Journal as a resource for patients and their families who are looking for insights from other people who have been in situations similar to their own.

Experience Journal Topics

The Experience Journal consists of five sections with experiences relating to five different pediatric conditions, with more to come:

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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