Lynn M. Gerrits, MA, RMT Manager, Integrative Medicine and the Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center. She teaches Reiki (Certified Reiki Master Teacher), offers Guided Imagery, stress management classes and services, and is responsible for the development of the Cancer Center’s integrative cancer program utilizing select integrative therapies or services to provide additional options for symptom management that also support the healing needs of patients and their caregivers. Lynn’s passion to empower others combines years of counseling, coaching and teaching stress management techniques as a mental health clinician with a holistic approach to helping others find balance and harmony during life’s stressful moments, while also supporting wellness goals for prevention and recovery. She has been an instructor in Fitchburg State University’s ALFA program, trains nursing staff and other caregivers on stress management techniques, hand massage and a variety of other self-care techniques throughout the UMass Memorial Healthcare system and Medical School. Lynn presents at holistic and/or medical seminars and conferences and is frequently invited as a guest speaker at area colleges. She is certified as both a Laughter Yoga Leader, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster facilitator and will soon be a Certified Aromatherapist. Lynn works closely with area businesses to create corporate employee wellness services, classes and programs, such as topic-specific workshops or Lunch ‘N Learns.