The evidence-based lifestyle interventions and mind-body practices taught in our cancer programs, will safely support any medical treatment or complementary therapies you choose as part of your treatment plan. Attending a retreat with a partner/support person is recommended where possible.
The ongoing path to health, healing and wellbeing
4 night follow-up retreats, running twice yearly
Connect with like-minded people
Reaffirm your intentions
Deepen your practices
Return home refreshed and revitalised
Facilitated by our expert therapeutic team including Dr Ruth Gawler, this series of Cancer & Beyond follow up retreats are tailored to past participants who have previously attended a Gawler cancer program, and their support people.
Running twice a year, each of these evidence-based follow up cancer retreats offer a new group dynamic, extended program content and an excellent opportunity to build on previous program learning’s, deepen your practices, and reaffirm your intentions for healing and wellbeing.
A chance to take time out and immerse in a combination of relaxation, meditation, nutrition therapy, instructional sessions to consolidate and build on what you already know, and to connect and share your cancer journey with like-minded people. Highly regenerative in nature, you will return home feeling refreshed and revitalised.
“… next July it will be twenty years since Sue and I came to the first 10 day retreat. It was a time when I was given six to nine months to live. There has been no trace of mesothelioma left in my body for some years. I will always remain grateful for Ian and Ruth Gawler and the blessings I received from the Foundation.”
Paul Kraus (Cancer & Beyond participant) February 2017
Some of the topics we will cover:
• Meditation – simple, yet profound (review and revision).
• Going deeper into your Spirituality
• Therapeutic Imagery
• Nutrition Revisited
• Healing Emotions – especially fear and grief
• Clarifying Goals and the role of discipline, kindness, and setbacks
• Mindful Communication
• The Type C Personality style and how this can sabotage commitments to healing
• Integrative Medicine with Dr Ruth Gawler
• Contemplating the meaning of illness
Plus being immersed in the beautiful natural environment of the Yarra Valley, the delicious and vibrant plant-based meals and juices, and treatments with our wonderful team of body therapists.
Standard pricing (before discounts have been applied) starts from $1,690 incl. GST per person, depending on your choice of accommodation, and covers all elements of the program, including delicious plant-based wholefood meals, snacks, freshly squeezed juices, teas and dandelion coffee. Subsidies may be available for people experiencing financial hardship. Optional extras include transport, massage therapies, counselling and purchases from our resource centre.
Cancer Retreat Enquiry
To find out more or to register for our next retreat, call 1300 651 211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can submit your booking request/enquiry using the form below and one of our friendly client services team members will be in touch within 24 hours.