The ongoing path to health, healing and wellbeing
- 4-night follow-up retreat (Monday-Friday)
- 28 Oct – 1 Nov 2019
- Connect with like-minded people
- Reaffirm your intentions
- Deepen your practices
- Return home refreshed and revitalised
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.
Facilitated by our expert therapeutic team, these Outsmart Cancer – ‘The Next Step’ follow up retreats are tailored to past cancer retreat participants and their support people.
These evidence-based follow up 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.
Over five days, you will immerse in a combination of extended relaxation, meditation and nutrition teachings and practices; connect and share your progress and experiences with like-minded people; and participate in instructional sessions that will help you consolidate and build on what you have learned in the past.
Topics covered will be tailored to the unique needs of participants, based on telephone interviews. Some example topics include:
Clarifying goals and the role of discipline and kindness
Dealing with the mental implications of setbacks
The Type C Personality style and how this can sabotage commitments to healing
Practical tips for prioritising regular meditation and self-care
Deepening your imagery & healing practices
Meditation and spirituality
Breathing for health and relaxation
Contemplation exercises on causes of cancer, life journey’s and dynamic contemplations
Nutrition revisited (review and Q&A), incl. gut microbiome and gut health
Healing Emotions – especially fear and grief
The latest research on exercise and cancer
Furthermore, you will be supported by the calming and conducive forest environment, contemplative spaces, purpose-built facilities,, and deeply nourishing plant-based wholefoods and fresh juices, at the Yarra Valley Living Centre. Everything is taken care of, so you focus on your own healing and wellbeing needs.
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 (Outsmart Cancer – The Next Step participant) February 2017
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.