(Please note: This retreat is not for those newly diagnosed or with a recurrence)
This retreat is subsidized by Dancing Saved My Life fundraiser, so women with limited funds can have access to much needed stress reduction tools to help deal with the enormity—anxiety, stress, fear, helplessness —of cancer. Watch a beautiful video participants made about last retreat.
The retreat takes place in the beauty and tranquility of Commonweal Retreat Center, where the Cancer Help Program has been running for over 30 years. This shorter retreat is a chance to experience the healing environment that is Commonweal in a shorter, low-cost retreat. Each participant will have a private room and meals will be prepared by Commonweal staff, who cook from Cancer Fighting Kitchen recipes.
We explore stress relief techniques, mindful movement, work with grief and loss, and use art and writing as tools to find healing through creativity. The format of group-work is based on Healing Circles' principles to build companionship, support, and the inherent wisdom and compassion of the group.
There are 12 spots and the retreat fills up fast. The age-range has been 23 to 54, and we are looking forward to a similar range this year. The cost is $300 for the 3 day/2 night retreat with everything included. Scholarships are available, with a minimum personal contribution of $50 required.