Once in a while, an incredible opportunity presents itself for people living with chronic illness. The whole experience can be very discouraging, but occasionally there are benefits. A conference entitled “Cancer as Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving,” sponsored by Healing Journeys, is a great example.
The purpose of this conference is to “inspire, connect, and celebrate all whose lives have been touched by cancer or any life-altering illness.”
I attended “Cancer as Turning Point” several years ago and came away completely inspired. It is an inclusive conference, for people living with cancer as well as any life-altering illness, their partners, friends, supporters and healthcare providers.
The next conference will take place October 9 – 10, 2010 in San Mateo, California.
Incredibly, “Cancer as Turning Point” is free.
(If you want to pre-order a boxed lunch, it costs $15.)
More information from Healing Journeys:
Presenters include Abraham Verghese, MD, David Spiegel, MD, Jonna Tamases performing “Jonna’s Body, please hold,” Sista Monica’s choir, plus many more. Pre-registration is recommended.
For registration and information www.healingjourneys.org. or call Healing Journeys at (800) 423-9882. Continuing education credits are available for a fee for RN, MFT, and LCSW.
I hope you’ll be able to attend!