Retreats and Projects
An integrated healing retreat for people with cancer. Program includes daily group support sessions led by a psychotherapist, massage, yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, imagery work, symbolic learning through sand-tray, poetry, exploration of sacred space, and a gourmet vegetarian diet. Located in Bolinas, California
- Ceres Community Project
The Ceres Community Project works to restore locally-grown, organic whole food to its place as the foundation of health for people, communities and the planet. They prepare beautiful, delicious and organic meals for individuals and families facing cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
- Nancy’s List
Nancy’s List is a grassroots effort committed to significantly improving the lives of the many people in our community who are living with cancer and those who love and care for them.
- Elisa Friedlander: Living with chronic pain and disability
- Diane Morrow’s “One Year of Writing and Healing”
- John Fox’s “Institute of Poetic Medicine”
- Belleruth Naparstek’s Guided Imagery Center
- Pamela A. Pappas, MD, MD(H)
Dr. Pappas is a classical homeopath and psychiatrist in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her private practice provides natural treatment alternatives for people experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, stress-related health conditions, and creative blocks.
- Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
Dr. Remen is the Founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness, a Commonweal Project. She is one of the pioneers of humanistic and integrative medicine. Her course The Healer’s Art was awarded the 2008 Innovative Educational Program by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
- Rebecca Katz
Rebecca is the author of One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and their Friends and Cancer Fighting Kitchen.
- Allie Stark: nutritional consulting, integrative wellness coaching and yoga
ADVOCACY FOR AUTOIMMUNE ILLNESS
- American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. http://www.aarda.org/
The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.
If your upcoming New Year’s resolution is to write about health issues that you have been facing, this small group will help you kick-start and/or deepen your writing process. You will also explore your experiences through writing, and find out how to use writing as a...
I want to lift my face, smile against gravity, find wholeness in life’s marathon. B.D., “Writing to Heal” class, 5/11 (Words chosen from word grab bag to create the poem: facelift, marathon, gravity, wholeness, smile.) Expressive and narrative writing are one of the...
My own energy varies from day to day, but with good amounts of consistent rest, well planned, I’m thankful to live a full and creative life. For many years, though, I functioned in a deficit range, leading to illness and exhaustion. I believed then that it was normal...