In less than a month our Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving™ free conference will be held in Denver. Since we haven’t offered a conference in Denver before, we are including some of the presenters you have enjoyed in other cities. Plus this will be the first Healing Journeys conference for Michael Finkelstein, MD.
Dr. Finkelstein, author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, has many years of accompanying patients and family members through the cancer journey. Over the years, as he chose to leave the world of conventional medicine and delve into the world of integrative medicine, Dr. Finkelstein discovered that the most effective approach to cancer was embracing it as an opportunity instead of framing it as a battle. Rather than making cancer the focus by fighting the disease, patients have grown beyond the challenge and thrived despite their diagnosis, by optimizing every area of their lives on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels – effectively cultivating the “terrain” of a life that not only is passionate and joyous but, as a by-product, is inhospitable to cancer.
Lise Alschuler, ND and Karolyn Gazella, co-authors of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer will also talk about strategies to create a body that is inhospitable to cancer.
Presentations will also include the languages of the spirit – music and humor. Harpist Susan Mazer and woodwinds performer Dallas Smith, most known for their extraordinary sound which merges the aesthetics of jazz, classical, and world music, will provide an experience that feeds both the intellect and the spirit.
When Jonna Tamases has performed her one-woman show, Jonna’s Body, Please Hold, people in the audience often have said that alone was worth the trip, no matter how far they traveled. Here is what one person said about her last year in Campbell:
- Unbelievable! Moving, inspiring, fun and sad. Jonna is an excellent performer. I could watch her all day. I think she gave the strongest messages thru humor and honesty. Her work will remain with me for longer than even the best speakers.
Our closing speaker will be the inspiring and funny Terri Tate, survivor of oral cancer. Here is what someone said about her after a previous conference:
- Great for afternoon closer; great for ANY time. Great use of humor to work thru pain and more fear and more pain to hope, joy and peace! So right on; I laughed and cried.
I’ve given you a sampling of some of the presenters at our upcoming Denver conference. All their messages align with the philosophy of Healing Journeys, which includes the whole person — mind, body, emotions, spirit, and soul.
And there will be more; you can see the Program Schedule here. This is a rare opportunity to experience a program with such a variety of extraordinary presenters. I don’t want anyone to miss it because they didn’t know about it. Please help spread the word if you know people in the Denver area who might benefit. Let me know if you want me to send a brochure to someone. Consider making the trip yourself to share this incredible experience. I know it will be worth the trip to Denver, no matter where you are coming from.
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In the Spirit of Healing,
Jan Adrian, MSW
Founder and Executive Director