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Peace Post-Treatment Retreat

4.11.21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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4.25.21 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm

In keeping with the guidelines set by our state and local authorities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have chosen to make our retreats virtual workshops until further notice.

In the post-treatment world, families often find themselves suddenly alone. How do we navigate a world after cancer? In this online retreat, held April 11th and April 25th, we will connect families with each other and suggest strategies to deal with the anxiety and uncertainty in the post-treatment period. During the first meeting, on April 11th, you’ll be invited to share your story to a group of 8-10 other parents and bear witness to stories of others you’re just meeting for the first time. You’ll receive a gift in the mail after this first session.

Our second time together, on April 25th, will be more of a practical or educational experience for parents. We will provide tips for self-care during those waves of grief and anxiety. We’ll offer quick, cheap self-care methods for soothing painful emotions when they arise, like Emotional Freedom Technique (ie., Tapping, EFT). The second half of this second session will be an optional 1 hour Yoga class led by Deana Cavan. Please plan to attend both sessions.

You’ll also feel comforted that the facilitators have truly “been there” too. The retreats are led by Jacqui Silvani, a parent to a stage IV neuroblastoma survivor. Jacqui has been working to support parents in the void of the post treatment world ever since she found that there was little support for families after treatment was completed. Please contact if you are have any questions about this educational support group online, or simply fill out the application below.