Ocean Dreams Cancer Healing Center a 501 C-3 non profit organization offers a 5 Day 4-Night retreat to those currently diagnosed with cancer. We focus on alternative therapies, diet and nutrition, education, Caregiver support and improving quality of life, all while enjoying beautiful scenery and having fun!
Caregivers are a crucial part throughout the cancer healing process and are encouraged to attend AT NO COST (with the patient) ! Thanks to generous donors, lodging, meals, and curriculum are FREE to approved applicants AND their caregiver. Applicants must provide their own transportation. Their is a $75.00 application fee per attendee.
Health Care Professional retreats are available to provide team building exercises while building wellness skills for good health and everlasting friendships.
Education is the most powerful tool through the cancer healing journey. There is going to be an endless list of questions that arise accompanied by questions you don't even know you should be asking.
Education classes will be held on the importance of and effects on the body from Physical Exercise Routines, Mental Healing, Diet and Nutrition, and Alternative Therapies.
We will educate you on issues that you would never think of unless you have been in those shoes already including info on Surgical Challenges, pre operation prep and what to expect, post surgery recovery and what you can do best to aid a faster and more successful recovery, Self-Care Tools, Relaxation and Healing time for you and so much more.
When faced with battling cancer, many minds, including patient and doctor immediately focus on the most important task at hand; surviving and beating the horrible disease. We want to take time to educated you on the other often over looked aspects to the battle.
Our body is our diet.
It is crucial to understand about what and how we eat, effects our body and cancer's growth , it can either provide fuel or starves our cancer. Nutrition can be equally important, if not more important and effective than some cancer treatments.
One topic that we cover is Whole Food Supplements. Unfortunately even when eating organic, a number of the foods we eat do not contain enough of the nutrients our body needs. The good news is that with the proper whole food supplements, we can supply our body with those nutrients that it needs,
We will also offer classes that include:
It is no secrete now that alternative therapies can be used solely or in conjunction with western medicine approaches to help fight cancer.
What most people don't understand is just how important one or all of them can be or how they can compliment, western medicine. No matter which approach you choose to take to battle your cancer. Everyone's cancer journey is different but they can all benefit from alternative therapies. We offer education on all of these but, will also be offering classes at the retreat in the following:
Something that often goes over looked, by no fault of anyone is caregiver support. It is important to realize how the diagnosis of cancer effects not just the individual diagnosed but also all the loved ones around them. On top of the overwhelming emotions that are brought on them, they also face new challenges that no one can expect to be prepare for such as care giving, understanding medicines, scheduling conflicts, and all the way down to who will watch the family pet.
Attendees will learn how to deal with grief, organize doctor and hospital visits, the importance of an alternative care giver and scheduling breaks, making a daily schedule for patients medicines, treatments, and alternative therapies, bandage changing, setting goals and motivating the patient and their loved one and so much more.
Our NO COST 5 day, 4 night retreat, offers cancer patients and their caregivers an escape from their normal day to day challenges of cancer, with time to relax and have fun, while learning about complimentary therapies that can possibly help them live a better quality of life.
This is all possible thanks to generous sponsors and donors just like you.
For participation in the no-cost 5-Day retreat individuals must have been diagnosed with cancer and under the care of a health professional. All attendees must be able to walk short distances, provide their own transportation, and may not have previously attended and ODCHC Five-Day Retreat.
There is a $75.00 application fee per person
As we mentioned, we are solely funded through donations so every penny helps.
We have set up multiple ways that you can donate today.
Venmo - @ODCHC
or Call us Today
We also graciously welcome volunteer support in our organization. There are a number of different positions available for volunteer work to people of all age ranges and abilities.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve lives. Your generous donation will help to fund our mission. THANK YOU!
Ocean Dreams Cancer Healing Center is a 501 c-3