Mary's Circle of Hope The Mary Maguire Foundation
Wellness & Empowerment Workshops & Retreats

The Journey Doesn't End After Treatment

The fight against cancer can last months or even years. It is exhausting, arduous and emotionally-draining. When
treatment ends and the teams of doctors, nurses, technicians and others who have encouraged and supported the patient are suddenly gone, the woman undergoing treatment may now find herself feeling emotionally and physically tired and alone in the next phase of her journey: her survival.

The cancer survivor is expected to return to life 'as usual.' However, her body, her spirit and her life are not the same as before she had cancer. This can be a very scary and confusing time for the woman; elated that the treatment is over but uncertain about the next steps in her journey. The question "now what?" is ever-present.

Find your own answers.

Retreats offered by The Mary Maguire Foundation are designed to give women who have completed treatment the tools to renew, rejoice and re-invigorate their lives, their bodies and their spirits. Our retreats offer participants the opportunity to engage in meditation, breathing and yoga exercises designed to reduce stress and anxiety; learn coping skills through various physical, emotional and spiritual practices; and the chance to challenge themselves physically and emotionally with ropes courses, wall climbing and rappelling. Access to and information about complementary therapies is also provided.

One of the most exciting and unique programs offered during the retreats is the Equine Assisted Learning session. During these sessions, patients practice equestrian "on ground skills" with specially selected horses. This program offers an opportunity for women to learn more about themselves, discover how to more fully enjoy the present and be conscious of each moment of living—as opposed to merely surviving through life.

Nurturing. Empowering. Fun.

The goals of The Mary Maguire Foundation retreats are to show participants how mind, body and spirit can work together to make their 'new' lives more meaningful. The weekend programs help survivors renew or strengthen their self-confidence and leave them feeling relaxed and refreshed. As a result the survivor is better equipped to face the questions of “now what?” feeling empowered, excited and most importantly, hopeful about her new life and the future that lies ahead.

Stay tuned for further updates about our next event.

 

The Mary Maguire Foundation is an Exempt Organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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