Trauma, Love, and Cancer, Healing Retreat

Trauma Love & Cancer

A healing retreat for people affected by cancer and those who love them.

Saturday, May 20, 2023
9:00am – 6:00pm
All Souls Spiritual Center, Shelburne, VT

Cancer is a disease that is fought with body and soul. It affects the person with the illness, as well as those providing love and support to loved ones who have it. It can feel all-encompassing and directionless, challenging us on levels rarely experienced before.

You deserve a day to lift the weight that cancer brings.

Welcome to T.L.C., our one-day retreat designed just for those affected by cancer.

About the Retreat

There is something magical in sharing space with those who know what you’re experiencing.

This immersive workshop, held by Drs. Matt and Julieta Rushford, is based on the power of the Sacred Council Circle. Using mindfulness-based self-care exercises guided by certified mind-body medicine practitioners and trauma-informed holistic chiropractors, you will combine restorative somatic therapies to open up the body, mind, and soul in the most gentle ways to lift the weight cancer brings.

Participants will:

  • Rest & Renew in the sanctuary of All Souls Interfaith Gathering Center, overlooking grand vistas of Vermont landscape.
  • Learn strategies for self-care and self-regulation that are evidence-based and grounded in mindfulness, that can be implemented immediately.
  • Experience a deeper sense of community and belonging.

About Drs. Matt Rushford and Julieta Rushford

Julieta and Matt Rushford are a married couple of thirty years who have firsthand experience with cancer: Dr. Julieta is a cancer survivor, and their son completed his 3 ½ year treatment for leukemia in 2020. Having a child with a high-risk cancer is an indoctrination into vulnerability and courage that cannot be replicated by study or tutelage. Dr. Matt wrote the story of their journey in Rainbow Sparkle Party: Notes on Courage, Humor, and Hope from a Cancer Dad.

Together, Dr. Matt and Dr. Julieta will lead you into a healing space that is as profound as it is gentle.


Dr. Matt is certified in Network Spinal Analysis, basic and advanced Mind-Body Medicine training through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine with Dr. James Gordon, as well as a Kripalu Certified Mindful Outdoor Guide.

Dr. Julieta is certified in Network Spinal Analysis, is a Trauma-Informed Care Practitioner and Certified Aromatherapist.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to StormStrong Foundation- dedicated to supporting research for the prevention of pediatric cancer.
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