After you register you will be sent an application and health assessment form. We will take time to review the application and work to assess if our program is a good fit for you. If we do not believe that the retreat is a good fit for your situation will fully refund the application fee immediately. Allow a week to ten days for us to complete the review.
Because herbal therapy is a vital part of the Strong Survivor! treatment strategy, it is important that you are not taking medications that might contra-indicate herb use. Some types of cancer treatments work to suppress the immune system and we use herbs that help normalize the immune system to strengthen your constitution. Consult with the prescribing physician before registering please. Additionally, you should not register for this program if you have extreme food/herb intolerances.
We are not a public facility; rather we are a private micro-farm. We are not fully equipped to accommodate those with severe mobility issues. You should be able to climb two flights of steps un-assisted if you are considering attending our retreat. We are not a nursing facility and cannot lift people on to treatment tables. We will certainly work to make the farm more accessible to those with disabilities and mobility issues as time goes on, but for now participants must be mobile. If you are traveling with a companion they can drop you off in the morning and pick you up in the afternoon.
We cannot accommodate those with special dietary needs or vegans. We will have meal options for vegetarians. We provide a healthy lunch for participants each day which features organic ingredients, often right out of our gardens!
We are not in the position to provide critical care; your health must be stable during the retreat. Those experiencing an extreme healing crisis during the retreat will be sent to the hospital.
We are a Fragrance Free Facility
Since many people have allergies, asthma or other chemical sensitivity to common chemicals and fragrances we asks that all participants who attend the retreat to please refrain from wearing scented products. Many have difficulty breathing, suffer from headaches and migraines, or experience flu-like symptoms. In order to make Strong Survivor! retreats accessible to all, we ask people to:
If you are so sensitive to fragrances that you cannot tolerate the aromas of natural pure essential oils you will not be able to attend because we use essential oils throughout the facility.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin (ancestry).