Is the Program Right for You?
Making sure the right people come to the Cancer Help Program is essential to the experience. The application process helps determine whether you and the program are fit for each other. The first level entails asking yourself whether the program right for you.
- Emotionally balanced, psychologically mature, and able to share space well with others?
- Open to gaining a deeper understanding of yourself?
- Under the care of a qualified physician?
- Medically stable and physically strong enough to spend a week in a rural retreat setting?
- Take care of yourself and be safe an hour from the nearest hospital?
- Work well in a small group setting where people are exploring deeply personal issues and often experience powerful emotions?
- Recognize that each participant in the program must find his or her unique way through the cancer experience?
- Understand what the retreat offers, be confident that you will benefit from it, and commit yourself to participating fully?
If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, please feel free to apply.
Significant others are welcome to apply, but they are at the retreat to do their own work—not to be a caregiver.
The Commonweal Cancer Help Program welcomes participants of all ethnicities, gender orientations, and income levels. We leave politics and other questions that may divide us at the door so we can focus on the shared goal of deep, intentional healing.