Skills for Healing - Cancer Weekend Retreat

Event Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 17:30


Skills for Healing Cancer Weekend Retreat

When: 15th-17th November 2019, Friday 5.30-8pm, Saturday 9-4pm, Sunday 9-3pm

Where: The Boat Club, 91 Endeavour St, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland

Learn about:

• How to get complete cancer care

• Empowering the body & mind

• Managing stress & the relaxation response

• Reframing distressing thoughts

• Healing & reclaiming wholeness

Led by Dr. Rob Rutledge, Radiation Oncologist and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Cancer Centre.

Co-facilitators include: David Maginley, Dr George Laking, Dr Ingo Lambrecht, Dr Anne O’Callaghan and Dr Shamsul Shah.

Open to anyone who has been given a cancer diagnosis of any type or stage. The cost is $175 per person or koha donation is much appreciated. May bring a loved one. 

To register & for more information please contact Dr. Shamsul Shah Tel: 021 717 510 or email:;

Since 1999, Dr Rob Rutledge has run more than 50 retreats with more than 1800 participants in 26 countries. He is an oncologist from the US and we are very privileged that he is providing his time for free while he visits NZ for a holiday. The suggested fee is to fund catering and venue hire. All the facilitators are providing their time free of charge.

All the co-facilitators are experienced doctors who have a passion for improving the quality of their patients’ lives and teaching them the skills for survivorship.

This is fully supported by Auckland Regional Cancer and Blood Service.