This retreat gave me time to rest and concentrate on getting well.
Thank you for all that you did to provide a relaxing, informative, wonderful and fulfilling medical retreat.
Everyone was friendly, courteous, personable, and treated us like royalty.
My time at your center last year was really helpful. I needed to have the retreat in order to come to grips with my Non Hodgkins large Diffuse B cell Aggressive cancer diagnosis. I am really glad I attended the retreat prior to my chemotherapy and radiation treatments. My retreat came in the month after my diagnosis. Dr Molly and the retreat gave me the strength and insight to get me through this last year and a half of treatment. My physical body was primed to the max. My emotional and spiritual bodies were also put on the mend. Here a year and a half later integrating and processing the experience. Can’t thank the Rudolf Steiner Health Center, Sara, staff and Dr. Molly enough. Alive and thriving with a full head of hair, eyebrows, a sense of humour; scared sometimes but equipped to cope. Life journey. How can one say it well. Thanks for putting me on a path to optimal health and for saving my sanity and my life. I have just received a ” you have responded well to treatment and there is no sign of your lymphoma” speech by my oncologist. He seems surprised that my tumour shrunk so quickly. I think it was my stay at the Center that made ALL the difference. Words really cannot express my gratitude. How do you say thank you for saving my life. Thank you seems inadequate but thank you. Keep up the great work. Would and do sing your praises and recommend your retreats to anyone who tells me how healthy I look. Thanks.
It has been a total “joy” to be able to be here for two weeks. Everyone is so kind, pleasant, and nonjudgmental. You make us feel totally excepted no matter what we do or say. I have felt like I was in a cocoon of love. The whole program is wonderful. I enjoyed all the therapies, the wonderful meals, and the ability to speak with our doctors almost daily. It gives one the opportunity to really explore our problems to enable the physicians to get the best picture possible of what is going on. I liked everything! Everyone has been just wonderful, pleasant, patient, and with a warm smile. I came here very despondent about all my health issues and I am leaving with hope and a new lease on life.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Rudolf Steiner health center. Well rounded curriculum of practices; flexibility; personal space honored; food was nutritious and healthy; Doctors and nursing care – i.e. compresses and special treatment for flare-up of radiation effects; friendliness and acceptance of all; warm and comforting environment. In particular I appreciated how movement, art, and music integrated harmony; massage therapy was very relaxing; compresses and rest. The food and menus were excellent as were the evening educational programs. Color therapy was awesome.All (staff) were friendly, caring, and informative consistently. Chefs were outstanding. Assistants and aides were thoughtful, friendly, and non-invasive. The nurse was outstanding with gentle and consistent care.Gratitude and heartfelt thanksgiving for this opportunity. Timing was perfect because of finishing the last week of radiation and the first week or recovering from 35 treatments and burn and fatigue side effects. Spiritual aspect encompassed healing for body, mind, spirit, and soul.
I appreciate and honor that you have created a profound, holistic approach to healing and health in this country in one facility. I am grateful you have been able to offer and sustain health care that has European attributes and respect people who want conventional care and yet offers the specificity of anthroposophical knowledge. I liked being with interesting, more like-minded people who, despite having serious health challenges, had a vibrancy and enthusiasm about their health care and their life. I like the house – the building itself. It is strong, and solidly built, and I like being in here.
I really like singing. Sara is a lovely leader/teacher and I felt free to open my voice and find joy in singing. It felt uplifting to start the day with rhythms and sound. I also found each massage to be excellent. The massage therapist is very compassionate as a person and with her touch/treatment. She was an important part of my healing process. I liked movement and art therapy too. The therapists are very knowledgeable and supportive in their teaching. The color light therapist is very kind, and I especially liked the way she “ushered” and welcomed us into the space for color therapy. I found the evening lectures/discussions very helpful. Especially Dr. Quentin’s overview of Anthroposophy and Dr. Molly’s evening of recipes etc., the nurse’s compress, injections, teas, oils talk etc.
I especially want to thank the nurse for her dedication to helping us so diligently, accurately and compassionately. She was good humored and patient in all kinds of situations and attended most effectively to everyone’s needs.
I also want to thank Sara for her calm presence and accepting way of being. She made it possible for me to come because of her patience, encouragement and understanding of my situation and needs. She was patient and helpful during a number of challenging situations and I am very grateful. I want to thank the cook for her wonderfully delicious food, and the aides for their kind help too. And thanks to Dr. Molly and Dr. Quentin for their expertise and dedication to this integrative anthroposophical approach to health and healing. I am most grateful that they offer this kind of health care and cancer care in this country. Most influential in deciding to attend this session was the fact that I have a very challenging cancer scenario and I wanted the expertise of Dr. Molly and Dr. Quentin. I came here because I wanted to have the advice and experience of doctors who have worked with mistletoe treatments and other IV’s. I wanted anthroposophical treatments and approaches supported or combined with a conventionally trained MD. I wanted to get clarification and opinions/recommendations on treatment choices etc. for chemo with BRCA II triple negative grade III. And I wanted the soul work, as well. I wanted a spiritual component and understanding of cancer and a soul’s journey.
This is an impressive program and I’ve already told at least 5 potential patients about the center.
My time at the RSHC was a wonderful respite from my maniacal daily life – walk dog, make breakfast, clean up cat vomit, scarf up breakfast while shoving food into my lunch cooler, hop into clothes, water garden, fight traffic… etc. and it’s only 9am… (more…)
I enjoyed the camaraderie formed between participants & staff, the rhythm of the day’s activities and meals, the homeyness, and the dedication of staff to the mission. I particularly liked spatial dynamics. It was lovely, as a kinesthetic learner, to have this focus. I’d never worked with watercolors very much and the atmosphere created helped get the momentum. Thank you Sara! I loved the emphasis on cooking, especially the raw foods and mixing different grains and veggies. I enjoyed being in the infusion room with local folks and also appreciated Dr. Quentin’s sensitivity to when that might be overwhelming, thank you for the options. (Most influential in deciding to attend this session was) the appearance of lung nodules from rectal cancer and the ongoing chronic aspect of having cancer. Thank you all very much!