Trauma release with cancer

Touch therapy and trauma release

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Touch Therapy and trauma release for people with cancer

"Warm Hands on an Aching Body" 

This course is dedicated to understanding and practicing integrated palliative care for people dealing with cancer through touch therapy and trauma release.

We will talk honestly and without fear about issues that are characteristic to the oncology environment – what is cancer; what happens to the body when cancer strikes; what are the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects; what are the standard and innovative courses of treatment in conventional medicine; what are their side effects; what are the phases that cancer patients experience; what is palliative care.

But mostly the course is based on hands-on practice of touch therapy techniques that apply to the oncological environment, treating various side effects, trauma, pain management, lack of sleep, neuropathy, etc..

In this course we will explore the fascinating and intriguing opportunities that present themselves when Eastern traditions interact with modern methods like Fascia Manipulation.

We will practice attentive presence, therapeutic intent and flexibility. Navigate through the integrative approach, dance, meditate, exercise Qui Gong and explore our own therapeutic stance when facing life threatening illness.

What will you learn 

  • What is cancer?
  • How does it affect the body, mind, soul and heart of a patient?
  • What is my therapeutic stance?
  • The “do”s and “don’t”s - contraindications and basic principles for treatment of cancer patients
  • Conventional medicine treatment and side effects 
  • Palliative care – The five stages of grief – The healing crisis
  • The future of conventional cancer care
  • Practical applications in the oncology environment
  • Re-discovering, revisiting and readjusting our therapeutic tools.
  • Grounding and intent- from “fight or flight” to “rest and digest”
  • Attentive presence- how to be effective, alleviate pain, discomfort, side effects, strengthen the body’s healing forces.

Admission requirements

You are a massage practitioner and have at least one year experience.

About Roni Gilboa

Roni is a Shiatsu and Thai Massage therapist. Through the years she has incorporated other techniques such as OsteoThai and Fascia work into her toolbox.

Between 2007 and 2016 she was involved with The Yuri Shtern Holistic Care Center for People Dealing with Cancer in Jerusalem, as a therapist and as the managing director of the charity. 

During that time she developed the Center's training program for therapists who practice various disciplines and have been teaching Thai Massage and touch therapy techniques for more than eight years.

Roni has more than 1o years experience treating thousands of cancer patients at the hospital and at the community clinic. She works with evidence based treatments affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Practical information

Teacher: Roni Gilboa (Israel)
Language: English
Date: May 28 till June 1 - 2025 (5 days)
Time: 10.30-17.30 o clock
Location: Schafterdijk 11, Borkel & Schaft
Level: MBO
Homework: no homework
Costs: € 675,- 

This is including:

♥ Coffee & tea 
♥ Certificate
♥ Manual

We have lunch Thai style which means we will prepare and share it together. You will get more info about the cooking schedule before start. 

If you want to overnight on a mat in our school ore put your own tent in the garden, you are welcome. There are also  many B&B's and airbnb's in the neighborhood. 

Other interesting specializations: Thai Acupressure - Dancing Thai massage - Thai table massage