The journey to RECOVERY FROM CANCER is far more than simply a road from physical illness to physical recovery.
The experience touches the mental, emotional, spiritual and relationship domains, every facet of one’s life! Navigating one’s way to recovery and adjusting to the change thereafter can be daunting, but the surrender to appropriate support can do much to ease the way, and build the immune system.
The CONSCIOUS CARE CIRCLE consists of a multi-disciplinary team of “complementary healers” who believe in collaboration, both with other complementary therapists as well as with the biomedical practitioners.
The team is committed to providing tailor-made support to meet the unique needs of the individual. Clients are encouraged to pursue “healers” who resonate, and who will walk the journey with them lovingly. The team sees love, spiritual and moral support, as well as nature as valuable healing agents. The Conscious care circle healers aim to assist the client to unlock the natural healing force within, each therapist using their particular expertise and tools to accomplish this.
“The best collaborations create something bigger than the sum of what each person can create on their own”.
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Gail Williams – Psychologist
“A cancer diagnosis is never easy. For me it was an unexpected phone call soon after I had just completed a magical 120km pilgrimage on the Camino trail in Spain. I had been so proud of my 59 year old body managing the challenges of the walk. Little did I know that my real journey would begin on my return home, and that I would continue rehearsing the phrase; “one step at a time”. It was during the middle of an ordinary working day when I received the phone call from the doctor. Ductal Breast Cancer. Malignant tumour. I remember each word so clearly of that first difficult conversation.”Read more
It was her own experience with breast cancer that motivated the founding of The Conscious Care Circle. Gail is a counselling and educational psychologist and NLP life coach. She is a hypno-therapist and an EMDR trauma and Imago relationship therapist. Gail is passionate about empowerment and stress management and the facilitation of workshops and retreats.
She is committed to being present and curious, to self-love, empathy and compassion, to the development of self-awareness, to discovering truth and being authentic, to breaking free from self-imposed limitations and illusion, to stepping into personal power, to balance and fun!
She adopts a holistic and eclectic approach to therapy, paying attention to the mind, body and spirit, using a variety of techniques that resonate with the client.
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Megs Hendry – Reflexologist
Megs is a reflexologist based in Morningside, Johannesburg. As a holistic practitioner, her focus is on restoring health and preventing illness through treatments, nutrition, healthy exercise, stress management, and a positive outlook. Living holistically seems like the obvious choice when the results are feeling vital, healthy, happy and, most importantly, becoming empowered by taking responsibility for YOUR true health.Read more
The science and magic of reflexology lies in the stimulation of reflex areas and meridians with a strong pressure technique to activate the natural, powerful self-healing mechanisms of the body. The whole body is represented in a mini-map on various areas of the body, including the hands, feet and ears. Megs claims to simply push the ‘buttons’ and the body takes care of the rest!
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) plays a significant role in Megs’ practice. In addition to the reflex areas, she stimulates the meridians, the 12 energy pathways which run through the body. Imagine lights being switched on as the energy clears the way for the abundant flow of vital life force, known as Chi. In Ancient China, the practitioner was paid to keep you HEALTHY. Free of dis-ease. What a beautiful way to look at health and wellness.
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Phumla Shongwe – Yoga & Meditation
Phumla has been a practicing yogi for the past 10 years. Her journey began as a simple quest to become physically active and connect back to the body. Having heard vaguely about yoga she decided to give it a try. She was hooked from that first class and never looked back!Read more
Phumla completed her yoga teachers training at Africa Yoga in 2011 wanting to spread the gift of yoga. The gift of joining body, mind & soul. In her classes Phumla guides and encourages students to become conscious of their bodies and own their yoga practice. Her lighthearted teaching style encourages students to move beyond perceived limitations and awaken the peaceful warrior within.
Phumla’s classes work deeply into stamina and flexibility training, but no asana is absolute without deep conscious breathes.
Students receive a well rounded work out and the whole class becomes a moving meditation.
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Anesu Mbizvo – MD & Yoga Instructor
Anesu Mbizvo is a qualified medical doctor and yoga instructor who offers personalized yoga classes for students of all ages and body types.Read more
She incorporates her medical knowledge into her yoga teaching to ensure that her classes are accessible for everyone and challenging for yogis of all levels. Along with her teaches she also works as a wellness mentor to inspire and assist individuals with living their lives in a holistic way that brings them bliss, peace and happiness and allows them to fulfill their potential. In addition to her group based classes Anesu also offers private classes to individual clients or groups with physical and mental illnesses or challenges, and believes that yoga is a universal practice and path to peace and happiness.
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Aneeshia Khoja – Pain Management & Lymph Drainage
Aneeshia specialises in pain management and relief. She bases her practice on the inherent principle that “the body has an innate ability to heal itself”.Read more
Using the most advanced and effective non-invasive and non-toxic alternatives, Aneeshia currently offers the following therapies:
- Lymph drainage
- Ozone therapy
- Infrared therapy
- Theta healing
- Sleep wellness
- Stress & anxiety management
082 791 7110
Paige Stroucken – Volunteer Coordinator
Previously practicing as a Biokineticist but now moving into the field of Psychology, Paige has always been interested in healing and helping.Read more
Through volunteering and frequenting a Buddhist Centre in London, Paige discovered that when it comes to making a difference in people’s lives listening is a powerful tool, underutilized in today’s society.
Passionate about people, Paige hopes to broaden the net of support for cancer patients by coordinating a volunteer program. It is her hope that patients will feel continuously held and seen as they navigate their way through their journey with cancer
082 856 3374
Ashleigh Caradas – Dietician and Yoga Instructor
Ashleigh Caradas is a Johannesburg dietician with more than 10 years experience in private practice. Due to personal circumstances (Ashleigh is also a breast cancer survivor), she branched off to include cancer management as one of her special interests.Read more
Ashleigh believes that health is not just about preventing disease and living a longer and more vital life. Health is one of the gateways to your personal freedom. Without optimum health, you cannot experience love, joy and prosperity to its fullest. Good health gives you that extra freedom and energy to embrace all that life has to offer. Wellness comprises physical, mental and emotional aspects of health. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to diets. Ashleigh will help you clear up any misconceptions about popular diets and will explain how to make food and diets work to your advantage, while still enjoying your life! Ashleigh takes your personal preferences and goals into account to help you find the ideal diet for your body type and dietary needs. Ashleigh has a keen interest in Integrative and Functional medicine, which takes the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle into account and uses cutting edge technology, like hormonal and genetic testing, in her practice. Ashleigh is also a health journalist and writes for magazines and newspapers. She also holds regular corporate wellness events. She is also a registered yoga teacher and runs annual yoga teacher trainings at the HFPA (Health Professionals Association of South Africa).
060 785 4392
Shayin Rawjee – ‘Dr Gut’
Shayin RawGreen Rawjee, raised in Toronto, Canada, educated in Alternative Medicine by the Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine, in Chronic Disease Self Management, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tibetan Medicine, Certified by American Diabetes Research Association – Minnesota – USA, Trained in Live Blood Analysis – Dr Okker Botha, South Africa, Certified in Lower Limb and Wound Management Care – Eloquent Liezl Naude, South Africa, American Holistic Health, Lymph Node Science U.K. University of Pretoria Business Science Graduate.Read more
Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient form of healthcare dating back over 2500 years and includes natural treatments such as Acupuncture, herbal remedies, dietary advice, exercise, emotional stress support, cupping and moxibustion.
TCM treats the root cause of the disease, taking a holistic approach to help people experience complete healing without the use of conventional drugs. Acupuncture is known to alleviate nausea and vomiting in Cancer patients after Chemotherapy, it is beneficial for pain, stress, anxiety, depression due to Cancer, it aids as a coping mechanism and aligns the body’s Qi energy at a time when the body is decompressed as a result of Cancer.
Dr Gut does the Acupuncture on site at the client’s/patient’s facility/home/hospice.