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Causes: Cancer, Counseling, Mental Health

Mission: To improve the physical and mental health of cancer patients, to help improve the benefits of cancer treatments and outcomes and to reduce the stress cancer produces on families.

Results: SCC is the original and oldest cancer counseling in the United States. It has been the only organization for patients created by an oncologist. SCC received the Surgeon Generals Approval in 1973and was first introduced and utilized with the U.S. Air Force in the late 1960s, when Dr. Simonton was Chief of Radiation for the Western Division of the U.S. Air Force. Two books, Getting Well Again and The Healing Journey, have been written on the work itself.

Target demographics: provide comprehensive cancer care- a more complete and integrated cancer treatment

Direct beneficiaries per year: 238 patients with retreat and crisis work

Geographic areas served: the field of cancer/psychoneuroimmunology

Programs: Cancer counseling, cancer couching, modified cognitive cancer therapy, personal health plans, imagery, meditiation, and training for health care professionals

Community Stories

89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Before attending the Simonton Center Program, I had only followed conventional treatments. In every instance, I was afraid for my life and I was led to believe that there was nothing I could do to help the outcome. I had several surgeries but not once the connection between body and mind was mentioned.
I had previously had thyroid cancer, endometrium cancer and a brain tumor. On March of this year I was diagnosed with a recurrence of the brain tumor which could not be operated.
I came across the website of the Simonton Cancer Center which immediately spoke to me, as the best alternative to follow. It was imperative for me to participate in the program and learn how my thoughts and emotions, as I had suspected for years, were having an effect in my body.
The program exceeded all my expectations. The therapy sessions were excellent, the meditations, visualizations, the two year plan and the stay at La Casa helped me a great deal. I could see now how I could contribute to my healing and this has been very empowering. Having my husband participate as a support person was very important. In doing the program together, we have grown by the experience and gotten much closer as well.
We are thankful to Karen Simonton for continuing with such a great program, her dedication, caring and follow up are greatly appreciated!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It was, and has been, a wonderful ride in this field of knowing yourself and learning how to help your body to heal itself. As a support person for my wife we attended the 5-day program at Simonton Cancer Center (Sta. Barbara-CA), last May-2016. Although we were researching allover, reading and watching Dr. Carl Simonton materials, and also other materials from professionals in this area, the 5-day intensive program was a wake-up call in many ways. It was comforting to find professionals, in the medical field, that believe and educate you in the heart-mind-body emotion science. Psycho Neuro Immunology is emerging stronger because of pioneers like Carl Simonton and what modern science is proving through quantum-physics.
The program is a life changing opportunity, not only for the sick person, but also for anyone willing to improve their lives. It gives you the information and tools you need to get rid of thoughts and emotions, that are not beneficial, and which you unknowingly have accumulated in your life. Once you understand the information, believe in it and embrace it, it will get you well.
The person in charge, Karen Simonton, is really nice, professional and has a wonderful staff. Our group was one of a kind, we learned a lot from each other, and had fun too in that peaceful and beautiful place, called La Casa de Maria.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 70-year old naval architect. I have been diagnosed with melanoma. After I underwent surgery, a western-trained doctor recommended "Getting Well Again" by O. Carl Simonton, M.D. as an adjunct to the care I am receiving from modern Western medicine. I read "Getting Well Again" with great interest, and also read Dr. Simonton's "Healing Journey." Both books provide straight talk and very helpful and practical ways to decrease stress and increase a positive stance toward surviving cancer. I noticed that the books mentioned a retreat where survivors and their caregivers could spend a week in a quiet and meditative setting to learn more about the concepts in the books. I contacted Karen Simonton, who leads the retreats, and she counseled me on my way forward. I scheduled a visit, and found that Karen continued to call me with kind and caring counsel. By the time my wife and I arrived at the Simonton Cancer Counseling Center retreat, I felt that I knew Karen and that she knew me. I believe she does this with all attendees. The retreat took place during May 22-27, 2016 in the hills behind Santa Barbara CA, headed by Karen and her amazing staff of caring professionals. There, five people like me and our caregivers, five interns, and six staff spent our time seated in a circle, listening to Karen and her staff, and sharing our stories and our thoughts. We ate our meals together. We bonded in about 90 minutes, because we shared a common bond and we shared a deep need for trust and healing. We mostly smiled, because we learned and shared such valuable information and insights. We also laughed out loud and we shed tears. I came away with a new and strong feeling that I have a say in how I can help my body fight my cancer, both through modern medicine and through meditation, visualization, and other healthy approaches. For me, this was a life-changing experience for the better. I recommend the books and the retreat to all who find themselves diagnosed with cancer. By the way, Karen still calls me periodically and reaches out to all of the attendees as a important and continuing resource of caring.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In May 2016, I attended the Simonton Cancer Counseling Retreat at the gorgeous setting of La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara. As a cancer patient attendee, I received a profound experience to further my own healing process. While participating in a small group, we learned skills to change our beliefs to transform our lives. In addition to experiential meditation/guided visualization/play therapy, I am so grateful to SCC to learn powerful tools for identifying beliefs/emotions/response as a component of my healing process. I highly recommend their counseling/training.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Attending the Simonton Center 5 day retreat at La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara was one of the most professionally rewarding decisions I could have made. As a Naturopath treating patients in Brazil with many different illnesses, I always knew in my heart about the need to address more than just the physical body. To me, the impact of past trauma and unresolved emotions have always been quite obvious in the disease process. Finding the Simonton Cancer Center and being able to learn about the way they help patients get well again by taking an active role in their own illness through visualization, imagery and belief work was an incredible gift for me. During the 5 days retreat I was able to observe and testify the incredible change in the energy level that the cancer patients went through. They obviously had a much stronger confidence in their ability to fight the disease after going through the program.

I now am working on applying everything I've learned in my own life in order to feel able to bring this knowledge to help my patients here in Brazil.

I hope to expand it as much as possible for the greatest good of the largest number of people.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This 5 day retreat was exactly what I was hoping and more. I was taught the importance of getting into a relaxed state so my body can heal. Imagery and guided visualizations were taught and I am putting them to practice way more than I was before. The biggest thing that I learned was about beliefs. I knew our beliefs about people and situations effect our health but i really liked the way it was taught. It had a bigger impact on me because I was given tools that will help me shift them. I also enjoyed learning about the importance of play in my life. I did not really consider play an important healing tool before. I tend to take life every seriously so this was perfect medicine for me. Learning about Process communication was very interesting. I would like to learn more about this. It gave me the freedom to be okay with the way that I am, instead of judging and changing parts of me that are just ME. The staff was great! They truly cared about everyone and before during and after the retreat. I am very grateful to them. I came home feeling relaxed and reset. Thankyou

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Connie84

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I attended the Center's workshop/retreat in May of 2016 as a professional intending to do work in the area of cancer counseling and as a former cancer patient. Over the years I have attended many seminars devoted to healing and the role that the individual has in contributing to his/her own health but this was the most profound. The work of Dr. Simonton in the 1970's preceded by many decades what is known today as psychoneuroimmunology and psychophysiology. His Center's work has shown again and again the power of the body's own healing through a variety of practices.
The staff of the Center is the most dedicated and skilled of any staff I have encountered in past trainings. The group, which was intentionally limited in size, bonded so firmly by the end of the week that we all left feeling like family and have since formed an online support group of our own.
Constance Sewing, PhD

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Betty Lou H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first heard of Dr. C. Simonton in the 1970s and immediately loved what he was doing with cancer patients using meditation etc. I was thrilled to discover that there was a 5 day internship available in Santa Barbara. The 5 days were amazing, great healthy food, calming location, dedicated teaching staff and tremendous support both before, during and after the 5 days. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is struggling with cancer. I loved that the spouse or support person was included in the whole process.

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Maribel2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've learned about the Simonton Cancer Counseling Center through my sister who is a cancer patient. We'd attended the retreat and I learned a lot of things as to how important is my role as a support person to my sister. It's truly an amazing experience.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Simonton Cancer Counseling Center (SCCC) retreat for cancer patients and their support members is firmly based in reality approach on how patients and those who love them can face cancer and the myriad of considerations involved in the diagnosis.

More importantly, SCCC’s retreat works. From the moment that dread word “cancer” is first spoken, that easy life path most of us were on is shattered into rubble with no way to see beyond the wasteland and with no vision of where or even if the path picks up again.

Simonton Cancer Counseling Center reveals that it does.

From the moment we stepped into the Santa Barbara, CA retreat, we were welcomed by the wonderful SCCC Executive Director and a top team of high-compassion, high-caliber mental health professionals giving us faith, not in the center but in ourselves, in our ability to go through this process and the hard work of putting together a life that might have ceased to seem important. SCCC gives hope where hope had been all but destroyed. It gives a means to love oneself and one’s life all over again. And it gives a plan where plans all had seemed to stop the moment of the diagnosis.

Sessions and discussions on stress, death and recurrence, support and communication, hope, trust, spirituality, the importance of play/joy and so much more are all aimed at one thing - to put the patient and their support person into healthier frames of mind so that the medical/traditional treatment has the best chance of working.

They don’t require that you buy into all of it or any of it. They simply lay it all out for you in a physically and emotionally safe environment. And that we found invaluable.

If you are a cancer patient/survivor or one supporting them in their journey to health, it will give you the tools and confidence you need to do so. We cannot recommend this program highly enough. It was the most important week of our lives and it has made life hopeful again. And as strange as if may sound in the midst of an advanced cancer diagnosis, it has made life a thing of beauty.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bonjour,
One morning I was checking the Simonton Cancer Center Facebook page. They were offering a donation to attend a one week program. So I call the number and spoke with this very Nice Lady Karen Simonton who explained me the program and offered me the donation even if I was coming from Québec, Canada.
It was still expensive for me and find the money in such a short time was impossible for that session. Finally I was able to go with a good friend donation. I Would like to thank all my Angels especially the Teri Koller Kaplan Fund who allowed me to attend the program in September 2014.
Thank you Karen and your exceptional team for the wonderful full week at La Casa Maria Center.
Finally I met new friends with this terrible disease, cancer and
learn together how to manage our life.
Thank you Dr. Simonton you are an inspiration for me since 1988 Shenzhen Mom had lung Cancer as me. Your book help my mother, my father and my three sisters and myself during this very hard period in our life.

Amitié

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently attended what I call a healing retreat at the Simonton Cancer Counseling Center. Having tried many of the alternative cancer treatments with relative success I felt that I was given a life Line with the incredible amount of information and approach to treating cancer recognizing the relationship in mind -body connection. I am excited about applying the meditation and the guided imagery techniques that we practiced. The instructors were all knowledgeable and full of encouragement and committed to the success of each of the attendees. I feel this program is a must as a adjunct to whatever other therapies are being used. YT

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have just returned from spending a week at the Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara with the Simonton Cancer Counseling Center. I was the support person for my sister who has breast cancer. Before attending this healing retreat I read the books by Carl Simonton who stresses the mind-body connection and other valuable techniques for working closely with one's doctor in achieving one's own healing. Already a proponent of his ideas I found a wealth of information in dealing with my own health issues. I am encouraged and feel that I received invaluable techniques that I can apply in improving my own health. I would highly recommend this program to anyone seeking successful alternatives to the present harsh and unbending standard treatment for cancer. P. MacKaron

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just returned from a retreat at the Casa Maria, near Santa Barbara and it was fantastic! We had classes on "Belief Work: the ABC's of Emotions and Form for Changing Beliefs", "Imagery: the Use of Imagination in Health", "Stress Management", "Support and Communications" and Psychoneuroimmunology, amongst many other things. The Center stresses the relationship amongst mind/body/spirit and making you your doctor's partner in regaining your health. The staff were excellent, highly skilled and extremely caring. I would highly recommend this as the best 6 days that anyone with cancer could spend!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Leo Perron and I and my wife attended one of the Simonton Cancer Centers early seminars in Dallas in 1982 when my wife was diagnosed with a metastasis of her earlier breast cancer and was given only 18 to 36 months to live. The seminar was very helpful and encouraging to her and after the seminar she faithfully followed the practices and recommendations we had both learned. She surprised her physicians and lived for another 20 years although she had several more reoccurrences they were all successfully put into remission after treatment and a return to our Simonton practices. I returned this September after a diagnosis of prostate cancer and found the seminar was a useful, encouraging and helpful refresher for my own diagnosis. I whole heartedly recommend both of Carl Simonton's books and the seminar for anyone who has cancer or is a caregiver to someone with the disease.
Leo Perron

Perron & Campbell, Inc.

3707 N. St. Mary’s Suite 201

San Antonio, TX 78212

210-737-8100

leo@perroncampbell.com

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Client Served

Rating: 4

After continuous research and digging to get closer to my calling, i found the Simonton Cancer Canter and it suddenly clicked. Having had breast cancer and after doing alot of soul searching, i realized that what i wanted to do was become a cancer councelor and bring my teachings to Dubai where i currently live. I finished the first program a few months ago and i cant wait return to california for my second round . The staff was extremely friendly, warm, and very informed about the physiological/emotional aspects of cancer and other terminal diseases. I would recommend everyone who has been through any life threatening diseases to attend the center for mindfulness and healing of deep routed issues that may have contributed to the illness.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am on staff at the Simonton Cancer Center. My comments are not prejudiced due to my employment - I honestly and sincerely do the work I do because of the results I have seen, and the appreciation patients have communicated to me. The Simonton Cancer Center offers a unique science-based, profoundly transformative approach to engaging cancer patients and their loved ones to move beyond the deep uncertainty and fear of a cancer diagnosis to a place where emotional, as well as physical healing can occur.

In the many years that I have been on staff, I have seen patients shift their beliefs about their cancer, their treatment and their ability to engage more powerfully with whatever medical protocol they are following. I am always deeply touched and appreciate the work of the Simonton Cancer Center when I see patients make an internal shift from fear and stress, to hope . Whether our clients experience remission (and I have seen many) or not, I always experience a sense of gratitude for the huge leap in the quality of life that our participants experience. This is a consistent outcome of the Simonton Method.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked at the Simonton Cancer Counseling Center since 2003, and I recently joined the Board of Directors. I have seen and participated in the excellent work of this organization, and I am always deeply touched at how participants shift their relationship to cancer and their lives in one short week. The work covers a critical area that profoundly impacts overall health and quality of life. It is an honor to serve such a great program and be an integral part of this aspect of healing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just came home from a week at The Simonton Center and want to go back!! It far exceeded my expectations! I have recurring uterine cancer that is not responding to chemo. I felt that I needed to pursue how my emotions and feelings related to my situation before deciding on new kinds of treatment. I certainly made the right decision. Karen Simonton, Rahla and Richard are warm, loving, and compassionate. They teach the tools we use in the same warm, compassionate atmosphere; while keeping us focused and on target. I now know I can make the right decisions for my healing and still laugh, love, and play along the way. What a wonderful way to help people realize how much help one can be to one's own healing process. Thank You So Much! God Bless each of you and this amazing program.

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Marcia A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I feel so blessed to have attended the recent Simonton counseling retreat in beautiful Montecito. The information about how our thoughts, beliefs and emotions affect our immune system, and so our healing, was exactly what I have been searching for, and what a lot of alternative programs don't address in depth like Simonton does. In an intimate, safe setting I learned processes and tools that I can practice and use to regain not only my health, but my happiness as well. They have wonderful support materials that I can use for the rest of my life. And even though I didn't have a "support person" to go through the program with, I felt completely embraced by the wonderful group of people there. I have benefitted immensely. When I was diagnosed with colon cancer in December 2011, I knew that I wanted to heal through using my body's innate ability to do so. I still believe that is the best way for me. I am so grateful to have found the Simonton Center.






Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I just returned from a week long patient program. My husband has brain cancer and our lives have been turned upside down over the last six months. This program really is the missing link. The tools and techniques have settled us down, brought us closer,and helped us find peace and joy. We can highly recomment this program.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been using relaxation techniques, visualization, guided imagery and other protocol initiated by Dr. Simmonton in his Cancer Center, and was fortunate to have attented their seminar in early June. The synchronicity of their techniques used as an integrative method of patients´ participation is an indispensable tool that should be made available to all cancer patients to participate in their healing. They have developed an outstanding teaching method with first class professionals in their teaching and have a very comprehensive protocol to be followed to encompass body, mind and spiritual techcniques. I recommend it highly to all patients institutiions and professionals in the field

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the Simonton Cancer Counseling Center "Getting Well Again" program on June 1-6, 2014 in Santa Barbara. Their program helped identify how my beliefs and attitudes can affect my health and over all well-being. They provided tools that will benefit me now and in the future with all types of questions and concerns. The program was very well organized. The whole experience was informative, uplifting, and provided the support and confidence I need to move forward with my decisions.

The La Casa de Maria retreat location was so beautiful! It provided a relaxing environment while learning to cope and manage stress.

Thank you Simonton Cancer Center for changing my life! I will use this information always!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Simply wonderful!! So I would call the program offered by Simonton Cancer Counseling Center. The approach to patient and his family, the level of details discussed in aspects of social support, the respect towards the face of different opinions on treatment options for patients, everything is handled with care and love. Furthermore the approach is so broad that it is indeed a healing journey which all those present benefit in their personal lives. It is easy to see that the commitment of the program is personal transformation towards a happy life full of satisfaction and empowerment of people in search of personal fulfillment. As a medical oncologist I found the program with scientific basis, and with a level of organization that integrates interventions in a doable way in the lives of patients.
Thus I can understand why after 43 years of operation, the program continues running very well. I have to recognize and congratulate this pioneering work. Even without the physical presence of Carl Simonton we feel how alive are your ideas and also as a powerful seed germinates in a leafy tree with juicy fruits.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first became aware of Dr. Simonton's remarkable work in the early 80's when I read 'Getting Well Again' and found it the first, and only, book of techniques, encouragement, and factual information to help the person with cancer stay energized and focused on their recovery. I am an RN and have used the teachings with many patients over the years. Now, thirty years later, I am a trainee at the Center working to expand my skills to continue supporting people who have a cancer diagnosis. I attended the March, 2014, five-day workshop and was impressed with the organization and clarity of the work that has remained after many years and many clients around the world. The experience will empower anyone who wants to do what they can to improve the effectiveness of their chosen treatment, improve their quality of life, improve their ability to communicate with those around them, and focus on getting well. The work goes deep and is carefully orchestrated to provide a level of comfort and safety that allows participants the opportunity to touch into their heartfelt desires and their greatest joys. At the end of the training you will have the tools and the support to shift into the work of recovery. The staff is knowledgeable and caring. This is important work which anyone receiving a cancer diagnosis can benefit from.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

While I was an intern, I attended the Simonton program three times in Santa Barbara. I observed that the tools and techniques taught in the program helped the participants to reduce stress related to their diagnoses/illness and helped them to gain confidence that they can positively influence their healing. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable, I learned a lot from the therapists as I observed them working with the clients. Malonie

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Simonton program since March 2012. I had a massive heart attack in December 2011 and chose the Simonton program as one of my tools for healing. The information was not new to me but I love the simple way it is put together. I practiced the techniques after the first class for my own healing. I completely healed my heart naturally and the tools I learned at the Simonton program have been very instrumental in my healing. I have become an intern and just got certified as a therapist of the program. I work with people diagnosed with cancer and lyme disease and I am grateful to be able to help others in their healing journey. Malonie

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in July, 2013. In March, 2014 my wife and I attended the Simonton Cancer Center "Getting Well Again" Program in Santa Barbara. The program far exceeded our expectations. It was well organized, provided tools and techniques for dealing with the Mind/Body aspect of my disease, provided lots of individual attention, and the staff and counselors were wonderful. In addition, the location of the program at La Casa de Maria retreat was terrific: relaxing and inviting, comfortable and very clean, and the food was outstanding.
The program included not only the core training from Dr. Simonton's books and research, but brought in additional aspects such as the Power of Play and an evening of restorative yoga, all of which blended beautifully with the rest of the program.
At times it wasn't easy, but it was exceptionally helpful and useful to us.
I found the other cancer patients and their support persons to be exceptionally helpful to the learning process and came away with a new set of friendships that I treasure and hope to build on going forward.
Thank you to Karen Simonton and her staff as well as the staff at La Casa De Maria for a great week.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the 5 day seminar in Santa Barbara last week. I have had a recent diagnosis of stage IV cancer and the group sessions and individual counseling were wonderfully helpful to me. The philosophy, tools ad techniques of the Simonton program empowered me and will be invaluable in my quest to regain my health.
The counselors, as well as Karen Simonton were compassionate, kind and very skilled at this work. I would highly recommend this program to any person who has cancer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband and I were at the Simonton Cancer Counseling Center in March of 2014. We have been pleasantly surprised how well organized and personal the program is. It helped us to resolve many issues that has been dwelling on us for quite a while. The dedication and professional knowledge of the staff was very refreshing. Thank you very much and we hope that you can operate for a long time helping others and making a huge difference.
Marina

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Some words about training program in Santa Barbara...
It was very interesting and useful seminar for me. Studies were dynamic and productive. Despite linguistic divide, I understood a core of the subject. Thanks for support, warmth and care of all participants of this training I felt calm and confident.
I have many unusual feelings. Lovely place, weather, nature. It seemed that time stood still, pleasure and tranquillity as I returned to my childhood, to my soul. I enjoyed the learning process and I was afraid that I would not have time to understand and to realize everything in 5 days.
Much of what I heard was familiar to me. I use it in the work in Ukraine. But, there are differences, and it is a huge resource.
I am grateful to all especially, to the executive director - for a fine and unforgettable trip, patience, understanding and fascinating work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough good things about the Simonton Cancer Center! This past November, I attended the Getting Well Again conference as my mom's support person. The care, concern, dedication, and compassion from Karen and her staff was notable and very much appreciated. The retreat was an enriching, valuable experience for not only my mom, but me as well. Concepts were explained very well and everything we learned was applicable in hands-on activities, discussions, visualizations, and meditation work. Carl's amazing work does such a great job of helping patients to move forward in a positive direction, post diagnosis and treatment, and gives them a platform for how to live a healthy, vibrant life when they return home. The material and exercises with belief work and the Power of Play really helps uncover places that require attention and the staff at the SCC are well-trained in how to help patients in these areas. By the end of the conference, you have a beautifully organized binder to take home for easy reference based on topics discussed during the retreat so that you have exactly what you need. This retreat was a life-changing experience for both of us are so grateful to Karen, Rahla, Claude, Jan, and all the wonderful interns! Thank you, SCC!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard about Simonton while in Germany visiting a friend and having severe pain and pancreatic cysts. I contacted them when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer early 2013. They helped me to prepare for surgery followed by chemo and radiation therapy by using their loving guidance in designing my own personal protection visualization. I have just this week completed chemotherapy, and have experienced no pain and minimal side effects. I was "no evidence of disease" in Sept. 2013 scans. I attended the November session 2013, and have learned more tools to design a more healthy belief system and ways to plan out how to do everything I know to do, to be healthy and vital.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Many years ago, my wife had stage 4 melanoma removed and drs were positive it had already spread. ,Testing equipment was not as sophisiticated then, and she was give a 60 per cent chance of survival. We went to MD Anderson, in TX, and there were not treatments available for her. Coincidentially, she saw the book by Dr. O. Carl Simonton, "Getting Well Again", and bought it and immediately started the exercises and meditations in the book. She gethered a group of friends to work with her with healing meditations, from a distance. Amazingly, and gratefully, the cancer never had spread, and never returned. We are grateful to the Simonton Cancer healing methods. She is still alive 30 years later.
Years later, we attended a sesson at the Simonton Center, and definitely would recommend it to all cancer patients and caregivers.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been associated with the Simonton Cancer Counseling Center since 1979. The organization has been a leader in mind body medicine and cancer for treating both patients and their families. It also has provided a standard of care for a cancer counseling model that has been used in training thousands of healthcare professionals from all over the world. The Center is dedicated to increasing hopefulness as an essential element of treatment in getting well with cancer. The Center's clinical research over the last 30 years has continued to show a doubling of median life expectancy for people implementing this approach with their standard medical treatment for cancer.

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