Help Yourself Heal

Learn everything you need to do to empower yourself and help yourself heal at levels of body, mind, and spirit.

Watch Dr. Rutledge explain how you help yourself heal after a cancer diagnosis

Who We Are

Healing and Cancer is a registered charity lead by an Oncologist and a Psychotherapist/Teacher. We empower people affected by cancer with a practical and integrated healing approach which combines the best care from the medical system with scientific and wisdom-based healing techniques.

Through self-compassion and our freely offered body-mind-spirit training you can help yourself heal and transform the diagnosis of cancer into a journey toward wholeness.

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The Healing Circle

The Healing Circle helps answer the question ‘how can you heal after a cancer diagnosis?’  The book integrates the scientific perspective of traditional medical care and healthy lifestyle habits of an Oncologist/Associate Professor of Medicine with the wisdom-based techniques and teachings of a Psychotherapist / Healer. 

Upcoming Events

Complete Cancer Care Series

Weekly at the CCS Lodge and via webcast

30 Jan 2018 - 27 Mar 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm


The Journey: Awakening the spirit through music, movement and story. A NSYO fundraiser with Healing & Cancer Foundation

A collaborative fundraiser exploring the connections between music, mind, body and spirit. There will be music by Beethoven, Fauré, Brahms, Piazzola and Leonard Cohen.

Featuring students from the Conservatory School of Dance, professional training program under the direction of Diana Rutherford and NSYO member Mimisu Lee as French Horn soloist.

$60 - special "patron" fundraising ticket (priority seating)
$30 - adults
$20 - seniors / NSYO family members
$10 - students
$5 - kids under 12

Tickets are on sale via and will also be available at the door.

24 Feb 2018, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Spatz Theatre, Halifax

The Journey: Awakening the spirit through music, movement and story. A NSYO fundraiser with Healing & Cancer Foundation

25 Feb 2018, 7:30PM - 10:30PM

Alderney Landing 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3Z3

Reclaiming your Life after Prostate Cancer Day-Long Seminar

03 Mar 2018, 9AM - 4PM

Charlottetown, PEI

How Understanding Your Brain Can Empower Your Life On The Cancer Journey

22 Mar 2018, 7PM - 9PM

Medicine Hat, Alberta

Professional Caregiver Health: Taking Care of Us

23 Mar 2018, 8AM - 9AM

Medicine Hat, Alberta

Skills for Healing Cancer Weekend Retreat

23 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018, 5:30 PM - 3PM

Medicine Hat, Alberta


04 May 2018, 7PM - 9PM

Pugwash, NS

SKILLS FOR HEALING Day-Long Cancer Seminar

Registration opens at 8:30am

05 May 2018, 9AM - 4PM

Pugwash, NS

Support Healing and Cancer


Healing and Cancer is a registered Canadian charity with all of our programming supported by our donors.


We rely on volunteers with a variety of backgrounds to continue to offer our range of programming.