The Art of Living: Empowering Those Touched by Cancer

Sponsored by Friends of Mel Foundation. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm at  Lombardo’s in 
Randolph, MA.

For anyone ‘touched’ by cancer, this conference is affirming, informative, supportive and empowering. Designed to help survivors and their caregivers navigate the road to healing by offering a full day of professionally led workshops, skill building seminars and relaxing sessions of Massage and Reiki .

REGISTER ON – LINE and for a List of Workshops and Seminars –

To Learn More About Melanie Simmons, the inspiration behind Friends of Mel and to order Mel’s Bracelets – 

Read About “The Impact of STRESS While Living with Cancer” from Friends of Mel’s Founder, Pauline Alighieri –

More Details, Make a Donation or Register for the Conference

Friends of Mel have a lot of friends on the North Shore and Cape Ann. Join Us Over the Bridge on Saturday. October 28th at Lombardi’s.

SAMPLE SESSIONS OF MASSAGE and REIKI will be OFFERED at the FRIENDS of Mels’ Conference. Join me, Karen Lohnes LCMT, RMT (Gloucester MA,) and Advanced Reiki Practitioners Nikki Fleenor (Gloucester) Mary Saunders and Geoff Pope (Manchester-by-the-Sea) along with other providers and volunteers. We will be there offering information, education and sample sessions of Integrative Therapies and a greater sense of hope.

Integrative Therapies typically includes Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Massage, Meditation, Reiki, Qi Gong/Tai Chi and Yoga. These evidenced-based therapies have been shown to aid in symptom management, relieve stress, improve comfort, and promote wellness during cancer treatment and beyond treatment for self-care and empowerment. They assist you in taking an active role in your health care.

NOTE – These therapies are not meant to be used ‘in place’ of conventional medicine but rather as supportive adjuncts. Consult your oncologist physician or nurse prior to using complementary, alternative or integrative therapies. Some therapies and supplements may be contraindicated for your care. Discuss with your doctor.

For Information About Complementary Therapies 


Wishing You the Best in Health,   Karen

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation and risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate and provide evidence-based services and self-care tools that improve health, happiness and wellbeing. Find us on Instagram and Facebook

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