A RETREAT & SPIRITUAL JOURNEY to help women coping with a breast cancer diagnosis

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When it comes to breast cancer:

  • Emotional health and physical healing are linked.

  • The need for emotional self-care tools are real.

  • Connecting in a group with other women who have walked a similar path has a powerful effect.


The MERMAID is an archetypal image representing the strength, beauty and feminine power. 

According to the latest research, breast cancer survivors lead among all cancer patients in seeking out and utilizing complimentary health modalities as part of an "integrative oncology" approach to their cancer journey.  

The Mermaid's Journey offers survivors a unique, one of a kind mind, body, spirit rejuvenation vacation.  This is a unique opportunity for you to retreat from your routine life with all of the familiar stimuli and truly take time for yourself.  When you do, you get us! Your mermaids in waiting - a unique tribe of women whose goal is to nurture you and nourish you so that by the time you get on the plane to go home your spirits are rekindled and your body is re-energized!

I experienced an awakening of my inner self. I was transformed and empowered to allow my inner beauty and strength within to shine through as my authentic self, fully living my calling with passion and purpose!
— Janice Duhame
Before Rebecca’s workshop, I was becoming drowned in fear. The Mermaid’s Journey taught me how to effortlessly move the huge fear away. I learned ways to cope with my emotions rather than suppressing them. I learned how to allow them to help me in my journey through cancer.
— Barrie Lynn Krich, Santa Barbara, CA - Stage IV Breast Cancer Survivor
I had been struggling with stress, fatigue, sadness, loss, fear of death, grief and marriage issues. During this experience, I’ve never felt better. I now feel that instead of eminent death that I have hope and the chance for survival.
— Kristi Stone, Oregon Stage IV Breast Cancer Survivor
Breast Cancer Survivor Anna Weisenberger

Breast Cancer Survivor Anna Weisenberger

The Mermaid's Journey: A Reprieve from the Stress of Cancer
During your rejuvenation vacation, my role is as workshop facilitator.  You will be guided through a magical process called “Interactive Guided Imagery” which teaches you how to access spontaneous images, insights, and messages from your own deeper wisdom. 

When you free up your mind from stress, you can create greater levels of joy and inner peace. Hundreds of breast cancer survivors around the world have applied these principles and produced amazing results for themselves

During our workshop time together:

  • Learn simple mindfulness techniques you can use daily to take control of stress.

  • Break cycles of anxiety to feel more positive, lower cortisol, and preserve the adrenals.

  • Tap into the wellspring of wisdom within you including your own body wisdom.

  • Reclaim a sense of personal power.

Come learn and participate in a peaceful environment where you are supported and surrounded by other women who are also on the journey through breast cancer to emotional empowerment. On the other side of your stress is your freedom. 



You will leave this week having experienced powerful and profound shifts inside and outside of you. Many survivors report that they literally left the seminar a different person from when they came. As you continue your practice with the tools and techniques you take away from this week, you will experience ongoing and significantly noticeable changes in your sense of well-being.

Rebecca’s workshop was a turning point for me. It helped me to trust my intuition and make life changes I had been hesitant to make. I also benefited from the tribe of women in the workshop. The magic unfolded as each woman expressed her unique mermaid journey to the group. We all learned from one another. It was a wonderful experience that I will always remember.
— Audrey L. Chicago, IL


Mermaid's Journey Retreats support sending breast cancer survivors on a mind, body, spirit rejuvenation vacation sponsored by Rebecca Taylor Shaw (workshop host and program creator) & Send Me On

I connected so intimately with qualities that I value most in life - freedom, truth, beauty, joy and love! Frolicking about in the ocean with the mermaid tail was magical and being completely transformed into a mermaid goddess for the photo shoot was liberating in a deeply empowering way and the pictures continue to remind me of just how powerful I am to design my destiny.
— Karen Knight