A Complimentary Health Program Created to Support an Integrative Oncology Path

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
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
Mermaid's Journey Participant- Breast Cancer Survivor Anna

Mermaid's Journey Participant- Breast Cancer Survivor Anna

The MERMAID is an archetypal image representing the Divine Feminine. When you take Rebecca's Mermaid's Journey, she shows you how to heal your relationships with emotions so they are no longer a source of stress.  This is vital to you as a cancer survivor.  During your time with Rebecca, she teaches you how to clear emotional stress and gives you the tools so you can utilize emotions as an ally and inner guide for the purpose of self- healing and personal empowerment.

The Mermaid's Journey: Transform Your Mind, Transform Your Destiny
During the course of this workshop, Rebecca will deliver new teachings, share case studies and examples, teach you how to recondition your body to a new mind, and show you how to liberate energy stored in your body in the form of self-limiting thoughts, unconscious habits, and memorized emotions. 

When you free up your emotional energy, you open yourself up to a new future and you can create greater levels of inner peace and being present than perhaps ever before in your life. Hundreds of people around the world have applied these principles and produced amazing results for themselves. According to the latest research, breast cancer survivors lead the way among all cancer patients in seeking out and utilizing complimentary health modalities as part of an "integrative oncology" approach to their cancer journey.  This program focuses on mind-body tools that you can utilize anywhere like self-hypnosis, guided imagery, and creative visualization.  

This workshop will get you out of your comfort zone and push you beyond your 'limitations' to break chains and set you free from the belief systems that have held you hostage. This is a unique opportunity for you to retreat from your routine life with all of the familiar stimuli and create a new reality. You will be asked to suspend all beliefs and to make room for the unknown and previously "impossible."

Rebecca will take you through a series of interactive exercises and meditations that will deepen your practice and process of change.

You will learn how to:

  • Retrain your body to break the cycle of the anxiety thus lowering cortisol, preserving the adrenals and improving sleep.

  • Learn fast and powerful techniques for overcoming fatigue and energize your body and mind.

  • Learn to tap into the wellspring of wisdom within you including your own body wisdom.

  • Manage stressful emotions instead of them managing you.

  • Train your mind and body to be in the present moment.

  • Break toxic emotional bonds with everything or person in your known reality

  • Change your beliefs and perceptions about what is possible for you and your health.

  • Liberate toxic emotional energy stored in your body.

  • Reclaim a sense of personal power.

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

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. On the other side of your fear is a deeper power than you have ever known.


You will leave this week having experienced powerful and profound shifts inside and outside of you. Many people in the last three years have reported that they literally left this 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 world.


Dates  & Venue for Retreats

See our calendar for dates and location for next workshop.

Workshop Hours

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sunday ~ Registration and Welcome Reception
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday, ~ Workshop
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Tuesday, ~ Workshop
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Wednesday, ~ Workshop      
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Thursday, ~ Workshop Conclusion & Group Photos

Workshop Prerequisites

Participants are required to have registered for the workshop through Rebecca to apply.


Note: Our reserved room blocks at the resort are selling out very quickly.   It is recommended that if you have not already booked your accommodation that you do so soon.  You will receive an information with further details on how to book your accommodation upon registration.

Room Rates: 
Send Me On Vacation.org has secured a room block at the hotel mentioned above at a special group rate for the dates of the workshop participants only.

For each survivor who invests to empower themselves through this empowerment retreat, SMOV sponsors a survivor in need for a future empowerment retreat! What a great way to pay it forward!

These rooms and pricing are only available until the block is sold to capacity or the booking deadline is reached on  

If you are trying to book your room after the booking deadline or the room block is sold out, you will need to book directly from the hotel webpage and the rates will not include the workshop fee. You are then subject to current hotel pricing and availability. Please book your room as soon as possible through:

Cathy Backus at SendMeOnVaction.org to take advantage of the special group rate.  Her email is:  backuscathy@gmail.com

Please mention the dates and this vacation location in your email inquiry.

If you choose to book your stay outside of the workshop dates, you may have to choose a higher rate room to better accommodate your extended stay, based on availability.


To Register or Receive More Information, contact:  www.smov.org  

If you have any special dietary needs, please contact the resort directly to inquire.


Requests made 30 or more days prior to the event will receive the full amount less a $100 processing fee per person. No refunds will be issued within 30 days of the event.

Transformational expert Rebecca Taylor Shaw, CCH is renowned for helping people unlock their hidden wisdom and power to create the purposeful and authentic lives they desire.  Rebecca is the creator of The Mermaid’s Journey, a powerful step by step experiential process which shows you how to dive deep and go way beyond the traditional masculine, analytical way of healing and problem solving.  During your Mermaid’s Journey Retreat,  you will be guided through a magical process called “Interpersonal Guided Imagery” which teaches you how to access spontaneous images, insights, and messages from your subconscious mind and your higher self.   By the end of the journey you will have connected with your own hidden wisdom for the purpose of self-empowerment, self-healing,  and inner transformation.

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


You are cordially invited to the Mermaid's Journey Retreat!

The setting for your empowerment vacation is a seaside resort which offers the ultimate setting for you to be taken through the step by step process to connect with your own unique mermaid energy and discover its power in your life for healing, clearing inner roadblocks and reclaiming your inner peace. 

And when you become a mermaid, you will be empowering other women to also become mermaids!  All proceeds from the Mermaid's Journey Retreat go to send breast cancer survivors on a post-treatment empowerment vacation courtesy of Charleston Hypnosis Center & Send Me On Vacation.org



“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
— Anais Nin

Rebecca Taylor Shaw, CCH takes you on a profound journey of inner transformation that holds the potential to change the quality and direction of your life. You will attend her workshop called "The Mermaid's Journey" where you will be guided step by step to harness the power of your emotions and your intuition to take your confidence, your inner peace, and your power to heal from within to the next level.

The more you trust your emotions and your intuition, the more empowered you become. The stronger you become. And the happier you become.

What others are saying…

  •  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
  • 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
  • Working  with Rebecca Shaw takes me safely to places where I want to explore difficulties I am having in my life, and feelings and beliefs that are interfering with having my full life. During the workshop,  I am relaxed, and my feelings often come to me easily, and sometimes immediately. It can involve old and difficult feelings or beautiful empowering ones. I learn things about myself and my life that I haven't with other modalities. It is a process that grows and changes, like a plant that is watered and cared for. – Marcy Ross

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