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The Gawler Cancer Foundation

In 1975, Dr Ian Gawler developed bone cancer which led to his right leg being amputated. Later that year when the cancer returned, Ian relentlessly embarked on an intensive health regime with a focus on anti-cancer nutrition, a positive attitude, regular deep meditation and the acceptance of loving support to beat his prognosis. Based on his own healing success and experiences, Ian Gawler established Australia’s first active Cancer Support Group in 1981 to teach people how to increase their chances of survival from cancer and improve their quality of life. In 1983 The Gawler Cancer Foundation was founded as a non-profit organisation to continue this important work.

The Gawler Foundation provides support through lifestyle-based educational retreats and programmes for people living with all types of cancer. Their programmes empower people to play an active part in their healing journey by making positive lifestyle changes to promote healing. Their approach is based on seven essential elements; regular meditation, good nutrition, effective support, emotional healing, moderate exercise, power of mind and the quest for meaning.


Meditation, Nutrition, Counselling, Spiritual Support, Stress Management, Education.

Last Updated:31/12/2020
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    The Gawler Cancer Foundation
    55 Rayner Court, 3797, Australia

    +61 03 5967 5400
    Therapies provided by this provider:

    Meditation / Creative Visualisation
    Meditation is a technique where the attention is focused on a point of reference, such as the breath or an object, in order to help you create a peaceful, quiet state of mind.

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    Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist, who is trained and experienced at working with cancer patients, can help you and others close to you deal with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and help to make sense of the many emotions that you are experiencing.

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    Specialist exercise programmes designed to help support cancer patients during and after treatment.

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