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Retreat transforms lives

The Rev. John Hau’oli Tomoso blesses Molokai cancer survivor Sharon Nishiharato and 20 other cancer survivors at the Maui Cancer Wellness Retreat Sept. 20-22 at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. The theme of the retreat, “Teaching Wellness to Heal Cancer from the Inside Out,” provided the cancer survivors from Maui and Molokai with evidence-based information and tools to heal from within and to transform their lives to better levels of wellness and health. Key presenters included a board-certified lifestyle medicine physician, Dr. Irminne Van Dyken, who is also a trauma surgeon on Maui; Wendy MacDonald, an international integrative clinical hypnosis practitioner; and Cyndi Levine, a clinical psychologist.