FAQs

IS CANCER AWARE RIGHT FOR ME, RIGHT NOW?

“Like most things in life, the more time and effort you put in to the Cancer Aware training, the more benefit and reward you will get out of it” -- Julie Bach

The first 3 modules are time intensive, simply because there is a lot to know about about cancer in a manner that is applicable to your spa or wellness facility.  Modules 4 and 5 introduce Mindfulness, Compassion and Taking Care of You, important topics that are easy to watch and up to you where you will take them in the treatments room and in your personal life. Modules 6 and 7 require you to watch the "how-to-videos", study the protocols, and then apply this knowledge.  It is in the application of learning that requires the most amount of time - during and after the training.

Additional factors that will impact the amount of time you will need for Cancer Aware training:

  • Your current experience and skill level
  • Your current expertise as a business owner
  • Your current awareness about supporting clients with cancer in addition to how quickly you process new information and incorporate new techniques into your existing protocols
  • Your ability to complete all of the modules

Even though we have presented the training material in a simple and easy to learn manner, there is a lot of information to learn and process. Dedicating time and attention will be essential.

This is IMPORTANT! No business grows solely because you completed a training program. Success requires that you take focused action beyond the training. With Spafinder Wellness 365's commitment to create a new Cancer Aware category, your business will ramp up more quickly, customers will find you sooner and providers willrefer to you faster.
We have also created a quick-start marketing module that you will receive when you are granted access to the Cancer Aware training. This program includes short videos that will enable you to set up the appropriate course of action for you and your business, which will guide you toward success.

No. The Cancer Aware curriculum is carefully designed, enabling you to complete each module and action plan in order. This is a proven method of learning and it is vital that you follow this process. Every step has been designed to give you time to digest the information and provide you with tips, tools and techniques to maximize your long term results.
If you want to move through the program at a faster pace you may as indicated by the watch next video in each module.  However, we advise that you take the time to thoroughly digest the information.

Yes. As long as you work with people in your practice, this training will benefit you!

You cannot predict if or when your existing client may experience cancer. You can predict the relationship with that client and it should not end because of cancer. The core foundation of the Cancer Aware training is to make you, your messaging, your communication and your business processes more useful to existing and future clients. Doing this includes utilizing tools, techniques and frameworks for working with clients who are or have experienced cancer.

No. The only option is to invest in the full Cancer Aware Training. However, you can opt to purchase only certain Tracks: Massage, Skin Care, Manicuring. So that you do not miss anything, we recommend the full suite, OR either Massage/Skin Care or Skin Care/Manicuring Purchase Options.

Pending approval, licensed massage therapists will receive 24 CE hours through NCTMB upon completion of material and passing the test at the end of the training. If you do not pass the test a second test will be administered or you may attend one of our live trainings and do a practicum.

We also provide the option for you to attend a live practicum and refresher class for individuals to receive 8 CE credits with NCTMB. Approved provider #791817

Refund Policy:  Since our class is significantly reduced below market value, we do not offer refunds.

Yes.  We have been offering live classes for 3 years.

We do offer a LIVE, 8 hour hands-on practicum and refresher class for individuals who have taken our class or another class.  This class is approved for 8 CE hours with NCTMB. Approved provider #791817.

Our approach when working with clients under the Mind.Body for Wellbeing philosophy has been overwhelmingly successful both inside and outside of the cancer arena.
Our position on "train-the-trainer" for mind-body tools is that you must have an established practice first. We do not believe that you can learn this philosophy in a weekend course and be ready to teach others.
Beginning in 2015, we will be rolling our Mind.Body for Wellbeing classes under the instruction of Felix Lopez, Mindfulness/Meditation Teacher and former Buddhist monk.  Our classes start where you are and provide several options from "starting your own practice" to "mastering your practice and learning to teach others. "    Please let us know if you are interested by emailing training@wellnessforcancer.com

Some more questions?

The verification criteria was based on interviews with doctors, social workers, support organizations, and various directors of education within the spa and wellness industry.  The criteria is objective in nature and scores a business or individual practitioner in that manner.  It is also highly collaborative and recognizes the efforts of other educational organizations that share the philosophy of a providing a nurturing service within one's scope of practice.

Applications take two weeks to process.  You will receive a followup call or email  we have any questions. A formal letter will be sent to you and Spafinder Wellness 365 once your business has been scored.  For companies that do not meet a scoring threshold, a list of suggestions is provided to help you get to the next level - either Cancer Aware - Basic or Cancer Aware - Comprehensive

Yes.  Please start with the verification process on-line and mail in your paperwork to Wellness for Cancer, POB 6066 Denver, CO 80206

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