Healing Therapies for the New Year

By Cancer Foundation on January 5 / 2021


As many of us are filled with hope and excitement for the New Year, it’s important for us to continue working together to stay healthy and safe while we get through the remaining months of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to help our clients support their own wellbeing from home, our wonderful volunteers who provide Healing Therapies will be continuing to offer Distance Reiki, as well as a new virtual “Sound Healing” program.

The Healing Therapies offered by our volunteers are not medical treatments, rather they provide support around symptom management and can help support balance of the mind, body, and spirit. These healing therapies are currently available free of charge to clients registered for Cancer Coaching.

Distance Reiki

As you may know from some of our previous posts, Reiki is a practice of energy focus that can help create a state of deep relaxation, triggering the Para-Sympathetic Nervous System and awakening the body’s internal ability to heal. More advanced Reiki practitioners can provide Reiki to someone from a distance, which our volunteers will be continuing to do for our clients this year. Client and practitioner will communicate about their intentions for the service and arrange a date and time for the Reiki to be administered, but will not be in the same room when it happens.

Many have said that this form of Reiki can still have wonderful benefits like increased feelings of relaxation, happiness, empowerment, and ease.

To schedule your Reiki session, please reach out directly to one of our practitioners:

Name Availability Contact Information
Ariane Couture Tuesday evenings ariane.couture@gmail.com


Sylvain Thibodeau Flexible sylthibo@gmail.com
Yvette Lamoth Flexible yvettelamothe@gmail.com

Sound Healing

The Sound Healing group program will involve breath work, a short guided meditation, and then a period where you can relax and enjoy the sounds and vibrations of the session. On a physical level, benefits may include relaxation, feelings of calm, increased energy, and decreased pain. On an emotional level, it may help you release certain emotions, traumas, or energies. On a mental level, you might notice more positive thought patterns. On a spiritual level, you might enjoy a period of deep meditation, along with feelings of peace and connection to oneself.

Sound Healing sessions will be offered virtually on the following dates:

January 20th at 12:30pm
January 20th at 5pm
February 11th at 12:30pm
February 25th at 5pm

To reserve your spot in these sessions please contact Stephanie Woodard at swoodard@ottawacancer.ca or 613-247-1920 ext. 222

If you are unsure of whether or not these approaches are worth trying, rest assured they are available to you free of charge. If you are able, you are always welcome to make a donation in any amount to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

Back to Blog Listing