and international Equine-assisted Wellness Retreats for Cancer Survivors
As a licensed health care professional and a cancer survivor herself, Sabrina (founder of Southwind Wellness Consulting) understands the importance of a holistic approach to health. With over a decade of coaching experience, her passion is to educate and support clients on their journey towards optimal wellness.
Southwind Wellness Consulting serves Cancer Survivors by providing integrative health and wellness coaching as well as retreats based on the WholeHealth Alphabet model.
"Healing doesn't always mean freedom from pain, but it moves us away from suffering and towards wholeness."
In personal coaching sessions, you will learn to identify the areas that need attention and create an effective plan for change. I will work with you one-on-one over a series of sessions to create an action plan tailored specifically to your needs, lifestyle, and schedule. Let's work together to set goals, find solutions, and celebrate your success!
Adventure that empowers...
Community that inspires...
Expertise that heals...
Come join us on one of our retreats and reconnect with the part of you that is whole, strong, and beautiful! All retreats will give you an opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors, explore nature in exotic places, practice meditation, and learn through equine-assisted coaching.
If you want to gain a foundational and transformational understanding of integrative health, this approach is for you.
Sabrina uses the WholeHealth Alphabet as a framework in coaching to help her clients gain more energy, resilience, physical fitness, and mental well-being following their cancer treatment.
Explore all aspects of well-being with the WholeHealth Alphabet. This is your guide to better health, with everything you need to succeed. No more, no less! Your mood, physical fitness, mental capacity, immune system, and energy level all influence each other. For cancer survivors, it is particularly important to adopt a wellness-oriented lifestyle that is inclusive of all these aspects.
The WholeHealth Alphabet was developed to help you make sense of all the elements that influence health and well-being. With the WholeHealth Alphabet, you'll find clear guidance for physical and mental health, tools that are easy to implement, and no contradicting information. We aim for clarity and control, presenting you with facts rather than fads.
Are you struggling with a compromised immune system, the fear of a cancer recurrence, brain fog, and a whole new body and identity to get used to? If you’re tired of trying to find your way through complicated and contradicting information, the WholeHealth Alphabet is for you.
In our first virtual session we will assess your strengths, needs, and goals.
We will work together through psycho-education and coaching to support you in optimizing your health holistically.
Ongoing consultations are booked according to your needs and schedule.
As a cancer survivor, so many aspects of your life have to be recalibrated to experience wholeness again. Using the WholeHealth Alphabet, all the different areas of mind-body wellness don’t have to feel disjointed. They all influence one another and we can integrate them with some simple basic concepts grounded in science.
Retreats will fully immerse you in an environment designed for healing and growth. Each retreat week is set in a beautiful exotic location and features daily dynamic meditations, skills and support groups, and equine-assisted personal development. Enjoy clean meals, time in nature, and inspiring connections.
Within the framework of the WholeHealth Alphabet, Equine-Assisted Personal Development is a "double-dipping" activity: Horses provide natural opportunities for connection, mindfulness, and movement. Through their instincts as prey and herd animals, we can gain a new sense of calmness and empowerment.
Are Wellness Retreats for You?
Are you a female cancer survivor ready to unplug, gain new strength and perspectives, connect with other survivors, and leave your worries behind for a week of renewed clarity? Then you'll fit right in!
Sabrina Schell, founder and supervising coach at Southwind Wellness Consulting, is a licensed and experienced psychotherapist. She holds degrees in Medical Laboratory Science, Health Management, and Mental Health Counseling as well as certifications in Integrative Wellness Coaching, Equine-Assisted Therapy, and Brain Health Coaching. As a cancer survivor, Sabrina devoted her professional life to the science of integrative health and resilience. She decided to switch from counseling to coaching to better serve clients who benefit from an integration of clinical skills and holistic wisdom.
"Hello and a heartfelt welcome to Southwind Wellness Consulting and to a new understanding of integrative health for cancer survivors!
I have worked with many clients over the years and truly enjoy supporting them in gaining more health, resilience, success, and happiness. Searching for a way to help more people increase their potential for healing, I started teaching the WholeHealth Alphabet, a 4-step guide to integrative health in a unique coaching program specifically for cancer survivors.
I am so excited about this opportunity to offer you a program that will support your health journey by truly transforming your approach to physical and mental wellbeing."
- Sabrina Schell, Founder at Southwind Wellness Consulting
What is the Difference between Therapy and Coaching?
Psychotherapy is a mental health treatment with a qualified licensed professional that focuses on improving symptoms. In contrast, coaching is an interactive process between coach and client that focuses on achieving individual goals by building skills and providing guidance. As a therapist in a coaching role, Sabrina aims to give her clients the best of both worlds: The knowledge, ethics, and qualifications of a mental health professional combined with the ability to include actionable advice and a truly integrative approach.
What is the WholeHealth Alphabet based on?
The model is a synthesis of knowledge based on overall trends and findings from the fields of integrative neuroscience, evolutionary biology, functional medicine, and positive psychology. The framework is designed to focus on these fields' commonalities and simplify guidelines for healthy living, thereby making them more accessible to everyone. The WholeHealth Alphabet represents a baseline to achieve integrative health. This approach is simple enough to remember and implement in your life, while also being comprehensive and accurate to make a powerful impact on your overall health.
How does the WholeHealth Alphabet apply to Cancer Survivors?
Many health issues are interconnected and we often don't account for the role our lifestyle and mindset play in the increase and decrease of symptoms. The WholeHealth Alphabet provides a succinct guide to incorporating all areas of life into a holistic health framework, leading to a comprehensive approach to wellness. This paradigm is, therefore, a useful tool for systemic disorders such as anxiety/depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses.