Wellness for Cancer, the visionary charity founded and led by Julie Bach, has created a wellbeing app for people touched by cancer featuring content from some of the biggest names in spa and wellness – including Six Senses, Kamalaya and Biologique Recherche. Kaleidoscope View is a first-of-its-kind app, and gives people tools to create a curated wellness experience.
“I think you can see things differently by changing one small thing,” says Bach. “That’s why the pilot app is called Kaleidoscope View – if you change one small thing, like your breathing, you can change your whole life’s view.”
Bach was inspired to create the app after recognizing that most wellness tools for people touched by cancer are learned at a cancer center or through cancer support groups – and that the wellness industry had the tools to facilitate learning in a more healing environment that people could participate in on their own time.
“I want to make well-being more accessible for people with cancer,” says Bach. “In the wake of Covid-19, many people have been introduced to the idea of online content, and this creates a formula to reinvent how wellness programming is created and delivered to cancer patients and thrivers. This is an initiative that addresses gaps in access, affordability and quality.”
Kaleidoscope View includes a mix of general wellness content on topics like sleep and anxiety, as well as cancer-specific content including surgery and end-of-life. It also features guided and specific meditations designed to help those dealing with cancer activate their autonomic nervous system to facilitate healing. People can choose various lengths of meditations at times that are convenient to them, so it’s accessible to anyone, without limitations on time or experience.
“This serves a critical need for cancer patients to have easy access to specific meditation practices,” says Nathan Crane, director of the Global Cancer Symposium 2.0. “It is accessible and easy to follow for any person at any stage of cancer, and meditation has proven to support the mental, emotional and physical benefits for cancer patients.”
Bach hopes that partnering with some of the most well-respected brands in wellness, including Kamalaya, Six Senses and Biologique Recherche, will not only provide top-notch quality of instruction, but also inspire people by giving them a glimpse of peaceful locations around the world.
“Six Senses has always placed being responsible and caring as one of our key values,” says Kent Richards, Corporate Operations Director for Six Senses. “Working with Wellness for Cancer enables us to look after our guests more than ever. We congratulate Julie Bach on the launch of the app, which we believe brings valuable benefits from the world of wellness to this community.”
Karina Stewart, Founder and Chief Wellness Director at Kamalaya, says: “Kamalaya is devoted to offering holistic healing and life-enriching experiences that inspire and educate people to embrace change in order to live enhanced and creative lives. It is an honor to contribute to Julie Bach’s outstanding vision to make self care and life-changing resources more available to greater audiences, and to this unique community. Supporting people who are in great need through their personal health and life journeys is at the core of Kamalaya’s values, and offering this to the cancer community and extending wellbeing for everyone at this time when it is needed most is an immense privilege.”
Bach launched the app in pilot form in December 2020, and is testing the feasibility for usage by cancer thrivers. Moving from feasibility to global viability, WFC will be looking for additional high-quality content from the wellness industry.
“Julie is one of the most determined entrepreneurs that we’ve supported, on a mission to help our industry address gaps in access, quality and affordability for individuals to be better stewards of their own well-being as they recover from cancer,” says Rupert Schmid, co-chairman of Biologique Recherche. “As a fan of social impact network effects, we understand the role of the wellness industry to support initiatives like Wellness for Cancer and this app to extend our industry’s influence on facilitating wellbeing for everyone – including those who need it the most.”
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Executive Director, Wellness for Cancer
About Wellness for Cancer:
Wellness for Cancer is a not-for-profit charity created to facilitate self care and better lifestyle choices for individuals who have been touched by cancer. The charity also trains leading spas and wellness centers to provide personalized wellness services for individuals touched by cancer. WFC has a presence in 54 countries with partners including Six Senses Hotels and Resorts, COMO, Four Seasons, Accor, Biologique Recherche and Comfort Zone.