Re-Membering the Healer’s Spirit
Originally designed for nurses with burnout, the retreat is open and adaptable to anyone. It is great fit for artists, writers, and creative persons wanting to delve deeper, and more abstractly, into the source of our creativity. The retreat has its basic “bones” for the presentation, but also follows an organic path that shows up with each group. A wonderful handout is given which includes many resources for further investigation.
Retreats are scheduled per individual request. Minimum of four persons is encouraged, but retreats can be scheduled even for one person.
To schedule a retreat, call 559.561.4671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering 24 hours CE’s for CA nurses, many other states also accept California CE’s
California Nursing Board Provider #13161
3 day retreat: registration fee is $595 (for 1-3 persons), $495 (for 4 or more persons)
(includes cost of books used for inspirational reading assignments)
Deposit of $300 required at time of registration, the rest is due the first day of retreat. Cancellation must be made 2 weeks in advance for refund of deposit, minus $100 fee. MasterCard, VISA, Discover and personal checks accepted.
The retreat size is limited to eight persons to foster a smaller group experience. The retreat starts on day one in the morning and ends on day three in the evening. It is advised that only persons who are enrolled in the workshop accompany you for the retreat. For lodging located nearby in Three Rivers, visit threeriversvillage.com. You can also stay at my bed and breakfast cottage next door, see cortcottage.com for details.
About the Retreat
The retreat is organized around six passages, with one and six occurring before and after the retreat. Each passage involves individual reading assignments, some creative projects including mandala making as a contemplative exercise, gathering together for group sharing, and a directed meditative walk among the Giant Sequoia trees at Crescent Meadow in Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park (if snow has closed the road to the meadow, an alternate site with a shorter walk will be chosen, along with time spent in nature at lower elevations.)
1. To present the participant with an opportunity to engage “job burnout” as a creative process, one that is dynamic, organic and inherently healthy.
2. To provide foundational information about origins and stages of burnout, both from the individual’s perspective and within a broader nursing professional perspective.
3. To allow for a retreat setting to encourage the participant to read, journal, and discuss a diverse range of ideas, approaches and bases of knowledge about many aspects of healing.To offer practical ways to experience burnout transformation.
4. To offer practical ways to experience burnout transformation.
5. To support the person in this experiential exploration in ways that are compatible within a holistic healing philosophy.
6. To nurture what happens without judgment, preconceived ideas or pressure. To allow for a natural enfoldment of the person’s own process, one that intertwines within the person’s professional practice.
7. To serve and support the person’s re-membering of spirit, enhancing the dignity of the human spirit and bringing healing and authenticity to the world.