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Exploring Life’s Possibilities: An Autumn Circle of Trust Retreat

Friday, November 17, 2017 - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Jericho House - Wainfleet, ON, Canada

November 17 – 19, 2017
Fri 7 pm to Sun 2 pm

Jericho House
Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada

$425 CA by October 20th
$475 CA after October 20th

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“In the autumnal events of my own experience, I am easily fixated on surface appearances – on the decline of meaning, the decay of relationships, the death of a work.  And yet if I look more deeply, I may see the myriad possibilities being planted to bear fruit in some season yet to come.”  – Parker J. Palmer

Leaders, health care professionals, clergy, teachers, and anyone curious as to how to live with authenticity and integrity are welcomed.

This retreat using the Circle of Trust ® process invites you to focus on life’s possibilities, and to seek clarity about your present questions in a safe, quiet and disciplined circle setting.  Individual stories, as well as insights from poets, storytellers or wisdom traditions are used to explore the intersection of one’s personal and professional life.  The retreat will also feature the Clearness Committee discernment process to deepen listening skills and explore open, honest questions.

What to Expect:

  • Explore the questions and possibilities of your present life
  • Enlarge your ability to listen and be present to yourself and others
  • Improve your capacity to build trustworthy relationships and increase resiliency
  • Experience solitude and community in a Circle of Trust ®



Meet Your Facilitators

Sue Empringham, B.Sc.N., has a nursing background, and years of experience leading small groups, using the Circle of Trust ® model. Sue is a certified facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage and Renewal. She has found courage and renewal principles to be invaluable in day to day challenges and celebrations of life. Sue has facilitated many diverse Circles of Trust®, and is inspired by the sense of wholeness that participants report when a safe space is provided for listening to self and others.

Michael Saver, OCT has sixteen years experience as a certified Courage to Teach/Circle of Trust® facilitator, leading programs across the province and in Australia. An educator for 30 years, his experience includes creating and leading professional development programs, pre-service and in-service teacher education, as well as leadership and group facilitation in a variety of contexts.  He has recently published articles about relational trust and collaboration in professional communities.

About Our Venue

Jericho House is nestled in the country beside a Carolinian forest, and with walking paths to a lake quarry and the beach of Lake Erie.  Rooms are all single with ensuite baths.

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Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Rd, Wainfleet, ON L3K 5V4
(Driving Directions: From Hwy 3 west of Port Colburne drive south on Rathfon Road 7 about 0.7 km. Jericho House is on the east side.)

Registration and Details

Fee: $475 CA which includes the retreat, two nights of single accommodations, and five meals.

Early Bird Discount: Register by October 20th and pay $425!

Participation: Participation is limited to 19 individuals.

To Register or Learn More: Contact Sue Empringham via email at or via phone at 905-708-2116.

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