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Letting Our Life Speak: Our Place in the Common Stream

Friday, October 13, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017

Trigonos - Nantlle, Caernarfon, UK


DATES:
October 13-15, 2017
Fri. 3:30 pm to Sun. 3:00 pm

VENUE:
Trigonos
Nantlle, North Wales, UK

COST:
£270, the retreat fee includes all materials and skilled facilitation by two Center for Courage & Renewal facilitators.  Accommodations not included.

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Deadline for registration is August 11, 2017.

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“Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.”
— Parker J. Palmer

We live in ever-changing and challenging times.  We are often in transition, living life in unexpected ways. At times we may struggle to reconcile our inner lives with the outer worlds we inhabit. You are invited to join with others in this contemplative retreat to reflect, renew, and reconnect with the inner passion, courage and sense of purpose that gives meaning to your work and life in the world.

As individuals in our various life and work roles, this is an opportunity to share our unique gifts, responsibilities and perspectives.  In retreat, through conversation, creative process, and deep listening we create space to (re)discover the inner wisdom that guides and sustains us in the weaving of our life tapestry – our everyday life connections, our life at work, our place in the common stream…

Courage and Renewal® retreats:
• Renew heart, mind and spirit through the exploration of the inner and outer landscapes of one’s life
• Reconnect to one’s identity and integrity; identifying and honouring gifts and strengths, and acknowledging our limits
• Create a context for careful listening and deep connection with others and the challenges they are meeting
• Help participants create trustworthy spaces where they can reflect on their sense of vocation and purpose
• Explore the connection between attending to the inner dimension of our lives and the impact we have on communities within which we live and the working communities of which we are part.

Who should participate:

The retreat welcomes individuals seeking the opportunity for reflection and renewal as a means of illuminating their own life journey, or enhancing their leadership role in work, organisational or community settings.

This retreat is based on the work of Parker J. Palmer and the U.S.-based Center for Courage & Renewal programmes.  This approach to ‘personal formation’ and professional development is founded on the belief that good leadership, in the widest sense, – the ability to genuinely be of service in communities and workplaces, – flows from the identity and integrity of the individual.  The retreat process invites participants to reclaim wholeness of self and clarity of vocation while making connections between the renewal of one’s spirit and the revitalization of the communities and workplaces of which we are part.

Who should participate:

The retreat welcomes individuals seeking the opportunity for reflection and renewal as a means of illuminating their own life journey, or enhancing their leadership role in work, organisational or community settings.

This retreat is based on the work of Parker Palmer and the U.S.-based Center for Courage & Renewal programmes.  This approach to ‘personal formation’ and professional development is founded on the belief that good leadership, in the widest sense, – the ability to genuinely be of service in communities and workplaces, – flows from the identity and integrity of the individual.  The retreat process invites participants to reclaim wholeness of self and clarity of vocation while making connections between the renewal of one’s spirit and the revitalization of the communities and workplaces of which we are part.

More information, and a printable flyer can be found here.

Meet Your Facilitators

Barbara-reid-2014Barbara Reid, PhD, is a U.K.-based facilitator of Circles of Trust, trained at the Center for Courage & Renewal in the U.S. She has worked as a university teacher and researcher in the social and urban policy fields since 1986, leading vocational degree programmes and managing social action research projects for public services and third sector organisations. With a long-standing commitment to contemplative and reflective practice in education, Barbara is also a teacher of Mindfulness Based Approaches, and is a member of the core team at the Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice at Bangor University. She now divides her time between delivering university skills trainings and developing learning programmes in a range of organisational and community settings.

Kirsten AngleaKirstin Anglea, Ed.D. has over 25 years’  experience  in education as a public school teacher and administrator in the United States. Kirstin served as Assistant Professor at Cardinal Stritch University and Chair of their Master of Arts Teacher Education program and contributed to the founding of an environmental based charter school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kirstin’s  doctoral  work  focused  on  teacher  and  school  renewal  based   on  Parker  Palmer’s  Courage  to  Teach  work  and  related  literature. An experienced facilitator, she recently completed her formal training as a Courage & Renewal Facilitator.  She is the Environmental Education Manager at Urban Ecology Center, a non-profit organisation in Milwaukee working in the field of environmental sustainability.

About Our Venue

Trigonos3Trigonos is a beautiful outdoor learning and retreat centre in the Nantlle valley just outside Caernarfon in north Wales.  The centre looks out towards a lake and the Snowdon range.  There are spacious gardens and comfortable meeting rooms and gathering areas. Food is freshly prepared and vegetarian, with much of the produce being home grown. Bedrooms are a mixture of singles and twins, some with shared facilities, and are simple and uncluttered. Trigonos is a not-for profit organisation with strong values on energy, bio-diversity, food quality, waste management and employment practice.

Registration & Fees

PROGRAM FEES: £270, the retreat fee includes all materials and skilled facilitation by two Center for Courage & Renewal facilitators.  Accommodations not included.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  Once you have booked your place on the retreat, you will receive a Trigonos2separate booking form for your accommodation at Trigonos. The accommodation fee is paid directly to Trigonos. Details of the types of accommodation and approximate fees are below. The fee includes delicious vegetarian meals (dinner on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday), teas/coffees and snacks. Specific dietary requirements can be accommodated. Please note that accommodation type is subject to availability.

Single ensuite room: £197
Twin ensuite (per person): £187
Single non ensuite room: £171
Twin non ensuite (per person): £157

Please enquire about other prices – e.g. using a twin room as a single.

CANCELLATION POLICY: After registering you may withdraw your application 8 weeks prior to the event start date, at which point you will be offered a refund, minus a 20% administration fee. If you cancel your place on a course within 8 weeks of the event commencement date, no refund will be offered.

PARTICIPATION: Space is limited to 20 individuals and early registration is encouraged.

REGISTRATION: Please complete the online registration.

PAYMENT: You may pay by credit or debit card online, or you may choose to pay by cheque. Cheques must be received within 7 days of registration and made payable to Barbara Reid.  Please contact Barbara Reid if you need to ask about other payment options.

Questions about this retreat?

 CONTACT: Barbara Reid ~ telephone: +44 (0)1733 252322  ~ mobile: +44 (0)7970 877092 ~ email: beereid@gmail.com

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