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The Courage to Live Creatively

Friday, November 10, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre - Ormiston, QLD, Australia

10-12 November, 2017
Friday 5 PM to Sunday 2 PM

Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Ormiston, Queensland, Australia

$500 before 30 September
$600 after 30 September
*student discount available see below for details

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Register by 13th October

From a very early age many people proclaim that they are not creative. This is based on a flawed understanding of what creativity is. In this weekend retreat we explore the concept that creativity is not the end result but the journey we take to get there. As Julian Stodd wrote “We are all creative; it’s in our DNA.”  This Living Creatively Retreat is for those ready to consider a new understanding of creativity and provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning, challenges and possibilities of living creatively.

This weekend retreat offers those who participate with:

  • An opportunity to reflect on the concept of creativity
  • A chance to contemplate creativity and ways in which it is currently being expressed in all aspects of life
  • A context for careful listening and deep connection that honours diversity in personal experiences and perspectives
  • A safe space in which to undertake deep personal reflection on these matters
  • Opportunities to explore one’s natural gifts and how they might impact one’s creativity
  • Time in which to explore potential opportunities to create

What to Expect

In this retreat, skilled facilitators help create a quiet, focused, and disciplined space—a circle of trust—in which the noise within us and around us can subside and we can begin to hear our own inner voice. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we will explore creativity in our personal and professional lives, making use of stories from our own experiences and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions. The retreat includes an introduction to the Clearness Committee experience, where you learn to listen deeply and ask insightful, “open and honest” questions.

Meet Your Facilitators

Lisa AlbionLisa Albion M.A., B.Ed., Dip.T., has over 30 years of experience working in the field of early childhood, primary and higher education. She has experience working cross-culturally in schools, training teachers, developing curriculum and implementing education projects, in the Pacific, SE Asia, the Balkans, Canada and Australia. She is committed to creating safe and nurturing learning spaces where children and adults can listen to their own wisdom.

Nerida Murray B.Ed.,Dip.T., is a Courage & Renewal facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal.  In 2012 Nerida resigned from a position she had held for 18 years to enable her to facilitate retreats. She has worked for 40 years in both country and city schools for Education Queensland.


About Our Venue

Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre 1Santa Teresa is a quiet and beautiful retreat centre at Ormiston, overlooking Moreton Bay with views to nearby North Stradbroke Island. Occasionally visitors can spot a friendly koala snuggling up to one of the gum trees in the grounds.

267 Wellington St, Ormiston, QLD 4160

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Registration Details

Cost:  $600 (GST not applicable). Includes registration, all meals and accommodations in individual en-suited rooms.

Savings:  Register by 30 September, and pay just $500. Students may receive a 10% discount.

Registration:  Please fill out the registration form and email it to A $100 deposit is payable on registration.  Additional payment details are listed on the registration form.  Please note, the balance is due by 13 October, unless other arrangements have been

Participation: Participation is limited to 24 individuals.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least two weeks before the program date but may incur a $100 administration fee if your place cannot be filled. The facilitators regret that they are unable to offer any refund or credit if you cancel within two weeks of the program.

Questions about this retreat?

Lisa Albion at or 0490346151

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