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Programs and Retreats for Life & Work

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  • Are you ready to give yourself the time and space to reflect on important questions about your life and work?
  • Are you in the midst of life transitions, feeling at a crossroads in your life, career or relationships?
  • Do you want to make a difference in the world but find it difficult to sustain your original passion and purpose?

In such challenging times, it’s vital to build your capacity for resilience, to be discerning in your choices, to learn how to engage the questions of your life with clarity.

Retreats for your renewal in life and work are available across the globe (find one here). While each retreat is presented by a Courage & Renewal facilitator who brings his or her own creativity to the theme, you’ll have a profound experience of the Circle of Trust® approach — as described in Parker J. Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life.

You can return to these programs more than once to replenish your heart and soul, to discern your next step, and to renew your commitment to living an authentic life. For any stage in your life and career, these programs help you “connect who you are with what you do!”

Voices of Authenticity

Find out what these participants discovered at a Courage & Renewal retreat. Watch videos here.

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Typically, a 3-day Retreat for Personal and Professional Growth

A retreat you can return to more than once, each experience is new and transformative, helping you discover what brings true meaning to your life and work.

A Courage & Renewal retreat reconnects you with your inner wisdom—and with others—in a way that will refresh and sustain you like nothing else for the important work you do in the world. At this retreat, you will:

  • Focus, without distraction, on what matters to you, especially your values and vision, challenges and fears.
  • Learn principles and practices from our Circle of Trust approach that can be applied to your daily life and work, helping you stay true to who you are even in the tough times.
  • Connect with others seeking similar insights, who listen fiercely with “no fixing allowed”, who honor each other’s differences.

What to Expect: Skilled facilitators help create a safe, quiet, and disciplined space—a Circle of Trust—in which the noise within us and around us can subside, where introspection becomes possible. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, you will explore the intersection of your personal and professional lives, making use of stories from your own journeys, and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions.

Clearness Committees, a high-integrity and strictly confidential process of asking open and honest questions around a difficult issue within a small group, are offered during these retreats. Another discernment process called a Clearness Triad is an alternate way you may experience these skills.

Courage & Renewal retreats often take place at beautiful nature-filled venues with limited attendance for small groups, which allow for the intimacy needed to create the Circle of Trust experience. Delicious meals add to the sense of being personally cared for. Meditation and movement are usually available to begin each day.

 

Life & Work Events on the Calendar

Date Event

Oct
31
2014

Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal Retreat Series
Pendle Hill – Wallingford, PA

Oct
31
2014

Courage Earth 2014
Tatamagouche Centre – Tatamagouche, NS, Canada

Nov
03
2014

A Courage & Renewal Cross-Vocational Retreat: Toward an Undivided Life
Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre – Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Nov
09
2014

Courage~Circles: An Autumn Day of Reflection and Renewal
Manor Road – Rhinelander, WI

Nov
12
2014

Sustaining the Courage to Serve: A Courage and Renewal Retreat Series
Alton L. Collins Retreat Center – Eagle Creek, OR

Nov
13
2014

Courage to Care: A Courage & Renewal Retreat for Caregivers
Silver Wattle Quaker Centre – Bungendore, NSW, Australia

Nov
13
2014

Gateway Retreat for Prospective Courage & Renewal Facilitators
IslandWood – Seattle, WA

Nov
14
2014

The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
Bethlehem Retreat Centre – Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Nov
16
2014

The Courage to Thrive in the Midst of Transitions: The 3rd Chapter of Life
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center – Carefree, AZ

Nov
17
2014

The Seed of True Self: A Circle of Trust® Retreat Experience
Jericho House – Wainfleet, ON, Canada

Nov
18
2014

Reconnecting with True Self Through Life's Transitions
Five Oaks Centre – Paris, ON, Canada

Nov
18
2014

Journeying into the Autumn of Life
The Bishop’s Ranch – Healdsburg, CA

Nov
21
2014

The Way of Transition: Journeying with and through life's changes
The Hermitage – Mittagong, NSW, Australia

Nov
22
2014

The Dance of Community: Leading and Following in a Season of Gratitude
One Spirit Learning Alliance – New York, NY

Dec
28
2014

Open Heart, Peaceful Mind: A Retreat for Rest & Reflection
Pendle Hill – Wallingford, PA

Jan
15
2015

Courage to Serve: Discerning a Deepened Source - Retreat Series
Sanctuary for Humans and Horses – Franklin, TN

Jan
20
2015

Entering the Heart of Wisdom: Joining Soul and Role in the Second Half of Life - A Women's Spiritual Retreat
St. Anthony’s Retreat Center – Honolulu, HI

Jan
22
2015

Courage to Lead: Living and Leading from Within, A Cross-Professional Retreat Series
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center – Stoneville, NC

Feb
07
2015

That Magic Time: Living Into a Creative Life as We Age
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, South Chapel – Portland, OR

Feb
09
2015

Awakening to the Messy & Miraculous!
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center – Carefree, AZ

Feb
20
2015

Soul Care Circles at Stonehaven
Stonehaven Commons – Radnor, PA

Mar
09
2015

Listening for Spring: Awakening to the Beautiful!
Jericho House – Wainfleet, ON, Canada

Mar
12
2015

Sustaining the Courage to Serve: Journey Toward an Undivided Life Retreat
Alton L. Collins Retreat Center – Eagle Creek, OR

Mar
26
2015

Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal Retreat Two-Part Series
Woolman Hill Retreat Center – Deerfield, MA

Apr
24
2015

Soul Care Circles at Stonehaven
Stonehaven Commons – Radnor, PA

May
18
2015

Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal Retreat Two-Part Series
Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center – Abiquiu, NM

Jun
19
2015

Soul Care Circles at Stonehaven
Stonehaven Commons – Radnor, PA