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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

Nov
22
2014

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

Dec
05
2014

Recalibrating Your Personal GPS: Aligning Your Outer Life with Your Inner Truth - An Introduction to Courage & Renewal
Unity Church – Tucson, AZ

Dec
13
2014

Finding Wisdom in Our Winter Desert: A Courage & Renewal Workshop
Tohono Chul Park – Tucson, AZ

Dec
28
2014

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

Jan
10
2015

Sustaining your Wild and Precious Life - a cohort series for women
Stonehaven Commons – Radnor, PA

Jan
14
2015

Soup for the Soul: A Seasonal Gathering
Rachel’s Home – Shorewood, WI

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

Jan
24
2015

The Clarity of Winter: A Courage & Renewal Workshop
Hills of Peace Lutheran Church – Kamloops, BC, Canada

Feb
04
2015

Winter Courage: A Circle of Trust Retreat Experience
Jericho House – Wainfleet, ON, Canada

Feb
06
2015

Teaching from Within: Identity and Integrity in Mindfulness Teaching
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre – Birmingham, UK

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

Feb
21
2015

The Courage to Lead
The School of Life – London, UK

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

Mar
28
2015

The Journey toward Wholeness in Life and Work: A Circle of Trust Retreat
One Spirit Learning Alliance – New York, NY

Apr
24
2015

Soul Care Circles at Stonehaven
Stonehaven Commons – Radnor, PA

May
08
2015

The Journey Toward an Undivided Life: A Courage & Renewal Retreat
Rivendell Retreat Centre – Bowen Island, BC, Canada

May
18
2015

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

Jun
05
2015

Journey Toward the Undivided Life: Our Inner Landscape
Trigonos – Nantlle, Caernarfon, UK

Jun
19
2015

Soul Care Circles at Stonehaven
Stonehaven Commons – Radnor, PA

Jun
26
2015

Returning Home: A Men’s Courage & Renewal Retreat
Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center – Bangor, PA

Jul
24
2015

Sustaining your Wild and Precious Life - a weekend at Kirkridge Retreat Center
Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center – Bangor, PA

Sep
30
2015

2015-16 Academy for Leaders
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center – Stoneville, NC

Oct
22
2015

2015-16 Academy for Leaders
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center – Chaska, MN