Some retreat themes we offer regularly. They are described below. For general information about seminar-retreats, including costs and location, please click here. Retreats that are open for registration are shown in the right sidebar. Our seminar-retreats are for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
Power and Self-Compassion
Power is a preoccupation for many people today. How do we feel confident and powerful, gain impact in a competitive world, and show the world we matter? Or is this what power is even about? Power in the gospel of Jesus Christ is not a four-letter word, but something God wants for each of us. It is an opportunity to influence ourselves and others for good, driven not by shame or blame but by compassion and trust.
Letting God Close
Doubt, trial, failure, trauma, neglect, fear – all of these and more can interfere with our trust in a loving Father in Heaven. Whatever gets in the way of the trusting relationship you would like to have with God, this seminar-retreat will help you make steps in healing and deepening the most important relationship of your life.
Creating a Life After Fifty
Because none of us thought we’d ever be Over 50 (let alone 60 or 70), it is easy to stutter and stall when we find ourselves past the middle of whatever middle age is. If you’re feeling a little lost about how to redefine yourself after kids are grown or previous dreams have run out of runway, take a day to reflect on where you’ve been and imagine the possibilities ahead.
Forgiving Ourselves and Others
When we’ve been betrayed by someone we trusted we deserve the peace that comes through forgiving. This is especially true when we have betrayed – and need to forgive – ourselves. But it is easy to get stuck in the forgiveness process and not know how to move forward. We’ll come to a deeper understanding of the principles of forgiveness and apply them to an issue of your choice.
Mindfulness for Mormons
When it feels like we’re on a runaway train, mindfulness returns us to a place above the fray where we can observe our thoughts and feelings without jumping on board with them. Just a little regular practice with mindfulness can help us feel calmer, more present and engaged in our lives, more spiritually connected, and more aware of positive choices.
Learn how to reconnect with your body, get off the diet wheel, and develop a peaceful relationship with food in this very experiential class on mindful eating. No monk experience required! Designed for Mormon women, this class explores a new philosophy of eating while giving very practical tips that support a healthy relationship with food. Come experience a new way of eating in a compassionate, fun way.
Creating Spiritual Abundance in Hard Times
Trying times are not defined by economic hardship alone, but by experiences of disappointment or loss. Paraphrasing Viktor Frankl: How do we find a why to live, so that we can live with any how? We’ll use sandtray and story to help you find your story of abundance.
Coping with Loss and Disappointment
Sometimes our losses are obvious, as when we lose a loved one. Other losses are invisible, as when that loved one is physically present but emotionally absent. Sometimes the losses that hurt most involve our dreams, our faith, or our identity. We’ll look at all kinds of loss and disappointment, see the steps in the journey of healing, and begin to create a map for the journey ahead.
Relationships: Seeing What Is, Seeking What’s Next
Relationships are sources of our deepest satisfactions and longings, and our most pressing opportunities for personal growth and change. If you are ready to look at what your relationship with a spouse, child, parent, sibling, or friend can teach you about you, come explore where you are stuck and how to get in motion again.
We periodically offer professional training in sandtray, forgiveness, mindfulness, and spirituality in therapy. Check back with us for future events.