A retreat experience exploring a contemplative approach to healing trauma and all forms of suffering. A healing path will be marked out that passes through seven phases in which we find our way to inner peace in the midst of our difficulties. The retreat is intended for clinicians, for those in ministry, for those presently going through a healing process and for all who feel drawn to explore the ways we can learn to be free from the tyranny of suffering in the midst of suffering in finding the peace the surpasses understanding.
James Finley, Ph.D. lived as a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where the world-renowned monk and author, Thomas Merton, was his spiritual director. Dr. Finley leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada, attracting men and women from all religious traditions who seek to live a contemplative way of life in the midst of today's busy world. He is also a clinical psychologist in private practice with his wife in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Finley is the author of Merton's Palace of Nowhere, The Contemplative Heart and Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God.
Please register soon as space may be limited. In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show. Make sure arrive a few minutes early the morning of the workshop to join us for tea and coffee.