Trauma is universal. Its aftermath does not discriminate by age, race, gender, or socioeconomic status. However, the silence surrounding trauma can be isolating, leading many to suffer in solitude and unspoken words. Through this retreat dedicated to trauma, we hope to shatter this silence, normalize conversations surrounding trauma, and provide participants with tools, resources and contemplative practices to navigate their healing journey. Moreover, in a world that often invalidates or overlooks trauma survivors’ experiences, this retreat affirms their truths and experiences.
Create a safe and compassionate space where participants can better understand trauma, its manifestations, and its long-lasting impact on the mind, body and one’s relationships.
Offer guided sessions where participants can share their personal experiences, if they choose, and give voice to the unspeakable.
Mind, Body and Prayer:
Integrate psychology, mindfulness and contemplative practices that participants can incorporate into their healing journey.
Community of Beloveds:
Foster a supportive community of individuals who can be pillars of strength for one another, helping each other navigate the journey of healing.
Encourage participants to reclaim their power, embrace their vulnerabilities, and chart their path toward a life that is fully alive. “The glory of God is man fully alive.” St. Irenaeus
Who is this for?
This retreat is designed for:
Individuals Affected by Trauma:
Anyone who has experienced trauma firsthand, whether recently or in the distant past, is seeking understanding, accompaniment, or a safe ecumenical community.
Supporting Loved Ones:
Family members, partners, and friends who want to understand the trauma experienced by their loved ones and learn ways to offer support.
Therapists, counselors, educators, and other helping professionals who wish to gain a deeper insight into trauma and its intricacies to better support those they journey with.
Those who, while not directly affected by trauma, wish to cultivate empathy, awareness, and understanding about the topic to create more compassionate communities.