This retreat explores a spiritual contemplative approach to healing focusing specifically on the ways in which spirituality can be a resource in healing suffering, trauma, and the restless longings of our minds and hearts. Emphasis will be given to intimate and practical ways to be more compassionate, present, and skillful in action with others and ourselves. We will be exploring the rewarding and challenging process of forming new paradigms of healing that integrate sound clinical practice and empirical research with the ancient wisdom of the contemplative traditions. The retreat is tailored toward those in the healing professions and meeting the interests of a wider audience. The setting and subject matter are meant to provide the “medium as message”.
Jim Finley, PhD is a modern day mystic and Merton scholar. He lived as a Trappist monk at the Gethsemane Monastery in Kentucky where the Christian monk and author Thomas Merton was his spiritual director. He earned his doctorate in psychology from the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1989. He has led silent retreats on contemplative living and the contemplative dimensions of healing throughout the United States, Canada, and in several countries in Europe. He is also a current Master Teacher for the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Additional information and registration is available through Two Rivers Consulting. You can access the event information page on their website HERE.