Join BAIPA member David Colin Carr with Laura Davis and Nancy London on Wednesday, October 5 through Tuesday, October 11 in Bolinas
for this interesting retreat.
Harness the power of story as a transformative force for:
- Coping with death
- Grieving a loss
- Being ripe with uncertainty
- Change in a major relationship
- Facing illness
- Distress as caregiver
- Losses from aging or disability
- New job or moving into retirement
- Letting go of an identity
- Facing your own mortality
- Facing betrayal
- Questioning core beliefs
- Dissatisfaction with your life and your world
- Facing loss of security or safety
- Reconnecting to presence and joy in your life
You do not have to be a seasoned writer. Our writing community will include a mix of beginners and experienced writers and everything in between.
Retreat limited to 20 participants. Commonweal Retreat Center, surrounded by acres of silence, looks out over the edge of the continent. The best organic meals served with joy. For details click here.
Cost: $,2050 double room; $2,750 single. The retreat will be offered again in Taos in June 2017.
Note from David Colin Carr:
I have been assisting Laura Davis (author of seven books including The Courage to Heal and I Thought We’d Never Speak Again) at her annual writing retreats since 2004. She is a playful and inspiring writing teacher who establishes an environment of intimacy and safety that carries participants quickly into the depth where their unique and marvelous voice has been waiting to be found.
I have the greatest admiration for Laura as a retreat leader for her capacity to feel into the totality of a group of strangers and create cohesion, compassion, and full participation for all.
Nancy London is one of the authors of the original Our Bodies, Our Selves and Hot Flashes, Warm Bottles: First-Time Mothers Over Forty. She is a licensed therapist and for the past decade has worked with hospice patients and their families.
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David Colin Carr, former BAIPA board member, writer, editor, facilitator and counselor, was a founding member of Spirit Rock, and organized many dozen retreats there and for Jack Kornfield privately. He has been sitting with, and educating about death and dying for more than 20 years, because all communication in that territory is ironically alive: spontaneous, sometimes funny, and always heartful.