Retreats & Workshops
Growing Resilient Together
The wholeness and freedom we seek is our true nature, who we really are.
Our Journey from Here:
Ever Changed and Ever-Evolving
Emerging from an extraordinary year, profound changes and questions may be persisting within you. What are the most meaningful insights you discovered? How will you journey from here? During these retreat days, we will explore -- through narrative, contemplative practice, and soul tending -- the deeper impact of living through unimaginable realities and how we move forward in the full creative expression of who "I Am."
Location: Mercy Retreat & Conference Center, Auburn, CA
May 21-22, 2021 [SOLD OUT]
January 28-29, 2022
The Systems View of Health
The systems view of health expands the understanding of well-being beyond the homeostatic focus on mechanisms by placing health and disease on a continuum and considering individuals within their biopsychosocial contexts. This program introduces foundational neurobiological principles that impact individual and interpersonal resilience and provides practical skills based in positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practices that support the brain-body system’s natural capacity to heal and to anticipate new challenges.
Live-Online: July 15-16, 2021, 9:00am-3:00pm PST
In-Person: October 29-31, 2021 at Mercy Retreat Center, Auburn CA.
Friday (6:00pm to 9:00pm)
Saturday (9:00am to 5:00pm)
Sunday (9:00am to 11:00am)
10 Continuing Education Credits available (details here).
Health Psychologist Mom's
2nd Tuesdays, 5:30 PM PST
Wednesdays, 6:00 PM PST
3rd Tuesdays [Free]
The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there is no ground. — Chögyam Trungpa
A sacred intensive retreat is to deepen inner connection. Together we will tailor your retreat by setting intentions for self-discovery, design practices to integrate creativity and shadow, and move through whatever arises. This is a solitary retreat but with support available. (Phone/computer-free, landline phone access) Cost: $750 (average)
This individual retreat includes:
3 sessions of integrative psychotherapy
body work (massage or acupuncture)
opportunities for deep self-reflection & silent meditation
2-night's accommodations at Mercy Retreat Center
Setting of Intentions: 60 min psychotherapy* (on a date prior to retreat)
Day 1: Arrival 6 PM, 30 min psychotherapy, 60 min massage**
Day 2: Meals delivered, meditation, labyrinth walk, movement therapies
Day 3: Breakfast together, 60 min closing psychotherapy, checkout 10 AM
*with a licensed clinical psychologist, **with a licensed massage therapist
Jessica Del Pozo, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with diverse populations in health care organizations for the past 20 years. She founded Lemke Health Partners, the PACE program for pain management, and has led numerous workshops. She also writes the blog Being Awake Better for Psychology Today.
Kevin Gallagher, JD is an author, attorney, facilitator, and founder of Emergent Resilience, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and organizations navigate this time of transition. He is an organizing member of Sacred Activism as well as a wilderness guide and author of Hike the World and forthcoming Climate Rite: Initiation of an Eco-Chaplain.
Latifat Alli-Akintade, MD is a physician at Kaiser Permanente specializing in gastroenterology. She received her bachelor's degree from UCLA in microbiology, immunology and molecular diseases, and her medical degree from the UCSF. Her residency training at Mount
Sinai Hospital, New York, was followed by a fellowship at UC Davis. She is a life coach and organizer of White Coats for Black Lives in Sacramento.
Sung Lee, MD has published numerous studies on relationships between the brain and behavior, with a focus on allostasis, traumatic stress effects, and neuro-education. He has been principal investigator for neurotechnology research awards from the US Department of Defense, is a scholary project advisor at UArizona, and he co-founded a Waldorf grade school in Sedona, AZ. Sung is currently writing a book about new paradigms in the neurosciences.
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