Reclaiming Your Hidden Wholeness Through the Healing Power of Writing

May 16, 2012 - May 19, 2012

Finding What You Didn’t Lose:
Reclaiming Your Hidden
Wholeness through the Healing
Power of Writing


May 16-19, 2012

Fri 6:30 dinner thru Sun lunch

Cost $425

In this unique retreat, poet John Fox and teacher Sally
Z. Hare come together to explore the intersection of
their work. They invite you to experience a circle of
trust, grounded in Sally’s many years of working with
Parker J. Palmer’s circles of trust theory, and the healing
power of writing, based in John’s own work in poetry

Of course, we haven’t really lost our hearts, our true
selves, our sense of passion for our life and work. But
the pressures and hectic pace of our modern lives too
often cause us to stop believing – and we can no longer
see what has always been there. Those of us engaged
in organizational leadership, teaching, psychology,
pastoral care, medicine and other service professions,
in community service and social change, know the
challenge of sustaining ourselves and our commitment
to deeply held values and beliefs.

The more passionate we are about our work, the more
vital it is that we take time to renew our own spirits to
reconnect with the wellsprings of our work in the
world, our service to others.

The safe space of this retreat offers you the opportunity
to glimpse your own hidden wholeness, to rejoin
soul and role, to reconnect who you are with what you
do. This is a creative endeavor that asks us to reclaim
our deep voice and express what matters to us; or in
the words of John Fox’s poetic medicine, to awaken
soulfulness in the human voice.

This circle of trust retreat is for persons from diverse
professions: education, health care, psychology, law,
philanthropy, religious/spiritual life, and nonprofit and
community organizations. In this retreat the skilled
facilitators will help create a quiet, focused, respectful
space, in which the noise within us and around us
can subside, and we can meet stillness. In large group,
small group, and solitary settings, we will explore the
intersection of our personal and professional lives,
making use of stories from our own journeys, as well
as insights from poets, storytellers, various wisdom
traditions – and inviting our own writing and poetry
to emerge.

Sally Z. Hare, Ph.D., is a teacher and a learner. She
is the Singleton Distinguished Professor Emerita at
Coastal Carolina University, where she served for many
years as Dean of the Graduate School and Continuing
Education and was the founding director of the Center
for Education and Community.

John Fox, CPT, is the founder and president of the Institute
for Poetic Medicine. John teaches at the Institute
for Transpersonal Psychology, John F. Kennedy
University, California Institute of Integral Studies and
Holy Names University. John has introduced the field
of poetry therapy to professionals in education, cancer
support, spiritual/pastoral care, counseling, and artsin-

For more information please visit the website.

Categories: Lifelong Learning  |  Retreats  |  The Arts