Well Being Retreat Center - Event
Healing Through Art & Meditation
This workshop is designed to support emotional healing through meditation and creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress.
"Where Art, Meditation & Healing Meet"
Healing through meditation does not mean that we sit in a perfect state of peace while having no thoughts. But rather, meditation for healing is about establishing a different relationship with our thoughts. When we sit in meditation, it’s not uncommon for the shame or unworthiness we have within us to arise; much of our early childhood and family pain, the mother and father wounds we carry, the isolation, or past abuse can re-appear in this space. Jack Engler, a Buddhist teacher and psychologist at Harvard University, has described meditation practice as primarily a practice of grieving and of letting go. And through this emotional work comes a deep renewal.
The retreat will begin with supper on Friday February 14th and will end after lunch on Sunday February 16th, 2020.
About the Retreat
Meditation and restorative yoga will be dispersed throughout this workshop to ground us along our journey. The art sections of this workshop will be taught using paper, pencils, & water-soluble markers for a painterly affect. No previous art or meditation experience is required! All supplies provided.
Participants will be free to explore the wholesome and natural setting of the Well Being Retreat Center throughout the weekend, and to enjoy the nourishing food prepared and shared by your fellow retreat-goers.
All activities during the weekend are voluntary and will be experientially grounded.
You will also be asked to help with kitchen clean-up for one or two of the meals – usually a 30 minute endeavor. You may be surprised to find that these “yogi chores” can create a sense of community and surprisingly deep friendships.
Silent retreats are about much more than being silent; they can help you drop limiting beliefs, regrets and worries, and tap into a bigger vision for yourself.
After such an immersive experience, you come back to your life more grounded, more centered, and more present.
The Healing Through Art and Meditation Retreat is the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.
About Chelsea Green
Chelsea Green leading a Yoga Class at Well Being Retreat Center
Chelsea is a Certified Meditation Instructor (C-MI) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC), currently accruing hours to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina. She has earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology from Virginia Tech, as well as her Masters in Counseling with a concentration in couples and families from East Tennessee State University (ETSU).
She uses her educational background to apply a holistic and systems-oriented perspective to the individuals she works with, recognizing that humans are not isolated beings.
Chelsea's therapeutic approach is trauma-informed and eclectic: combining Gestalt, Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, Narrative, and Solution-Focused therapies. She is careful to bring safety, authenticity, and acceptance into the space she shares with her clients - all of which she describes as crucial ingredients for whole-hearted living.
As a photorealistic artist herself, Chelsea uses her passion for art and meditation to teach students of all experience levels how to get out of their own way and let the art create itself. She brings art and meditation together in a unique blend, inviting her students to go beyond their everyday thinking and into ‘flow’. Chelsea also teaches mindfulness-based techniques for self-regulation in workshops and classes throughout the Charleston, South Carolina area and as an adjunct professor at ETSU. Additionally, she works as a Coach and Consultant for the non-profit 501(c)3, COR Foundation, Inc., where she facilitates group discussions between students, school counselors, and Student Resource Officers, which focus on solving school-climate problems.
Laura Marie Blankenship RYT and Professional Artist will be guest teaching for this event, offering additional yoga and art sessions on Saturday afternoon.
Visit Chelsea's Website: https://www.chelseagreencmi.com/
Contact or at 423-626-9000 if you have questions about facilities or accommodations.
Registration for Tuition, Art Supplies and Accommodations (lodging and suppers) will be directly with Well Being Retreat Center at the following rates:.Total weekend price ranges from $240 to $439 depending on Accommodations. Detailed Accommodation Policies are here.
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