Well Being Retreat Center - Event
"The Art of Belonging" Retreat
with Chelsea Green
July 23 - 25, 2021
About the Workshop
This workshop will consist of educational and experiential activities such as mindfulness, meditation, and other embodied practices such as gentle yoga, guided drawing, and Family Constellation exercises.
As a systems-based therapist and meditation teacher, I use tools like mindfulness and Family Constellations to meet those I work with right where they are, grounding in the realities, while also providing space for something new to arise.
"Any spiritual practice that draws our energy and attention upward without equally focusing downward is inherently ungrounded and will make us out of balance.”
"I see Constellation work as being a kind of time travel. We begin where we are, with what is happening right now. Then we travel back in time to the people and places that seem to influence the present. And we travel back even further sometimes to find resources in the very same lineage – those who are at peace, those who can be called upon to support. Then we may look ahead too. What is the legacy for a child or children or descendants when we reconcile our difficulties? What is their inheritance if we don’t?”
- Suzi Tucker
The term 'constellation' arises from the way these sessions look from a distance. Although the other workshop attendees are often strangers, they can be chosen by the client to stand and temporarily represent their parent, sibling, grandparent, significant other, boss at work, or themselves. The focus of constellations are to get the participant in touch with the resources they need to create the change they want in their own life.
Constellations are just one of the powerful tools participants will have the opportunity to experience during this retreat. There will be ample down time for journaling, reading, hiking/walking, swimming, or napping between daily sessions and all activities are voluntary.
This retreat will explore some of the following questions:
Do you feel like you have to get rid of negativity in order to be “good" or "spiritual”? If yes, how might this belief be denying or bypassing your lived experience, or the experience of others?
How can we ground ourselves in reality with a regular meditation/mindfulness practice? What are the barriers to this practice?
How can we connect to our roots through nature, embodiment practices, and honoring ancestors? What can we learn once we re-connect?
Check in will be 4 to 5:30 pm on Friday July 23rd and the program will end by 2 p.m. on Sunday July 25th. Meals will be non-vegetarian with a vegetarian option at each meal. Meals are generally gluten-free. Some vegetarian meals may include organic eggs and some limited organic dairy . Meals include Friday supper through Sunday lunch. Teas, coffee & snacks provided throughout. Cabins (but not Cabinettes) have equipped kitchenettes if you have "special" foods you want to bring.
Note: If COVID-19 is still an issue at the time of this event, all meals will be served and all sessions will be held at Well Being's open-air and covered Powell River Pavilion on the riverbank. Occupancy of cabins will be limited to one person per cabin except for couples and for consenting cabin mates in two-bedroom cabins.
About Chelsea Green
Chelsea is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, and Certified Meditation Instructor, CMI, who leads meditation classes and workshops on mindfulness, stress management, and spirituality. Her work with therapy clients centers of helping individuals, couples, and families cope with their stress at home, as well as within the systems they live. (www.chelseagreencmi.com)
Outside of her work as a therapist, Chelsea is the Director of Mindful Mornings Charleston, a hyper-local speaker series, as well as a professional commissioned fine artist who currently resides in Charleston, SC.
Registration for July 23 - 25, 2021 Chelsea Green Retreat
Register for this event with Well Being Retreat Center using the online form below.
Registration for this event includes tuition, lodging, meals and snacks for this 2-night retreat range from $160 to $345, depending on the lodging selected and include lodging, meals, drinks and snacks during the event.
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