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Transforming Trauma: Forgive to Heal

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

- Maya Angelou

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This weekend explores the dimensions and elements of trauma and forgiveness that lead us to heal.  Some of the elements we will work with are:   the brain, emotional trauma techniques to release the stress in the body, and the various ways we learn to forgive.  Forgiveness is a vital part of recognizing the choices we make and how we exercise our options for living into the future.  This weekend is appropriate for anyone wishing to explore themes relating to healing, and forgiveness, for themselves or within society.

Friday, September 15, to Sunday, September 17, 2017
The retreat begins at 7:00pm on Friday and concludes with the noon meal on Sunday.
Cost of $225 includes $50 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations and meals.

Cost of $225 includes $50 non-refundable deposit,  overnight accommodations, and meals.

Dusty Farnan, OP, an Adrian Dominican sister with experience in education, vocations ministry, and justice ministry, has served for many years in hospitals as a psychiatric social worker.  She lived in Kenya and Ghana and traveled to Iraq as part of the Dominicans’ “We Have Family in Iraq” delegation.  Dusty currently serves as a Co-Cordinator of Justice and Peace for the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee.

Patricia McDonald, OP, EdD,  an Adrian Dominican sister, has worked in business, church, corporate, and hospital settings as an administrator, board member, consultant, educator, speaker, and facilitator.  She has published books and articles on forgiveness and currently is a Professor of Counseling, Leadership, and Teacher Education.  Her work has taken her to four continents.

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Sept 15 to 17, 2017

$50.00 deposit required
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