Grief Retreat: Come Away Awhile
~ Allow ourselves time to more deeply experience the transforming, healing power of our God’s Grace.
Through stories, writings of wisdom teachers such as Jesus the Christ, Buddha, Rumi, through the poetry of Mary Oliver, Denise Levertov, Wendell Berry, and through delving deeper into our own stories of losing and(hopefully) finding, we learn to hold the whole of life with its joys and sufferings and feel healing, awe and gratitude. Quotes and writing prompts will be given; opportunities for silence and meditation will be given. Annie Hisle will be a gentle guide to this weekend retreat.
Check-in begins at 3pm. The retreat will begin after dinner.
Annie Hisle is a practicing psychotherapist/bereavement counselor and retired Montgomery Hospice grief counselor and group facilitator. Also a spiritual companion, author of My House Burned Down and Now I Can See the Stars, and Remembering Smiles, a home bound minister and ex-offender mentor. She enjoys seven nearby grandchildren, yoga, her Shalem Centering Prayer Group, book group, her bi-monthly women’s group, movies, meals and long walks with her spouse and/or friends.