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January 2010 Trefeca Retreat - the outcome
Healing & Forgiveness
August 2009 St Non's Retreat - the outcome
Photographs from the Welsh Council’s first retreat at the St Non’s Retreat Centre in St Davids, Pembrokeshire.
Healing & Forgiveness - Agust 2009 Retreat
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Welsh Council’s first retreat at the St Non’s Retreat Centre in St Davids, Pembrokeshire from 28th to 30th August. We have based this weekend on a tried and tested format as operated by founder members of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Our objectives are as follows:
• To create an environment to promote recovery and healing from alcoholism and other addictive illnesses for the sufferer, their families and friends;
• To help identify the issues that prevent people from living life to the fullest;
To create positive lifestyles through personal responsibility and the release of emotional baggage.
We have attempted to cover every aspect of the weekend for your enjoyment and satisfaction. Our desire is to ensure also that the weekend is inclusive and does not isolate anyone, offend or cause any obstacles.
It is our prayer that this weekend is another landmark and stepping stone in your life’s journey. We hope it is inspirational, challenging and the utmost in fine fellowship. If there is anything that we can help you with over the weekend please do not hesitate to ask and we will do all we can to assist.
We ask you to keep an open mind, relax and enjoy the weekend.
This will be a small retreat of 14 people with the emphasis on healing and forgiveness. It’ll be about learning new ways of living and putting the past behind you and living in the present. One of the biggest challenges of living is to live in the now – often guilt and shame from the past and anxiety for the future can leave us stuck in the present.
The retreat will involve the following:
• Study of recovery principles using the 12 step programme of recovery with reflections on scripture;
• Workshops / group work / one-to-one on:
“Healing through love’;
Your past is your greatest asset;
How to maintain your sobriety.
• Inspirational speakers to motivate and inspire
• Meditation and rest times.
This first retreat will be the first of many we intend arranging in Wales and elsewhere over the coming years.