Retreats

Retreats

“The purpose of retreat is to dispel illusion, set aside distraction and begin to penetrate the superficiality that deadens our sensitivity to God [and ourselves].” – Trevor Miller, Northumbria Community

The purpose of retreat is to dispel illusion, set aside distraction and begin to penetrate the superficiality that
deadens our sensitivity to God [and ourselves]. – Trevor Miller, Northumbria Communit

A retreat is a place where you intentionally step away from the world and set aside distraction and begin to be re-inspired, find spaciousness, listen deeper and allow your thoughts to unfold to gain a new perspective. Retreats provide an ideal environment for focused team building, corporate training, and event planning. These experiences can be secular, or spiritually contemplative depending on your purposes and needs. Duration of retreats can vary from half-day, to weekend and week-long retreats depending upon your needs. 

During times of social distancing, retreats can still take place using video-conference technology such as Zoom. Enriched Self works with a variety of retreat centers throughout the country for daylong or overnight retreats, including meals and housing at prices to meet your budget. In-person retreats during social distancing would follow state and federal guidelines as well as the mutually agreed upon protocols between you and Enriched Self.

Half day, weekend and week-long retreats

  • Where Do We Go From Here? – An active Discernment and Planning Retreat for your Staff.
  • Corporate Discernment: the Gift of the Clearness Committee.
  • Working Together: Learning to work together more effectively through the wisdom of the Enneagram.
  • Experiencing God in the Every Day: Recognizing the Holy in the Mundane.
  • Practices for an Abundant Life: An Introduction to Inner, Outward and Corporate Spiritual Practices.
  • The Posture of Worship: Engaging with God through Awareness, Wonder, Presence and Surrender.

Suggested Reading List

  • Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence, by Ruth Haley Barton. IVP Books, 2010.
  • Wilderness Time: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat, by Emilie Griffin. Harper San Francisco, 1997.
  • Solitude: A Neglected Path to God, by Christopher C. Moore, Cowley Publications, 2001.
  • A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants, by Rueben P. Job and Norman Shawchuck, Upper Room Publishers, 1983.
  • My Soul in Silence Waits: Meditations on Psalm 62, by Margaret Guenther, Cowley Publications, 2000.
  • Keeping Silence: Christian Practices for Entering Stillness, by C.W. McPherson, Morehouse Publishing, 2002.