WALKING IN THE DARK,
CLOSER TO THE LIGHT
Friday, October 27th - 29th, 2023
$110 - Includes 4 Meals and Lodging
Mount Eagle Retreat Center, Clinton, Arkansas
A retreat to help support and equip those in the helping professions to be of service to others experiencing grief, led by Greg Adams, director of the Center for Good Mourning at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
An ancient Jewish poet wrote, "Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch." It can also be a fearful thing to support and join with those who are grieving what death has touched. Yet there are ways to offer thoughtful understanding, support, and help to those who are grieving, both young and old - to make a positive difference and experience the honor of being a part of someone's life at a critical time.
In this retreat, we will consider the influences and resources of our own losses, think more deeply about the complexities of grieving, take time for self-care, and discuss ideas about how to respectfully help and support. We will walk together into dark places and find ourselves paradoxically closer to the light.
Please consider being a part of this special time of learning away from daily demands and routine.
Check In Friday 5-6 pm
Dinner Friday 6pm
Starting with Us: Losses, Our Work Friday evening session 7-9 pm
Breakfast Saturday 8 am
The Deep End of the Pool Saturday morning session 9 am-12 pm
Lunch Saturday 12 pm
Thinking about loss, grief and mourning: Self-Care — your choices Saturday afternoon free unil 3 pm
Sharing ideas, resources, and encouragement Saturday closing Session, 3-6 pm
Dinner Saturday 6 pm
Although the formal training will be completed Saturday night, participants who would like to, may spend the night and leave Sunday morning at no additional cost.
Directions to Mount Eagle: From Hwy 65 at Botkinburg (8 miles north of Clinton), turn east onto Hwy 110 and go approx. 11 miles to the Mount Eagle sign. From Hwy 16 (Near Shirley), take Hwy 110 West and go approx. 5 miles to the Mount Eagle sign. Turn onto Sally Flat Road and travel approx. 2 miles to the Mount Eagle entrance and another large blue sign. Follow the signs to check-in at Beal Lodge.
What to bring: Comfortable clothing, appropriate outdoor wear if you choose to explore Mount Eagle, flashllight, and personal hygience items.