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The Journey Toward an Undivided Life: Reconnecting Soul and Role and a Sense of Place

Date: 4:00pm PDT April 3, 2013 - 12:00pm April 5, 2013 Location: Mosca, Colorado

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Mosca, Colorado

Too often we feel divided in our lives, separated in how we spend our days from our true selves, our gifts, and the work that brings us alive. This retreat offers a safe space to remember who you are and to experience a Circle of Trust, bringing together the work of Parker J. Palmer with Jeff’s work in teaching and learning and constructing meaning through the Scottish Storyline method and Sally’s work in education and community and lifelong learning.

This retreat offers a space where we can explore our own most profound questions at the heart of our many roles, at home and at work, from family member to community member, including the important role of citizen on the planet, and what it means to have a sense of place. The facilitators create a safe place for participants to slow down and listen to their own hearts and inner wisdom in a quiet, focused and disciplined space where the noise around us – and within us – can subside.

Who should attend?

This retreat is for anyone seeking ways to live an undivided life, to live with wholeness. It is for those who care about their community, their planet, and are seeking a place for personal renewal. It is for those who are troubled by injustice and violence and are struggling with their own sense of powerlessness. It is for those who, in Parker Palmer’s phrase, are experiencing “the politics of the broken-hearted,” facing the seeming divisiveness in our democracy, and looking for ways of responding that are creative and life-giving.

Retreat Details & Registration

Dates: Wednesday-Friday, April 3-5, 2013

Times: 4 p.m. Wednesday-mid-day Friday

Location: Zapata Ranch, Mosca Colorado

Cost: $799 by 1/30, $889 after, includes all retreat fees, lodging, and all meals

This retreat fills quickly and is limited to 24 participants-register early to ensure your place.

To register send a check payable to Still Learning, Inc with your completed registration form to: Dr. Sally Z. Hare, Still Learning, Inc., PO Box 14028, Surfside Beach, SC 29587

Informational brochure and registration form (PDF)

Questions? Contact Sally Z. Hare at 843-238-9291 or couragetoteach@sc.rr.com or Jeff Creswell at creswell@me.com

Retreat Leadership

Jeff Creswell  has been teaching elementary school children and presenting workshops for educators around the world for over thirty years. He has worked with teachers using the Storyline method since it was first brought to the United States from Scotland in 1990.  He is the author of a book on the method published by Heinemann Books, Creating Worlds, Constructing Meaning: The Scottish Storyline Method.  He first participated in a series of Courage to Teach retreats in 1999 and became a national facilitator in 2001.  He has worked with teachers, school administrators, clergy and lay leaders, and cross professional groups.

Sally Z. Hare is a teacher and a learner and a student of community. She earned her doctorate at the University of South Carolina and has completed post-doctoral work in settings as diverse as the Harvard University Leadership Institute, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, and the Institute of Noetic Science’s Healing Arts of Bali.  She is president of still learning, inc, and Singleton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Coastal Carolina University, where she served for many years as Dean of the Graduate School and Continuing Education and founding director of the Center for Education and Community.  During her Kellogg fellowship in the early 90’s, Sally had the chance to meet Parker Palmer as she was exploring the concept of community. Parker invited her to work with him as he created The Courage to Teach. Since that time, she has worked with the national Center for Courage & Renewal and facilitated Courage to Teach® and Courage to Lead® and Circle of Trust® programs in South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Oregon, and Kansas, as well as Australia and Canada, and leads circle of trust retreats  with educators, physicians, community and non-profit leaders and other professionals.

About still learning, inc.

still learning, inc., is about renewing what we do by reclaiming who we are, in the world of work, the world of parenting, the world of family, the world of leadership. We are dedicated to the lifelong learning of teachers, educators, parents, business and other leaders through renewal programs in workshop and retreat settings all over the country. For more information, see www.stilllearning.org

About the Zapata Ranch

imageA working bison ranch owned by The Nature Conservancy and managed through a one-of-a-kind partnership with the Duke and Janet Phillips Family–a third-generation ranching family, the Zapata Ranch is a 103,000-acre bison and guest ranch located on the eastern wall of the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. It borders the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the newest National Park in the United States. The high desert grasslands, alpine forests, wetlands, sand dunes, creeks and lush meadows offer one of the most scenic and ecologically diverse landscapes in the United States. The ranch and surrounding valley is a wildlifeimage mecca and is home to thousands of elk, bison, deer, coyotes, birds and many other species. Learn more athttp://www.zranch.org/index.cfm?id=67c8f9db-d1c8-4c6b-62e3094336bbd0&home.html