Healing and Wellness: Spiritual Wholeness in Light and Shadow

  • Five Oaks Five Oaks
  • Five Oaks 1 Bethel Road
  • Nov 11 - 13, 2019 (3 days)

About This Event

Come join us for a time of learning and renewal at Five Oaks this fall.

This 2.5 day program is led by three speakers from different cultures and faith traditions. It is a time of shared learning, being deeply rooted in one's own faith or spiritual tradition, and deepening our understanding and lived experience of the stories we tell about healing, wellness, illness and wholeness. It is an opportunity to learn together, for those in our partner communities (Christian, Muslim, Indigenous) and beyond.

Though it is open to anyone, it may be particularly relevant to those who find themselves or someone in their circle  facing changes in their health and vitality. In this journey, we may be seeking to remain grounded in a fruitful and faithful space in the face of new realities in one's sense of wellness, wholeness and understanding of what healing means in an individual’s life. It is also recommended for pastoral care providers, elders, imams, chaplains, clergy, and health-care professionals.

This program will provide a renewed sense of rootedness in God/Allah/Creator through sharing wisdom from a variety of traditions so that we might learn from one another.

Over the 2 ½ days, we will share time in whole-group presentations, in small group conversations and in self-selected workshops on specific topics.  Wellness practitioners in massage, forest bathing, yoga, art journalling and others will join us to lead embodied experiences/workshops.

Pricing includes meals, accommodations, program.

If you would like to come to Five Oaks the night before for a restful start to the program, you can select an optional additional night when you click the 'register now' button.  Please arrive any time after 4:00 pm.  (Sunday night supper is not provided - you are welcome to bring a meal to prepare/heat in the guest kitchen, or there are a number of good restaurants available locally in Paris and Brantford).

In respect of all our relations and partners, please note that this is an alcohol-free event.

This program is subsidized by the lay Faith Formation Grant of the United Church of Canada

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