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Adoption Healing Weekends

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"And the day came when the risk to remain closed in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom"  - Anais Nin

"Inner child work is essential.  It's the essence of growth as a whole person" - Cheryl Richardson


"The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt" - Tomas Merton


"Inner Child work is a way of getting in touch with our younger self... it means we can get in touch things long forgotten, things that control us today, and by doing that, WE can take control of our lives. We can find peace and contentment and Freedom to be ourselves." - JS



Has anyone ever told you you were anything less than beautiful?

It's a joy to get to know you... a song for your inner child


  A quiet country setting... on a private lake...

Where understanding, acceptance and empowerment happen for those separated by adoption.

  Two days of healing with adoptees and mothers who have lost children to adoption.

(and the lovable pussycats in residence)

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The above view is from the porch of the healing weekend


These healing weekends, for adoptees and mothers who lost children to adoption, are a carefully developed progression of exercises which lead people to  feel safe, enhance visualization techniques leading to inner child work, exploring the ability to experience the feelings that are so scary, and combining these exercises to do some deep healing and learning ways to help themselves come to inner peace contentment and freedom to live authentic lives.
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*** You do not have to be reunited to attend      (except for the paired weekends)

***  FYI... One healing weekend is the equivalent of twenty-one 45 minute therapy sessions

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**  $200 for the weekend includes:

 
Gourmet Meals, Lodging, Nurturing,
Healing, Laughter and Camaraderie

Dress code is very casual

Reservations & $125 Deposit Required

 Limit 6 persons


Fri. 6pm - Sun. 2pm


* price is for weekends in Congers only.

**  Scholarships are available. Email for details

**  $25 will be donated to Covenant House New York's Mother/Child program   from each $200 fee.

I highly recommend Jane Rowan's pamphlet as an adjunct
to the inner child work of my books!

http://www.janerowan.com/childbooklet.html

Accommodations: 2 Bunk rooms with bunk beds.  ( Take a peek inside )

Click here to read what a mom had to say about her healing weekend!

Healers have come from:  Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany,
Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, Vienna and the Virgin Islands.


Calendar for this year


*** Wait List available for all weekends
*** Reunited pairs are welcome at all weekends.
  

Location: Congers, NY (1/2 hour north of NYC) unless otherwise noted.


Jan 26 - 28   ( 3 spaces left )

Feb 23 - 25   ( 4 spaces left )  For those adoptees born in Asia

March   23 - 25   Reunited Pairs weekend       (space for  3 pairs )

May  - 18 - 20  ( 2 spaces  left )

Sept   21 - 23  ( 5 spaces  left )

Dec   7 - 9  ( 5 spaces  left )
 


** Please do not purchase your airline ticket until weekend is confirmed. **

    
For more information, email or  call 845-268-0283
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"Not to have knowledge of what happened before you were born is to be condemned to live forever as a child."
-  Cicero (c. 106-43 BC)"

"... as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As are liberated from our own fear our own presence automatically liberates others." - Nelson Mandela

"There is no failure except in no longer trying.  There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose." Elbert Hubbard

"The bond between a mother and her child is naturally sacred. It is physical, psychological and spiritual. It is very resilient and very flexible. It can stretch very far - naturally.  Any artificial or violent injury to this "stretch"  constitutes a serious psychic trauma to both  mother and child - for all eternity. This means that children need their mothers and mothers need their children - whether or not a  mother is married or unmarried."- Mothers On Trial, The Battle For Children and Custody, by Phyllis Chesler, copyright 1986, 1987

"You will not grow if you sit in a beautiful flower garden, but you will grow if you are sick, in pain, experience losses and if you do not put your head in the sand, but take the pain and learn to accept it, not as a curse or punishment but as a gift to you with a very, very specific purpose." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


"Only eyes washed by tears can see clearly" - Louis Mann

"There are ex-husbands and ex-wives but there are no ex-moms, ex-dads or ex-children" - Anon

"The horrors of war, pale beside the loss of a mother" - Anna Freud  (and the loss of a child) - JS

"Adoption Loss is the only trauma in the world where the victims are expected by the whole of society to be grateful" -
The Reverend Keith C. Griffith, MBE

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