Piloting Your Life with SoulCollage®
A Weekend Workshop May 6-7, 2017
Who’s been flying your “plane?”
Do you want to fly or just glide through life?
What if you could see your life’s journey from a different perspective?
We hope you will join the brother/sister team of John Pacheco and Anne Marie Bennett at this restful, soul-full, creative weekend workshop. Working with flight metaphors, we will explore preflight, take-offs, piloting, gaining perspective, communication, and safe landings.
At this weekend workshop, you will…
- Spend two days and one night at Genesis Retreat Center, a beautiful retreat center in Westfield, MA. This is time for you!
- Use journaling, guided imagery, small group discussions, and SoulCollage® card making as well as your own creativity to access your inner pilot
- Spend time creating SoulCollage® cards using scissors, glue and magazine images. No artistic experience is necessary! These cards reflect different parts of your life’s journey.
- Participate in a creative, healthy community of like-minded souls
- Make new friends as you have FUN!
Topics we will cover:
- Exploring the metaphor of flight
- Creating SoulCollage® cards that enhance understanding of your life’s journey
- Journaling your journey with SoulCollage®
- Consulting your cards to deepen inner wisdom
- Learning new ways to experience your cards
May 6-7, 2017
Genesis Retreat Center
Saturday May 6, 2017
starting promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday May 7, 2017 ending at 3 p.m.
Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center offers hospitality to persons of all faiths, cultures and lifestyles. They are committed to designing and hosting programs that foster holistic integration of body, mind and spirit. The Genesis logo reflects the belief that creation is ongoing and that each person always has the possibility of new beginnings in life and prayer.
Set on 19 scenic wooded acres in Westfield, Massachusetts (right next door to Springfield), Genesis offers peace and tranquility, wooded walks, natural landscapes and peaceful blooming gardens, along with comfortable lodging and delicious home-cooked meals.
As soon as you drive through the gates, you’ll breathe a deep sigh of relief as peaceful energy envelops and awakens your soul. This is time for YOU!
All rooms at Genesis are private, although you will be sharing a bathroom with a few others.
Click here for Directions and general info about Genesis.
Meet Your Retreat Facilitators
Anne Marie Bennett (John’s sister) is a freelance writer, self-taught artist, experienced SoulCollage® Facilitator and Trainer of Facilitators who trained directly with Seena Frost, who created the process of SoulCollage. She is the “creative diva” behind KaleidoSoul.com. Anne Marie has a BS degree in Education from Southern Connecticut State University and has taught children, teens and adults throughout the East Coast. Her workshop and retreat participants flourish as she gently guides them through the process of self-discovery while encouraging playful, creative self-expression with a joyful, open heart. She passionately believes that we are all creative and that joy can be found even when we are in times of change, loss, and transition. Anne Marie is also a two-time cancer survivor, and has used SoulCollage® to pilot her own life through many changes (both welcome and unwelcome) in the last 15 years. Anne Marie lives, laughs, writes, sings (and makes her own SoulCollage® cards!) in Beverly, MA, where she lives with her husband, two feisty adolescent cats named Louis and Seymour, and a playful yellow lab named Suzy. You can visit Anne Marie’s other website, SOS Cancer Journeys, as well as KaleidoSoul.com.
John Pacheco (Anne Marie’s brother) is the founder and Director of Personal Growth Concepts, Inc., his private practice with offices in Stratford and Naugatuck, CT. He has extensive experience in individual, couples, group and substance abuse counseling. Among his accomplishments: creating and running Personal Growth Groups; conducting substance abuse prevention, education & counseling programs; training and supervision of peer counselors; developing and running an employee assistance program at a local university; staff associate and consultant at a social service agency; supervision of staff, student interns and volunteers. John has completed specialized training in Eriksonian Hypnotherapy and uses it as an adjunct to his professional, gentle and caring style of counseling. John is also a certified Family Forum Counselor and a Quit Smart (smoking cessation) Facilitator. He has conducted numerous workshops on a variety of mental health issues and a Healing the Pain weekend retreat for those healing the emotional scars from a childhood in an unhealthy/dysfunctional home. John believes that caring and providing options are the most effective ways of guiding others to their goals. He completed the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training in September 2014. John lives with his wife in Stratford, Connecticut. John’s website is Personal Growth Concepts, and you can read his thought-provoking short articles on his blog, Touchpoints.
- 4 healthy, delicious, home-cooked meals
- daily nourishing snacks
- participation in all workshop activities
- all materials necessary to create as many SoulCollage® cards as you like
- use of the conference center’s 19 acres of wooded walks, beautiful labyrinth, natural landscapes and peaceful blooming gardens
- lots of handouts and tools you can take with you
- reasonable access to the Facilitators after the workshop weekend
John has agreed to be available at certain times if you want to discuss a particular issue.
When you come to the end
of all the light you know,
and it’s time to step into
the darkness of the unknown,
faith is knowing that one
of two things shall happen:
either you will be given
something solid to stand on
or you will be taught to fly.
~ Edward Teller
$25 discount if you register before February 28, 2017. Use coupon code FLIGHT17
Register with a friend save an additional $25 each.
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Your Investment- One Payment:
Single room– a beautiful, comfy, cozy room all for yourself!
3 Monthly Payments:
Single room– a beautiful, comfy, cozy room all for yourself!
*** This unique workshop is limited to 20 people, so sign up soon! Your space is reserved as soon as you make your first payment.
*** Check-in begins on Saturday May 6 at 8:30 a.m. Our first session begins at 9:30 a.m. The workshop will end on Sunday May 7 at 3 pm.
*** Genesis Retreat Center gladly accommodates special dietary needs. We will be sending you a questionnaire sometime in early April for you to let us know this information.
*** The full amount is non-refundable after April 1, 2017, unless we can fill your space with someone from our waiting list.
*** If you are following the convenient monthly payment plan, the amount indicated will be automatically deducted from your credit/debit card (or PayPal account) each month until the payment plan is complete. Final payment is due no later than April 30, 2017.
*** Directions to Genesis Retreat Center can be found here.
*** If you are flying in to this retreat (no metaphor intended!), you should fly into Hartford Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport. If you’d like to be put in contact with others who are flying in at the same time as you, please contact Anne Marie by using the Contact button on the top menu bar.