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Rediscovering the Lost Body Connection – An 8-week Book Study & Practicum

Wednesday, March 01, 2023 - Wednesday, April 26, 2023

06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Online - via Zoom

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, March 1, 15, 22, 29 April 5, 12, 19, 26


Our book study has currently reached capacity. We are taking names/emails to be added to a waiting list and are considering ways to make more spots available. To be added to the waiting list please contact In Via Lumen by using the "Contact Organizer" button at the right or email msmoolca@invialumen.org.

Offered over Zoom.

All Sessions will be recorded for participant re-viewing as they desire.

Suggested Offering $130.00

Group size limited to 12 people.

In this eight-week in-depth study and practicum, we will explore the practice of BioSpiritual Focusing, based on the book written by Fr. Peter A. Campbell, Ph.D. and Fr. Edwin M. McMahon, Ph.D, entitled, Rediscovering the Lost Body-Connection Within Christian SpiritualityEach evening will highlight key topics of specific chapters and include a group discussion on these topics and chapters. Also, we will offer actual focusing sessions led by experienced companions. Over the course of this study, you will become more aware of the sacred story you carry in your own body and the movement of grace in your life.

 Prerequisite: Basic familiarity with BioSpiritual Focusing is necessary, BioSpiritual Focusing: Day of Presence or Weekend Retreat is recommended.

You will also need to have a copy of Rediscovering the Lost Body-Connection Within Christian Spirituality.

You will be led through this experience by:

Donna O'Connor

Donna O’Connor is the BioSpiritual Focusing Coordinator at Genesis Spiritual Life Center in Westfield, Massachusetts, a retreat leader, and long-time spiritual director. Donna has a special interest in helping people who struggle with weight, body image, and eating disorders and is experienced in 12-Step Spirituality. 

Mike Smoolca

Mike Smoolca is a contemplative group and workshop facilitator and a dedicated teacher and student of contemplative practice and wisdom spirituality. He is a Contemplative Outreach presenter and coordinator for the Christian Contemplative Experience at Holy Family, Contemplative Outreach of CT, and the Northern CT Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society. Mike is a practicing spiritual director and supervisor as well as a BioSpiritual Focusing companion and teacher.

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