Rediscovering the Lost Body Connection – A 10-week Book Study and Experient
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Online - via Zoom
Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, February 21 - April 24, 2024
All Sessions will be recorded for participant re-viewing as they desire.
Suggested Offering $200.00. Please contact Mike Smoolca at In Via Lumen to discuss scholarships and flexible payment plans if you find the suggested offering financially difficult.
Group size limited to 16 people.
In this ten-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 Spirituality. Each 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 Presenc or multi-day 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 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 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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