Transformational Craniosacral Retreat

Welcome to a 6 day retreat at The Well Being Retreat Center

in Tazewell, Tennessee

 

April 3-8, 2020

with Regina Callahan & Jenny DeDecker

Craniosacral Retreat

Regina Callahan and Jenny DeDecker of Still Mountain Healer School of Craniosacral Studies will be guiding and facilitating  this 5 night/6 day retreat. We invite healers, LMT energy workers, subtle touch practitioners, and Craniosacral Practitioners, to take a refreshing deep dive into this gentle yet profound work.

This retreat holds the intention to create a spacious container in which to deepen your Craniosacral experience - whether you are new to the practice or well seasoned. Blending an integrative approach to modern day Craniosacral Work with integral tools of Mindfulness, Awareness, and Embodiment, this retreat will focus on using Craniosacral Work as a tool for transformation and personal evolution.

ABOUT THE TRAINING

With the acceleration in the shifts in the collective consciousness, we have found our clients seeking support and guidance in meeting these transformative times. These shifts are manifesting in the physical, emotional, Spiritual aspects as well as circumstances in their lives. We, as healing practitioners are in a perfect position to help a client bravely face these shifts, integrate the energies, find resilience and balance and flow to navigate these murky waters.

As healing practitioners, you all have experienced the intensity of workshops where you are flooded with information – anatomy, demos, technique – all the while trying to integrate the work that you have received in the practice sessions. It can be overwhelming!

This retreat was designed to give Craniosacral Work the spaciousness it deserves. And it is designed to give you the space you need to receive and integrate this gentle yet profound healing modality. This 6 day retreat is held on sacred land and will provide a supportive and spacious environment, with time to be in nature, in Silence, and in movement  – all to help integrate the learning and the inner process.

In this retreat, you will learn and practice several Craniosacral Work protocols that assist the process of inner transformation by creating brainwave and heart coherence, encourage a midline flow and promote a sense of deep rest within and a sense of  “coming home”.

Sit in silence, move your body, share your heart, deepen into your Self and your gifts and skills as a Craniosacral Practitioner. Connect with fellow students, hike through the woods or sit by the river. Breathe, relax, Be.

Details

When

Friday, April 3rd through Wednesday April 8, 2020

Schedule

Check in for this five night retreat will be after 3 p.m. on Friday April 3 with dinner at 6:00 pm. The program will commence after dinner on Friday with a gathering to share and set our intention for the retreat.

Where

Well Being Retreat Center Tazewell, TN
376 Well Being Circle, Tazewell, TN 37879 (GPS: use 557 Narrows Road, Tazewell)

Cost

 Tuition for retreat program: $750 ($695 early bird until February 21, 2020) 
Accommodations for the 5 night/6 day retreat begin at $365 per person and include 15 meals, snacks and lodging.

Once you have registered for tuition with us, then make arrangements for accommodations (meals & lodging) with Well Being Retreat Center.

Prerequisites

This retreat is open to those with introductory level Craniosacral, sensitive/subtle touch training and Craniosacral/subtle touch practitioners from any school of Craniosacral Work. If you are unsure if you meet this requirement, please call or email for individual approval. 

CE Hours

40 NCBTMB Approved CE hours Included in the workshop portion of this retreat will be 4 contact hours of Ethics.

Contact

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call Regina at 541-390-3191 or info@stillmountainhealer.com

If you have any questions about accommodations, please contact Patty@wellBeingCC.org or by phone at 423-626-9000.

About Regina Callahan

Regina Callahan, Director of Still Mountain Healer School of Craniosacral Studies brings to the classroom over three decades of sharing her passion for healing work. As a Milne Institute instructor of Visionary Craniosacral Work® for 18 years she has guided hundreds of students on their path of professional and personal development. Regina offers a grounded and welcoming approach that allows students to relax and tap into their unique gifts and skills.

www.ReginaCallahan.com

About Jenny DeDecker

Jenny DeDecker, Instructor at Still Mountain Healer School of Craniosacral Studies, is owner of Full Moon Rising, a wellness studio in Norway, MI, where she offers bodywork, yoga and meditation instruction, and doula and lactation services.  She has been a student of Craniosacral Work for over a decade and teaching next to Regina since 2007. Jenny has been practicing mindfulness for over 20 years and is currently completing her M.S. in Mind-Body Medicine, transitioning into the PhD program in the fall of 2019.  Jenny has a passion for teaching compassionate care and mindfulness, advocating for a kinder world.

 

www.fullmoonrisingwellness.com

Frequently asked questions

What is Solution Focused Practice?


Solution-focused practice began as a way of doing therapy and many people who use it are still therapists. We now talk about solution-focused practice because the approach can be used in many more contexts than just in therapy. It is a way of helping that focuses on people’s hopes and preferred futures, movement that is taking place in these desired directions, and on the strengths and resources that can enable this movement to happen. Another way to understand the solution-focused approach is to notice what its practitioners don’t focus on, which includes problems and causes, assessing and diagnosing. Solution- focused practitioners typically don’t give advice, but rather pay attention to and help draw out people’s own ways of resolving difficulties and making progress.
To find out more, listen to this interview with Guy in the very first of the UKASFP podcast series - sfpodcast.podbean.com/e/ep-1-what-is-solution-focused-practice




What can I expect if I embark on solution-focused brief therapy?


Most importantly, you can expect to be listened to, very closely indeed, and for your hopes from the therapy to be at the centre of what happens. The questions you are asked will come from what you say and from your hopes in particular, rather than from theories the therapist might have. You can expect not to have to retell problem stories you might have told many times before, while at the same time the therapist will give you space and listen attentively whenever you do need to talk about your difficulties. At these and all other times, you will also experience a curiosity about your strengths and resources, and about your hopes and what you want to be happening in your life. The evidence suggests that solution-focused therapy is an effective approach, and that its useful effects can emerge after a small number of sessions - sometimes just a single session can enable a person to make sufficient changes, with between three and five sessions being an average. A small number of people will continue for more sessions, and find this useful.




What do clients say about their experience of solution-focused therapy?


Here are a few typical comments from clients of mine: “I like the way Guy got me to think of ways of helping myself instead of giving me all the answers.”
“You got me to realise that it wasn’t just Matthew who needed help. You showed me that I needed to change my approach to things as well, without making me feel that I wasn’t a good mother.” “We were always given time, never made to feel that we were a nuisance and always came away feeling more positive.”
“Questions were asked of us which made us think about things in a different way.”
“After using this service for a second time, it has given me the confidence to not only make a decision but to believe in that decision, and carry it forward and change the parts of my life I felt out of control in.”




Who can benefit from solution-focused therapy and from solution-focused practice more generally?


The research is positive, with studies consistently suggesting that most people who have solution-focused therapy find it useful, and there is evidence that where it is not effective it does not appear to do any harm. Regarding who can benefit from it, there do not appear to be any client groups or types of problem where a solution-focused approach has not proved useful at some point.
So, given that the research doesn’t indicate a 100% success rate - no therapy could claim that - this could be summed up as: Solution-focused therapy could help anyone, but it won’t help everyone. As it can’t be predicted in advance who it won’t help, it might well be worth giving it a go, especially as when it does help this tends to happen after only a small number of sessions.




What experience does Guy have?


My experience in social care and therapeutic work goes all the way back to 1983, after I left University and spent a year doing full-time voluntary work, to help me decide if this was the sort of work I wanted to do. I qualified as a social worker over 30 years ago, and first trained in solution-focused brief therapy in 1995. I first worked in the field of adult mental health in 1984, and much of my time as a social worker, from 1989 to 2004 was spent working with children and families. Since then I have specialised as a solution-focused therapist and counsellor, working with individuals, families and groups. I also have considerable experience as a supervisor and consultant, with individuals and groups of workers.




Who can attend Guy’s training courses?


My courses are usually aimed at people who are already working in a helping capacity, so that they can gain additional skills to use in what they do.
Anyone who talks or communicates in some way with others, in order to help change to happen, to help resolve problems or achieve goals, is likely to find solution-focused practice a relevant and helpful approach, and so would be welcome to come on one of my courses.




How does Guy approach his training?


I wrote a piece about solution-focused training a few years back, which you can find on my Resources page. It conveys the excitement I still feel about training and supporting people in using this approach. It talks about what is different about solution-focused training, which I believe includes the following: It gets straight on with it! - 5 minutes into my first course and I was already practising a solution-focused conversation. An assumption of competence – We assume that trainees bring lots of abilities in working with people and build on these. Learning by doing – You don’t learn to drive in the passenger’s seat! Solution-focused training is light on presentations of theory and heavy on practice. Appreciative feedback – We focus on what trainees are doing well throughout. Tracking progress – We enable trainees to pay attention to how their skills are developing. Assuming successful application – On follow-up courses, we assume that learners will have made good use of the skills they have developed, and start from there.




What else does Guy offer?


I offer many other skills and services in addition to therapy and training. I am an experienced supervisor and consultant, with teams and groups as well as individual professionals. I am an experienced workshop presenter and keynote speaker, and my facilitation and chairing skills were developed to a high level during my time as Chair of the British Association of Social Workers.