The Heart of Resilience
The Heart of Resilience
August 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – August 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Resilience is broadly defined as the capacity to recover quickly from disruption. At the personal level, we seek to recover from illness, the loss of loved ones or jobs, or misfortunes of any kind, but in the past year, whole systems—economic, environmental, social, and political—have experienced significant disruption. Conscientious people everywhere have responded by joining or organizing activities to strengthen resilience in one or more of these systems. You may or may not be one of them. There is already evidence that such activities are having beneficial effects, but….
In The Heart of Resilience retreat, we will confront the fears that follow that “but”. The disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic may be easing–but we fear it’s temporary. We fear it may already be too late to stop some disruptions, like those caused by global warming. We fear that other stressors will cause major disruptions to continue or recur into the foreseeable future. We fear that our efforts will encounter not only success but also temporary or even permanent failure. In the face of such fears, how do we live our lives? What kind of resilience is durable enough to motivate short-term action and sustain long-term hope?
We invite you to explore such deep questions in the atmosphere of a Circle of Trust®, using prompts, journaling, silence, deep listening, and sharing in small groups. Both in solitude and in the company of others, we will reflect on what resilience means for us and what it requires of us. We welcome your participation. Please contact either of us with questions you may have.
This retreat will include clearness committees.
Friday, August 20: 7-9pm
Saturday, August 21: 10am-12pm and 3-5pm
Sunday, August 22: 10am-12pm and 3-5pm
Saturday, August 28: 10am-12pm and 7-9pm
Sunday, August 29: 10am-12pm and 3-5pm
Registration limit: 14
Cost: $225: Scholarships are available.
To apply, please contact me at jimquay@ commonweal.org.
Jim Quay has been a Courage & Renewal facilitator since 2008. He has offered Circles of Trust® in a variety of formats, including seasonal retreat series, college classes, sessions for cancer survivors, and multi-day retreats for executives in philanthropy and for elders in the autumn of life. Most recently, he co-facilitated a virtual retreat entitled “Courage and Renewal in a Time of Pandemic.”
Cliff Penwell is the founder and principal of OriginalVoice Consulting, LLC, a senior consultant with the consulting firm Dialogos International, and founding faculty for the InnerSections leadership program. He has over 30 years of experience as a facilitator, retreat leader, consultant, master coach, and leadership trainer. For the past 15 years, he has specialized in facilitating change processes and offering leadership training in diverse environments ranging from Fortune 100 companies to global aid initiatives to nonprofit organizations.