Diocese of the Rio Grande
August 23-25, 2019
THE BOSQUE CENTER
WORKING WITH GRIEF AND THE 12 STEPS
Registration is open for this year’s Serenity Retreat.
We will be joined by Rev. Dr. Ted Wiard of Golden Willow Retreat and Counseling.
Ted Wiard, LPCC, CGC is an author, Founder & Executive Director of Golden Willow Retreat. Ted Wiard along with his wife, Marcella, created Golden Willow from a combined vision of compassion and healing towards all life. Ted is a licensed clinical therapist, certified grief counselor, an ordained minister, a New Mexico certified schoolteacher and a certified tennis professional. Ted’s passion for working with grief, in its many forms, arose from his own personal losses in which he realized there were very few places that offered support and healing from grief. While working at Betty Ford Center, Ted counseled individuals and families with clinical and spiritual support through the recovery process, realizing that many individuals rarely touch the underlying conditions that led them to their dysfunctional behaviors. He has written numerous articles on the subject of emotional healing, grief, loss, trauma and the connection verses disconnection of spirituality in grief, loss, life transitions as well as addiction and relapse prevention. His book, “Witnessing Ted, The Journey to Potential Though Grief & Loss”, is a sensitive guide on the six aspects of grief and the journey to a wiser more authentic life. He is sought out for speaking engagements nationally to offer his inspirational and dynamic message of hope and healing. Find out more about Ted’s programs here. https://goldenwillowretreat.com/ and http://goldenwillowcounseling.com/
Anyone in any 12 step program is welcome to join. We’ve even had a few who tried out the concept of the 12-Steps at one of our retreats for the first time!
Registration Fees: Includes room, meals, and a “one time day fee for commuters.”
Single-Resident from Friday night to Sunday morning $197
Couple- Resident from Friday night to Sunday morning $298
Commuter/Meals Only $100
Friday Night Dinner and Open Speaker Meeting $20
As with all our retreats, Friday night is open to all who would like to join for dinner and the speaker … or just come for the speaker with no fee!)
5:00-6:00 Registration/Check In
6:00-7:00 Dinner & Introductions
7:00-8:30 Open Speaker Meeting
Sunday, we always have a 12-Step Eucharist at 10:00am
We have a way to receive Credit Card Payments this year.
Find us on Facebook (a private group): Rio Grande-Episcopal Recovery Ministry https://www.facebook.com/groups/357706644668637/
Email us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for folks to post on our blog, and to become involved as committee members.
On behalf of the Recovery Ministries Committee
Co-Chair, Jill Cline
Your committee members are Fr. Chris, Co-Chair (Los Alamos), Jill, Co-Chair (Taos), Sondra (El Paso), Linda (Gallup), Alison (Los Alamos)