Transforming Families & Organizations with Contemplative Practices
Register HERE for Sunday afternoon 4-part series from 4:30pm-6:30pm ET/ 1:30pm-3:30pm PT on Sundays: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 26.
Register HERE for Sunday evening 4-part series from 7-9pm ET/ 4-6pm PT on
Sundays: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 26.
Register HERE for Monday morning 4-part series from 11am-1pm ET/8am-10am PT on Mondays: Feb 27, Mar 6, 13. & 27.
Register HERE for Wednesday morning 4-part series from 11am-1pm ET/8am-10am PT on Wednesdays: Mar 1, 8, 15. & 29.
(1) The 4-part series,
(2) 45-minute 1:1 integration session with the facilitator (a spiritual director),
(3) Full access to online resources & short guided meditations to support
the practice. Sliding scale available.
"My son and I have barely spoken in the past two years after a couple of blow-ups. Using these skills really changed my approach to him, and we're talking again."
"This was EXACTLY what I needed. I've already used these skills with my patients, and even my family!"
“These skills have dramatically deepened my encounters with people...they feel more 'heard' and 'important.'"
Don't miss this 4-session workshop when chaplain and workplace communication advisor Brent Anderson, M.Div, shares proven techniques for sparking conversation, leading effective dialogue, practicing sincere listening and managing conflict. Get ready for peaceful, productive exchanges that heal broken relationships. The retreat draws from Christian contemplative spirituality, a decade of chaplaincy experience, and spiritual direction, along with neurobiology, social psychology, and empathy research. This 4-session Zoom retreat incorporates individual reflection, small-group conversation, time for connection and humor.
Past participants report:
1. New abilities for finding healing in strained relationships.
2. Deepened (formal or informal) ministerial skill.
3. Enhanced capacity for connecting with others who see the world differently & reduced polarization.
4. Growth in self-knowledge.
5. Deepened sense of connective community in our fellowship.
View this 1 minute video in full screen mode
to set you on a life-changing path!
This 4 minute video provides an overview
of the 7 benefits of the retreat.
In a world filled with so much divisiveness and a lack of civility, it is important to hone skills for slowing down, listening, and inviting understanding and dialogue. The openness, sharing, and connection among all the participants helped in understanding and appreciating the skills shared in this retreat. I highly recommend this retreat and look forward to sharing the experience with our staff.
- Sr. Margaret Magee, Congregational Minister (Executive Leader) of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, which has nearly 200 sisters who have founded hospitals, retreat centers, schools, & social service ministries around the world.
This has transformed the way I talk to clients and groups about their emotions.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I have studied a number of different approaches for constructive dialogue over the last 40 years. The Healing Divisions method... is by far the most helpful.
- Jewel Payne, Presbyterian Church Committee Leader
The retreat was timely for my wife and I due to the polarization we've experienced in our culture. It was helpful for ongoing formation and development of ministerial skill as we continue in the service and accompaniment of our parish community with their diverse needs. I found the retreat content to be a great reference for sermon preparation, and for inspiring our congregation with practical relational tools for healing divisions.
- Deacon David Lansford, Monterey Diocese, Third Order Franciscan
I gained a lot of insight into my tendencies when reacting to conflict and have taken steps to become a better listener. That has led to deeper connections with people who appreciate being heard instead of being "corrected."
- Tony Turano, Commissioner of Cattaraugus County Social Services
This has really improved my relationship with my spouse.
My visits (with patients) are so much deeper and more healing now... I wish I would have had this formation when I first started this ministry 30 years ago!
- Dennis, Hospital Minister
If your organization, church, or club is struggling with discord and ways of relating that are less than ideal, the retreat provides a profound shared experience that builds connection and common ground. It also provides communal tools that groups can immediately apply and intentionally cultivate on an ongoing basis for relating in ways that are more lifegiving, reverential, and positive. If your group is interested in learning more about a tailored retreat offering from Healing Divisions for team building or conflict resolution, please don't hesitate to reach out.
We strive to equip all people with research-informed skills for dialoguing across polarities, deepening relationships, reducing disparities,
and augmenting communal resilience.
Propel our mission by using the skills you've honed during the retreat in the world around you!
A financial contribution will help build our capacity and enable us to extend our reach in all 50 states (donations are tax-deductible).
$25 is enough to avail a 20% subsidy.
$640 makes the program affordable for 10 low-income participants.
$10,000 enables us to hire a part-time outreach coordinator to reach thousands.
$100,000 catapults us to the next phase of our strategic plan & enables rapid growth of the programs, which our world needs NOW.