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Healing The Broken Heart – Discovering Peace After Loss

This retreat integrates Christian Meditation with Psycho-education to support participants in their journey toward growth and healing.
Paul Dunn

Leader

Paul Dunn

Paul E. Dunn, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in southern New Jersey, USA and a Benedictine Oblate with the World Community for Christian Meditation. Paul’s journey toward becoming a bit of an expert in the area of healing heartache through Christian Meditation started when he went through his own experience of deep heartache as a result of the breakup of his 23 year marriage. Through Paul’s experience of individual therapy, couples counseling, journaling, reading, and a disciplined daily Christian Meditation prayer life he discovered Wisdom, relief and healing. This workshop was born from this Wisdom.

Other Leaders

Laurence Freeman
Laurence Freeman

Fr Laurence is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Sta Maria di Pilastrello, Lendinara, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Date

05 - 10 Sep, 2022

Location

Bonnevaux - On the Ground

Bonnevaux is pleased to offer a Contemplative Retreat for individuals who are seeking healing from the heartache they are experiencing due to the breakup of a significant romantic relationship.  This retreat – led by Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB, Dr. Paul Dunn, PhD and members of the Bonnevaux community – integrates Christian Meditation with Psycho-education to support participants in their journey toward growth and healing.  Participants will gain a greater understanding of the universal experience of heartache and have an opportunity to share and discuss their own experience with one another. Everyone will learn more about the common relationship dynamics that often lead to a breakdown as well as skills that support healthy loving relationships.  Participants will gain a greater understanding of the stages of grief and will learn how to create and use healing-affirmations. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of Acceptance Therapy and learn how to integrate these learnings with their daily Christian Mediation practice to further enhance the healing process.

Arrival and Departure

ARRIVAL: 05 Sept, check-in : 14:00 – 17:00

DEPARTURE: 10 Sept, 14:00

 

Contribution for the Retreat

CONTRIBUTION FOR THE RETREAT WITH FULL ROOM AND BOARD – 775€

5 days with room, board and instruction 

 

Cancellation

— Please ensure you have travel insurance in place as we cannot refund cancelled travel for any reason.
 
— If you cancel your Bonnevaux booking up to 30 days before the event starts, you will be refunded the full cost of the event.  Cancellations occurring within 30 days of the event start will be offered a voucher for a future event. Bonnevaux reserves the right to cancel events at any point – cancellations occurring within 30 days prior to the event start date will be subject to the voucher refund policy only.
 
 


Registration Opens Soon

The prices reflect the need to achieve self sufficiency. Therefore if you’re able to give a little more we would be very grateful. If you need a concession please let us know. We do not turn anybody away for lack of resource.

MEMBERSHIP FEE ** – 10€

Membership fee is paid once per year, valid strictly from Jan – Dec.

** by French law you must be a ‘member‘ of the charity (association ABP) Abbaye de Bonnevaux – Centre Pour la Paix in order to participate at an on-the-ground event at Bonnevaux – 86370 Marçay, France. 

Membership is non-binding. It simply means that you are invited to attend the annual general meeting if you wish and that you may receive information about our events during the year.

The Abbey of Bonnevaux is the spiritual home of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) which includes a Conference and Retreat Centre dedicated to peace. The on-the-ground activities of the Abbey are organized under the responsibility of l’Association Abbaye de Bonnevaux – Centre pour le Paix (ABP).  The Association, which is governed by the French law of 1st July 1901, is registered in Poitiers under the reference RNA: W863007299. 
Address : Bonnevaux, 86370 Marçay, France.
Phone number : 06 33 43 71 71 / 06 61 96 57 74.
José Pype (President of the Association); Giovanni Felicioni (Associate Director and Programme Manager)
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Paul Dunn

Leader

Paul Dunn

Paul E. Dunn, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in southern New Jersey, USA and a Benedictine Oblate with the World Community for Christian Meditation. Paul’s journey toward becoming a bit of an expert in the area of healing heartache through Christian Meditation started when he went through his own experience of deep heartache as a result of the breakup of his 23 year marriage. Through Paul’s experience of individual therapy, couples counseling, journaling, reading, and a disciplined daily Christian Meditation prayer life he discovered Wisdom, relief and healing. This workshop was born from this Wisdom.

Other Leaders

Laurence Freeman
Laurence Freeman

Fr Laurence is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Sta Maria di Pilastrello, Lendinara, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

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