Healing The Broken Heart – Discovering Peace After Loss (Paul Dunn)

In English with French translation

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.

Start and stop times 

Registration 16:30 Monday 18 September;
Retreat ends after lunch on the Sunday 4 October

We will have to keep 20% if the cancellation happens until one month before the beginning of the retreat and after this we will keep 50% for the administration charge.
The cancellation must be made by the person submitting the booking form and is communicated to us in writing or via email. Cancellation will take effect from the day that the written request is received by us. We strongly recommend that you have your own travel insurance to cover any loss or injury, and including cancellations.

Paul E. Dunn PhD

Paul 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.


Sep 28 2020 - Oct 04 2020


€690(single room & meals included), €540 (per person, twin shared room & meals included), €420 (Off-site accommodation, independent booking and payment - meals included)
Paul Dunn


Paul Dunn