“Not Everyone Enjoys Christmas” Pre-Christmas Group Retreat, West Auckland – Facilitated by Craig Whisker

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Date(s) - 22/12/2018 - 25/12/2018
All Day

Aio Wira Centre


A retreat for those who want to treat themselves this Christmas
Do you dread the Christmas period each year? Perhaps that time of year reinforces the absence of particular people in your life? Maybe your family or whānau are inaccessible or unsuitable for you to spend time with. It might be the commercialisation of Christmas that repels you or the expectation that everyone is going to be ‘merry’? For some, the religiosity can feel intrusive or irrelevant? There are so many reasons why not everyone enjoys Christmas!

How about spending the days immediately before and on Christmas morning with 10-15 people who want to create an alternative experience? Something more life-giving? Less isolating? This retreat runs from Saturday afternoon, 22 December, through to a shared lunch on Christmas Day, and is facilitated by Craig Whisker, an experienced group leader. Each morning and afternoon the group meets together to get to know one another, create connections, and explore the life stories you bring to the retreat using group dialogue and action methods from psychodrama.

There is also time for beach walking, reading & resting.

We will be the only group at the Retreat Centre (see: http://www.aiowira. org.nz/). Breakfast, lunch and snack food is supplied, and dinner is prepared off-site and delivered to the Centre each day. Other food preparation, serving and cleaning up will be shared among the group. We are also responsible for tidying up the areas of the Centre we have used prior to leaving.

Dates & Times: 22nd (2pm) until 25th (2pm) December 2018
Venue: Aio Wari Retreat Centre (near Bethells Beach), West Auckland
Your investment: $890 – $990 (income-related sliding scale) includes GST, retreat sessions, meals & accommodation


Registration: REGISTER HERE>>

Contact Details:Phone Craig on:021 213 9921

Email: craigwhisker1161@gmail.com

Skype/Zoom ID: craigwhisker

Available for consultation and supervision from anywhere via skype/zoom upon request”