Ann Mortifee Recommends….

Ann Mortifee and Nancy Fischer Mortifee

Some great words from Ann Mortifee about the upcoming workshop at Cascadia:

I want to endorse the Women’s Mindfulness and Intimacy Retreat, led by Nancy Mortifee and her workshop partner, Carol Sill. When women come together with time to reflect and share and with an intention to heal and grow, miracles can happen. Both Nancy and Carol have long been on the journey that leads to a deeper understanding of self. They are women of love, integrity and warmth. Time spent with them can only lead to greater inner freedom and joy. I feel excited when I imagine all that will transpire as women gather with them to travel deeper. Ann Mortifee

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Activate the Healing Potential of the Psyche

Creative Rejuvenation for Professional Caregivers

with Mary Anne Pare, M.Ed, RCC, RPT-S, and Jenny Nash, MPCP

Fri. 6 PM Mar. 26 – Sun. 1.30 PM Mar. 28, 2010
Cascadia House on Kraus Rd, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, B.C.

A week-end in a supportive environment with the goal of enhancing our personal and professional selves by nurturing our imaginations and creative expression.Workshop

The focus will be on access to and rejuvenation of our own playfulness.
Structured activities include:

  • story telling
  • crafts
  • singing
  • movement
  • socio-dramatic play
  • game playing

There will also be free time for other nurturing activities, such as writing and painting, walking in nature, socializing, meditation, yoga, etc.

This workshop/retreat offers the opportunity to develop therapeutic skills by both exploring one’s own creativity and witnessing each others’ creative process.

The potential for change and growth resides within the Self of the client and the Self of the therapist/caregiver.

Change comes with shifts in thoughts, feelings and actions. It can also be accessed through the imagination, which activates the healing potential of the psyche.

Facilitators:

Jenny Nash and Mary Anne Pare

Jenny Nash and Mary Anne Pare

Jenny Nash is an experienced child and family therapist and a workshop facilitator. In both settings she brings her love of creative art, play, writing and drama.

Mary Anne Pare has worked with children and families in numerous mental health and therapeutic settings for thirty years. Her special interest and area of expertise is working with families, using an integration of play therapy and family therapy.

Location: Cascadia Retreat Centre, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast.
Cost: $350.00 – includes delicious meals from a wonderful caterer and comfortable beds, shared rooms for 2 or 3 women.
This retreat will be for a maximum of fifteen women.
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2010
Please register by email to Mary Anne Pare: maryannepare@shaw.ca
Enquiries welcome: Phone Jenny Nash: 604-759-3567

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Tracey Knihnitski

Tracey KnihnitskiTracey Knihnitski, MEd, PID, CCDP is a local and international educator. With an extensive background in facilitation, curriculum development, marketing, and client services, Tracey offers a unique approach to managing change. Tracey applies a person centered approach that focuses on mattering. As a support and resource she coaches clients to empower, direct and motivate themselves. By actively listening, and encouraging clients to share their experiences, Tracey easily creates rapport for dialogue and candid discussions. Tracey’s mission in life is to provide entertainment and fun throughout the learning process. She knows that laughter really is the best medicine even when it feels like there’s nothing to laugh about. Tracey’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious and her zest for living life to the fullest creates interaction and communication for meaningful relationships.

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Circle of Women

Cascadia Retreats and Getaways has been supported and developed through this founding circle of remarkable women. (Just click on any photo for more info.)

Photos and bios still to come: MARGUERITE BACHMANN, JACQUELINE WANG

Share our passions for the arts, creativity and healing.

Mariette Berinstein: Founder

Mariette Berinstein: Founder

Barbara Karmazyn

Barbara Karmazyn

Carol Sill

Carol Sill

Carol Stewart

Carol Stewart

Deanne Mineau

Deanne Mineau

Elizabeth MacLeod

Elizabeth MacLeod

Isabella Mori

Isabella Mori

Kim Lear

Kim Lear

Judy Shanley

Judy Shanley

Marielle Geoffroy

Marielle Geoffroy

Baljit Siekham

Baljit Siekham

Skai Fowler

Skai Fowler

Elke Babicki

Elke Babicki

Jennifer Nash

Jennifer Nash

Mary Anne Pare

Mary Anne Pare

Teresa Bockhold

Teresa Bockhold

Leah Hokanson

Leah Hokanson

Tracey Knihnitski

Tracey Knihnitski

Rita Cloutier

Rita Cloutier

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Comfortable and Restful Bedrooms

Cascadia House features 15 luxurious single beds, divided among 6 bedrooms

Each bed features crisply ironed, white cotton linens and duvets.

Each bedroom sleeps 2 – 3, and features unique local photography above the beds.

Each bedroom sleeps 2 – 3, and features unique local photography above the beds.

White towels are also provided for each guest.

White towels are also provided for each guest.

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