10th Annual Art of Presence Healthcare Renewal Retreat, Assisi, Italy

George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health - August 13-19, 2015

Health professionals and providers from many disciplines involved in caring for patients and families, from all faiths, beliefs, and cultures are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary retreat designed to provide respite and renewal, reflection and nourishment, and to re-ignite one's original call to serve others.

The Assisi retreat is facilitated by:
     Christina Puchalski, M.D. - Renowned Healthcare Clinician & Educator
     Michael Stillwater - Musical Artist and Educator
     Doris Laesser Stillwater, Dipl. Psych. FH  -  Contemplative Psychologist
     Edward O'Donnell -  Spiritual Director and Educator 

Retreat Topics 
Participants will do individual and group work on the following topics and learn practical tools for integrating them into their personal and professional lives:

   Awareness of the Call - Relieving stress and understanding/renewing call to service
   Awareness of the Sacred - Ability to integrate contemplative practices in their lives
   Boundaries and Intimacy - Practice attentive listening and setting boundaries in patient care
   Compassionate Presence - Ability to practice compassionate presence
   Attending to Patients' Spiritual Needs - Integration of spiritual care in the clinical setting
   Keeping the Call Alive - Plan to integrate learnings from retreat in one's profession
Registering for the Retreat
Retreat Tuition for 2015 is $1,095. A $250 deposit holds your space; space is limited. The deposit will be refunded if a written request is received on or before Friday, July 10; after July 11 the deposit is nonrefundable. Payment may be made by personal check. Call 202-994-6220 for details.

Full tuition is due by July 10, 2015. Written cancellation requests, after full tuition is received, will be honored at 50 percent if the request is received on or before July 17, 2015. Please call 202-994-6220 for an email address or fax number that can be used to submit a written refund request. We regret that no tuition refund can be made after July 18; funds however are transferable to a colleague.
For more detailed information on this event and registration, please visit our website. www.gwish.org



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