You are invited to Journey into Healing
Journey into Healing through Residential Workshops in Christian Groups and Non-Residential Days
These Christian retreats take place in a worshipful atmosphere and peaceful surroundings. They offer a safe place for participants to be open to themselves, to each other and to God for personal growth and healing.
Our experienced facilitators use as appropriate various therapeutic approaches including Gestalt, all through an openness to the healing work of the Holy Spirit.
Gestalt approaches are creative, insisting on freedom of choice and personal responsibility.
Please Note: It is not a requirement that group members be professing Christians, but this is the context in which the group runs.
The Journey into Healing Team 2013
Who Might Come on a Weekend?
Adults of all ages, young, middle-aged, older.
From all walks of life, all levels of education, lay, ordained, employed and unemployed.
Those from all denominations or none, with varying degree of Christian commitment. Including those questioning their faith.
Those helped by various ministries but seeking further health and healing; those with no experience of such help; and those previously hindered by Christian "healing" approaches.
Those who welcome a Christian environment which embraces a variety of therapeutic methods (Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Primal therapy, Reflective Listening, Healing of Memories, etc).
Those willing to take responsibility for their own healing yet needing help to do this. This inevitably involves taking risks.
Please Also Note: Those with rigid theological views may find the broad scope of acceptance by the facilitators difficult.
Those receiving treatment for serious psychiatric problems are not usually encouraged to attend.
Articles: The Gestalt Approach by Sharon Stinson in Retreats Magazine 2009.
Healing Through Gestalt Groups by Joanna Percival, Retreats 2013
Healing Through Gestalt Groups by Sharon Stinson,
Facilitators section Journey into Healing website
Emotional Healing, Sue Rose, Grove Books 2004
Here and Now: An approach to Christian Healing through Gestalt,
by Ian Davidson, DLT.
Consenting to Grace: An Introduction to Gestalt Pastoral Care, Tilda Norberg, Penn House Press.
Stretch out your Hand: Exploring Healing Prayer, Tilda Norbert and Robert D Webber, Upper Room Books.