The Journey Toward an Undivided Life

Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.

— Parker J Palmer

Too often, many of us feel divided in our lives, separated in how we spend our days from our true selves, our gifts, and the work that brings us alive. This retreat program offers a safe space to remember who you are and to experience the Circle of Trust® approach, grounded in the work of Parker J. Palmer.

Courage & Renewal programs and retreats are unique opportunities to align your inner truth with your outer life. We help you reconnect who you are with what you do. Join us in a Circle of Trust® experience and:

  • Gain greater access to your inner wisdom and a new depth of self-knowledge.
  • Discover a process for discernment to reach clarity around life and career transitions.
  • Resolve to live closer to your core commitments.
  • Learn principles and practices from our Circle of Trust® approach that can be applied to your daily life and work.

WHAT TO EXPECT: In this retreat program, skilled facilitators help create a quiet, focused, and disciplined space—a circle of trust—in which the noise within us and around us can subside and we can begin to hear our own inner voice. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we will explore the intersection of our personal and professional lives, making use of stories from our own journeys and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions. The retreat includes an introduction to the Clearness Committee experience, where you learn to listen deeply and ask insightful, “open and honest” questions.