The Alchemy of Change: A Circle of Trust® Retreat – Easter Weekend

The Alchemy of Change: A Circle of Trust® Retreat – Easter Weekend


We are living in a time of intense change – personally, with our institutions and communities, and in the world at large.

We are living in a time of intense change personally, within our institutions and communities, and in the world at large. One of the most essential skills we can cultivate is the ability to navigate change in such a way that it becomes transformative, an opportunity for us to grow into our fullest and most authentic selves. The process that leads to transformation through change is transition, which will be the focus of our exploration in this weekend retreat.

In our retreat, based on the work of Parker J. Palmer and the center for courage & renewal, we will take the time and create the space, in both solitude and community, to invite and listen for the voice of the soul to speak. Using stories from our own journeys, poems, and insights from various wisdom traditions, we will create a sacred pause from the busyness of our lives to ask deeper questions, to let our inner wisdom speak, and to explore how to more deeply align our outer lives with our inner truth.



Rev. Diane Berke

Rev. Diane Berke (Founder, Spiritual Director) holds advanced degrees in sociology, psychology, and therapeutic counseling. Ordained as an interfaith minister in 1988, she is a widely respected pioneer in developing interfaith/interspiritual ministry education. Diane is on the faculty of Andrew Harvey's Institute for Sacred Activism, a founding member of The Contemplative Alliance of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, and a certified facilitator for the Circle of Trust® work of the Center for Courage and Renewal. She is the author of numerous books and educational manuals, including Love Always Answers, The Gentle Smile, Developing and Deepening Your Spiritual Practice, and Interfaith Ministers Service and Reference Manual. A psychotherapist and spiritual counselor for over thirty years, Diane is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York. Most important, Diane is widely known and respected for the impact she has on those who study with her. With boundless care, clear intelligence, and deep safety, she creates an extraordinarily rich learning environment. Diane�s students, as well as her clients in private sessions and participants in her workshops and retreats, report experiencing profound acceptance and a deep invitation to the truth that facilitates genuine transformation and healing.


Cat Greenstreet

Cat Greenstreet, M.ed. has been facilitating Courage & Renewal® Retreats, using the Circle of Trust® approach, for teachers, clergy, healthcare professionals, and others since 2006. she was an educator for 30 years and devoted the last 20 of those to Waldorf education. Cat cofounded Hidden Water, a restorative justice program designed to help individuals heal from the devastating impact of child sexual abuse within a family system. a thread through all of her work has been creating spaces in which people of all ages can be in touch with their core selves, heal, and realize their full potential.

April 20-21, 2019 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
OneSpirit Elective Credit: 2.0
Available by: Attend in NYC Classroom Only
Price: General Public: $ 200.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 180.00

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