What is a personal retreat?
A personal retreat is simply a time set aside to be with God. The specifics of each individual retreat is different, but generally you protect your space by being alone and protect your attention by setting aside distractions. People spend their time on retreats doing anything from napping, painting, getting a massage, running, praying, spiritual direction, reading, feasting, fasting, etc. in order to slow down and open their hearts to God afresh.
Why would I go on a personal retreat?
You have something inside your soul to which you feel you need to attend (examples: grieving a loss, healing a deep hurt, accepting a new limitation, etc.)
There is a big decision ahead and you need time to be alone for discernment
You desire a stronger sense of connection with God
You are in a transition in life and you need time to “catch up” internally to it
You simple feel compelled to go on one and want to find out why
Any reason is a good reason to go on retreat
For how long do I retreat?
Some people take a half-day (up to 4 hours), a whole day, overnight, or even multiple days.
Where do I go on a retreat?
Some people sit at a park, go to a hotel, find a space at a church, or spend days at a retreat center. I have even used a friend’s house when they were away to have space alone for free. There are several places to retreat. If finding a space seems difficult for you, we can brainstorm together in a session.
How do I know if I should go on a retreat?
If you are reading this, you likely already have some interest in retreating. If there is desire and also some fear, you are definitely ready 😉 However, if you want to determine if going on a retreat is the right thing for you in this season, please connect with me using the form below, I would be happy to consult with you about this decision and determine if my services would be of benefit for you.
From experience, going on a retreat is a game-changer personally and spiritually. But I know it can be slightly terrifying to step into. I am here to guide you each step into the amazing world that is personal retreats.
What do I get if I use your retreat planning services?
My current package for Personal Retreat Planning includes:
Two 1-hour spiritual direction sessions, one session prior to and one session after your retreat. This is done by phone or video chat.
A created Rhythm specific to your retreat time. This pdf includes how to prep for your retreat, including matters like supplies, relationships, and mindset. It lays out your time in a rhythmic manner so you have an opening time, a middle time, and an ending time. It also contains specifics on re-entry. Re-entry is simply going back to your daily life after being on retreat. Going away changes you, but your life has continued along, entering back into that space with grace is essential to honoring the soul work you did on your retreat.
The cost for this package is $95, which is the same or less than two spiritual direction sessions, you also receive the pdf retreat rhythm to keep.