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Group healing in sacred plant ceremony

The Gathering Groups Process

Prepare
Set Intentions
Sacred Plant Retreat
Integrate
Transform
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Gathering is an online and in-person group transformation model for ample preparation, intention setting, sacred plant healing, and extended integration.

Gatherings are comprised of twelve weekly online sessions, ninety minutes in length, and are held at the same day and time every week. The weekly sessions are designed to bring a sense of comfort, connection, and self-inquiry to the front of the mind, which encourages an environment of healing. Each week is intentionally structured in a predictable format, so participants can experience a flow of what to expect each week.

The two-night sacred plant retreat occurs at around week eight of our twelve-week model, where we experience in-person healing with our Gathering Group in a safe, connected environment.

Once the retreat has commenced, we gather again for the remainder of the twelve weeks to integrate what we have discovered into our everyday life, bringing with it long-term change, connection, and growth.

Each Gathering Group has a two-night, in-person sacred plant retreat that occurs approximately eight weeks into a group. Retreats are held just one hour outside of Vancouver, BC, Canada.

You will arrive on your first evening at 6:30PM, be greeted, and check in to your room.  The night before your sacred plant ceremony is a structured preparation circle, and also provides an opportunity to unplug, socialize with your group, journal, and tend to yourself.

The ceremony begins early the next morning and goes into the afternoon.  After the ceremony, the group will enjoy a light meal, time to reflect and connect.

That evening, begin our integration circle, and the rest of the evening is dedicated to reflection, connection, relaxation, nourishment and time by the fire or in the hot tub. On the final morning, we offer breakfast, and your group departs in the morning.

Gathering retreats are supported by Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) and health care professionals certified through TheraPsil, a Canadian non-profit training organization. These experts work with your facilitators to create a safe setting for your group journey. 

Each group is guided each week by Gathering facilitators who will hold space and keep conversations feeling open, safe, and trusted. Each facilitator has been professionally trained in group work and has gone through their own Gathering Group journey. There is always one Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) facilitator per group.

Gathering Groups are typically no more than eight participants in size to maximize the quality of each group bond and dynamic. We have accommodations available for those who prefer All Gender, Women's, or Men's group.

Week 1 - Breathe
I can slow down and pay attention to what's happening inside of me.
Week 2 - Listen
I can listen with my body to the feelings of others.
Week 3 - Embody
I can connect my emotions to physical sensations in my body.
Week 4 - Compassion
I can treat myself with love and gentleness.
Week 5 - Co-regulation
I can feel seen and known by others.
Week 6 - Belonging
I can embrace and honour all of my parts.
Week 7 - Worthiness
I can access self-energy and feel confident.
Week 8 - Celebration
I can celebrate and delight in myself.
Week 9 - Resilience
I can widen my window of tolerance for uncomfortable feelings.
Week 10 - Intention
I can express what I feel and need in my relationships with myself and others.
Week 11 - Being
I know that I am enough.
Week 12 - Growth
I can celebrate the changes and growth that I have experienced.
Gathering Course Curriculum
Week 2 - Listen
I can listen with my body to the feelings of others.
Week 4 - Compassion
I can treat myself with love and gentleness.
Week 6 - Belonging
I can embrace and honour all of my parts.
Week 8 - Celebration
I can celebrate and delight in myself.
Week 10 - Intention
I can express what I feel and need in my relationships with myself and others.
Week 12 - Growth
I can celebrate the changes and growth that I have experienced.

Upcoming Gathering Groups

Select your preferred group below, or apply to get on the waitlist for future groups. 

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Type: Women’s Group

Start & End Date: June 26 - September 11, 2024

Online Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 5:00-6:30 PM PDT

Plant Medicine Retreat: Arrival August 16, 2024 6:30PM, Departure August 18, 2024 9:30AM in Abbotsford, BC

Type: All-Gender Group

Start & End Date: July 2 - September 18, 2024

Online Meeting Times: Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30 PM PDT

Plant Medicine Retreat: Arrival August 23, 2024 6:30PM, Departure August 25, 2024 9:30AM in Abbotsford, BC

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Gathering Groups provides 28 hours of professionally facilitated group work and an in-person, two-night plant ceremony retreat on our family farm just one hour outside of Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Cost

The total cost to participate in a Gathering Group and Plant Ceremony Retreat is $3495 + GST. This cost includes accommodation and meals during your two-night retreat.

After your application is completed, you will be redirected to pay a non-refundable deposit of $250 to hold your placement with Gathering.

 

Payment Options

After the deposit is paid, the remainder may be paid in one of two ways:

One-time payment of $3,419.75 (including GST), or

3-monthly payments of $1262.24 (including GST).

 

Note About Extended Medical 

If you are receiving extended medical benefits, you may be eligible to claim a portion or all of your Gathering Groups cost through the Registered Clinical Counsellor who is facilitating the group. Please check to see if your extended medical covers a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and to what amount you are eligible for coverage.


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