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Group healing using Plant Medicines

The Gathering Groups Process

Prepare
Set Intentions
Medicine
Session
Integrate
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Gathering is an online group model for preparation, intention setting, plant medicine healing, and integration.

Gatherings are comprised of 12 weekly online sessions 90 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 medicine retreat occurs at around week 8 of our 12 week model, where we experience in-person plant medicine healing with our Gathering Group in a safe, connected environment, at one of our retreat centres.

Once the medicine day has commenced, we gather again for the remainder of the 12 weeks to integrate what we have discovered into our everyday life, bringing with it long-term change, connection, and growth.

Each Gathering Group has either a week-end or day-long, in-person medicine retreat that occurs approximately 8 weeks into the Gathering Groups. Gathering retreats are staffed 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. There will always be a ratio of one space holder for each two retreat participants.

Each Gathering Group is guided each week by professionally trained Facilitators who will hold space for the group 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.

Gathering Groups are typically no more than 8 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.

Gathering Group Formats

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Offered by various Facilitators on our team, our Growth & Healing group is a space to cultivate a somatic “knowing” that we are witnessed, seen, and loved. We practice sharing, reflecting, and embodied listening to one another in a specific format, and focus on a variety of topics throughout the twelve weeks, such as:

  • Breath Work
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Compassion
  • Yoga and Movement
  • Embodiment Work
  • Internal Family Systems

This group is for everyone who is looking to heal from past wounds and develop connections, resilience, and inner growth.

Upcoming Gathering Groups

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Type: Co-ed Group: Signature Growth & Healing

Start & End Date: February 22 - May 9, 2024

Online Meeting Times: Every Thursday from 7:30 - 9:00 PM PST

In-Person Medicine Retreat: April 12, 2024 6:30 PM Arrival, April 14, 2024 9:30 AM Departure. Abbotsford, BC

Type: Women’s Group: Signature Growth & Healing

Start & End Date: February 27 - May 14, 2024

Online Meeting Times: Every Tuesday from 7:30 - 9:00 PM PST

In-Person Medicine Retreat: April 27 6:30 PM Arrival, April 29, 2024 9:30 AM Departure. Abbotsford, BC

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Gathering Groups provides 28 hours of professionally facilitated group work and an in-person plant medicine retreat at one of our retreat centres.


Cost

The total cost to participate in a Gathering Group and Medicine Retreat is $2995 + GST.

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 $2,894.75 (including GST), or

3-monthly payments of $964.55 (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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