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 a 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.
Each Gathering Group is guided each week by 2 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 a Co-ed, Women's, or Men's group.
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