Fall Forgiveness Retreat

The Transformative Power of Forgiveness


 “This workshop presented an awesome opportunity for profound change. I left it so much  lighter spiritually than when I came in, with so much  hope, joy and love in my heart filling  the empty spaces that had been there after the hate, anger and guilt were released. This is  truly God’s work and I couldn’t be more thankful.”  Sally Melville

Have you experienced a devastating loss or felt stymied in a difficult relationship  – with an ex, parent, child, sibling, friend – or perhaps even yourself? Have you felt powerless in it?  Do you wonder if the sadness, anger and resentment will ever end? Are you ready to have it be different?

If you are ready for lasting change, join us for our Fall Forgiveness Retreat

Held in a beautiful rural setting, a sanctuary for body and soul, this is a time for self-care and profound healing. Bring your greatest challenges. Leave with new tools and resources, and more love, wholeness, and inner peace than you may have imagined was possible!

Learn how to forgive in a weekend, practice forgiveness for a lifetime

At this retreat, you will learn a structured forgiveness process that can be applied to any type of conflict or painful situation. You will not just learn about this highly effective process, you will have the opportunity to apply it to your own life, guided by two skillful facilitators each step of the way. You will have the opportunity to feel what its like to be accepted as you are, surrounded by people who will listen to you compassionately, without judgment. Attention is given to mind-body integration, to ensure lasting results. Bring your greatest challenges and deepest hurts, and learn how to resolve them – for once and for all.

 This retreat will give you opportunities to: 

  • Resolve difficult and persistent issues
  • Decode recurring emotional patterns and themes
  • Discover and heal core wounding
  • Align yourself with your higher self and purpose
  • Rediscover inner peace, joy, freedom and self-love

Whatever you are dealing with — from family and relationship issues, workplace conflicts, divorce and more –  you will discover, step by step, how forgiveness can provide a pathway to inner and outer peace.  

This is much more than just another workshop.  It is the turning point you’ve been waiting for.

Here’s what recent participants said about the forgiveness retreat:

I was really stuck in my life. Forgiveness was up for me and I knew it. This retreat enabled me to  step across a threshold, into my true self. Having the structure and support that Michael and Eileen supplied was essential. 
Peggy Donnell

This was a wonderful retreat – the process brought me to a deeper place of subtle self-awareness and healing (in already familiar terrain) than I had ever been before.  Barry Friedman, MFT

I’ve done a lot of growth work but this was the first process that really integrated the mental, emotional and spiritual. Eileen and Michael created a rich tapestry that sent me to another level that I now know exits, and it’s a well from which I can now drink at any time.  Deborah Hindley

We all have “something” we need to let go of. What are you waiting for?

Fall Forgiveness Retreat

Thursday September 29, 2016, 5 p.m. –
Sunday October 2, 2016, 3 p.m.

Presented by
Eileen Barker & Michael Gelbart



Mt.MadonnaSign This retreat will be held at the beautiful Mt. Madonna Center
featuring 355 acres of mountain-top redwood forest overlooking
Monterey Bay, between Santa Cruz and Monterey, in Northern California.

  CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:  Lawyers, Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs  – 12 hours*




  • There are a limited number of spaces available in this retreat.
  • Spaces are held on a first come first served basis, on receipt of payment and a completed registration form.
  • Prior to the close of the first early registration deadline (8/10/16), payments will be refundable less a $75 processing fee.
  • After the close of the first early registration deadline, payments will be non-refundable unless the retreat is cancelled.  
  • If the requisite number of participants is not reached by the early registration deadline, the course will not proceed and all payments will be refunded. Accordingly, please do not make non-refundable travel reservations until that time.


The Northern California Mediation Center (NCMC) is an approved provider for the State Bar of California to provide MCLE credits for attorneys, Provider number 126. NCMC is approved by the California Psychological Association Office of Professional Development (CPA OPD) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. NCMC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) no longer approves courses, or providers of courses, for continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs, etc., but does accept certificates for continuing education courses by providers approved by CPA OPD, such as NCMC.