Fall Forgiveness Retreat

Have you been in a challenging relationship with an ex, parent, child, sibling, friend, or perhaps even yourself? Have you felt powerless to change it?  Do you wonder if the sadness, anger and resentment will ever end? Have you carried your grievance stories long enough? Are you ready to have it be different?

If you are ready for lasting change, join us for the Fall 2015 Forgiveness Retreat

Come and immerse yourself in the healing energy of forgiveness. 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.  Bring your greatest pain and deepest hurts, and learn how to put them behind you – for once and for all.

Discussion group 1

 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

Attention is given to both the stages of forgiveness and mind-body integration, to ensure lasting results. Whatever you are dealing with — from family and relationship issues, workplace conflicts, divorce, lawsuits, and more –  you will discover, step by step, how forgiveness can provide a pathway to 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

I’ve done alot 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 its a well from which I can now drink at any time.  Deborah Hindley

The Forgiveness Retreat with Eileen and Michael is a wondrous, brilliant, and sometimes challenging invitation to healing. It’s great to be in a community of people, all going for forgiveness.  I found a permission in that space to open my heart fully to who I am, go into some deep places where unforgiveness had not been confronted before, and to bring joy and light into darkness. It’s been a life changing experience.
– Walter Shelburne

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

Fall Forgiveness Retreat

October 23-25, 2015

Presented by
Eileen Barker & Michael Gelbart

with Guests Teacher:
 Zora Couer de Roy – Biodanza


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.





  • 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 (8/23/15), 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.


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; for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education credits for MFTs and LCSWs, Provider number PCE 122.  NCMC is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists.  NCMC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.