Spring Forgiveness Retreat

earthrise ionsHave 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? Would you give just about anything to have it be different?

If you are ready to break free for once and for all, join us for the Spring 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 more love, wholeness, and inner peace than you may have imagined was possible!


During this retreat, you will learn a highly effective and comprehensive forgiveness process that can be applied to any type of conflict or painful situation. You will not just learn about this transformative process, but have the opportunity to apply it to your own life with lots of support. Attention is given to mind-body integration, to ensure lasting results. Whatever you are dealing with — from family issues and divorce to lawsuits, and more –  you will discover, step by step, how forgiveness can provide a pathway to peace.

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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
  • and much much more

This is more than just another workshop.   

Here’s what a recent participant said about the last forgiveness workshop:

“This is a powerful course on forgiveness in which one can receive much in a short time. The course goes beyond religion or specific belief systems, focusing on the value we can all receive from practicing forgiveness. As a practicing mediator, Eileen provides a professional, as well as a personal perspective.  Her workbook is clear and beautifully written and the exercises allow one to get to the heart of the matter quickly. Most importantly, Eileen exudes the presence of forgiveness which is extremely inspiring.”

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




Spring Forgiveness Retreat

May 15 – 17, 2015

Presented by
Eileen Barker & Michael Gelbart

with Guests Teachers:
 Zora Couer de Roy – Biodanza
Aharon Wheels Bolsta – Sound Integration


Held at the beautiful Earthrise/IONS Retreat Center near Petaluma, CA
featuring over 200 acres of open space, labyrinth and 12-person spa

“Training with Eileen Barker offers a rare opportunity to encounter yourself and others more fully. Her seminars are infused with humor, real-world examples, thought-provoking exercises and a wealth of knowledge gleaned from her years of experience as a mediator. I was impressed with Eileen’s remarkable capacity to create experiential learning opportunities that allowed those in attendance to journey through significant impasses. “
Jaimee Karroll

CE CREDITS:  MLCE, BBS & CPA (formerly MCEP) – 12 hours

 Registration fee includes shared lodging,*
six delicious, organic meals and more!

Note:  Lodging at Earthrise is rustic. If you prefer nearby hotel
accommodations, please contact us to arrange. 

Retreat – $850

Early Bird – $750 
until April 1st

*Private rooms available for $75 supplement.

There are only 4 rooms left at IONS for this weekend.
After that, accommodations will be off-site and the price is likely to be higher.  

Shared Room/Shared Bath – $750
Private Room/Shared Bath – $825


Now you can both sign up for only $700* each!

Shared Room/Shared Bath – $1400
Private Rooms/Shared Bath – $1550

*Super Early Bird pricing until April 1st

Payment Plans Available on Request – Contact Us to Arrange

Money Back Guarantee!
If you participate fully and are not satisfied, just turn in your materials before
the afternoon session on Saturday to receive a refund of your workshop fees.
Please note that lodging and food  costs cannot be refunded.



  • 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 early registration, payments will be refundable less a $75 processing fee.
  • After the close of 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.


Co-Sponsored by the Northern California Mediation Center
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; and for the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, CPA PAS Provider number NOR045. NCMC maintains responsibility for all of the programs it presents and their content.