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Day of Enrichment

Date: 
Sat, 13 May 2017
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center

303 Tunxis Road
06107 West Hartford , CT
United States
Connecticut US
Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Mike Smoolca
Contact Email: 
msmoolca@hotmail.com
Contact Phone: 
860-798-8992

Contemplative Enrichment Days

Provides a day of immersion experience of Contemplative Prayer and Community along with teaching and small group sharing led by the best qualified and experienced Christian Contemplative teachers and leaders from around the country.  The full program includes seven full-day offerings of intensive Christian Contemplative immersion over an eight month period. An established Centering Prayer or similar Christian Contemplative Prayer practice is recommended.

EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY THROUGH CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER PRACTICE
May 13, 2017
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Jim McElroy

Bill Wilson, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, coined the term “Emotional Sobriety” in his famous article of the same name published in the AA Grapevine in 1958.  He noticed that some AA members with long-term sobriety still experienced troublesome adolescent emotional reactions, which were frustrating and discouraging.  He realized the cause was “faulty emotional dependencies upon people, upon AA, indeed, upon any set of circumstances whatsoever”.   We know today that contemplative prayer heals the emotional wounds of our lifetime.  Contemplation is an alternative consciousness that refuses to identify with or feed what are only passing shows. It is the absolute opposite of addiction, consumerism or any egoic consciousness.  Only contemplative prayer touches the deep unconscious, where all of our real hurts, motivations and deepest visions lie. This day will focus on using contemplative practices to respond with a new heart and being fully present in each moment. 

Please Register here:  https://www.holyfamilyretreat.org/cce/enrichmentday07