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BioSpiritual Focusing: Welcoming an Embodied Experience of Grace

January 27, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Contemplative Enrichment Day with Donna O’Connor and Mike Smoolca

Deep wisdom and healing are accessible within us waiting for discovery. BioSpiritual Focusing offers access to the causal point for change, our feelings. We see that a loving and curious presence offered to disregarded and hidden feelings allows deeper meanings to emerge and a graced shift in the ways we hold life situations and live our lives.

This day is for beginners as well as those already introduced to Focusing. It includes teaching, participant sharing, and many experiential exercises that can open you to transformation.

This program will be offered both in-person and online via Zoom. Information on how to access the program on Zoom will be sent to participants in advance.

This program will include a morning and an afternoon session of Centering Prayer.

Donna O’Connor is the BioSpiritual Focusing Coordinator at Genesis Spiritual Life Center in Westfield, MA, a retreat leader and long-time spiritual director. Donna has a special interest in helping people who struggle with weight, body image, and eating disorders and is experienced in 12-Step Spirituality.

Mike Smoolca is a contemplative group and workshop facilitator and a dedicated teacher and student of contemplative practice and wisdom spirituality. He is a Contemplative Outreach presenter and coordinator for the Christian Contemplative Experience at Holy Family, Contemplative Outreach of CT, and the Northern CT Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society. Mike is a practicing spiritual director and supervisor as well as a BioSpiritual Focusing companion and teacher.

Please use the link below to register.


Mike Smoolca


Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford,CT6107United States
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