Caring for the Heart:
Renewing Your Clinical Practice
in a Time of Change
- a Circle of Trust® retreat
at Catalpa Health
444 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton
Saturday, November 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At this time of massive change in our health care system, this is a day to rediscover why you’ve chosen a profession that involves caring for others.
This one-day retreat for health care professionals will explore the heart of the work we do. What are the touchstones that make our work meaningful? What practices can we develop to be wholehearted in our profession and bring who we are into our work?
Caring for the Heart: Renewing Your Clinical Practice in a Time of Change will follow the guidelines from the Center for Courage & Renewal for creating a safe, respectful Circle of Trust® where you can:
The retreat will include group interaction, opportunities to share stories, periods of silence, poetry, music, and time for journaling and individual reflection. During the retreat, we will create a trustworthy, confidential space and follow guidelines that respect each other’s experience.
Albert Bellg, Ph.D. is a health psychologist, retreat leader, consultant, author, and facilitator-in-preparation with the Center for Courage & Renewal. He has worked extensively with medical patients, and is now in private practice in Appleton with a major focus on helping medical and mental health professionals develop mindful self-care practices and renew a sense of personal meaning in their clinical practice.
Rev. Winton Boyd is a facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal and guides retreats for a variety of professional groups throughout the Midwest and the nation. He is also the senior pastor at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ in Madison.
Fee and registration
The fee for the retreat is $135 per person, which includes lunch and coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number, or call 920-996-0887. Payment by check or credit card will confirm your reservation.
Feedback from Dr. Bellg’s Mindful Care retreats
I heard great ideas from you and the group re daily practices and things I can do for myself, my colleagues, and patients… I can’t wait to do it here at work. I so appreciated how you conducted the retreat – your passion for what you do is so evident. Thank you! - KT, MD
I enjoyed the use of the arts, poetry, in particular, to get at the corners and crevices of psyche in a tender and thoughtful way… The mechanics of the retreat could not be improved upon at all, in my opinion… I think this retreat should be made more available to all providers of care. - MM, NP