Conference Schedule 2017

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 AM:  Introduction by Rev. Ted Wiard, LPCC, CGC, Founder of Golden Willow Retreat, and Carol Poteat, authors of “Witnessing Ted”, The Journey to Potential through Grief and Loss”.

 9 – 10:30AM: Dianne Gray, CEO of Hospice and Healthcare Communications – The Power of Choice: A Key Component to Building Resilience While Coping with Loss

“I am not what happened to me. I am who I choose to become.”
~ Carl Jung
In the midst of chaos and loss, many feel as though all of life will come crashing down.  However, what would happen if we began to empower the suffering or the grieving with a skill set that included a recognition of the magnificent power of “choice,” a key component to building resilience in the midst of turbulent times? By teaching others about the power of choice, we will not just help our patients and their families, we’ll also be helping ourselves as we face our own personal and professional tumultuous events.
Join us as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation president, Dianne Gray shares up-to-date research and an
amazing personal narrative which will help you and those you care for consciously work through
grief, while building a strong foundation of support.

10:45 – 11:45AM: Hannah Salander, LPC – “God was in this place and I didn’t know it”: Sacred thresholds and inbetweens

Together we will explore the richness of life’s threshold periods, and the experience of questioning faith when facing loss, transition and life altering change. We will also explore the return and remembering of our faith, as an essential aspect of our resiliency as we take another step on our paths of recovery and healing. We will lean on stories from the Abrahamic religions, as well as classic mystics and poets, to find a mirror of this journey and remember together our foundation of trust and faith even in the face of great unkowning and despair.

LUNCH BREAK: 12:00 – 1PM: Go outside, it is gorgeous here!

1:00 – 2:00PM: Rachel Cox, LCSW – Staying Connected: The use of relationship and reflective capacity in addressing the impact of trauma on the people we work with and ourselves.

We will  deepen our understanding of how working with people who have experienced trauma can create disconnection and isolation in the helper and explore the effects of relationship and reflection as potent antidotes.

 2:00- 3:00PM: Genevieve Oswald –  Be The Trampoline:

The bounce of a trampoline results from the weight of the person jumping creating a dynamic stress on the springs. Exerted force on the springs causes them to extend. The equal and opposite reaction coming from the springs catalyzes the retraction and then the bounce. Life is in many ways like bouncing on a trampoline. Grief and loss can push us to the depths of our selves, and mindful effort can be the dynamic tension of the springs that catalyze our leap into a more lustrous future. In her talk Genevieve wall discuss how yoga, mindfulness, breath, and intention are tools that  can enable one to “Be the trampoline.”

3:30 – 4:30 Patrick Haggerson, M.A. LAADC – La Madre Sagrada: Nature’s Nurture in Grief Recovery

Patrick will explore examples of how Nature can be helpful in the grief recovery experience. He will share music composed in Nature to express this healing energy.

 

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2017

8:30 – 9:30AM: Dr. Jes Montgomery, MD – Resiliency, Recovery and Healing:  Finding the Impersonal, Impervious and Impermanent in Loss and Recovery

In the midst of the vortex of loss, as in the early and rocky stages of recovery, virtually everything feels personal, permanent and pervasive.  Redirecting that feeling and energy is crucial to moving past the moment of doubt and finding that which has always been and will always be true for each of us.  This session will enter the journey from the overwhelm of moments through developing awareness of how temporary so much of life is and into the sense of healing, forgiveness, and serenity.  We will look at how the journey to healing from addiction is solidified in the resolution of the distortion of these feelings and the freedom from resentment, fear and chaos is found in the solid connection with our selves, our source and our support.

9:30 – 10:30AM:  Charlie Risien, LCDC, AAC, CSAT and Sherry Young, PhD, CSAT –  Dialogue on Resilience: Necessity for Life; Attribute of Recovery

Since life is, at its best, a dialogue with self, others, Spirit and with expectations, circumstances welcome and unwelcome, every day and traumatic events, as well as with the unseen:  our hopes, dreams, and desires, this conversation will model engagement, shared thoughts, inquiries, and may express uncertainty in the process of trying to understand resilience.

10:45 – 11:45AM: Panel discussion lead by Ted Wiard

11:45 – 12:30PM: Lunch.  The Silent Auction Closes at 12:30!

12:40- 2:00PM: Ken Ross  – The Life & Legacy of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

*I will speak about EKR’s early life and what lead her to working with the dying.
*Her experiences with the American medical community.
*”On Death & Dying book, the 5 stages: fact and fallacy, it’s roots
*her spirituality, workshops, techniques
* my travels with her and what I experienced
*taking care of her the last 9 years of her life.

2:00 – 2:30 Announcement of Auction Winners, Closing Panel Questions and Evaluation Collection

Upcoming Conference FAQ

Conference FAQ

What time does registration open on Sat. Sept. 30th?  

Registration opens at 7:30. Breakfast begins at 8:00 am and the opening remarks begin at 8:30 am.

Where is the conference located?

At the Sprung Structure at Taos Ski Valley, #3 Thunderbird Road.

575-776-2291

Are meals included?

Yes. We will have complimentary breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday.

 Will I be able to buy a copy of the presenter’s book, if they have authored one?

Many of our presenters are published authors and many will bring their books. Checks and cash are the easiest ways to pay, but we will have card readers available.

What about lodging?

Lodging is at The Blake Hotel at Taos Ski Valley.  Rooms are $120/night.  Call (888) 569-1756 and ask for the Golden Willow Retreat group rate before Sept. 15th!

Do you have any other questions? Please write us at info@goldenwillowretreat.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

Loss of a Loved One Weekend Workshop

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August 25-27th, 2017

Loss of a Loved One Weekend Workshop

Spend a weekend with Ted Wiard and other Golden Willow Retreat Counselors and Providers to explore your personal healing journey. Join us to learn about our very human grieving process, and work individually and together to transform and heal.

Hours are as follows:

Friday, August 25th         3 – 6

Saturday, August 26th    8:30 – 4:30

Sunday, August 27th       8:30 – 12

A light breakfast buffet will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.

Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

REGISTER

Please email us with questions at info@goldenwillowretreat.org

LODGING –

Discounted lodging including breakfast for this weekend is being provided by the El Pueblo Lodge in Taos.  For reservations call (575) 758-8700 and mention Golden Willow Retreat to receive the special rate.

We look forward to spending this empowering time together.

Butterfly Release Ceremony

We will be holding our third annual Butterfly Release Ceremony at Golden Willow Retreat on Sunday, July 22, 2017 at 10 am.  Buy one butterfly for $25 or five for $100 using the links below, and they will be released then.

We invite you to honor a loved one past or present. Many people choose to honor a loved parent, grandparent or child. Perhaps some one you love just graduated from college, high school or kindergarten. Do you have a new baby in the family, honor a new mother!

How does it work?

Donate $25 per person you would like to honor or $100 for five people. You need not be here to participate and you also need not donate to attend. This is an incredibly moving ceremony in which many, many butterflies will be released as Ted Wiard reads the names of the honored people.

Photos will be taken and perhaps video as well.

To donate:

One Butterfly                     Five Butterflies         

Kellen Weaver Scholarship Fund

Kellen Weaver Scholarship Fund

11800199_1189598824388843_1934060603589363014_nThrough the generosity of the loving mother and family of Kellen Weaver, we have the opportunity to begin a scholarship fund.

The Kellen Weaver Scholarship fund has been created to enable people to partake in a therapeutic and individualized program offered at Golden Willow Retreat.  We have a long history of giving scholarships to our community and those in need, we are moved by this beautiful gesture to support us in this endeavor.

For more information about Kellen Weaver and to donate to this fund please click here. 

Kellen’s loving mother will receive notification of all donations. We, at Golden Willow Retreat, are genuinely touched and all the recipients of scholarships or partial scholarships will be most grateful.

Thank you!

Mail checks to:

Golden Willow Retreat
PO Box 569
Arroyo Hondo, NM
87513


or

Butterfly Release

Butterfly Release

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First Annual Butterfly Release Fundraiser for Golden Willow Retreat!

Donate $25 for one butterfly or $100 for 5!

Celebrate your loved ones, past and present, with a butterfly or two. (Or 100!)

Donation must be made by July 15th. You do not need to be present, we will be photographing the event and sharing the photos with all.

If you choose to donate a butterfly, the name of your loved one (and up to one sentence about person) will be read aloud by Ted Wiard LPCC, founder and director of Golden Willow Retreat, as the butterflies launch.

If you are near by, we invite you to join us for this very special event, please do! Directions here.



  Click here to “purchase” one butterfly for $25


 Click here to “purchase” five butterflies for $100

Upcoming Events

Oct
25
Wed
6:00 pm Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Golden Willow provides ongoing 6-week Grief Support Group meetings in Taos, Santa Fe and Las Vegas. The time and day may change according to demand, but will remain consistent for the duration of the 6[...]
Oct
28
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]
Nov
1
Wed
6:00 pm Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Golden Willow provides ongoing 6-week Grief Support Group meetings in Taos, Santa Fe and Las Vegas. The time and day may change according to demand, but will remain consistent for the duration of the 6[...]
Nov
4
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]
Nov
8
Wed
6:00 pm Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Golden Willow provides ongoing 6-week Grief Support Group meetings in Taos, Santa Fe and Las Vegas. The time and day may change according to demand, but will remain consistent for the duration of the 6[...]
Nov
11
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]
Nov
15
Wed
6:00 pm Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Golden Willow provides ongoing 6-week Grief Support Group meetings in Taos, Santa Fe and Las Vegas. The time and day may change according to demand, but will remain consistent for the duration of the 6[...]
Nov
18
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]
Nov
25
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]
Dec
2
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]

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Upcoming Events

Oct
25
Wed
6:00 pm Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Golden Willow provides ongoing 6-week Grief Support Group meetings in Taos, Santa Fe and Las Vegas. The time and day may change according to demand, but will remain consistent for the duration of the 6[...]
Oct
28
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]
Nov
1
Wed
6:00 pm Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Golden Willow provides ongoing 6-week Grief Support Group meetings in Taos, Santa Fe and Las Vegas. The time and day may change according to demand, but will remain consistent for the duration of the 6[...]
Nov
4
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]
Nov
8
Wed
6:00 pm Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Golden Willow provides ongoing 6-week Grief Support Group meetings in Taos, Santa Fe and Las Vegas. The time and day may change according to demand, but will remain consistent for the duration of the 6[...]
Nov
11
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]
Nov
15
Wed
6:00 pm Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Taos Grief Group @ Golden Willow Counseling
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Golden Willow provides ongoing 6-week Grief Support Group meetings in Taos, Santa Fe and Las Vegas. The time and day may change according to demand, but will remain consistent for the duration of the 6[...]
Nov
18
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]
Nov
25
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]
Dec
2
Sat
10:00 am Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Santa Fe Grief Group @ Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
As a basis for the on going Grief Support Group, we move through the aspects of grief according to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Week 1: Orientation to the grief process Week 2: Denial & Isolation Week 3: Anger[...]

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