Bioenergetics Summer Retreat

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Our Celtic Hearth, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia
August 18th to 24th, 2024

Join us for a week of growth and play in the beautiful Annapolis Valley!
Bioenergetic Analysis is a holistic and well-established psychotherapy that helps resolve emotional issues through work with both body and mind. Bioenergetics assumes that the mind and body are one, that feelings are a body experience, and that our body experiences shape how we function in the world.

The Retreat is a week-long experience of community living and personal growth. Our time together will include individual and group therapy, movement, creativity and Qigong. It’s a unique opportunity in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

Your Therapists for the week will be Laurie Ure, Angela Funari, and Dan Beaudette. Laurie is a Clinical Social Worker and Certified Bioenergetic Therapist with over 30 years of experience. She has a private practice in Gloucester, MA. She brings joy and playfulness into her work and respects deep emotional and energetic processes. As a faculty member of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, Laurie leads workshops and trains therapists internationally.

Angela believes in creating a safe place for clients to feel heard, seen, and supported while exploring and discovering their authentic selves. She believes incorporating somatic work in the therapeutic process
assists clients to live more vibrantly. She is a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate in Halifax, NS and completed the Bioenergetic Analysis Training Program.

Dan recently completed his Master’s in Counselling Psychology and is working to set up his practice in Fredericton, NB. He completed the Bioenergetic Analysis Training Program and has received training in
Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dan helps clients connect with and process their emotional truths through a blend of these modalities.

Your Hosts: Ailsa Keppie grew up on the retreat property and has returned home after much travel and adventure to co-create Our Celtic Hearth. Declan King grew up on the west coast in Vancouver but has found his feet in Nova Scotia tending to the garden and helping to run the retreat centre.

For more information, visit the Atlantic Bioenergetics website.