Peace & Justice

 

Shattered: A Poverty Simulation Experience

Shattered is a unique, interactive experience designed to help communities understand poverty. The simulation allows for individuals to experience what it is like to live below the poverty line. Participants will confront the choices and challenges people in poverty face on a daily basis and will be given an opportunity to reflect on the harsh realities of poverty. Most importantly, it encourages people to make a difference.

Full Circle Healing’s aim is for participants to leave with a better understanding of the causes and struggles of poverty and to provide practical steps that people can take to help to make a difference in their own communities.

Each simulation experience is typically 3 hours long and includes the simulation, small and large group processing, and a witness talk from an individual who has lived a life of poverty. Poverty Simulations can also be included within social justice retreats and can be secular or faith-based.

 

Crossing the Barrier: Finding healing in a segregated world

Tragically, much of our nation’s history is marked with the ugliness of racial discrimination and prejudice. Recent events in our nation has caused even more racial tension. Racial reconciliation is crucial in our world today, but how do we go about ‘crossing the barrier?’ Co-founders, Martice and Amy, are a bi-racial couple who will explore the segregation and racism that is alive in our world today while debunking myths, uncovering impressions, and providing practical ways that we can live out our call to love our neighbors and begin to find healing in our segregated world.

Crossing the barrier can be a day or over-night experience and can be tailored to both secular and religious groups.

Retreats & Workshops

Full Circle Healing’s leadership retreats are designed to build effective and compassionate leaders, serving both adults and youth.

Adult leadership and teambuilding retreats:

Full Circle Healing provides leadership training to organizations, schools and parishes to re-energize staff to be effective leaders in their roles. Our retreats focus on:

  • Team building
  • Individual and team strengths
  • Re-focusing on your staff’s mission

Youth & Young Adult Leadership Retreats:

Full Circle Healing provides leadership retreats for youth and young adults in middle school, high school, and college. Youth and young adult leadership retreats can be tailored to meet your group’s specific area of focus. Specific leadership topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Servant leadership
  • Team building
  • Anti-bullying
  • Leadership in times of change (i.e. transitioning from middle school to high school)

Day Retreats and Workshops:

Full Circle Healing staff is happy to tailor a retreat, workshop, or in-service specifically for your organizations’ needs. Retreats and workshops can be tailored to working with youth or adults. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Diversity Training
  • Leadership Training
  • Environmental Justice
  • Relationship Building
  • Fair-Trade
  • Social Inequality

Healing

Grief Support Groups: HEAL (hope, empathy, acceptance, love)

Grief is a natural response to loss; it is the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Wherever your grief may stem from, join us to discover healing through love and support. Our ten-week grief group is led by a psychotherapist and provides a safe atmosphere to work towards healing.

Groups are limited to 10 participants and are for either adults or youth (12-15 years or 16-18 years).

Mirror, Mirror, Off the wall: Healthy Body Image Support Group

We live in a society where women are constantly bombarded with images of what they “should” look like. As a result, very few young women feel comfortable in their own skin. The negative and often distorted thoughts and feelings women have about themselves and their appearance can seriously impact their emotional well-being. This group is for girls who are struggling with their own body image. This ten week support group provides a safe atmosphere which will allow young women to increase their self-esteem, help to form positive body images, learn to be healthy in mind, body and spirit, and become advocates for change in their own communities.

Groups are limited to 10 participants and are tailored to the following age groups: 10-12 years, 13-15 years, 16-18 years.

Counseling

Individual:

Individual counseling focuses on the individuals immediate or near future concerns and can encompass grief counseling, career counseling, problems or stress at home or at work and more. Full Circle Healing offers individual counseling for ages 12 and up.

Couples:

Couples or marriage counseling is offered to support those in relationships who may be seeking improved relationships, intimacy, understand or who may be considering separation. While the relationship is the focus of couples counseling, each partner will be expected to focus on their own self-awareness and improvement.

QPR Gatekeeper: Suicide Prevention Training

Learn from a certified QPR trainer how to become a QPR-trained Gatekeeper. As a Gatekeeper, you will learn to:

-Recognize the warning signs of suicide.

-Know how to offer hope

-Know how to get help and save a life.

Our Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The training is approximately 2 hours, depending on your focus.

 

KEY COMPONENTS COVERED IN TRAINING
  • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis
Women’s Self-care retreats and Days of Reflection

Nurturing YOU!

“Self-Care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel” –Eleanor Brown

When was the last time you took a break from your daily routine of caring and serving others to meet your own needs? When was the last time you were able to let go of your stress, worries and work and relax in the moment? Do you feel guilty about taking “me” time? If you are like most women, you do not take enough time for yourself! If this sounds like you, then this retreat is for you!

Together, we will explore the importance of self-care and discover ways in which you can care for yourself including: progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, massage, body movement prayer, breathing techniques, mindfulness, different forms of prayer, reflection and much more! Whatever roles you juggle in your life, and wherever your stress stems from, this retreat will energize you and give you permission to take time for you.

Ministers or Teachers self-care retreats and days of reflection

“How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.”

― Sam Owen,

When was the last time you took a break from your daily routine of caring and serving others to meet your own needs? When was the last time you were able to let go of your stress, worries and work and relax in the moment? Do you feel guilty about taking “me” time? If you are like most people serving in ministry or teaching, you do not take enough time for yourself! If this sounds like you, then this retreat is for you!

Together, we will explore the importance of self-care and discover ways in which you can care for yourself including: progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, massage, body movement prayer, breathing techniques, mindfulness, silent prayer, reflection and much more! Whatever work role you juggle, and wherever your stress stems from, this retreat will energize you, give you renewed passion for your job, and give you permission to take time for you.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying of hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. This unseen “life force energy”  enables the practitioner to be a conduit of healing energy for the client.

Reiki is a gentle, safe, and relaxing healing modality that treats mind, body, and spirit. Reiki is an excellent holistic and safe way to augment your current health routine if you have one, or it can be a great way to begin to provide yourself with some much deserved self-care.