addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcredit-cardcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobe--smallglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1launch-new-window--smalllight-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Sacramento Freethinkers Atheists & Nonbelievers (FAN) Message Board › Upcoming Recovery Retreat

Upcoming Recovery Retreat

user 7686376
San Jose, CA
Post #: 21
Leaving your Religion?

or still feeling the effects?
It's not the end of the world!

Come to a recovery retreat.


August 15-17, 2008, Berkeley, CA, with Marlene Winell

Join us for a powerful weekend with others who can understand and support you. This is a supportive program for those wanting to let go of toxic beliefs and recover from an authoritarian religion such as Christian fundamentalism. We'll rant and rave, tell our stories, discuss the issues, visualize, role-play, dance and draw -- whatever it takes to think for ourselves and reclaim our lives. A joyful empowered life is your birthright and you can start now. Come to a weekend for help in your healing and bring your sense of humor too.

WHEN: FRIDAY, August 15, 7PM until SUNDAY, August 17, 3PM

WHERE: A beautiful house in Berkeley, California, with hot tub and other amenities. The closest airport is Oakland, and we can help you with connections from there.

COST: $320 for the workshop, $125 for room and board. $445 total. $25 discount given for full payment by July 20. FINANCIAL NEED CONSIDERED and options available.

TO REGISTER: Send an email to or call 510-292-0509. A short telephone interview with Dr. Winell is requested. $100 deposit will then secure a space. Register soon as group size is limited.

This retreat will be led by Dr. Marlene Winell, author of "Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving their Religion." Dr. Winell has a private practice in Berkeley, California and is also available for telephone counseling. More information: 510-292-0509 You are welcome to call anytime for a complimentary discussion about your needs.

Note: These retreats are designed to help develop networks of support that extend beyond a single weekend. With time for sharing meals and relaxing in a house together, participants often make lasting friends - face to face, not virtual! We also have an online group and conference calls as a follow-up support system.

Read comments about previous retreats at: http://www.marlenewin...­
A Youtube video with clips of a retreat can be see at:­

The retreat is also open to professionals by special arrangement with Dr. Winell.

A FAQ: Are we anti-God or anti-religion? No, we are anti-dogma and anti-authoritarianism. We are FOR free-thinking, respecting your own wisdom and personal value, taking responsibility for your own spirituality, and making your own life choices. The support here is to empower you to do that.
Powered by mvnForum

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy