Opening to Grace Retreat

Gestalt Pastoral Care

What is an Opening to Grace Retreat?

An opening to grace retreat is a time to let go, let down, rest, and explore where you are in your life: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.


Drawing on the resources and wisdom of the inclusive, grace filled

·        Christian Healing traditions

·        Wisdom of Gestalt therapy

·        Meditation practices

·        Sharing times of silence

·        Guided meditation, as well as

·        Playful group times


Each participant will have individual time to work, which means a time to receive the group’s attention and care as Sara coaches the ‘worker’ to explore with awareness and support, whatever is arising for them to explore/heal/work on.


As a participant, you are in charge of how much you choose to share or request from the group.  Part of Sara’s role is to ensure that you do and share and only what you wish to, with no pressure from her or anyone else present in the group.


We will meet each day from 9:30-5.  Musical instruments are very welcome, and you should plan to bring a lunch with you.


Questions? Contact

Cost: $ 350  Limited to 10 participants


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Sara is an ordained United Methodist minister and a Gestalt Pastoral Psychotherapist practicing in New York City and Connecticut. From a young age, Sara found holiness, comfort and beauty in many religious traditions and in the many expressions of Christianity. Her Christian faith has been significantly nourished by Judaism and by the meditation and awareness practices of Buddhism. 

She is married and she is the mom of two grown children.  She lives with her husband in Goshen,CT, has a gestalt therapy practice in NYC and teaches Gestalt pastoral care with her colleagues in Gestalt Pastoral Care Inc. located in CT, NY PA, VA, IN, so far.

About the Leader:



Sunday, October 7, 2018    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM 

Monday, October 8, 2018    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM 


General: $350

Alumni: $315

The Graduate Institute


171 Amity Road

Bethany, CT 06524

United States

Phone: (203) 874-4252

Fax:      (203) 874-8070

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