Welcome to the 2nd Colorado
HSP Weekend Retreat and Workshop
March 29, 30, 31, 2019
Closest airport: Denver International; Shuttle from airport to Ft. Collins – https://greenrideco.com/
Co-facilitated by Jacquelyn Strickland, LPC, co-founder with
Dr. Elaine Aron of the HSP Gathering RetreatsSince2001
Barbara Allen-Williams, Founder
National Centre for High Sensitivity CIC in the U.K.
Friday, March 29th – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, March 30th ~ 9:30am – 3:30pm and 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sunday, March 31st ~ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $310, includes lunch, coffee, teas, snacks (does not include lodging)
Friday evening, March 29th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
We will open our weekend retreat and workshop with time to meet each other and time to reflect on a personal intention or goal. We will share our name, where we are from, how long we’ve known about the HSP trait. We will close our evening with a “free write” writing prompt: “What I most hope to receive from this weekend with other HSPs is …” Sharing your journal write is optional.
Saturday, March 30th – 9:30 – 3:30 pm
This will be a day to explore facts, myths and mysteries of the trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity from a scientific, personal and individual perspective. We will also focus on the unique way individual HSPs manifest the four characteristics all HSPs share: D.O.E.S. – Depth of Processing; Overstimulation, Emotional Intensity/Responsiveness; Sensitivity to Subtleties. This will form the basis for creating our own unique HSP Self-Care plan.
3:30 – 7:00 pm – Free time to rest, nap, journal and/or explore Ft. Collins. Old Town, with restaurants, shops and interesting alleyways, is only about 3 blocks away.
7:00 – 8:30 pm Viewing the documentary, Sensitive: The Untold Story. A one-hour documentary released in 2016 with Q & A to follow. Jacquelyn makes a brief appearance at the end of this documentary.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 9:30 – 4:30 pm
Becoming an empowered highly sensitive person is a unique journey and there are joys, challenges and repercussions along the way for each of us. Becoming an empowered HSP and manifesting those gifts in the world requires a deep level of self-care, compassion, wisdom, and support. This day invites you to look at your support network, your vocational and personal impact on others in both practical and numinous ways. The ‘numinous space’ is where one becomes connected to ‘something’ greater than oneself. HSPs often self-create those spaces as part of who they are, but as they mature, they also create and maintain those spaces for others, pointing the way for them to experience this sense of the numinous. Bring your personal self to this day, not your professional ‘role’ – as looking after the one, will take care of the other.
Barbara has been a co-facilitator at several HSP Gathering Retreats (Sweden,
2013; Germany, 2015; Canada, 2015, United Kingdom, 2011, 2013, 2018).
The National Centre for High Sensitivity offers education, links and
resources, events for HSPs, trainings for Professionals and for HSPs who
want to facilitate their own HSP Meetups around the UK.
Barbara and Jacquelyn are also Advanced HSP Consultants trained in March 2018 by Dr. Elaine Aron to be contacts media interviews and speaking enagements. They are also trained to answer any research questions you may have. Combined, Barbara and Jacquelyn have over 27 years of work with highly sensitive people. Besides colleagues, Barbara and Jacquelyn, a sensitive introvert and sensitive extrovert, have formed a special HSP friendship over the years.
LODGING Options – Fort Collins, Colorado ~ We will be utilizing a
spacious, beautifully remodeled home as our meeting space. This home is 3
blocks from restaurants, and interesting alleyways in Old Town, Ft. Collins. It is available for overnight guests: 3 bedroom, (King and 2 Queens). After our meeting ends each day, you will have access to the entire house, including full gourmet kitchen, 50” flat screen TV; Blue-Ray/DVD player; high speed internet. You will share the house with no more than 6 total if double occupancy in the three bedrooms, or 3 others if single occupancy.
And — you may check in as early as Noon on Friday, March 29 ; checking out by 10 am on Monday, April 1st.
Dining Room and Workshop/Retreat area
Loding options in the retreat house:
Single, 3 nights @$110 per night = $330
Double, 3 nights $80 per night = $240