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Day Retreat – The COVID Chrysalis: Journaling Through Changing Times

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


In our first return to in-person events, we’re pleased to present this afternoon retreat in the lush wooded gardens of the South Coast Guest House.

Join us as we explore the COVID Chrysalis, the term we’ve coined to describe these unusual times. We’re turning within and facing a new reality. The last several months have brought an unprecedented amount of change on both a personal and global scale and Journal Therapy is a powerful way to work through the complexities of our current landscape. This afternoon of guided writing will help you develop new tools to cope with the ever-changing landscape and an outlet for creativity and self-expression.

Here is what we’ll explore over the course of this afternoon session:

  • Making peace with the new normal
  • Processing the personal and emotional impacts of the pandemic
  • Creating deeper connection to self within uncertainty
  • Cultivating a new mindset
  • Forging deeper connections with community
  • Re-imagining work and career
  • Parenting and caring for family during changing times
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Finding solace in isolation
  • Creative writing as a means to express emotion
  • Managing the onslaught of media
  • Stream of consciousness writing to create mental space

    Each participant will be gifted a hand-crafted journal by local Niagara artist Samantha Nan plus an individual snack pack (with plant-based options available) to nourish and recharge over our break.

    Space is limited to 12 participants, so register early to secure your spot.

    Sunday September 27th
    1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    South Coast Guest House Gardens


    This event is outdoors only. Participants will be asked to self-screen for symptoms on the day of the event and to kindly stay home if they are unwell. Physical distancing will be in place, and we ask that you kindly bring a mask to wear indoors when using the restrooms.

    *Cancellation policy – A refund, less a 10% administration fee, is eligible with up to 24 hours notice. No cancellations are accepted 24 hours before day retreats, workshops, classes, solo or couples’ sessions. Last-minute cancellations due to illness will be converted to credits towards future events or any of our other journal therapy sessions.

    Register Here


September 27
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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South Coast Guest House
10135 Cement Road
Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 6B8 Canada
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