Healing Into Wholeness

July 27-August 2, 2015

The more we look at nature the more we see our own life reflected back. In nature there are no straight lines, only curves and spirals; birth, life, death, and renewal. By actively paying attention, nature reveals itself as a mirror to life experiences providing opportunity for new growth to emerge.

– Corinna Stevenson, Founder, Dragonfly Healing

When death and disability come close, it is a time of danger and opportunity which raises questions about the meaning of life. Whether it’s a cancer diagnosis, a life-threatening illness, a near death experience, or the loss of a loved one, all aspects of life are thrown into a time of turmoil and transition.

In nature there are no straight lines, only curves and spirals; birth, life, death, and renewal. By actively paying attention, nature reveals itself as a mirror to life experiences helping to successfully navigate difficult life transitions. Nature takes us beyond our self, into the depths of our soul, and invites us to find meaning and connection.

During Healing Into Wholeness, we will immerse ourselves in nature and contemplate core questions that arise for each of us in relationship to our experience. In the company of one another we will listen to and share our stories. We will explore what it means to be whole in the face of the ordeal that we are living. 

By the end of our time together you will have an inspired understanding of how to go forth reclaiming your place in the world. You will deepen your understanding of the healing and supportive qualities of nature, rekindling your relationship to self and renewing your connection to the Earth.  You will know the natural world as a mirror of the strength, beauty, and wholeness that exists within you. 

Guides: Corinna Stevenson & Tara Souch

Location: CanAdventure Education’s Forest Camp, Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC

Contact: dragonflyprograms@gmail.com

Cost: $500.00-$850.00 Dragonfly has created a sliding scale for this program in an effort make it accessible to a wide range of people. We have set forth no criteria and trust that each individual will pay what they feel is appropriate.

Program Overview: Our gathering place will be at Ravenwood Forest Camp, in the beautiful Sayward Valley. You are encouraged to arrive on Friday, July 3, the night before we officially start. The group will then come together for its first meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. We will complete our time together on the afternoon of July 11.  The schedule is designed to be spacious and nourishing to honor the delicacy of the work we are doing.

During this program, nature will serve as a guide. Our mornings will be spent in circle, sharing our stories and working with nature as a mirror. Through this process, we will see reflected back important symbols serving as guides and answers to some of the deep questions that arise.

In the afternoons, you will be invited to further explore your journey of healing through contemplative walks and time alone on the land. A 24-hour solo with fasting (optional) begins on the morning of day 5. During your time of solitude your guides will maintain an all night vigil. Individual modifications to the solo can be made based on personal needs.

A note to people with limited wilderness experience:  Ravenwood is located on 40 private acres bordering the crystal clear waters of the Salmon River, in the Sayward Valley. The land features majestic old-growth forest, grassy meadows, and many species of edible and culturally significant plants. Visitors are graced with regular visits from a local herd of Roosevelt Elk and the annual salmon run draws in wildlife of all kinds, including black bears and bald eagles.

Although, the camp is rustic, facilities include a 1,500 square foot lodge with full kitchen, a traditional sweat lodge, hot showers, and laundry facilities. There are several very basic indoor shared accommodation options available on site, on a first-come first-serve basis and plenty of room for tent camping. For people wanting or needing more comfortable indoor accommodations, Sayward Valley Resort is a 5 minute walk away.

Activities undertaken will be non-strenuous, and our emphasis will be on your physical and emotional safety.  We will provide a list of personal equipment that each participant should bring.

Food is provided and in the spirit of community living; participants will help at meal time. Participants with extra-ordinary dietary considerations are asked to bring food that will supplement the menu and provide for your needs.

This program offers support, guidance, ceremony, and a safe container in which to witness and empower each individual's journey of healing into wholeness. As guides, our intent is to bear witness to your story and support your journey of healing.

 

 Healing Into Wholeness

Sayward, Mid-Vancouver Island, BC: July 4-10, 2015.  
Cost $500.00-850.00