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Nurturing Contemplative Experiences Workshop 2024

November 15 @ 5:00 pm November 17 @ 1:00 pm PST

SoulStream Presents:


Contemplative Facilitation Workshop

Nurturing Contemplative Experiences

The mission of SoulStream centers on nurturing contemplative experience with Christ leading to inner freedom and loving service.

Many Partners and friends have felt the invitation to offer contemplative experiences to others as a way to live out this mission in their own circle of relationships. As a result, SoulStream desires to explore with others some of the themes of facilitation that have made our courses so life-giving.

This workshop is for those who:

  • have a growing experience of contemplative life
  • and are interested in facilitating contemplative experiences with a range of focus, such as an introduction to contemplative living, a one-day prayer retreat, or a weekend intro to various forms of contemplative prayer

The intent will be to explore three core values vital to SoulStream facilitation:

  • facilitating out of our own current lived experience
  • facilitating with personal honesty and vulnerability
  • facilitating in community

Within the framework of these values, the workshop will offer opportunity to explore specific aspects of planning for such an experience:

  • developing desired outcomes
  • finding an appropriate rhythm and structure 
  • asking questions that help to go deeper
  • addressing potential issues that might be encountered
  • considering the value of humour

The workshop will also involve a panel of experienced SoulStream facilitators.
Participants will be expected to engage with some material prior to the workshop.

We invite you to join us!

Date: November 15-17, 2024
Times: Beginning: 5:00 pm (PST) Friday – Ending: 1:00 pm (PST) Sunday
Location: To be offered online via Zoom. You will need a free Zoom account to access the course.
Cost: Cost of registration is $185 CDN

Register using the online form below. Registration closes November 1, 2024

Facilitation Team:

Deb Arndt: Executive Director of SoulStream and Facilitator for Living from the Heart 

Pearl Nieuwenhuis: Facilitator for Art of Spiritual Direction 

Doug Schroeder: Facilitator for Living from the Heart and Art of Spiritual Direction 

Registration Form