Graduate Retreat: Moving on the Waves of Transition

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Moving on the Waves of Transition

Graduate Retreat

June 7-10th 2018

With Judith Schmidt PhD


“The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger and more courageous and more compassionate through our intimacy with disappearance.” David Whyte

Ever since our conception, we have been creating ourselves anew through our life transitions. You may wish to meditate on the many lives you have lived thus far, moving on from one to the other, sometimes thrown with great pain and loss and at other times with welcoming gratitude. You may wish to journal the waves of transition you have moved through.

And now, as you transition into ageing and into contemplating dying, some of us further along than others, we ride on the waves of creating ourselves anew yet again, never knowing when our final wave will take us out to sea.

In preparing for our time together in June, I invite each of us to take quiet time, perhaps for a few minutes daily, perhaps journaling to ask our Self:

  • What is my journey at this stage of my life?
  • What am I letting go of? Of my life, of my self, of those in my life?
  • Is there a rhythm I am aware of, of grieving my losses and of transitioning into new aspects of my life?
  • Are there new aspects of thinking, of seeing, of understanding I am creatively and courageously engaged in?

When we gather together in June, we shall each have ample space and time to move in liminal space, to witness one another in our letting go’s and in our re-forming who we are in body, mind and spirit and how we can stay open and vulnerable in the now as we ride the waves.

I invite each of you to let me know if there is any particular area of aging/death and dying you would like us to focus on. Your input will help me in preparing for our time together.


Dates/Times: June 7th – 10th 2018. We will meet Thursday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:30pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Tuition: $700

Location: Alexis’ House, 96 Bouton Road, South Salem, NY

To reserve your spot, please email Kelly Byrne: and she will give you the discount code for the Hilton.

Please reach out with any questions.

from Judith

with love

914 232 7370

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