From Conflict to Connection

June 14, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - June 16, 2024 @ 1:00 pm


Brent Anderson


Start: June 14, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

End: June 16, 2024 @ 1:00 pm

Cost: $320

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $300 through 4/14/2024.

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Presenter: Brent Anderson

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $300 through 4/14/2024.

From Conflict to Connection: Contemplative Practices that Heal Families & Organizations

Don’t miss this special 4-session retreat when chaplain and workplace communication advisor Brent Anderson, M.Div., shares proven techniques for sparking conversation, leading effective dialogue and managing conflict. Get ready for peaceful, productive exchanges that heal fractured relationships. Rooted in chaplaincy, spiritual direction principles, neurobiology, social psychology, and empathy research, we’ll encounter contemplative practices that open us to a profound sense of the presence of God. These practices will prepares us for more fruitful ways of engaging with others.

Check-in begins at 4pm and then dinner will follow at 6pm. The retreat will begin after dinner. Mass will be available on Sunday morning before your departure and lunch will also be included. Guided by Brent Anderson.

If you are interested in a double occupancy room option or a commuter option, please email Jennifer.Murphy@BonSecoursRCC.org.

As a mission integration healthcare executive, spiritual director, hospital chaplain, and co-Principal Investigator for the John Templeton sponsored research “Tending the Soul, Transforming Healthcare,” Brent Anderson, M.Div., BCC, has facilitated seminars on effective dialogue techniques, ethics, human trafficking response, the art of reflection, and leadership training for thousands of educators, physicians, nurses, and healthcare administrators. He has enjoyed working with leading resilience studies researchers to create workshops for healthcare staff and contributing to the ongoing formation of chaplains, spiritual directors, clergy and lay leaders through mentorship, education, and retreat ministry. He is a contributing author for Presence, Journal of Spiritual Direction, and Franciscan Media. Prior to domestic ministry, Brent served as a nonprofit consultant and Fulbright scholar in Uganda, which led to HIV testing, AIDS medication, and safe water access for tens of thousands among rural villages. Brent has studied multiple philosophies of dialogue, and as the Chair of a hospital ethics committee, he honed the skills for dialoguing across polarities in highly charged situations. Hallmarks of his formation have included a 30-day Ignation retreat, 5-month monastic formation, Master of Divinity studies at Santa Clara, and year of volunteer service. More info is at CultivatingUnity.org.

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $300 through 4/14/2024.

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