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Fri, Oct 28


FCJ Retreat and Conference Centre

Courageously Embracing Change and Building Resilience - Oct.28, 2022

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Courageously Embracing Change and Building Resilience - Oct.28, 2022
Courageously Embracing Change and Building Resilience - Oct.28, 2022

Time & Location

Oct 28, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – Oct 30, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

FCJ Retreat and Conference Centre, 219 19 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0C8, Canada

About the Event

This weekend is about finding new ways to adapt to the many changes that occur because of life challenges and loss. Many of us are facing challenges due to: employment changes, cancelled plans and altered relationships.

During the weekend retreat a variety of creative processes will be used to understand the impact of these changes and their impact on our relationships, and how to build resiliency at this time. There will be opportunities for reflection, social connection and learning about resilience and self-care.  We will explore new ways to retrieve our life energies which allow us to navigate situations with a sense of peace.

This retreat is suitable for individuals living with anxiety, who have suffered a loss, who want to enhance their overall well-being, and who feel stuck and are searching for new meaning in life.


Sr. Ger Curran, is a member of the Society of Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). Originally from Ireland, Sr. Ger joined the FCJ Centre Resource Team in the fall of 2015. Ger has worked as a counsellor for many years in various settings. Before that, she served as school administrator and teacher in a high school in Ireland. She is a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Before qualifying as an accredited Counsellor, Ger completed a Master's degree in Family Counselling from the University of Iona, New York. Since coming to Canada, Ger is working in the areas of counselling, interfaith matters, and helping refugee families. She is a member of the Calgary Interfaith Council and Calgary Council of Christians and Jews.

Suzanne Clease MPS-AT, CCC, PCAT, BEd. Suzanne is a psychotherapist, professional art therapist, facilitator and a fibre artist who dabbles in acrylics and creates mixed media representations. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy and Spirituality with Art Therapy Specialization and is a registered member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and the Canadian Art Therapy Association. Her community experiences include Kids Help Phone as a crisis responder, Roots of Empathy, Calgary Children’s Hospital, Alzheimer’s Society, WP Puppet Theatre, Creative Aging Calgary Society and Pastoral Care. Suzanne integrates her professional and volunteer experiences and education to provide counselling and transformative retreats.


  • Live-In

    Includes 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners plus accommodation.




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