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Spiritual Gifts of Ageing

Ageing certainly presents challenges! It’s easy to see only the negatives. But that’s a mistake. In fact, research suggests that ageing offers profound spiritual gifts – if only we reach out to embrace them.

This retreat explores how the natural psychological processes associated with ageing can enrich our lives – if we let them. What we fear to lose as we age are actually necessary losses on the road to a more spiritual way of being. And age allows the possibility of new insights on the life we’ve lived, new perspectives, new healing. Those processes, fully embraced, can lead us to serenity: to ‘the peace that passes all understanding’.

Spiritual Gifts of Ageing

Led by: Dr Stephanie Thornton

Ageing certainly presents challenges! It’s easy to see only the negatives. But that’s a mistake. In fact, research suggests that ageing offers profound spiritual gifts – if only we reach out to embrace them.

This retreat explores how the natural psychological processes associated with ageing can enrich our
lives – if we let them. What we fear to lose as we age are actually necessary losses on the road to a more spiritual way of being. And age allows the possibility of new insights on the life we’ve lived, new perspectives, new healing. Those processes, fully embraced, can lead us to serenity: to ‘the peace that passes all understanding’.

Dr Stephanie Thornton (C.Psychol AFBPsS) is a psychologist specialising in human development, and author of a text book in the area ‘Understanding Human Development’, Palgrave Macmillan. Since retiring from an academic career
at Sussex University, she has published pastoral books and led over 50 retreats for seminarians, religious and lay people.

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Non-residential

R3019-NR

Spiritual Gifts of Ageing

Starts: 2nd July, 2019

Ends: 4th July, 2019

Full cost: £157.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £65.00

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Residential

R3019-R

Spiritual Gifts of Ageing

Starts: 2nd July, 2019

Ends: 4th July, 2019

Full cost: £235.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £65.00

Please arrive by noon on Tuesday. Course ends with lunch on Thursday.

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.