Self-Care Retreat

Sponsored by the office of Pastoral Care and Counseling, the Self-Care Retreat is for IGRC clergy and spouses and will be April 25-27 at Pere Marquette State Park and Lodge, Illinois Route 100 (The Great River Road), 13653 Lodge Blvd. in Grafton. Cost is $45 per person, hotel not included. The Retreat registration deadline is April 9.

A block of rooms have been reserved for Wednesday and Thursday evening for $89/night plus tax. Please contact the Lodge directly to book your room by calling 618-786-2331. Most meals are included in your Retreat registration (Wednesday dinner, Thursday breakfast, Thursday lunch, Friday breakfast and Friday lunch). The Board of Ordained Ministry has granted 1 CEU for persons attending the entire event.

If registering as a couple, fill out the top information as a contact for the group. Then list both participants individually below, which will give each person questions to answer individually.

Wednesday April 25

1pm     Registration

* Massage ladies available from 8am-4:30pm*

* Sacred Spaces (interactive prayer stations) available from 2-8pm *

2pm    Retreat Opening: Shauna Summers, LPC

2:30pm    SESSION 1:

4:30    SESSION 2:

6pm     Dinner provided on site

Rivers of Life Praise Band

Thursday April 26

* Massage ladies available from 8am-6pm*

* Sacred Spaces (interactive prayer stations) available all day *

8:30am Breakfast provided on site

9:30am    SESSION 3:

11:30am -12:30 pm     Lunch provided on site

1pm    SESSION 4:

2:30pm    SESSION 5:

4:30pm    SESSION 6:

---- Dinner is ON YOUR OWN -----

Friday April 27

8:30am    Breakfast provided on site

9:15am --*-- Go for an easy 1/2 mile walk with PCC Coordinator Shauna Summers

10:30am SESSION 7:

Noon Closing Remarks

12:30pm Lunch provided

2pm      Safe Travels Home!



  • Physiology of Stress and how Lifestyle Choices can Help;   Ann Alton, PhD (Physical Therapist)
  • Practices that help or hinder IGRC PK Spirituality;  Steve Pichaske, DMin (IGRC Clergy)
  • The Toll Taking Care of Others Takes on You;   Mary Ann Griffith, LCPC (Licensed Counselor)
  • Reducing Anxiety & Increasing Resilience;  Bill Blundell, LCPC (Licensed Counselor)
  • Connection between Chronic Stress, Chronic Pain and Chronic Disease;   Ann Alton. PhD (Physical Therapist)
  • Movement Practices; (Physical Therapist)
  • 'Help, I can't do this anymore!' How Boundaries can help you survive pastoral ministry; Danira Parra (IGRC Clergy)
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*Are you clergy or spouse?
Clergy ($45)
Spouse ($45)
Chair massage opportunity

Chair massage will be available on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be a sign-up sheet for the chair massage schedule at the registration table. However, please indicate your interest here to insure adequate staffing for those times.

Continuing Education Credit

While attending sessions is always up to you, BOOM is offering units of Continuing Education credit to those who attend all sessions. Regardless of whether you plan to attend all workshops, this retreat does qualify for Continuing Education funds. If you attend a workshop at each session, you can bring back a CE certificate.The IGRC Board of Ordained Ministry will grant 1 unit of Continuing Education credit to any participant who attends the ENTIRE Self-Care event. Check the box to be eligible for CEU's.

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