8.15.17 Breathing Space: A Valuable Interlude for Caregivers

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Just as there is a steadying interlude between movements in music, all persons need interludes in their lives to steady and nourish themselves. Each day retreat is designed to offer opportunities for you to relax and renew. Drawing from the seasons and a variety of experiences using story, sound, music, play, and creative expression, you will have permission to tell your own story, freedom to explore your own experiences, play and laugh, and simply relax as yourself in a welcoming space. In addition, you will be able to take away helpful spiritual practices for nourishing life’s journey.

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall

“Play-cation” – Experience the Sacred Art of Play. Permission to play with childlike wonder and wisdom. Register HERE.

Cost: $50 per session, includes lunch


Donna Patterson is a retired United Methodist Clergywoman, Spiritual Director, Mentor, Poet, Storyteller, and a Laughter Yoga leader. She holds certification as a Spiritual Care Provider for Disaster Response, and as a Transitional Interim Minister. Donna has led workshop and retreats at both local and national levels on worship, spiritual formation, women’s spirituality, mental illness, medical ethics and support for families with disabilities. May 2017, she completed a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality and Story from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Donna is creative, curious, and a consummate learner. She fully embraces the joy of walking with and encouraging others as a precious gift in this journey called life.

Karen Renée Robb is the founder of Frame Drum Wisdom, LLC and The Music City Alliance for Sound & Music Healing; a REMO HealthRHYTHMS facilitator; and serves as an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. After a 25 year career in the corporate realm, she left to pursue her passion, advocating for and awakening people to the power of sound and music for healing and well-being. Karen Renée utilizes the frame drum to help people connect with their voice and innate rhythm. Through personal exploration of sound and music-making, people are uplifted, enlivened and renewed in a beautiful way. Facilitating in group settings or private one-on-one sessions, Karen Renée brings a level of compassion and caring that creates ease and comfort to those she encounters. It is her dedication to bringing out the best in the people she meets that makes the experiences she creates meaningful and memorable.