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Retreat Intentions:

  • Get to know each other and start to build community
  • Create a container for the work we are about to do
  • Understand the roots of fatphobia and size-ism
  • Explore your body story through a weight-inclusive lens
    and a Body Trust® approach
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Experience the power of creating inclusive spaces for
    this healing work

Retreat Schedule

Sunday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Local Restaurant/Bar
> Optional Meet & Greet 

Monday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kennedy School
(Lunch Provided)
> Building a Container for Brave Work
> Guest Speaker
> What is Body Trust®?
>Body Trust® Client Panel

Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kennedy School
(Lunch Provided , POC meet-up)

> Guest Speaker
> The Development Theory of Embodiment

Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kennedy School
(Lunch Provided)

> Narrative Approaches to Help People Reclaim Body Trust
> Exploring Your Body Story

Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kennedy School
(Breakfast Provided)
> Introduction to the Learning Platform
> What to Expect in the Next Six Months
> Staying Connected
> Closing Activities

Although this retreat is part of the training, this time is for you. Throughout the retreat, we will be doing activities and guided meditations to deepen your personal practice of shame resilience and body trust®.

“Bringing bravery into your work and life.”


The Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave
Portland, OR 97211