NMMW Spring Retreat April 15-17 2011


10th Annual NM Men’s Wellness Spring Retreat

April 15-17, 2011


A Leatherman for the Soul Man

led by

Christopher King and Friends

Everything comes from silence.

Through meditation I enter the silence.

OVERVIEW: This weekend retreat, sponsored by New Mexico Men€™s Wellness (NMMW), will provide direct instruction on four meditation/energetic practices. These techniques are safe, easy to learn, and provide both relief from distress as well as enhanced well-being, sensitivity and inner contentment– for the practitioners and for those they include by their intentions. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a featured offering, has provided marked reductions in emotional and physical distress symptoms for hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide over the last 20 years.

Small GroupMen will work together in small groups of four to six to practice and process these techniques. Within the large group setting (20 to 30 men) there will be time for one or two talking circles€”where men share insights, experiences and wisdom. Regular intervals of live music€”including singing, guitars, recorders and drums–are planned.  On Saturday night after dark, Joseph Woods will lead the men in an outdoor fire ceremony.

In between the structured periods for learning, music and sharing, men will enjoy free time, relaxation and outdoor recreation. Intimacy, humor and camaraderie are typical benefits of NMMW retreats. The accommodations at Hummingbird are simple but comfortable, and meals are provided.

THE MEN: For the past 26 years New Mexico Men€™s Wellness has provided forums for men to learn, grow and freely express  their creativity, intentions and wisdom. We embrace diversity and encourage all men with an interest in our community to attend this Retreat.  To learn more about NMMW, please explore the website menu at the top of this page.

ck-ghost-ranchLEADER: Christopher King is a clinical social worker who is privileged to work with veterans at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque. The leadership roles at these Retreats are shared among the participants– men with diverse knowledge, experience and skills, and with a common belief in our capacities for personal growth, nurturing, creativity and leadership.

SETTING: Hummingbird Music Camp is located in Jemez Springs New Mexico. We will have the north campus to ourselves€”including a large meeting room, covered outdoor space and dorm style double rooms with communal showers. The main campus, including the dining room where we share our meals with the other guests, is a ten minute walk from our headquarters. A lively stream runs through the campus, and the nearby forested mountains and dramatic red rock cliffs provide ready opportunities for hiking, bird watching and exploration.

P4190183REGISTRATION: Click on: Registration Form Spring 2011 to download this information in printable form (Adobe Acrobat PDF) including a registration form with fee information.  The registration form may be printed and filled out by hand or completed on your computer (requiring only Acrobat Reader) and printed and mailed in.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so send it in as soon as possible and no later than April 1st. We expect 20 to 30 men to attend, and we will create a waiting list if needed.

SCHOLARSHIPS: NMMW has funds to provide partial or full sponsorship for those men who are eager to attend and in need of financial assistance. Please contact Christopher King directly (chking@swcp.com or 505-999-6270) for further information.

Click here to download the printable flyer and registration form.

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