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Amazing Grace

  • Drumalis Retreat & Conference Centre 47 Old Glenarm Road Larne, BT40 1RW United Kingdom (map)
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   “It is not happiness that makes us grateful, it is gratefulness that makes us happy” -  Brother David Steindl-Rast

“It is not happiness that makes us grateful, it is gratefulness that makes us happy” - Brother David Steindl-Rast

Amazing grace is a retreat for anyone who wants to reduce stress, increase happiness be more alive in every moment.

In our world of plenty more people than ever before complain of feeling that they can never do enough, have enough or be enough. This kind of stress impacts people’s mental, physical and emotional health and is considered to be the epidemic of our time.

Count your Blessings

Our ancestors have always known what neuroscience is telling us today that gratefulness is the antidote to scarcity and stress.

True gratitude is not just a feeling. It is a practice of the heart lived in every moment. It is accepting life exactly as it is without needing to change it, fix it or control it. It is choosing to see the gift in every moment regardless of the prevailing circumstances or conditions.

Gratitude can be a natural antidepressant. When we regularly take the time to ask what we are grateful for, certain neural circuits are activated. Production of dopamine and serotonin increases and we have an increased sense of wellbeing, appreciation and contentment.

Gratefulness is the deepest prayer of our being it is prayed, not with our words, but with our hearts.

This retreat will offer those who come an opportunity to learn how to find peace among the incessant distractions and stresses of life.

Inspired by the wisdom of our grandparents and the age-old practices of different faith and spiritual traditions, Amazing Grace will be revealed in conversation, personal contemplation, guided gratefulness practices, good food, beautiful nature and the CELEBRATION OF ALL THAT IS GOOD IN OUR LIVES.

Earlier Event: April 21
MINDFULNESS MATTERS, OMAGH