Healing Practices for Tired Souls: Insights from Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, and Spirituality

Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8, 2023
Facilitator(s): Anne Kertz Kernion


Healing Practices For Tired Souls Website


COVID-19 changed our world in many ways, creating challenges that impact all of our lives. During this retreat, we explore several spiritual practices to support healing our bodies, minds and spirits. The multimedia presentations will uncover the wisdom of gratitude, the calm generated with simple breath and meditation exercises, the restorative benefits of appreciating nature, and the nurturing cultivated through self-compassion. Insights from neuroscience and positive psychology will be incorporated into our time, as well as opportunities to experience these practices. A creative activity and time for small group discussion will be included as we gently tend to our spirits.

Friday, October 6, to Sunday, October 8, 2023
The retreat begins on Friday at 7:00pm and concludes with the noon meal on Sunday.
Cost of $360 includes overnight accommodations, program, and meals.

You can register and pay online by clicking the register button above, by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 with a credit card number, or by mailing a check made out to Siena Retreat Center.” Payment must be received to complete registration. Registration closes five days before the retreat. Please call the front desk with any questions.

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About the Facilitators

Anne Kertz KernionAnne Kertz Kernion

Anne Kertz Kernion is a frequent lecturer and retreat leader, presenting topics that combine neuroscience, positive psychology, and spirituality to groups in the US and Australia. She has a master’s degree in Theology from Duquesne University, a Certificate in the Science of Happiness from the University of California—Berkeley, and a graduate certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of Missouri. For fourteen years, Anne taught “Cross-Cultural Understanding of Religious Meaning” at Carlow University. Her recent book, “Spiritual Practices for the Brain: Caring for Mind, Body and Soul," has won numerous awards. Anne is the owner and artist of Cards by Anne, an inspirational greeting card company.