Writing to Make a Difference
The "Writing to Make a Difference" Weekend Retreat invites you to take time out to reflect and explore your writing as a way to make a difference in the world. The retreat offers you tools and some powerful experiences to boost your self-confidence, and urge you to more deeply trust your inner vision of sharing your ideas as a way to create positive and inspiring change.
Led by an Award-winning Author
Keys Aims of this Retreat
Purpose of the retreat
This retreat aims to inspire you to step into your creative and personal power.
Check in is at 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Group Dinner
Friday Evening 8:00 p.m.
We'll move into a relaxing introduction to the weekend. Expect to ease into writing and creativity with some calm, guided exercises to tap into creative pleasure, work with dreams, and open to inspiration.
9:00 a.m. Meditation, check-in on dreams and experiences, and introduction to themes of the day.
9:30 - 12:30 Writing and Creative Practice
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
Rest and Reflection Time
3 - 6 p.m. Afternoon program and excursions.
7 p.m. Dinner
8:30 to Noon Morning workshops.
- Creating On Purpose - Vision & Values
- Tapping into Other Parts of Your Brain for Big Flow
- Balance and Structure
- Understanding Your Unique Creative Process
Some of the topics may include:
Clarity and Pulling Focus
Self-Expression & Expansion
Creativity & Vulnerability
Tapping into Emotions
Intuition & Expansion
Publishing and Platform
Allowing and Receiving Creative Inspiration
About the teaching style: Workshops are highly interactive. We aim to create a safe, fun, and sacred space for self-inquiry and offer practical tools to help you access your own inner wisdom and creative energy.
Retreat Location in Menthon St. Bernard, France on Lake Annecy
The retreat center is a clean and simple center with comfortable lounge and lake view dining area.
What people say about past retreats:
"I can't thank you enough for the retreat in June. You gave me so much positivity and I would love to do it again. It was a joy." -- from OS, from Los Angeles, CA
“I just wanted to send you a quick email to tell you how grateful I am for the sessions which I attended with you in Geneva. They have really made a lasting impact on me. I have been mediating more and more and its great!” – SJ in Dubai
“Debra resists ‘telling’ in favor of guiding you to your own discoveries. She will then help you to discover what is truth for you – or encourage you to continue seeking. She is real and she is amazing [and] has a true caring nature.” - PR, French Alps Retreat, Charlotte, NC
Who Will Benefit
The retreat is for anyone seeking to make the next big leap in their writing. Maybe you've been thinking about writing that book or starting that blog. But stepping out of your usual comfort zone feels scary and unfamiliar.
In this retreat, you'll be encouraged to trust your inner voice and gain more Self-confidence and trust the inner whispering of your spirit as you align with it more deeply.
You have the wisdom to know what you're being called to write. You'll be encouraged to make your inner yearnings conscious and reconnect with your natural gifts, talents, and wisdom.
Past retreats have attracted participants from all around the world and from a broad array of backgrounds including scientists, lawyers, people in healing professions, yoga teachers, artists, students, retirees, and people in transition looking for a new career. People have come from as far away as Los Angeles, California, New York City, Switzerland, France, Germany, India, and Tasmania, Australia. The retreat will provide an opportunity to step out of the ordinary rush into a pristine natural area of the French Alps. In this silence and natural beauty, miracles of self-discovery abound.
No prior writing experience necessary.
Bring an open heart and mind and give yourself a chance to experiment and enjoy your natural creativity in a beautiful environment.
What You'll Gain from the Retreat:
Give yourself a gift of space and time to reflect on what's important to you.
Please read, sign, and return the Retreat Waiver form which is included here.
For more information contact: email@example.com or call US + 1 843 410 0152 / France +33 6 44 89 3600
Cancellation policy: A non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. If for any reason Participant decides to cancel attendance at the Retreat, he/she agrees to notify Divinely Inspired Living Media LLC by email as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waiver Form Required for Retreat Participation - Download here.
Please write or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Debra and her team will be happy to give you information about ways to travel to the area and sites to see during your stay.