“The Lord will send His loving-kindness in the day. And His song will be with me in the night.”

Psalm 42:8 NLT

Are you longing for more love and kindness in your life, more peace of mind, more time and space; the chance to slow down and saviour those moments filled with beauty and grace and to focus on your inner being? 

We invite you to our retreat, “The power of loving-kindness”.

It is God’s greatest desire that we experience His Love. He knows how we can catch our breath in His Loving Kindness. How we can transform from within without driving ourselves harder and harder to be better and better. God calls to us to be still, to rest, to trust in His grace and Loving-kindness, a gift, without cost. 

Sometimes our beliefs, conscious and unconscious, prevent us from receiving this wondrous gift. Outside the realm of conscious awareness, our nervous system works continuously, evaluating risks in the environment, checking and assessing. When our system is stressed out like this; anxious about all sorts of things, our brain goes into ‘lockdown’, a tunnel vision that restricts our perspective and drives protective behaviours, preventing us from resting and receiving and realising our fullest potential. 

When we slow down and let go of trying and striving, the peace of God surrounds our heart. Our inner world begins to open and take in His love, by letting go, we fall back into the image of God within us, transformed into His likeness through love. 

Pauline Skeates, the founder of Insight International and developer of Insight Focused Therapy (IFT), will lead us for three days of entering into the presence of God. Her enthusiastic, catchy and humorous style of teaching will make you feel right at home where you can relax, as she invites you to go on a journey; to unwind in the safety of loving-kindness. 

You will learn how to establish the essential elements that are necessary for the brain to rewire itself; the important aspects of how the brain functions and how best to utilize its natural processes to promote insight, integration and healing. You will discover “it is not what’s wrong with you, but what happened to you” that got you to where you are right now. Change is possible when we see things from a different perspective in the loving and kind presence of the always-present One.

 During this retreat, time is allocated for teaching, worship, wonder, stillness, and fellowship. You will have the opportunity to gain experiences that will change your life. There will also be time to get creative and of course to enjoy delicious meals, interaction and nature.

Course Details

3rd – 5th April 2020
Friday 9.30am – Sunday 4.30pm


De Eemlandhoeve in Bunschoten-Spakenburg

€ 510,- incl. accommodation in a double bedroom or
€ 595,- for a single bedroom
€ 395,- excl. accommodation
Early bird discount of € 45,- is available until the 1st of Feb

Lunch, dinner, beverages and snacks
We cooperate with the Van der Valk Hotel A1 where we have a limited number of rooms allocated for participants of the retreat. We recommend that you register for the retreat as soon as possible to secure your room. This hotel is at a 8 minute drive from the Eemlandhoeve.

If you are looking for a budget accommodation then it is also possible to stay at the Eemlandhoeve in a pipowagon or in your own tent/camper/caravan

For any other information please feel free to email Esther, Saskia or Pauline.

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