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“Beauty and the Forming of the Soul” a retreat with Curt Thompson

October 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm


This retreat is now full. You are welcome to be added to a waiting list and we will contact you if a space becomes available.

Dr. Curt Thompson, author of The Anatomy of the Soul, and The Soul of Shame, will present a retreat on “Beauty and the Forming of the Soul.” Using his work on the intersection of spirituality and interpersonal neurobiology, Curt will lead us on the inner journey of finding and being found by the God of Beauty and the beauty of God. This retreat will be held October 4-6. The suggested donation for the retreat including lodging and all meals is $300. We have a few spaces for commuters at a suggested donation rate of $200 (which includes supper on Friday and lunch and supper on Saturday). Scholarships are available for those unable to pay the full amount. Please use the form below or send an email to contact@hermitagecommunity.org to register or with questions. Registrations will be confirmed upon receipt of a $50 registration fee (non-refundable).

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Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia and the founder of Being Known, LLC, and The Center for Being Known, an organization that develops resources to educate and train leaders about the intersection between interpersonal neurobiology, Christian spiritual formation, and vocational creativity. He is the author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine, completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is actively engaged in learning and education as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues.  Throughout his career, along with treating adults, adolescents, and families, his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spirituality.  He is a frequent speaker on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats.

He has specific expertise in the field of interpersonal neurobiology and how it reflects important tenants of Christian faith, providing opportunities to comprehend and experience that same faith in fresh trustworthy ways. Much of his work is now committed to training other professionals across cultures and in multiple vocational domains in the same material.

He and his wife Phyllis are the parents of two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia.  He serves as an elder at Washington Community Fellowship, a congregation of the Mennonite church, in Washington, D.C.  His duties there have included preaching, teaching, and involvement in the fellowship’s healing prayer ministry.

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October 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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