Living Fully, the Second Half of Life: A Retreat for Men over 50

Living Fully the Second Half of Life, a Retreat for Men Over 50

Join us March 22, 2015 when Milton Woolley will lead a men’s retreat to explore making the second half of life meaningful and filled with purpose.

Woolley has noted a lack of rites of passage for men over 50 in our culture. The second half of life has the potential to be the most valuable in a man’s life. This retreat is ideal for men who are eager to consciously engage in the second half of life. Using the labyrinth as a template for our work, men will have a chance to talk about what life has meant, how meaning has changed with time and how to define and take charge of their life’s path.

The retreat will include discussions to explore the events and beliefs that have shaped each participant’s life thus far. We will explore how to define and pursue new directions based on the wealth of wisdom and experience accumulated over the years. There will be interpersonal explorations, and the use of reading materials to stimulate thought. We will walk the labyrinth at the Retreat Center as well as the one built in the town square. There will be time to hike and explore the land. There will be opportunities to participate in a Temazcal Ceremony (the Argentine equivalent to a sweat lodge). There will also be a classic Argentine Asado (a very wonderful Argentine Barbecue). Participants will also be entertained with live authentic music of the Argentinian culture. Massage and other body work is available for an additional cost.

About Milton Woolley

Milton Woolley, Marriage and Family Therapist, has been working with youth, couples and individuals for 40 years. He has directed a youthful offender’s diversion clinic for 8 years in the beginning of his career and been in private practice for 32 years, a good portion of which was dedicated to work with men’s issues. As he approaches his 71st year of life he has developed a keen interest in the lack of meaningful rites of passage for men over 50 years of age in our culture. There is a deep need to define purpose, forms of creativity and meaning in these later years.
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