Latest Poetry from Matt
“If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay.”
― Stephen Levine, A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last
The Power of Groups with Shared Experience
Retreat and group participants have a first hand experience that is common and a safe space is opened to share their life with a group of individuals with similar histories. When a safe space is created, that space is made sacred as participants face their often unrecognized and unexpressed individual fears, joys, and desires in an open environment. Supported by a carefully chosen variety of contemplative health practices, participants cultivate a witnessing awareness that helps them see the world with new eyes.
In short, the goal of the retreats and groups is to set the table for personal transformation— to learn how to Stop, Be Calm and Rest in order to do the sometimes difficult work of looking at issues that we would rather ignore or brush aside.
"As you teach, so shall you learn"
- A Course in Miracles
The presentations listed can be adapted to the educational and experiential needs of your specific group. If you would like to host a presentation, please contact Matt directly using the provided contact information.
Matt has written and edited oncology related texts and published numerous scientific articles, with his special field of interest being integrative oncology. He published a health and wellness book and has begun seeking publication of poetry.