Working with Cultural & Legacy Burdens

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Kay Gardner, LCPC


University of Saint Mary of the Lake

1000 E Maple Avenue, Mundelein, IL 60060



Join us for this 3-day [in-person] retreat, July 7-9, 2023. 

    Working with Legacy & Cultural Burdens

    Legacy Burdens are beliefs, feelings and emotions that are handed down through the family line either directly or indirectly. These beliefs turn into burdens if tied to shame. Sometimes legacy burdens only go back a generation or two, but others can go far back, even hundreds of years.

    Join IFSI Lead Trainer, Kay Gardner for this 3-day experiential retreat, Working with Cultural and Legacy Burdens. Participants will learn what legacy burdens are through their own personal exploration of their own legacy burdens. Additionally, participants will gain deeper insight as they are invited to explore their ancestors’ burdens and their relationship with them.

    This retreat offers participants a framework and greater clarity on working with client’s legacy and cultural burdens. With a small group, intimate setting, this in-person retreat will be highly experiential as well as didactic, allowing for a deep dive into the exploration of legacy burdens.

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    Your 3-day registration includes the Legacy Burdens Retreat with Kay Gardner, 2-night overnight accommodations onsite at University of St Mary of the Lake, as well as breakfast, lunch & dinner throughout your stay. Please view the daily program schedule to learn more about mealtimes. Space is limited to 30 participants. 

    Also included in your registration: 

    • IFS Credits Available [up to 19.75 credits] for those who have completed an IFS Level 1 Training and working towards IFS Certification/ Re-Certification. 

    Please note, this program does not currently offer Professional CEs. 

    For more information and to register: