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Healing Retreat
Nat. Credentials
Private Practice


$100 Early Registration Savings
by December 15, 2018

Longing for Connection:
Reconnecting with Deep Peace

March 8 - 13, 2019
DaySpring Retreat Center
Parrish, Florida


Shirley Spear Begley
& Eliza Twichell, MFA, QTTT

"We can't search 'out there' for peace ~ we already have it ~
if we'd just stop disturbing it."


Whatever our spiritual path, there is a deep peace
that lies at our core. How do we connect with equanimity, compassion, joy and peace? Join us to reconnect with these aspects of our being. Our days will be loosely structured around exploring both the ways in which we disturb our inner peace then developing personal tools and practices leading to a more joyous, peaceful, satisfying and aware life.

Topics for Exploration

  • The roles quiet and nature have in our well-being, and in re-discovering deep peace.
  • Conscious response to the dynamic gift of giving and receiving with the universe and those around us.
  • Intuition, mindfulness and heartfelt clarity around decision-making and our responses to adversity
  • Presence and Acceptance in the moment. Seeing problems as genuine opportunities
  • How attention energizes and intention transforms our endeavors
  • The importance offlexibility, detachment and resilience
  • Our purpose in life: How am I unique? Why am I here?
  • What is the divine to me? How do I strengthen my awareness of the divine to allow it to become an active partner in my life?

Active Engagement

  • DaySpring is nestled under an oak canopy on the Manatee River
  • Time for renewal and re-awakening in nature
  • Ceremonies to release old patterns that no longer serve us.
  • Warm Mineral Springs'healing waters
  • Creative approaches to enhance well-being
  • Guided Meditations
  • Group Discussions
  • Alone time for reflection


  • Optional:
  • Gentle yoga stretches appropriate for all abilities
  • Kum Nye - Tibetan subtle energy breathwork and self-massage.
  • Individual Therapeutic Touch session
  • Pool, labyrinth, river, and kayak adventures

More Questions?
Email Shirley

Eliza and Shirley are facilitators with expertise in psychology, imagery, art, integrative healthcare, holism, and spiritual practices. Having practiced, facilitated and taught these methods extensively they are interested in collaborating around them with others. They each have studied for over 40 years with Wisdom Masters from around the world in a variety of spiritual traditions.



A Great Setting for a Healing Retreat: DaySpring is nestled in an oak canopy on
the Manatee River. It has a new pool, labyrinth, trails, an elevated oak canopy walk,
pier, kayaks and canoes. Photos of DaySpring Conference Center, go to this link. 

Who Should Attend? 
This program is open to all who would like to attend. There are no prerequisites for this
program.  Bring a Friend or Family Member to Share the Experience!

Faculty (See link to Faculty Bios below)
Shirley Spear Begley, RN, BFA, HNB-BC, NCTMB, CCHT, QTTT
Eliza Twichell, MFA, QTTT 

Start Time
Check in is promptly at 3:00 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please arrive on time.
Early Dinner follows.
We will meet after dinner for an Introduction to the Retreat and Ceremony.

End Time
Retreat ends at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Following the Retreat’s closing
you may have lunch prior to leaving for home or the airport. Box lunches are available for
those needing to leave immediately following the Retreat’s end and need to be arranged
in advance.

What to Bring?
March in Florida generally provides us with sunny, temperate weather usually in the 70s.
Layered clothing is recommended to adjust to varied weather, plus
sunglasses, hats, sunscreen and bug repellent.

Registration includes Retreat Program Fees and Certificate of Attendance. 
(Room rates are in addition to Retreat Program Registration.)  

The “Early Bird” Special Discount Registration $499 ($100 Savings!)
(Paid in Full by December 15, 2018. Checks must be postmarked by Dec 15, 2018)
Full Registration $599 (Postmarked after December 15, 2018)
Rooms MUST BE reserved by January 1, 2019 due to our commitment to DaySpring.
Late Registration ~ Please Call for availability. 

RESIDENTIAL Registration Fees (If You Plan to Stay at DaySpring)
Includes 3 meals per day.

ROOM RATES – Retreat Center Room and Board Rates are in addition to Retreat
Registration Fees.   Room Rates include your room, bath, linens, 3 meals per day and
use of Center’s amenities and activities during your stay.
Private Room:  $700 for 5 nights with private bath.
Shared Room A: $495 for 5 nights (2 persons per room, 2 twin beds & private bath).
Shared Room B: $470 for 5 nights (2 persons per room, 2 twin beds & shared Hall bath).

Roommate Service provided. To share a room with another Retreat participant, please
contact Shirley at when you register for the Program.

COMMUTERS ONLY - (If You Do Not Plan to Stay at the DaySpring) 
$125 for resort use for full 5 days. All 3 Meals are $33/day.(Breakfast $8, Lunch $10, Dinner $15 for
each day you plan to eat meals at DaySpring.) Total fees for 5 days $290 in addition
 to course registration fees. Meals to be eaten must be arranged in advance of program
 start date

Program Cancellation Policy  
Due to IHCS financial commitments to DaySpring, cancellations must be received in
writing and postmarked 5 weeks before the start date (postmarked by January 1, 2019)
to Shirley at Integrated Health Care Systems, LLC at the address listed below, to
receive registration refund minus a 15% processing fee. After this date, registration
balance may be transferred within the same year and applied as credit toward the cost
of another IHCS Program.

Program Changes
Integrated Health Care Systems, Inc. reserves the right to make program changes as
necessary, and has the right to cancel a program if minimum enrollment has not been
reached or events occur beyond reasonable control.

Getting Here 
DaySpring Conference Center is on the Florida Central Gulf Coast one-half hour south
of St Petersburg in Parrish, Florida off Interstate 75 at the Ellenton Outlet Exit 224, US
route 301.

Tampa International Airport services the area. DaySpring is 1 hour south of Tampa
International Airport by car. Rental cars and Transportation Services are available from
the airport to DaySpring. Contact us early for further information and sharing rides.
Shared Ground Transportation - If you wish to save money and share a car, please
contact Shirley at the time you register for the program. We will try to put you together
with another traveler. 

To share transportation, you must arrive by 12:00 PM to the Tampa International Airport.
If coming from the U.S. West Coast, please contact Shirley prior to making your
reservation. Contact us early for more information.

Link to Faculty Bios
Link to DaySpring Photos

For More Information Please Contact:
Shirley Spear Begley

Integrated Health Care Systems, LLC 
3945 49th Avenue South 
St Petersburg, FL 33711 
Phone: (727) 337-4420 
Fax (727) 867-8580 


© Integrated Health Care Systems, LLC, 2018