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OASIS:  A Day of Restoration and
Spiritual Nourishment for Caregivers

Facilitated by Janice Farrell


Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$60 includes lunch

This day is designed to provide a day of rest and rejuvenation for caregivers. It is an invitation to those who provide care personally and/or professionally for family members, friends, or clients suffering from any illness, disability, or limitation.

Participants will have time for quiet, personal reflection and prayer as well as opportunities for confidential sharing of experiences, emotions, and wisdom. There will be opportunity to trace and ponder the gifts and challenges of our caregiver journeys. Effective strategies for physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual self-care and restorative balance will also be shared and discussed.

During this day, we will also look at the experiences of Jesus as caregiver. Grounded in this perspective on his ministry, we will reflect on the wise and sometimes surprising ways Jesus interacts with the caregivers he encounters and models for us how to live out and sustain our call to support others in need.



Janice Farrell is a spiritual director, supervisor, and retreat director. She has been affiliated with Mercy Center as adjunct staff in Art and Practice of Spiritual Direction Program for over twenty years. Janice has graduate degrees in psychology and holistic health and was the founder and director of The Source Center for Spirituality and Wholeness in San Francisco. At Kairos House Support Center for Caregivers, Janice facilitated supportive weekly groups for many years for caregivers of those with AIDS, as well as caregivers of those with debilitating and terminal illnesses.



Please read all of the following information:

  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa, USA and Canada only
  •  An account is optional—credit card data is not stored

Scholarships will be avaible for this special event. Registration closes April 25, 2017. Call (650) 340-7454 for registration assistance.



Registration fee for this event is nonrefundable. If you cannot attend and wish to give your registration to a friend or family member, you must contact us at least 48 hours in advance of the event date.