Titoki Retreat | 'Triumphing Through Loss and Grief' with Irene Reid

'Triumphing Through Grief and Loss' Titoki Retreat Jul 31 - Aug 2

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us for a fully hosted weekend retreat at Titoki Christian Healing Centre in rural Whakatane from Friday July 31st - Sunday August 2nd.  We have some spaces still available so please contact us to secure your spot.

The retreat is themed ‘Triumphing Through Grief and Loss’ and will be hosted by Irene Reid. 

Who Is The Retreat For?

This workshop will appeal to men and women experiencing grief and also to the people who are journeying alongside them.   Grief isn’t only about the loss of a loved one, but about all change and loss.

Thre retreat focus will include: 

  • Emphasis on understanding change, loss and grief and ideas on how to work through them
  • Learning self-care and to manage ourselves through this important journey.
  • Times for group and personal reflection and processing.

    Irene Reid Retreat Leader at Titoki

Irene will be sharing from her own experiences and how she has been led through her journey. This seminar is about participants gaining a much clearer understanding of Loss and Grief, how to journey through the process and exiting with hope. Isaiah 45:3.

Irene is passionate about dispelling the myths associated with grief and helping people to gain understanding and knowledge about this precious process. She will be sharing from her heart.

“My hope is that participants will gain a much clearer understanding of loss and grief, and be able to view it as something that can be an enlarging process for us if we will let it, something that can take us much closer to our Lord”. Is.61 ~ Irene


About Retreat Leader | Irene Reid 

“Loss and Grief have been familiar companions in my life over the past twenty years. Whilst going through my Counselling training, not only did that help me to work through my own grief, but I realized that I wanted to work with and support others who were grieving. Understanding the pain of loss, I am passionate about journeying alongside, working with and empowering people in their times of loss and grief.”  ~ Irene

Irene attained a Diploma of Counselling (Bible College of NZ), through Bethlehem Institute (2001) and also a Certificate of Grief Counselling (Human Development & Training Institute)( 2002). Irene is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and also holds a Certificate of Supervision (Weltec).

After completion of her training, Irene, worked at Waipuna Hospice, Tauranga as Grief Support Coordinator for 2 ½ years and has now been at Jones and Company Funeral Services as their Grief Counsellor for ten years.

Irene enjoys a rich connection with Jesus and ministers/teaches from this. She is a mother of five, and grandmother (Nonna) of ten.


Retreat Q&A

Will this retreat be taken in silence?

No, this is not a silent retreat.  It is rather, a facilitated retreat with learning and indivdual and group reflection times.

What is the format of the retreat?

Friday guests arrive in time for dinner at 5:30 p.m.
We will hold a Friday evening introduction session at 7 p.m. 

The Titoki team is happy to collect you from a bus or plane if you are travelling to be with us.  

8-8.30 Breakfast
9-10.30am Session One
10.30 Morning tea.
11-12pm Session Two
12.30 Lunch.
2pm-3pm Session Three 
3.30pm  Afternoon tTea.
Followed by a free time for private meditation/relaxation in our expansive grounds.
5.30 pm Dinner
7 pm Evening Session. 

8-8.30 Breakfast
10 am. The Transaction at the Cross. 
12pm Lunch, fellowship and departure. 


Can you describe the accommodation at Titoki?

This is a two night retreat. Accommodation is in Titoki’s traditional homestead style building where there are ensuite queen rooms and assorted single rooms with shared bathrooms. Rooms are heated and cozy.  

All meals are included, and you can expect to be treated to the usual good home-cooked fare where the food matches the psychology of the house. We have room for up to 18 people depending on the breakdown of couples and singles.  Titoki is a 5 minute drive from the Awakeri Hot Pools.  You may like to come prepared for a hot swim.

What are the retreat costs?

Costs are: $125 per night for a single in a queen room with ensuite, or $110 for a single room. Couples are $180 per night.

Day rates are $50.  This covers the retreat and meals, but no accomodation.

We ask that participants come prepared with a koha (donation) for Irene, our retreat leader.

What do we need to bring?

Guests need only bring personal items, Bibles or note books as required individually. 

Come expecting fellowship and a blessing.

How do we book?

Contact the Titoki team as soon as possible to secure your spot.  Email: info@titoki.org.nz  Phone:  07 308 6503   Address: 71 Titoki Road, Whakatane

If this is for you book early to secure a space.

Come expecting fellowship and a blessing.

Heaven’s Blessings Cherry,

Posted: Friday 10 July 2015