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Lifeshop - Ottawa (French)

February 4 - 6, 2022. Registration opens December 2021.
For residents of Ottawa. This Lifeshop will be held in French.

What is a Transition Lifeshop™?

The Transition Lifeshop™ is a two-day, two-night retreat composed of eight to ten women and one facilitator.  The participants are put through a series of exercises that will enable them to:

  • Recognize how transitions challenge our sense of identity.
  • Embrace transitions as a wonderful opportunity for growth.
  • Remind participants why they chose to make the change.
  • Learn to create mind-maps as a way forward to eliminate limiting beliefs.
  • Identify and build a unique support system.
  • Become vulnerable and connected to the other participants in the Lifeshop™.

The essential elements of this retreat was developed 50 years ago by Marcellin Perron in Dolbeau, Quebec. More than 4000 participants, both men and women, have attended the retreats which continue to be held to this day.

The retreat uses neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) tools to tap into limiting beliefs, meta-programs, and to help identify stress triggers and patterns. It is NOT therapy. It is NOT religious. It is an opportunity to connect with other participants at a very deep level, to develop profound friendships within only a few days, and to pull on resources that will enable participants to lean on one another through challenging transitions.

Who should participate in these Lifeshops™?

These Transition Lifeshop™ are designed for women: veterans, soon-to-be veterans, and/or wives or partners of veterans.

Where will these Lifeshops™ be held?

There will be about 12 Transition Lifeshop™ a year at the Pepper Pod, (and a few more in places like Comox, Edmonton, and Cold Lake). Participants will meet at their local military base and a driver will take them to and from the Retreat Centre in Chelsea, QC.  

IMPORTANT: Once a participant has committed to attend, it is very important that they do everything in their power to create the conditions that will enable them to show up and avoid cancelling at the last minute.

How long are the Lifeshops?

The Transition Lifeshops™ begin at 7:30pm pm on Fridays, and will end at noon on Sunday. Participants must be committed to stay for the entire duration, including overnight.

How much does it cost?

The only cost for the Transition Lifeshop™ is a $50.00 registration fee*. The weekend includes lodging, meals and all the course materials. Transport will be provided, (participants will need to provide their own transport to the local military base to be picked up).

How do I apply?

The best way to sign up is to fill out the form below. If you have any questions prior to signing up, write to us at info@pepperpod.ca

This was so powerful and profound I can't imagine how to improve on that experience. The retreat helped me learn other ways of looking and thinking about my challenges. It has also given me hope and inspiration, having heard the stories of others. I feel loved by this group and that I can contact them for support and can be there to support them. Talking about things, sharing and becoming vulnerable in a safe environment is very powerful and healing. - A