Stacey Kim, LCSW

Individual and Group Psychotherapy in Bloomington, Indiana




November 2014 — Writing From the Voice of the Awakened Body
A Women Writing for (a) Change ® Retreat
at The Ghost Ranch
Abiquiu, New Mexico
November 5–9, 2014

Co-facilitated by Stacey Kim, LCSW and Allison Distler


photo of ghost ranch

Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center, Abiquiu

Join us for a body-centered writing retreat in the sacred painted desert of Abiquiu, New Mexico. This is open to all women, whether you’re a new or seasoned writer.  This retreat will include writing circles as well as mindfulness-based body-centered explorations. We’ll have opportunities to integrate our somatic discoveries with our writer’s voice. Daily (optional) Yoga will be offered, as well small group writing practice. All physical activities are adaptable for individual fitness levels. We’ll leave plenty of space for quiet contemplation, hiking, and personal writing as well.

Workshop Fee: $400
Room & Board: $370 double/$570 single
(Includes room on main level with semiprivate bath; 3 meals per day, dinner on arrival day and breakfast day of departure)
Total Cost: $770 double/$970 single
Please note, availability of single rooms is limited and lodging will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have specific lodging needs, please register early.

A deposit of $150 (double) or $200 (single) is due upon registration. $100 of this is non-refundable. After you register, a confirmation will be sent, along with more detailed information including payment time tables, specific directions, and what to bring. Please register early as this retreat has a participant limit and lodging is assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

(Please check “Workshop or Sampler” and type “Ghost Ranch Retreat” in box provided).

Retreat Logistics
Retreat begins with dinner on Wednesday Nov. 5th and ends by noon on Sunday Nov. 9th. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM. Flights can be booked into Santa Fe, or Albuquerque, NM. Flights from Indianapolis to Albuquerque run around $220, with flights into Santa Fe being a little more. Cars rental fees start at $25/day. Albuquerque is a 2.5 hr drive to the Ghost Ranch; Santa Fe is approximately 1 hr. A list of other participants will be provided to facilitate ride-sharing. Abiquiu, NM, elevation 5,978 ft., has a high desert climate, with temps in mid-November ranging from 28 to 55 degrees. When planning your travel, please take extra care with times on each end of the retreat to allow time for your body to adjust to the altitude. More information on what to pack will be provided closer to the retreat.

Retreat Facilitators
Stacey Kim, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. She is a certified facilitator with Writing for a Change Foundation Bloomington and has trained in therapeutic writing and journaling techniques with the Therapeutic Writing Institute in Denver, CO. Her interests include recovery and resilience, shame and addiction in women, and the role of personal narrative in healing.

Allison Distler is a yogi somatic counselor, and a student of the Rolf Method of Structural Integration. She is a certified facilitator through the Writing for a Change Foundation of Bloomington. She enjoys exploring the narrative of the body-mind, and is curious to discover how language can inform, deform, and reform our body. She’s been a student of Hakomi, Body-Mind Centering, Zen Buddhism and loves to dance.


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