Workshops & Retreats

My philosophy in any group setting is to provide a space for participants to hear their own voice, freedom to share (or not share) their discoveries, and the gift of time to reflect on their journey. The works of Parker Palmer, Mark Nepo, Rachel Naomi Remen, and John Fox are just four influences on why I value the need to create safe, sacred space in group settings. I believe we have much to offer each other when we listen intentionally and gently.
— anne

Anne has offered workshops, retreats and classes in a variety of settings over the years, including as an adjunct professor at George Fox Evangelical Seminary.
She has facilitated spiritual skills groups as part of her fellowship for those living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center, as part of Erin Leichty’s artist, writers, healers exhibition, “Re-Connection” at Waterstone Gallery (Reconnecting with Joy and Beauty After Loss) and currently is Portland Women Writers facilitator offering a variety of workshops.


Workshops utilize creative ways to engage the quiet inner self, including use of Anne’s 22’ modified Chartres Labyrinth (canvas), reflective writing, visual art or other reflective means. Workshops may be done in collaboration with other gifted facilitators and settings may vary. No prior writing experience or other “pre-qualifications” are necessary to participate in a workshop except a curious heart.