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Cultivating Collective Healing in a Disconnected World: A time of reckoning for intercultural bridgebuilders

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Join a retreat where connections glow, collective care blooms, and spirits unite.                                                    

Experience guided sessions, building bridges, and cultivating bonds beyond fear.                                                     

Together, we rise, hand in hand, building global networks of collective healing action.

Join us for a week-long training retreat at the renowned Spannocchia Farm and Villa, nestled in the stunning landscapes of Tuscany, Italy. We will be away from the world, the closest public transportation destination is Siena. From October 10th to October 17th, 2024, we invite interculturalists and service providers from diverse backgrounds to come together for this transformative experience.


This immersive retreat is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, practices and a supportive network needed to address the challenges of collective trauma and promote community well-being. Join us on this learning journey as we explore the interplay between cultural identities, collective healing, and trauma-informed renewal. Through workshops, discussions, and a variety of creative practices, you'll gain insights into collective trauma and learn practical strategies for resilience, intercultural compassion, and build bridges for belonging.

Program Highlights:

Engaging Workshops:
Experience personal growth and community empowerment through workshops led by experts in Personal Leadership, Collective Trauma Healing, Intercultural Communication, Humanistic Neuro-linguistic practices and Community Building. These sessions are curated to enrich both individuals and communities, inspiring positive change.

Building Networks of Bridgebuilders:
Discover the importance of connecting with like-minded individuals and fostering mutual intention and collective healing action. Explore creative strategies for building networks that promote community resilience and well-being.

Interactive Sessions:
Engage in experiential sessions focusing on innovative approaches to healing, such as stillness, the arts, and nature-based practices.

Intercultural Resilience Exchange:
Gain insights into how cultural exchange informs collective healing, empowering us to navigate new directions together.

Nature-Based Healing:
Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Tuscan landscape, allowing nature to guide your personal reflection and rejuvenation.

Organic Farm-to-Table Dining:
Enjoy delicious, locally sourced meals prepared with care by the Spannocchia farm's culinary team, fostering both physical and emotional nourishment.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Be able to integrate the 5 essentials of collective healing into their professional practices.
  • Gain practical techniques, in maintaining personal resilience, while preventing burnout.
  • Acquire new methodologies for fostering intercultural community well being.
  • Establish a supportive network of peers for ongoing professional development and support.

Why Attend:

Professional Growth:
Acquire essential skills and knowledge for effective intercultural leadership during trying times.

Connect with professionals from diverse backgrounds and foster collaborations beyond the retreat.

Recharge in the tranquil Tuscan countryside, strengthening practices of sustainability, compassion, and leadership.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with a community dedicated to positive change. Reserve your place today!


Space is limited to 20 participants. This training will be conducted in English. Do not delay in making your reservations! 

The prices cover the whole retreat experience, including all three meals (while on campus), plus lodging, transportation to and from Florence Airport and one afternoon trip to Sienna. Prices vary based on single or double occupancy. Single occupancy is limited. 


  • Thursday, October 10th - Transport from Florence Airport 2-4 pm 
  • Thursday, October 10th - Meet and Greet 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 13th - half day training session, transportation to Siena following lunch. 
  • Thursday, October 17th - check-out by 10 am, transport to Florence Airport.

    Payment options: 

    • Two step payment: $500 non-refundable deposit, plus remainder based on time of registration (Early bird or General)
    • Early bird in full ($500 of the amount is considered non-refundable in case of cancellation)
    • General in full ($500 of the amount is considered non-refundable in case of cancellation)
    • Non-participating companion option is available ($250 of the amount is considered non-refundable in case of cancellation)

    Contact information:

    Bridge to Belong LLC, Marie Sheffield,

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