Second Half of Life

By request for your group

Kathleen Grittner

Childhood, adolescence, and adulthood are commonly the only three recognized

developmental stages of life. When we find our traditional roles have shifted,

when we begin to experience a lacking fulfillment with a career, or a relationship

has changed or come to an end, --we are moving into the second half of life.

How do we navigate and understand these often unsettling times of transition?

What are the challenges, gifts and opportunities? Where do we find clarity, meaning and joy when we feel stuck,

lost and floundering? These “mid-life” shifts usually take place between the ages of thirty-five and seventy.

The second half of life is full of potential and provides rich possibilities to grow, evolve and to embrace your

authentic self. It is a time to honor what you have learned and experienced along the way, and to uncover new

ways of being. It is a stage of life that is spiritually rich where we can choose to truly grow up, mature, and come

into our full wholeness. You have more choice and freedom than ever before and can move through life with dignity,

wisdom and grace.

We will explore the terrain of the second half of life through the lens of the Enneagram, story and creativity using

the SoulCollage® process.

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We recommend bring a journal for this workshop.


~ We are happy to coordinate a private retreat for your small group “by request”. Please  Contact Us  for more information ~



Kathleen Grittner, M.A. owner/director of Full Circle Retreat, where surrounded by the

beauty and energy of nature, invites you to experience your own inherent creativity. In a

relaxing environment free from judgment, competition or the pressure to produce certain

results, Kathleen shares processes that inspire intuition and imagination to come out and

play. She encourages you to approach art making in the spirit of beginners curiosity and

to notice what arises from your inner teacher. Drawing upon various contemplative

practices, she teaches methods that facilitate self-knowing and your own healing capacity.

Primarily focusing on imagery as a conduit for deeper awareness, music, movement, writing and traditional

meditation practices are also integrated into the retreat and workshop experiences that she guides.

Kathleen earned a masters degree in art therapy after studying studio arts, philosophy, literature, world religions

and psychology at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. She continues a life-long exploration of the art forms,

teachings, research and spiritual practices that bring more clarity, peace, compassion and joy to our everyday lives.

In 2003, Kathleen opened her rural home, Full Circle Retreat to those who have the desire to develop a deeper

relationship with themselves, to live wholeheartedly, and to grow in community.

Kathleen is a SoulCollage® facilitator, teacher of the Enneagram and a personal consultant, with particular interest

in where imagery, neuroscience, and spiritual practice intersect. She completed the Full Circle Enneagram

Training Program with Anne Muree in 2012, and has studied with several other well-known teachers. Kathleen is

currently a board member of the Minnesota chapter of the International Enneagram Association.


Retreats by this Instructor – Mandalas: A Centering Practice and Journaling with Images and Art As Practice: Intuitive Art Making

and The Artist’s Way and Hundreds of Ways … and Inquiry Writing/Journaling and SoulCollage®/Summer and SoulCollage®/Enneagram

and SoulCollage®/Autumn and Spring Renewal: Rest and Rejuvenation and Autumn Rest and Reflection and Autumn Equinox Harvest

Retreats by Request – Walking Up To Spirit Through Art and Art As Spiritual Practice and Shrines and Altars: Collage/Assemblage

and Art Journals and Art Materials: An Art Media Discovery Playshop and ART For the Truly Terrified and Knitting Socks 



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