“I was really scared to participate in the spiritual retreat, but I was put at ease by being in the company of people who shared their hearts and minds so openly and honestly. It was a weekend that opened my eyes to new possibilities for myself, for me in the world, and for me in my family.”

—Kathy G.

“When I came to Patricia's group, I didn’t know what to expect. I had allowed my life to ramp up to a frantic pace, leaving little time for quiet reflection or spiritual renewal. I knew I needed to find a way to slow myself down and experience my life in its complexity more deeply.  I was unclear what this group would offer as  my past experiences with various organized religious traditions had been disappointing and unfulfilling.  Through my experience with Patricia's group, I learned to locate and connect with my spirit, as well as the collective spirit of others. This was an enormously rewarding experience that I would recommend to anyone who is seeking to connect with themselves and others in a deeper and more meaningful way.”

—Psychologist; mother of two young children
   Participant in Year-Long Retreat

“Dr. Gianotti brings a wealth of both psychological and spiritual insight to the topic of forgiveness. She is able to speak about a complex, often highly emotional topic with great honesty and sensitivity. As a pastor, I am always impressed by someone who can transform theological abstractions into vehicles for effecting concrete change in people’s lives. Participants in Dr. Gianotti’s workshops will never look at forgiveness in the same way again.”

— The Rev. Jonathan Niketh, Lynn, MA

“The retreat was renewing and lovely in all ways. I felt surrounded by love and wisdom. The fact that you could create such a spirit of unity and safety in just one evening left me awestruck. I was unprepared to have a life-changing breakthrough at the retreat, but that is exactly what happened. For years I had been working on one particular issue and in a quiet moment of the retreat, the answer came.”

—Susan G.

“I am grateful for the warm afterglow of the amazing experience of our time together at the retreat. You lifted me up with your generous sharing of your spirit.”

—Karen H.


Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not seek the answers. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answers.

-- Rainer Maria Rilke

In a Norwegian fairy-tale, the hero came to a crossroads where there were three signs: “She who travels down this road will return unharmed,” “She who travels this path may or may not return,” and, “She who travels here will never return.” Of course, she chose the third.

-- Laura Simms

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