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  • GilChrist Retreat Center
  • Retreat
  • Southwest Michigan
  • Wellness and Healthcare

You need a break
You are exhausted
You have no self-care routine
You long for a moment to yourself
You want to disconnect and recharge

Join us as we create a nurturing space for your journey towards healing and inner peace. Discover three empowering techniques to break free from the cycle of endlessly-existing exhaustion and cultivate mental clarity and stillness. Enjoy this moment in time to walk the grounds of GilChrist Retreat Center. Walk the labyrinth as you let your mind just be. Sit by the pond and talk with a friend or watch the birds and express gratitude for all that is. You can attend a session of Yoga or Meditation. You can sit in the library inside or sit in solitude on a hill outside. This is a time for you to do what will pour into your heart and spirit.  What do you need in your life for yourself right now? Now is the time to ask yourself that question and to spend time with yourself awaiting the answer.

About the Facilitators

Jazmin Guy-Wallace llmft, ma

Jazmin believes the client is the expert on their life. Jazmin is here to guide, encourage, and highlight what she sees to help them come to clear solutions. Her experience lies in working with individuals who are struggling with adjusting to life changes or addressing childhood trauma. She also enjoys working with parents who are balancing new roles/ identities. She has a background providing support with individuals battling substance abuse and addiction and helping people with relapse prevention to regain control of their life. She is honest and direct, allowing people to get to the root of their issue, trauma, or grief more effectively.

Jazmin's passion is people, and her purpose is to help. She's always been interested in what makes people who they are. She is a kind-hearted, open-minded, dependable, truly caring person, which makes her good at what she does in her personal and professional life. Jazmin has a warm and bubbly personality, making it easier to share your truth.

Yes, life is hard. Many times, we expect ourselves to do everything and to do it perfectly. Let’s work toward creating realistic expectations for yourself and for others. Whatever you are feeling is valid. Whatever you may be going through, addressing your mental health takes courage and willingness to grow. Jazmin is here to create a safe space for you to share.

Jennifer Joy Jackson

As the creator of Metamorphosis, Jennifer will be your guide to transformation. She believes you're the expert on your life. She's here to hold space, share ideas, and reflect back to you what she hears you saying you want, need, or plan to change. Whether you're just starting out with her Mini Metamorphosis Pack or joining the Metamorphosis Academy, she can't wait to help you take the next step towards improving your life!

Jennifer loves being present when her clients learn to love and to heal themselves. Throughout her career she has utilized tools and techniques that are tailored to the needs of her clients. She has experience using Cognitive Based Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, and other modalities. She's also been trained in Gottman Marriage/Couple Therapy, Brainspotting Therapy, and is a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner as well as Brainspotting Consultant.

Education: MA – Communication, MA – Counseling Education, Licensed Professional Counselor​, Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist​, Certified Brainspotting Practitioner, Co-Regulating Couples, Gottman Marriage Therapy, Certified Life Coach.

Registration and Lodging Details

First, e-mail Jennifer or call her at (734) 306-9151 to register for the retreat. Registration for the retreat program is $250 and is open until March 22, 2024.

Once you have registered and paid for the program with the facilitator, Jennifer will send a survey to learn any food preferences and intentions that you are setting for the day.

A communal lunch will take place on Saturday afternoon, so please let Jennifer know if you have any food restrictions. Other than Saturday afternoon, individuals are invited to bring snacks to share throughout the day.  See the complete GilChrist FAQ for more information about the facility.


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GilChrist is the public retreat center of the Fetzer Institute. We support the Institute’s mission of helping build the spiritual foundation for a loving world by preserving a contemplative environment for healing self, society, and the natural world. We warmly welcome both groups and individuals and people of all faiths and affiliations.


GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Rd