Join Me for this Highly Recommended Online Retreat

Our first Who You Can Become When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned online retreat had participants from 12 countries, and boy did we grow – and have fun! Ever since, there has been a waiting list for this retreat and so it thrills me to announce these new dates!

“The cost of this retreat would’ve been worth it for the session on identity alone. You’ve helped me find a way forward when I couldn’t see one. I can’t fully explain how grateful I am”


About the Retreat

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When life takes one too many unexpected turns, do you find yourself saying, “I don’t know who I am anymore”? Do you wonder if you’ll ever have a sense of purpose again? If so, you’re not alone.

But what if losing an identity can help you discover who you really are? What if the adversity you face could release your best gifts into the world? What if life going wrong could be the making of you? 

That’s what this online retreat will be all about. Through story, scripture, video clips and reflective exercises, we will journey to discover who you can become when life doesn’t go as planned.


5 x 45-60 minute live, interactive video sessions (with replay)


Tuesday 18 August, 25 August, 1 September, 8 September, 15 September


10am and 3pm London/BST streams are offered (see below)


We will gather via private Facebook Groups, allowing interaction with no new technology to be learnt

“It’s breathed life into me and helped me heal as well as highlighted how I can use my trial for a God-given purpose”


A Retreat, Not a Webinar

This is a retreat, not a webinar. We start each session with a prayer exercise. There will be times of quietness interspersed with the content to give you time to reflect. There will downloadable activity sheets and quality content – no advertorial, no calls to buy anything.

As much as possible, we will recreate the environment of a regular face-to-face retreat so we can each meet with God and grow. Bring a bible, a journal, a candle, a coffee, and your prayerful openness.

Here’s What We’ll Cover

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Session 1: How to Hear God’s Voice

In this session we’ll look at three key principles for hearing God’s voice, explore the variety of methods he uses, and clarify how to sift God’s whispers from our own subconscious desires

Session 2: A Peek at Your Future Self

In this second session you will be stretched a little as we look at what your ‘true self’ is and isn’t, discovering the ways in which we best grow and how to participate in them

Session 3: Discovering Who You Really Are

You are more than your marital status and your job description. In this session we will look at your hidden or neglected identities, and discover what happens when you rest deep in being a child of God 

Session 4: The River From Which All Your Callings Flow

Here we will take a deep dive into the primacy of love, teasing out exactly what it is and how it fuels our gifts, talents and life callings

Session 5: Recycling Trials into Powerful Purpose

Some inspiration and practical tips on taking what you’ve been through and turning it into service to others in ways you may never have imagined

“I’ve become aware of God’s presence in a way I’ve never previously known. I’ve also found new friends in the participants”


Book Your Spot Now

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Step 1: Choose Your Time

Two sessions are offered to accommodate time zones:

Group A: 10am London/BST (check this time in your city)

Group B: 3pm London/BST (check this time in your city)

Step 2: Get Your Tickets

Tickets are only £49 per person for all five sessions and worksheets. Can’t afford that or want to chip in more to cover others? A Pay What You Want option is also available

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3pm BST

Step 3: Join Your Facebook Group

After booking you will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to your Facebook Group. Answer the question to gain access (the answer is in the email), then introduce yourself to others!


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Will I be able to interact with other participants?

Yes. This is a common request and one reason we’re using Facebook Groups to gather. Past experience suggests some lovely community will form

Will there be a replay?

Yes, available to watch or re-watch whenever you like

What if I miss a live session?

No problem. The replay will be available whenever you’re ready and I will respond to any questions you leave in the group

Can I participate if I’m not on Facebook?

Unfortunately not. To maintain privacy for those involved, the sessions cannot be viewed from outside the closed groups

What if I (or you) fall ill?

Coronavirus has us all thinking about the future. The majority of cases, however, result only in flu-like symptoms. If you were to fall ill, the videos and worksheets would be available whenever you were feeling better, or a refund offered if you couldn’t continue. In the unlikely event I couldn’t continue presenting, a full refund would be given

About Your Host

Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. His books include The Making of Us: Who We Can Become Become When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned, Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings and Resilient. Sheridan is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2 and other international networks, and has featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC News, Moody Radio, and publications like The Times. He is married to Merryn, and lives and travels from Oxford, United Kingdom.

“This was an amazing experience. I became quite tearful as the last session drew to a close”


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