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Harvesting Wisdom ~ An AAIT™ Retreat

October 1, 2021 - October 3, 2021

The true self is not encumbered by the limitations of a narrative. The true self is a being.

Yet, most of us forget who we really are. We succumb to the delusion of separation, caught in the bad dream of who we think we are…our conditioned reactions, personality, the traumas we have experienced and more. We roll through life like a nugget of shining golden light that is trapped in a tumbleweed gathering even more tangled energy as we journey through life.

On this retreat, you will learn the Satori Protocol for solo practice. This makes it possible to access, at will, with fare reliability, a transcendent unified state of awareness, the ME beyond the me.

Satori is a reference to experiential glimpses into true self…the self, unfettered from the delusions of separation. In these moments, the localized self with which we normally identify becomes non-localized. And, even as you read these words, it may be clear that we are moving into the territory of the Tao that can be spoken is not the true Tao.

Alongside the Satori experiences, David Patterson, Ph.D. will weave mindfulness practices throughout our retreat, enriching our exploration of uncloaking the true Self.

This luscious time together is designed to nourish and support you in rediscovering and realigning with the magnificence that is the Essence of Being.

Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W. is one of two people in the world trained to teach the Satori Protocol. She brings a depth of delight and understanding of this territory and practice that will inspire and encourage you. Dr. Patterson is a mindfulness based stress reduction instructor and endowed professor at the university of Tennessee. He brings the experience and great good humor that comes from a decades long meditation and mindfulness practice.

This is going to be a rich experience designed to nourish you and support you in rediscovering and realigning with the magnificence that is You, unified presence of being.

If you feel called to join us for this retreat, I hope you will. It’s going to be pretty special. If you are not sure it’s for you, message me. For those of us actively journeying with significant depression, anxiety, activated trauma or substance abuse, this is not the best time for you to join this retreat.

Otherwise, if you feel called, reserve your spot.

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FYI – Certified Practitioners, attending this retreat fulfills your AAIT™ certification continuing education requirement.


Melanie McGhee, LCSW & David Patterson, PhD

Melanie and David have been committed to daily meditation practice for more than 30 years. As a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, David brings a grounding in science to the pragmatic cultivation of presence. Melanie is the founder of Acceptance and Integration Training™, an approach to change rooted in freedom fostering spacious awareness and more conscious life choices. A multi decade study of the wisdom traditions enlivens their exploration of seeing into the nature of being.


October 1-3, 2021


Wellbeing Retreat Center

New Tazewell, TN



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Accommodations are booked separately via the Wellbeing Retreat Center.

COVID-19 Protocol

All sessions and meals will be in an open-air venue, a beautiful pavilion by the Powell River. We will have electric wraparound blankest for anyone who would like that. You can see the detail of The Well Being Retreat center’s policies here. In addition to their protocols, we are requiring all participants be vaccinated.


October 1, 2021
October 3, 2021
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Wellbeing Retreat Center
New Tazewell, TN


Melanie McGhee
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