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A little about Mary….

Mary Kruger, MS, LMFT is a Marriage & Family Therapist, AAMFT Supervisor, and an IFS Senior Lead Trainer. She was the founder and former director of Rimmon Pond Counselling, LLC; an IFS based group practice located in the New Haven, Connecticut area.


She currently offers private therapy, consultations and workshops nationally and internationally through her newly established New Paths Counseliing & Consulting. LLC. 


Mary envisioned & created the IFS L2 Training for Addictions and Eating Disorders several years ago.  She is also a clinician for the CT Military Support Program, which provides counseling and support to military, retired military and their families. 


She has been working in the field of addictions, eating disorders, trauma and personal growth; with individuals, couples, families and groups for over thirty years. Mary enjoys engaging with people; and sharing her experiences in fun and creative ways. She is particularly inspired and receives much joy from time spent with her family and friends, and two cats.

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What is this retreat about……

“What if the question is not why am I so infrequently the person I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am?”

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

You are invited to embark on an experiential journey of self-discovery during this retreat in beautiful Ireland. This retreat is designed to bring you closer to your personal vision of yourself through an exploration of parts that block and parts that support that vision. As we work together, we will discover the essence of who we truly are; and let go of preconceived beliefs/burdens around who we should be.


We will spend five amazing days together in a gorgeous setting blanketed in Self energy. Through a variety of creative experiences, you will open your heart and create a pathway to your true Self. We will seek to access parts and Self energy through open heartedness rather than cognition.

This retreat is designed to accomplish this by accessing parts through our various senses, with the purpose of creating a self to part connection, releasing parts from constraining beliefs and burdens and bringing participants to a place that is harmonious with one’s true purpose.

What to expect on retreat with Mary…

During the retreat, we will engage in a variety of experiential exercises and experiences. Participants can look forward to connecting with their parts and Self energy through:

  • Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Journaling & Writing Exercises

  • Creation of a Vision Wheel

  • Creativity

  • Embodying & Mirroring Work

  • Music

  • Sculpting

  • Movement

Mary looks forward to guiding you in a compassionate way on your own personal journey. At the end of our time together, participants will have a clearer sense of Self, experience more balance in their systems, have opened their creative channels, and feel more overall calmness and clarity.


This retreat is appropriate for therapists and practitioners who have completed an IFS L1 training. Participants should be comfortable working in an experiential manner. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. 



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Retreat Particulars

Applications are currently open for this retreat in Ireland from 18th – 22nd of November, 2024


Please be advised that this is not a formal training. This is strictly a retreat for your personal growth and well-being.

The retreat will take place over 5 days starting on Monday, November 18th and concluding on Friday, November 22nd,,2024

The retreat cost includes tuition, 4 nights ensuite accommodation and 3 delicious meals a day to include a full breakfast, a light lunch and a delicious evening meal.

There is an afternoon off on Wednesday to allow participants to process, rest and relax with spa treatments or for those who seek a little bit of adventure, touring the most popular sightseeing venues the area has to offer. Spa treatments and sightseeing tours are optional extras.

This retreat is limited to 30 participants and all participants must be IFS Level one trained. Retreat Tuition cost plus an application form will be available to you once you register your interest and your place on the retreat will only be confirmed once a €500 non-refundable deposit is received. Please do not make travel arrangements until your registration has been fully accepted by Souliology.

Any travel costs to the retreat location in Ireland is the sole responsibility of the participant.

IMPORTANT: Please read our FAQS page on this website for further guidelines and information on Covid, the arrangements we have in place in the unlikely event the retreat is cancelled due to Covid or in the unlikely event the retreat leader is not in a position to attend. The FAQS page also provides further general information which you may find useful when planning your trip. If after reading the FAQS page you have any further information, please feel free to email us at

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