COR Retreat: A Food Recovery Program
Wherever you are on your journey of understanding and solving your battle with food, welcome. It is time to surrender and find serenity. We can help you on that path using the proven principles of a 12 Step recovery program.
"Cor" is the Latin word for "heart" or "soul". Healing your spirit--your heart and soul--is at the center of the COR Retreat program of recovery from food addiction.
COR Retreat is a residential retreat that teaches a way to live free from the obsession with food and the excess weight it causes. It is a proven method to stop overeating.
Transformation has never been more possible. The COR Retreat program opens the doorway through which a solution for food addiction can be found. It is a path to spiritual fitness, emotional balance and recovery.
Join us in a safe and nurturing environment to map out your personal path to a more joyful, deeply satisfying journey of recovery from this condition that plagues so many of us.
Freedom from the bondage of food requires examination of the perceptions, attitudes and behaviors that keep us trapped in our addiction. Nowhere will you find a more profound or compelling opportunity to begin, deepen or recharge your recovery from food addiction than at COR Retreat.
COR retreats are scheduled throughout the year in the Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN, metro area at the McIver Center for Spiritual Development in Wayzata, MN. Join us for one of these five-day life changing experiences, filled with hope and a solution to your problem with food.
Did you know 86% of COR Retreat alumni report an increased quality of life after COR Retreat? See the latest results from our Q1 2014 alumni survey.
Cindy's Story of Recovery
It's amazing how much pain one can suffer. My joints ached; I could barely make it up and down the stairs. My blood pressure was high, I couldn't concentrate, and I was so embarrassed about my weight I didn't want to see anyone. I didn't talk to anyone or go anywhere. I had anxiety attacks constantly. I slept much of the time. I was dying – inside and out, but kept rationalizing "It wasn't that bad. If I really wanted to quit I could." That thinking went on for years, until it was almost too late. Gradually my thoughts were "I've had a good life, travelled, had good friends, family, good jobs, etc," coming to the conclusion that I was fine with my life being over.
My Higher Power had other plans. I started my journey to a new life on Valentine’s Day, 2013.
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“I came here with a closed mind on my addiction to food. I am leaving feeling healed and free!”
“Understanding that it’s not a lack of willpower was a very, very big thing for me.”
“Thank you so much for the wonderful COR program-learning to apply the 12 steps to food addiction. I look forward to being happy, joyous and free!”
“What a powerful experience! Thank you for the opportunity to address my food addiction. It has been a miracle for me. My faith has been strengthened and renewed. I hope everyone to follow can embrace this awesome program!”
“It was a fantastic experience. This program has brought me closer to God and has helped me to explore my relationship with Him. Relating the 12 steps to food addiction has been a powerful experience. Burt and Michelle are wonderful leaders and do an outstanding job. I would recommend that anyone with an eating problem attend this program.”
“After so many years of pain, I have experienced a rebirth. I will be forever grateful to COR and for the life-changing experience of this program."
This is such a safe harbor. A storm can be frightening when you don't have a safety plan. Many thanks for your guiding hands and love during this process of self preservation.
I have "messed around" with diets for 20 years and not until this program of COR have I finally "clicked.'' So I can get with the decision to turn my will and my life over to the God of my understanding. Then ACT on that!
The COR program has been a precious gift. I leave here today with my eyes, ears, mind and heart open.
Being at rock bottom and feeling little hope with my weight problem, I then heard of COR. Desperate for a solution and a glimmer of hope, I attended the 5 day COR Retreat. Today is day 5 and not only do I have hope, I have a solution and a new faith in myself. We all came together as a group and found strength and courage within. What a beautiful journey it has been.
This program is a miracle. I hope and pray this program will be the solution for millions of people.
COR Retreat Residential Program
COR Retreat participants spend five days and four nights together at the McIver Center for Spiritual Development at The Retreat in Wayzata, MN. The McIver Center is located just 15 minutes west of Minneapolis, MN.
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Stories of Hope from COR Retreat
Learn about Kari's rollercoaster ride on her journey of recovery from food addiction, and how COR Retreat has given her a fresh start. Read More »
Learn about Linda Lou's struggles with physical ailments and how COR Retreat improved her health, weight and quality of life. Read More »
Lisa N., Forest Lake, MN
Learn about Lisa's battle with heart failure, diabetes and obesity and how COR Retreat changed her outlook on life. Read More »
Tom G., Traverse City, MI
After battling alcoholism, Tom decided to recover from his compulsive overeating habits by attending COR Retreat. Read More »
Scott U., Hickory, NC
Scott's weight increased due to binge eating caused by prescription medication prior to attending COR Retreat. Read More »
Teresa L., Maple Lake, MN
Learn how Teresa has changed her life since attending COR Retreat. Read More »
Shannon W., Fridley, MN
Shannon came to COR retreat after being unsuccessful with other weight loss programs and leveraged the spiritual nature of COR Retreat to aid her in the recovery process. Read More »