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.
Upcoming COR Retreats
Did you know 88% of COR Retreat alumni report an increased quality of life after COR Retreat? See our impact with our 2014 alumni survey results.
Janis's Story of Recovery
A year ago, it simply took spilled milk to lose it. I felt different all my life, like I was missing a piece of normalcy. Food seemed to fill that missing piece from as far back as I can remember. It started out as a friend in childhood, sugar/white flour combinations (cookies and cake) were fun. It became my crazy lover that made me wind up in treatment through puberty. Binging and purging sugar/white flour mixes till I wanted to die.
Then in adulthood, sweets became an obsession that I couldn't wait to be alone with. The simple things in life put me over the edge and food was my solution, but it left me empty and depressed. Trying every possible diet through the years, I have lost and gained most likely 500lbs. My top weight was 300lbs. Every diet I tried, I would "white knuckle” it through and run right back to my sugar/ white flour solutions.
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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
See how Janis has remained abstinent for over 1 year, and has lost 60 pounds during her recovery journey. Read More »
See how Bob has remained abstinent for over 2 years, and has lost 190 pounds during his recovery journey. Read More »
See how Jan has found peace and serenity by working the 12 steps she learned at COR Retreat. Read More »
Learn about Kristen's path to a sustained weight loss of 65 pounds, and how COR Retreat helped her on her path to recovery. Read More »
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 how Cindy overcame health issues, and received a fresh lease on life after attending COR Retreat. 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 »