Wherever you are on your journey of understanding and solving your battle with food, welcome.

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

October 11-15, 2017
October 22-26, 2017 - EnCOR
November 8-12, 2017

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Alex's Story of Recovery from Compulsive Eating

Alex Before and After COR Retreat - Weight Loss Success Story

Being born and raised in Colorado I’ve been relatively active my whole life. I’ve always viewed myself as a jock and an outdoorsy person, a real guy’s guy. Growing up playing football, basketball and baseball, the notion that later in life, I would be brought to my knees by a cunning and baffling sugar addiction and compulsive eating problem was the furthest thing from my mind. But that’s what happened.

In 2014, my vocation as a residential building contractor afforded me the opportunity to set my own schedule. This ‘freedom’ of schedule translated into a scenario where there wasn’t a convenience store or fast food joint that didn’t own me. Delaying appointments, showing up late to meetings and rescheduling entire projects so I could sit in line at a drive through was a standard operating procedure. It was a living hell.

No self imposed discipline, diet or excessive exercise could dissuade my obsession with food. I couldn’t stop eating. Progressively, the physical and emotional pain I was in became totally unbearable; my chronic depression and anxiety worsened. I was on multiple prescription medications for physical aches and pains, depression, anxiety and a sleep disorder. I hated myself and was filled with anger, shame and guilt. I was convinced that the best days of my life were behind me and I became preoccupied with suicidal thoughts.

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Testimonials

  • “I came here with a closed mind on my addiction to food.  I am leaving feeling healed and free!”

    - Patty

  • “Understanding that it’s not a lack of willpower was a very, very big thing for me.”

    - Laurie

  • “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!” 

    - Shannon

  • “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!”

    - Anastasia

  • “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.”

    - Rick

  • “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."

    - Linda

  • 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.

    - Cathy

  • 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!

    - Ginny

  • The COR program has been a precious gift.  I leave here today with my eyes, ears, mind and heart open.

    - Lori

  • 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.

    - Terryl

  • This program is a miracle.  I hope and pray this program will be the solution for millions of people.

    - Jean

COR Retreat Residential Program

  • The McIver Center, Wayzata, MN
  • The McIver Center, Wayzata, MN
  • The McIver Center, Wayzata, MN
  • The McIver Center, Wayzata, MN
  • The McIver Center, Wayzata, MN

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.

Stories of Hope from COR Retreat

Alex
Read about how Alex overcome a cunning and baffling sugar addiction and compulsive eating problem after he attended COR Retreat in Minnesota.   Read More »

Linda Lou
Learn about Linda Lou's struggles with physical ailments and how COR Retreat improved her health, weight and quality of life.   Read More »

Janis
See how Janis has remained abstinent for over 1 year, and has lost 60 pounds during her recovery journey.    Read More »

Bob
See how Bob has remained abstinent for over 2 years, and has lost 190 pounds during his recovery journey.    Read More »

Kathi
See how Kathi has worked the 12 step program of recovery and lost 75 pounds since attending COR Retreat.    Read More »

Jan
See how Jan has found peace and serenity by working the 12 steps she learned at COR Retreat.    Read More »

Kristen
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 »

Kari
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 »

Cindy
Learn how Cindy overcame health issues, and received a fresh lease on life after attending COR Retreat.  Read More »

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