COR Retreat Program Philosophy

The Overeating Epidemic

The struggle with compulsive overeating and its related weight issues cannot be overcome by dieting. Everyone who has the problem knows that. Diets are all about personal willpower.  We all have had success in losing weight—maybe even 10,  20, 50 pounds or more—only to put it all back on and more. Willpower is not the answer. It just doesn’t work—at least not for long.

After years of struggling with compulsive eating, thousands have found a solution to their obsession with food and the despair that it caused in their lives. The tools of a 12 Step recovery program, based on the principle that compulsive overeating is not only a physical illness but an emotional and spiritual condition, brought them to a place of personal victory. COR retreat carries this message of hope to those who are still suffering from this terrible disease.

Food addiction is a lifestyle and health concern confronting men and women of all ages and from all walks of life. Significant emotional, physical and relationship trauma can result from the inability to manage a healthy relationship with food.  Common feelings shared by those with eating issues include hopelessness, self-reproach and feelings of failure, all of which adversely affect quality of life.

COR Residential program takes place at the McIver Center in Wayzata, MN

COR Retreat: Freedom From Food

COR Retreat offers a solution that can break the cycle of yo-yo dieting.  COR Retreat challenges and then changes the thoughts and behaviors that prevent a healthy relationship with food.

COR Retreat uses a proven model of behavioral change—the 12 Step recovery approach—that has brought relief to compulsive overeaters for decades.

COR Retreat allows participants to explore that path to recovery in a nurturing, supportive and healing residential setting. The retreat provides the opportunity for mindfulness, spirituality, support, healthy meal planning, meditation and more.

Through a program of education and self-reflection, participants acquire knowledge, skills and insight needed to redirect and improve their relationship with food while nurturing the body, mind and spirit.

COR Retreat Facilitators

COR Retreat’s greatest asset is the fellowship of recovered people who have found the solution to their food addiction in a 12 Step program. The daily schedule at COR Retreat is largely built upon these faithful volunteers who carry the message of hope and recovery. If you are seeking a way out, but you need to take the first step--that could be COR Retreat.

The McIver Center

  • 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.

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COR Retreat Organization and Affiliation

COR Retreat, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit corporation and a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. COR Retreat is operated by a small staff. The daily schedule at COR Retreat is facilitated by its Program Director and faithful volunteers who seek to “pass on” a solution of hope and recovery. The registration fees paid by COR Retreat participants cover only a portion of the cost of each retreat and  ongoing administration. The balance of the expenses are funded by donations from those committed to help others overcome their food addiction.

COR Retreat is not affiliated with the programs offered by The Retreat. However, COR Retreat is fortunate to be able to utilize the McIver Center and offer The Retreat’s award winning, and healthy, cuisine to its participants. COR Retreat is also not affiliated with and does not represent Overeater's Anonymous, Inc. or any other recovery program.