What is a Transition Lifeshop™?

The Transition Lifeshop™ is a two-day, two-night retreat composed of eight to ten women and one facilitator.  The participants are put through a series of exercises that will enable them to:

  • Recognize how transitions challenge our sense of identity.
  • Embrace transitions as a wonderful opportunity for growth.
  • Remind participants why they chose to make the change.
  • Learn to create mind-maps as a way forward to eliminate limiting beliefs.
  • Identify and build a unique support system.
  • Become vulnerable and connected to the other participants in the Lifeshop™.

The essential elements of this retreat was developed 50 years ago by Marcellin Perron in Dolbeau, Quebec. More than 4000 participants, both men and women, have attended the retreats which continue to be held to this day.

The retreat uses neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) tools to tap into limiting beliefs, meta-programs, and to help identify stress triggers and patterns. It is NOT therapy. It is NOT religious. It is an opportunity to connect with other participants at a very deep level, to develop profound friendships within only a few days, and to pull on resources that will enable participants to lean on one another through challenging transitions.

Who should participate in these Lifeshops™?

These Transition Lifeshop™ are designed for women: veterans, soon-to-be veterans, and/or wives or partners of veterans.

Where will these Lifeshops™ be held?

There will be about 30 Transition Lifeshop™ across the country, within about 1.5 hours in proximity to the Canadian Military Bases. Each Lifeshop will be set in a cozy cabin or yurt. Participants will be advised of the location and the details once they have been selected and have committed to participate.    

IMPORTANT: Once a participant has committed to attend, it is very important that they do everything in their power to create the conditions that will enable them to show up and avoid cancelling at the last minute.

How long are the Lifeshops?

The Transition Lifeshops™ begin at 8 pm on Day 1, and will end at noon on Day 3. Participants are requested to arrive by 7:30 pm and must be committed to stay for the entire duration, including overnight.

How much does it cost?

The only cost for the Transition Lifeshop™ is a $50.00 registration fee*. The weekend includes lodging, meals and all the course materials. Participants need to provide their own transport to and from the Lifeshop’s location.

How do I apply?

The best way to sign up is to click the register button below and then click on the retreat you would like to attend. If you have any questions prior to signing up, write to us at admin@anewdynamicenterprise.com


This retreat helped me think differently, using positive language, mapping. I have a new support system - female tribe that I am desperately craving. Visualization. This experience has been the most incredible enlightenment of my life. It came at a time in my life when I needed it the most. I can't be more thankful for the experience. – L