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Confessional Community™ Intensives

Encounter the power of being known, and witness the impact of your presence on another’s story.


Confessional Community™ Intensives

Gather in small groups facilitated by New Story staff to experience a Confessional Community™. ​In a large group setting, Curt Thompson, MD will draw from material in all three of his books and The Being Known Podcast to teach on the foundations of Confessional Communities™.

Next Intensive

Date: December 4-6, 2024
Apply By: October 11, 2024
Location: In person in Falls Church, VA 22042

Cost: $1500 includes lunch on Thursday & Friday, excludes travel, lodging, and other meals

Experience Confessional Communities™

These groups will consist of six to eight individuals who will share their stories under the guidance of New Story staff members. Individuals will witness the dynamic weaving together of stories and explore the emotions and sensations that arise throughout the process.

Reflection Time

Participants will have structured time for private reflection with focus and guidance provided by New Story staff.

What Will I Learn?

Drawing from material in all of his books and The Being Known Podcast, Curt Thompson, MD will connect what we now know to be true about shame, vulnerability, and the power of connection to the process unfolding in the Confessional Communities at hand. 

Pre-Intensive Reading/Listening

Though not required, it may be helpful to read Soul of Desire, by Curt Thompson MD or listen to The Being Known Podcast, season 7 with Curt Thompson, MD and Pepper Sweeney.


Sample Intensive Schedule


12 pm Checkin/Large Group

1:30 - 6 pm Small Group Work

dinner on your own


breakfast on your own

8:15 am Large Group

10 am - 12 pm Small Group Work

12 pm Lunch, provided

1:15 pm Large Group

2:30 - 5 pm Small Group Work

5 - 6 pm Large Group

dinner on your own


breakfast on your own

8:30 am Large Group

9 am - 12 pm Small Group Work

12 pm Lunch, provided

1:15 - 4:30 pm Large Group

4:30 - 5:30 pm Large Group


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