The next OMS Retreat in Australia starts on Monday 13 November at the Gawler Foundation in rural Victoria, Australia. It marks an extraordinary point in the evolution of the OMS Recovery Program.
Originally, from 2002, these live-in 5 day retreats were facilitated by Professor George Jelinek (pictured first from left), Founder of OMS. After many years, for a period of two years or so, they were jointly facilitated by Prof Jelinek and Dr Keryn Taylor (pictured second from left), a psychiatrist specializing in psycho-oncology at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, who is also recovering from MS after many years on the OMS Program.
Now however, for the first time anywhere in the world, four doctors recovering from MS who have been following the OMS Program will be facilitating the retreat. Joining Drs Jelinek and Taylor will be Dr Sam Gartland and Dr Jonathan White (pictured third and fourth from left respectively).
Sam is a GP in New South Wales; he has previously helped facilitate retreats at the Gawler Foundation with both George and Keryn.
Joining them will be the newest facilitator, Dr Jonathan White, an obstetrician from the UK, who is flying out especially to be mentored in facilitation techniques, but also to present some of the sessions at the retreat.
It should give enormous hope to people with MS everywhere to see not only these medical professionals embrace the Program, but to be thriving!