Peace in Practice: for Health Professionals

Peace in Practice is a dynamic program designed to increase the compassion, skill, capacities and knowledge of health professionals working in private practice or in public settings. CPE Points available.

About the Program

Peace in Practice is a dynamic program designed to increase the compassion, skill, capacities and knowledge of health professionals working in private practice or in public settings. CPE Points available.

The workshop is offered as a residential or non-residential program at the Quest for Life Centre in Bundanoon.

Your facilitators, Petrea King and Allison Boyle, have conducted intensive educational programs together for 25 years. They have extensive experience working with people at the edge of life and death or in very challenging circumstances where no clear pathway forward exists.

Program Dates

Custom workshops can be tailored to suit

Program Fees

As these workshops are offered in a variety of ways, please contact us to discuss pricing information.


Quest for Life Centre
13-33 Ellsmore Road
Bundanoon NSW 2578
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  • 4 keys of resilience and peace as a basis for your life and career
  • Meditation and mindfulness as a foundation for life
  • Who you are is as important as what you know and do
  • How to care for yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
  • What to offer when you can’t fix it, change it or make it better
  • Positive impact of neuroplasticity and epigenetics in our daily lives

Expected Outcomes

  • Enhanced ability to live in the present moment
  • Equipped with effective communication tools for difficult circumstances
  • Understanding the need and value of self-care
  • Increased ability to remain effective in turbulent situations
  • Better able to access the most valuable characteristics of an entrained brain – insight, intuition, wisdom, humour, spontaneity, creativity and compassion
  • More understanding of yourself and with an increased respect for your own story

Set within 9 acres of manicured gardens in Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands, NSW. From the moment you enter the drive, you will begin to feel renewed, refreshed and inspired.

You will be nurtured, nourished and restored with the confidence to embrace your life again.

Arrival and Departure

  • Friday Arrival 2-3pm. Dinner, accommodation, welcome session and workbook.
  • Saturday breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, accommodation and all sessions
  • Sunday Departure after lunch. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and all sessions.
  • Plenty of onsite parking is available
  • You can be picked up and dropped at the Bundanoon train station (City Link and Country Link trains stop at Bundanoon)
  • Best trains to catch (book well in advance)
    – From Sydney Central Station Depart 12.01pm
    – From Canberra Kingston Depart 11.55am


Discuss any accessibility or mobility requirements with the Program Adviser when you book in. Quest has a wheelchair accessible room/ensuite.


  • We serve delicious freshly prepared meals using the principles of SLOW – Seasonal, Locally-sourced, Organic, Wholefood as far as possible. The Quest veggie garden supplies seasonal produce.
  • Our chef can cater to most dietary needs – all special dietary requirements can be discussed with the Program Advisor at the time of booking.
  • Breakfast is served from (8.30-9.30am), Lunch (1-2pm), Dinner (6-7pm)
  • Freshly pressed juices are served for morning and afternoon tea along with delicious snacks.
  • Teas, coffee, filtered water and fresh fruit are available at any time.
  • Please note that the Quest for Life Centre maintains an environment that is alcohol and non-prescription drug free. A participant will need to leave the program if found to be drug or alcohol affected.

Enquire or book into this program

You can call between 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday on 1300 941 488 to speak to a Program Advisor or complete the form below and we will be in contact.

What previous attendees have said:

“Petrea’s philosophies on maximising quality of life, human connection, and mindfulness in everyday living, offered our Oncology team a renewed appreciation for the fundamentals of self-care. We finished the workshop feeling refreshed and inspired! – Dr Jacinta Thomson, Clinical Psychologist, PhD, Cancer Care Centre, St George Hospital Thank you for your insight and wisdom, delivered in such a gentle compassionate way. I feel like I’ve been embraced in a warm hug for the past 2 days. I’ll never forget this weekend” Julie

“I’ve gained so much personally and tools which I’ll use to help me work at being the best form of myself I can be. Thanks for providing a beautiful safe environment for me to find inner peace. Thank you for a motivational, uplifting and connected weekend” Amanda

“Leaving with a happy heart, mindful mind and satisfied tummy!”Annemarie