If you want to build momentum, accelerate your progress and prepare to be propelled to your next level growth, consider a personalized retreat.
This retreat is a focused yet comprehensive therapeutic approach to making real changes in your life. Changing how we feel, for example, from sad to happy, is what is called a “state change.” State changes are positive but often short-lived. An accelerated program is one that works towards what is called “trait change.” Trait change is where we may move from depression to contentment, from a state of anxiety to peacefulness, and, even, from happiness to a true state of joy.
While many programs work with the “Body, Mind and Spirit,” The Accelerated Restorative Retreat addresses the individual’s issues from the opposite direction…Spirit…Mind…and Body.
First, comes the inner connection with the energetic (or spiritual) being that we are…working with each individual’s personal spiritual belief system. Next, we work with the Mind…those old, often irrational, and ineffective beliefs that are limiting today’s life experience. Then, and concurrently, we work with the body systems that have been holding the outcomes of these beliefs, helping it to release old and destructive holding patterns.
Each day would end with a mindfulness practice that might include activities in nature, exploration trips, or other engaging and fun activities that we get to experience from the mindful perspective.
And now this process is available in an outpatient and affordable package, concentrated in time, and designed and coordinated specifically for your individual needs.
The basic program is one week (5 days), Monday to Friday OR spread over two weeks. Programs are individually designed but will include a minimum of one energy/spiritual practice, its purpose to start from a place of groundednes; 3-6 hours of therapeutic processing daily, as needed, including such modalities of EMDR, Flash Technique, internal systems work, guided imagery and somatic explorations; and ending the day with a mindfulness practice that might include activities in nature, exploration trips, or other engaging and fun activities that we get to experience from the mindful perspective.
If desired, bodywork OR adjunct therapies can be integrated with processing. Free time will be available for contemplation, “homework,” and fun time or relaxation.
Please note that this is not an inpatient setting. While 24 hour support is not available as in an inpatient setting, phone support is available as needed. As such, this program is not appropriate for everyone. Screening will be conducted prior to acceptance into the program.
I am able to offer these retreat weeks in the beautiful confines of Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of Lake Chapala in the central highlands of Mexico. I can also offer this in Phoenix, AZ, usually in the delightful winter months.
For out-of-towners, room and board arrangements can be made as needed.
Call or contact me now for more information on this exciting new way to do therapy!