Retreat to a healthy present...
The Seasons of Resilience
An afternoon of mindful and purposeful movement, meditation, and creativity, empowering participants to navigate through experiences, so you no longer have to avoid them. Stress from thoughts, emotions, trauma, and daily life can be overwhelming, leading one to avoid the discomfort, and often disconnect from self and others. Imagine having the tools and confidence to navigate these stressful experiences without feeling totally drained and overwhelmed. The objective of this mini-retreat is to help you get closer to this goal.
Letting go to create space for growth
In this session, you will gain insight to obstacles, negative attachments, and stressors that have become overwhelming, or even harmful for you. We begin this journey through gentle movement and empowerment to make choices through your body.
Stacey Shulman, E-RYT500 is a registered yoga therapist with extensive experience in helping people learn about, and effectively navigate, the impact of stress and trauma stored in the body. She is also a certified trauma sensitive yoga facilitator, offering yoga instruction one-on-one and in class format.
Restore, Re-energize, and Mindfully Re-invent
You've gained awareness of and navigated the stressors causing tension, as well as your reactions to them. Now that you've made space for growth, it's important to be mindful in how you nourish and fill that space. In this session, you will be invited to create intentions for you and your life.You have the opportunity to explore options and practice changes you'd like to make through imagery and mindful experience.
Patrick Bryant, LCSW, NBCCH is a psychotherapist in private practice, holding certifications in trauma treatment and mindfulness-based practice. His expertise includes helping individuals live in the present, better equipped for navigating what is happening now, rather than carrying the weight of the past and unknown future.
Spring & Summer
Blossoming new growth and self-acceptance
After intentionally and mindfully nurturing the self, our focus shifts to blossoming new growth and accepting oneself as whole. The seeds you planted have been nourished. Your intentions have begun to manifest. When experiences are beyond words, we can turn to the restorative properties of non-verbal expression, like visual and experiential art. Here, we model the growth and strength of trees, inviting participants to be grounded in their roots, and fully blossom into their authentic selves.
Megan Bryant, LPC, ATR is a psychotherapist and art therapist in private practice. She utilizes her experience in art and counseling to help individuals gain better understanding of self and their world, while assisting them toward their goals of becoming whole and healthy in the present.
**REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER IS NOW CLOSED. **
We invite you to join us on February 23rd, our next offering for this retreat.
Who: This series welcomes adults from all walks of life.
* These sessions, though cathartic and empowering, are not intended as a replacement for psychotherapy.
We encourage participants to have a working relationship, or access to, a licensed mental health therapist, in the event
you are in need of further processing and/or treatment.
When: February 23, 2019 Where: City of Light
Time - TBA 3125 Presidential Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30340
Cost: $75 per person
Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably. Many segments of the retreat will invite you to move. Also, note that not everyone is comfortable at the same temperature. You may want to wear layers to accommodate your preference.
Upon registering, please report any mobility limitations or concerns that you have. The movement is not intense, but it's best to be informed.