I am not the “retreat kind” of woman. When I was invited to attend the Finding Peace retreat and blog about my experience, my first instinct was to say “no”. I am the kind of woman that makes fun of people that go on retreats to “find themselves”. My idea of “finding...
Discover the root cause of suffering and how you can change it.
Learn skills to liberate yourself from habits and behaviors you know do not serve you nor bring you peace.
Make Peace with the Past.
Be Joyful in the Present.
Hope for the Future.
Live Your Truth.
Oct 11- 15, 2023
Whether you’re just becoming aware of how these wounds have impacted your life or are exhausted with the constant cycle of trying to do your best and still feeling like a failure, the Finding Peace Retreat teaches the skills to rewrite the stories from the past, change the internal negative messages that drive feelings of shame, and develop mindful, compassionate habits leading to greater contentment and peace.
Discover your truth! Connect with your inner light that ignites your power, connection, and purpose.
The Finding Peace RetreatInvest in yourself!
“I feel empowered to create a life I can love and feel at peace with.”
What People Are Saying
What will I learn from attending the retreat?
The weekend involves large-group sessions, small break-out groups, and individual work. We strive to create a safe environment where you can boldly challenge the negative messages tattoed on your hearts and feeling emotions you may have been suppressing. Participants are invited to allow themselves to be seen, cared for, and supported as they step into the arena of heart work and healing.
The retreat uses experiential learning rather than a lecture. This helps you fully participate in the learning rather than having information passively shared.
- Experiential processes include:
- Visualizations or “guided imagery”
- Interactive learning exercises
- Inner-child affirmation and healing work
- Emotional processing
- Psychodrama or role-playing, and dramatic self-presentation to gain insight into your life
During the retreat, we explore attachment wounds (Loss, Rejection, Abandonment, Neglect, Betrayal, or Abuse) and how we developed negative core beliefs that impact our ability to feel joy, happiness, and peace. We explore how shame hijacks our lives. We identify how not feeling enough, powerless, or alone impacts our ability to reach the goals and desires we have in our lives.
Wil the Retreat Actually Help Me Find Peace?
It’s completely understandable to have doubts and questions about the effectiveness of any program or retreat in improving your mental health and overall well-being. Here are a few reasons why you can trust that The Finding Peace Retreat can help you find the peace you seek:
1. Scientifically-Proven Techniques: The Finding Peace methodology is based on decades of scientific research by top relationship scientists in various fields, including interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, successful therapy, developmental psychology, and personality theory. Every technique, skill, and strategy has been tested by experts and proven effective by countless individuals who have improved their lives and found peace through the program.
2. Personalized Approach: The Finding Peace retreat is designed to offer tailored solutions specific to your situation. The program includes personalized mentoring, insightful exercises, and cutting-edge education to help you better understand yourself, your emotions, and how to manage them. The focus is on helping you develop practical skills and tools that can be applied to your daily life to promote long-term positive change.
3. Successful Track Record: Over the past decade, The Finding Peace has helped thousands of individuals from all walks of life find the peace they seek. The program’s success is attributed to its comprehensive approach, personalized attention, and proven techniques. You can read testimonials and reviews from past participants who have successfully improved their lives and found peace through the program.
4. Professional Support: The Finding Peace retreat is led by experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping individuals improve their mental health and overall wellbeing. The mentors are qualified, compassionate, and committed to providing you with the support and guidance you need throughout the program.
Overall, The Finding Peace retreat offers a comprehensive, personalized, and scientifically-proven approach to improving your mental health and finding peace. If you’re ready to make a change and take the first step towards finding peace, The Finding Peace retreat can help you achieve your goals.
What is the schedule during the retreat?
The retreat starts at 5:30 pm on the first day. The retreat is not like a traditional conference. The training is experiential, meaning that you will be engaged in learning activites from the moment you arrive. We are wanting you to have as much time to understand the process as possible.
We begin most mornings at 7 am and some nights will go as late as 9 pm.
We end at noon on the last day.
We are about 2 hours from the Dallas Airports, so if you are traveling from out of state, please plan accordingly.
What Can I Realistically Expect in 5 Days?
Here’s what you can expect to learn during the retreat:
- You’ll learn how to resolve conflicts in a healthy way, building deep connections with others instead of fighting.
- You’ll gain communication tools to express your emotions, needs, and desires in healthy ways.
- You’ll learn what helps remain open emotionally and overcome feelings of withdrawal and shutdown.
- You’ll learn how the Shadows of Shame hijack your sense of peace and what you can do to develop shame resilience.
- You’ll engage in playful laughter and feel a sense of connection with others in a safe and secure environment.
- You’ll work towards healing attachment wounds.
Will meals and sleeping accommodations be provided?
Yes. Meals and snacks will be provided starting on the second day of the retreat. (Please plan to eat dinner before arriving on Wednesday).
Our last meal will be breakfast on the final morning of the retreat.
Sleeping accomodations are in bunk-style cabins.
Is taking video or pictures allowed during the retreat?
No. We want to help maintain confidentiality during the retreat. There will be time after the event for individuals to take pictures with those who consent to have their picture taken. No part of the retreat will be recorded. In addiction, The Finding Peace Retreat is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws, therefore recording the event in any fashion without written permission is prohibted.
In addition, the training materials you receive are also protected by copyright and other laws. Please do not share the materials with others whether in person or online.
How are the facilities?
We are staying at a non-denominational camp located in a beautiful nature setting with modern facilities in a beautiful mountain setting. You’ll experience great food, comfy accommodations, tons of nature to explore.
There are separate cabins for men and women. The cabins contain showers and flushing toilets. There are refrigerators available to store any special food you might have.
What if I want to attend, but I just don't have the funds right now?
Many people have used their creativity to find the funds such as crowdfunding, asking family and friends, fund raising, or opening a line of credit. We do offer a small number of scholarships. If you would like more information, click the “register now” button above.
What makes this retreat different from other therapeutic programs?
The Finding Peace Retreat is designed specifically with a trauma-informed approach, meaning we understand the impact of trauma on individuals and create a safe and supportive environment to facilitate healing. Our program focuses on providing a holistic experience that addresses the mind, body, and spirit, ensuring that participants feel seen, heard, and respected throughout their journey.
Will I be required to share my trauma experiences in group settings?
While we encourage open and honest communication, you are never required to share anything you’re not comfortable discussing. Our group activities are designed to promote connection and support, but the choice to share personal experiences is entirely up to you. Our facilitators are trained to create a non-judgmental and empathetic atmosphere, respecting your boundaries and privacy.
How can I be sure that the retreat is safe and confidential?
We prioritize the safety and confidentiality of all participants. Our staff and facilitators undergo rigorous training on maintaining privacy and creating a safe space. Additionally, everyone attending the retreat agrees to a confidentiality agreement, which ensures that whatever is shared during the program remains within the group. We take confidentiality very seriously, and breaching this trust would not be tolerated.
I've never been to a retreat before. Will I feel overwhelmed or out of place?
It’s normal to feel uncertain about trying something new. Many of our attendees are experiencing a retreat for the first time, and we do our best to create a welcoming and inclusive environment. Our team is available to answer any questions and support you throughout the process. You’ll find that the retreat offers a blend of structured activities and downtime, allowing you to participate at a pace that feels comfortable to you.
How will the retreat address specific trauma-related issues that I may face?
The Finding Peace Retreat is designed with the understanding that trauma affects individuals differently. We have created a specialized training that specifically address trauma-related issues that you may face, taking into account the unique experiences and challenges they may encounter. Our goal is to provide a tailored experience that supports your healing and growth.
Is there any aftercare or ongoing support once the retreat ends?
Absolutely! We recognize that healing is an ongoing process. After the retreat, we provide resources, referrals, and ongoing support to help you continue your journey toward healing. You’ll have access to follow-up sessions, support groups, and a network of fellow participants who can offer understanding and encouragement.
Why do you have women and men at the retreat? I am not sure I feel safe having my partner there with members of the opposite gender.
Having both women and men at the retreat serves a specific purpose in creating a diverse and inclusive healing environment. The decision to include participants of all genders is rooted in several important considerations:
1. Gender-Inclusive Healing: Trauma affects individuals regardless of gender, and everyone deserves access to healing and support. By having both women and men at the retreat, we aim to foster an inclusive space where all participants can explore their experiences and work towards healing in a supportive and understanding community.
2. Intersectional Perspectives: Trauma can manifest differently based on various intersections of identity, such as race, gender, and sexuality. Having diverse perspectives and experiences at the retreat allows for richer discussions and a deeper understanding of how trauma impacts individuals uniquely.
3. Learning and Growth: The retreat offers an opportunity for individuals to learn from each other’s experiences and gain insights into how trauma affects different genders. This learning process can help challenge stereotypes, increase empathy, and promote growth both individually and as a community.
4. Creating a Safe Space: As trauma-informed staff, we prioritize creating a safe and respectful environment for all participants. Our facilitators are trained to address any potential concerns and ensure that interactions between participants are conducted with utmost respect and boundaries.
If you feel uncomfortable having your spouse attend the retreat with members of the opposite gender present, we completely understand your feelings. It’s essential to communicate your concerns with us so we can address them appropriately. We can discuss possible accommodations or strategies to ensure your comfort and safety while still fostering a supportive and diverse environment for all participants.
Ultimately, our goal is to create a retreat experience where everyone feels respected, heard, and understood, while working collaboratively to heal from trauma and find peace within themselves. If you have any specific concerns or questions regarding this matter, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, and we’ll do our best to address them. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities.