By Aleah Johnson, The Meadows Alumni Coordinator
I am thrilled to announce that registration for the 2017 Meadows Alumni Retreat is now OPEN! This is one of my favorite times of the year. This year's retreat was my first one at The Meadows and I can honestly say that it was one of the most impactful weekends I have had. My aha moments from this year's retreat involved a lot of surrender, a lot of being open to trying things someone else's way, and allowing myself to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. The moments, fellowship, laughter, tears, and smiles shared with fellow alumni, as well as The Meadows staff, will be something that I take with me in the years to come.
Here is what some other alumni have to say about it:
"I come because it's like a family reunion with a Meadows re-fuel!" – Amy B.
"When I go to the retreat, I immediately feel a sense of belonging, that this is exactly where I am supposed to be at that time. It’s a great validation and acknowledgement of my time and commitment to my own recovery, being of service, and showing up for others. Hearing about others' journey through recovery is inspiring and an important reminder that I’m not alone!" – Greg F.
"We go back to the retreat because it is a great way to start off the year, we feel inspired and energized from the event. It's also a great way to find out what other programs are being offered by The Meadows." – Chris B.
"I came to the Meadows in September of 2015 with a broken heart & severe depression over the ending of my 27 year marriage. I knew The Meadows was my last resort in healing my heart and learning to live in my new normal. When I came home, my daughter said I was a new person, and I was. From that point forward, I knew I wanted to attend the Alumni Retreat yearly. Seeing old friends, making new friends, and the resources made available to us was phenomenal. It’s an event that will be on my calendar yearly. I don’t want to miss it!" – Lori B.
There is so much to learn, regardless of your time in recovery or the time you have supported someone in recovery since attending Family Week; we offer something for everyone!
Click here for more information and to register - we'll see you there!
Join us on the road to a happy destiny at the 2016 Meadows Alumni retreat, where you’ll gather more tools to help you clear away the wreckage of your past and madness into mindfulness as you continue to trudge your way to the top!
The retreat will take place January 15 -17, 2016. Speakers will include Dr. Shelley Uram, Scott Davis, and others. Pia Mellody will offer a Q&A session, and attendees will be able to choose from available yoga, expressive arts, or experiential workshop sessions. Musician Michael Shapiro will provide evening entertainment. Visit the 2016 Alumni Retreat webpage to see the full agenda.
Discounted early bird registration ends December 4, 2015, with full-price registration offered through January 14.