By Caileigh Smith, MC, LAC
Have you ever sent the wrong text message to the exact wrong person? I have. In fact, I did it recently. I sent a message about a person TO THAT person—the horror! The consequence? Well, besides being cut from that person’s Christmas card list, I suffered a complete and utter shame attack.
Since the 1980s, The Meadows has been the forerunner in providing intensive workshops that transform lives. We’re pleased to announce that we’re expanding our workshop offerings with the opening of The Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, a state-of-the-art facility designed with participants’ healing and empowerment in mind. The center is situated on the Remuda Ranch campus, a historical dude ranch that offers a serene, peaceful, desert setting for workshop attendees.
The Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows will allow us to offer even more workshops and to enhance the overall experience for participants. In addition to the intensive educational and therapeutic experience that workshop participants have always enjoyed, those who attend a workshop at The Rio Retreat center will have the option to participate in additional evening activities like art, yoga, Thai Chi, 12-step meetings, live music performances, camp fires, equine therapy, ropes courses and more. They will also be treated to three meals a day, prepared by The Meadows extraordinary chef.
Jean Collins-Stuckert, LCSW, LISAC, CSAT, will serve as Clinical Director of the Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, where she will spearhead the development and integration of several new workshops and activities. Our new workshops will cover issues related to eating and nutrition, men’s issues, money and work, couples disclosure, and more. Jean says that she’s pleased to be able to offer participants a peaceful space and the additional support they need for deep personal reflection:
“At Rio Retreat Center, we’ve created a safe and nurturing environment where people can experience deep healing. Garnering insight into personal issues, overcoming obstacles, and processing through trauma will jumpstart new recovery or heighten existing recovery. I’m delighted about the opportunity to grow our program in order to meet the needs of more people.”
In addition to our signature Survivor’s Workshop and other tried-and-true intensives, there are two new workshops currently available at the new Rio Retreat Center. Mind & Heart: A Mindful Path to Wholehearted Living, will help people to free themselves from self-limiting patterns of thinking through scientifically researched mindfulness techniques; and, The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships helps people begin to heal from destructive attachments. Also, starting in early 2016, we will offer Discovery to Recovery: An Intensive Series for Couples Healing from Sex Addiction.
The Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows will also serve as a venue for training events and workshops for therapists and behavioral health professionals. The Meadows world class senior fellows and clinicians, and other leaders from around the country will develop and present these outstanding opportunities for professional growth. More details will be available in the coming months.
The Meadows CEO Sean Walsh is excited about what The Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows means for the future of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare:
“We are in the business of changing lives. We’ve seen firsthand how our workshops have made a difference to so many, and I’m looking forward to being able to offer the same kind of hope and healing to even more people.”
You can find a schedule of currently available workshop on The Meadows website. Since workshops fill quickly, we encourage making reservations three to four weeks in advance.
If you have questions, or if you’d like to register, contact our Intake Department at 800-244-4949.
Now through the end of the year, The Meadows is offering Spirit: A Somatic Equine Workshop at a special price of $3,500. This is a great opportunity to experience this unique workshop at a price that is only slightly higher than a regular Meadows workshop. Arizona is beautiful this time of year and we expect this workshop to fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today!
Available Workshop Dates:
Combining The Meadows Model, Somatic Experiencing® (SE), mindfulness, and natural horsemanship, this cutting-edge workshop allows for a distinct healing experience. The program consists of experiential activities with horses addressing self-esteem, boundaries, honoring reality, wants and needs, emotional regulation, and spontaneity. Created exclusively for a small group of no more than five participants, this workshop is an outdoor five-day experience facilitated by two seasoned professionals. Individuals, couples, families, and professionals are welcome to enroll.
Attendees will not be riding but should bring the following items to the workshop:
The Meadows' workshops are a cost-effective alternative, when long-term treatment is not an option. Workshops are an opportunity for participants to work on sensitive issues in a concentrated format allowing them to jump-start their personal recovery by gaining insight into unhealthy patterns and practicing new relationship skills within a safe environment.
Limited time cost for the five-day workshop is $3,500 per person - regularly $4,200! Discounted cost includes a daily sack lunch delivered to the ranch, and is only available through December 2014.
Contact our Workshop Coordinator at 800-244-4949 to register.
This unique equine experience is held on a scenic rustic ranch a short distance from Wickenburg, AZ.
Ranch Rio Bonita, 27610 W. Gill Road, Morristown, AZ 85342
Workshop attendees are responsible for their own lodging and transportation. Please discuss arrangement options with our Workshop Coordinator.
Workshop runs Monday through Friday 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with an hour lunch break.
This workshop is limited to five enrollments. We rely on an accurate attendance count to make important arrangements for your workshop. If a cancellation occurs 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop, a full refund, less a $600 administrative fee will be refunded. Cancellations less than 14 days are non-refundable. Allowance is made for a one-time transfer to another workshop date provided you contact us 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop.
If you have to cancel or transfer your workshop, please contact our Workshops Coordinator as soon as possible - we often have a waiting list of people who want to attend. We can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 800-244-4949.
The Meadows recently announced the addition of “Spirit: A Somatic Equine Workshop” to be offered beginning the week of November 11-15, 2013 from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 2014 dates include January 13-17, February 10-14, March 10-14, and April 14-18. This workshop will be offered at a ranch near The Meadows’ campus.
Combining The Meadows Model, Somatic Experiencing® (SE), mindfulness, and natural horsemanship, this cutting-edge workshop allows for a distinct healing experience. The program consists of experiential activities with horses addressing self-esteem, boundaries, honoring reality, wants and needs, emotional regulation, and spontaneity. Created exclusively for a small group of no more than five participants, this workshop is an outdoor five-day experience facilitated by a seasoned therapist trained in SE, along with a highly skilled, horseman and notable trainer. Individuals, couples, families, and professionals are welcome to enroll.
“We are thrilled to launch “Spirit,” said Jean Collins, MSW, LISAC, CSAT, Director of Workshops at The Meadows. “Due to the unique nature of this workshop and its prospective gifts for the participants, we have been awaiting this with great anticipation.”
To learn more about Spirit: A Somatic Equine Workshop visit http://www.themeadows.com/workshops/spirit-a-somatic-equine-workshop.
Attending a Meadows’ workshop offers an individual many benefits. A workshop can be a cost-effective alternative when long-term treatment is not an option. Individuals who cannot be away from their work or families for an extended period of time can attend a workshop and work on sensitive issues in a five-day concentrated format. This allows individuals to jump start their personal recovery by gaining insight into patterns and practicing new relational skills within a safe environment.
The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about Spirit: A Somatic Equine Workshop and The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit www.themeadows.com.
For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in their inpatient center and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 Sub-Acute Agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission.