Join us for one of the following dates: Nov 10-15, 2019; Dec 3-7, 2019; and Jan 12-17, 2020.
Our history can either imprison us or set us free. During this 5-day immersive retreat in our Executive Suites, we dive into your history to identify all events, patterns, and self-limiting beliefs that hold you back, keep you stuck, and make the life of your dreams seem out of reach or even impossible.
Our expert team guides you in confronting trauma head-on to reframe and move through it. Through immersive and experiential techniques, the stress-energy surrounding these major roadblocks can be released. A variety of highly effective healing modalities will equip you to redirect this energy and truly live life.
If you are feeling stuck, wounded, not good enough, full of shame and guilt, or have an overall sense of dissatisfaction, this workshop is your right next step. Freedom is waiting.
“As I stumbled my emotionally and physically fatigued self to 7:00 am yoga today, I noticed how different I felt compared to yesterday. One of my biggest fears about participating in trauma counseling was that it would stir up old pain and leave me sitting in it–worse off than I was before.
If we’re honest, I think that fear holds a lot of us back from getting help. Kind of the ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ sort of feeling with a twist toward, ‘If I’m doing kind of okay, let’s not risk it.’ I felt a lot of that yesterday. Today, I felt hope – like the risk might be worth it.”
In the vulnerability of sharing your story and hearing the stories of others, you not only learn how “normal” you are, but you also begin to identify barriers, resolve issues, and move forward. Therapies such as CBT, DBT, and EMDR can also be used in group settings. This fostering of community develops a sense of firm support to take each step toward change.
Mindfulness & Yoga Nidra
Mindfulness practice brings alertness and awareness, relaxing and stabilizing the body and mind to prepare for healing. Yoga Nidra is a mindful yoga practice intended to explore and utilize your unconscious. The goal is an alignment of the right brain, left brain, sympathetic nervous system, and parasympathetic nervous system.
Powerful for self-discovery and personal growth, this type of practice is simple and readily accessible. A breathing method called “Conscious Connected Breathing” aims to clear and release physical, emotional, and mental blocks. Through the breath, we release suffering and focus energy, increasing our ability to love and enjoy life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The CBT process starts with identifying the critical behaviors; determining whether these behaviors are excesses or deficits; evaluating them for frequency, duration, and intensity; and attempting to alter them. Various CBT protocols include distraction, imagery, motivational self-talk, and more. Depending on your needs, prescribed therapy may take a behavioral application or cognitive restructuring slant.
This alternative therapy aims to slowly correct the body’s incorrectly learned mechanisms of processing trauma and chronic stress. Focus is placed on the body’s physiological experiences rather than the details of the traumatic event. Gradually, you increase your body’s ability to process and release various sensations to adjust misplaced fight, flight, freeze, and collapse responses.
When your mind returns to trauma, you are re-experiencing that event. Experiential therapy uses role play, guided imagery, arts, props, or recreation to re-enter those emotions and events with new mindsets and new goals – to make progress, resolve issues, and heal.
Bodywork is a valuable tool in the recovery process, one that alleviates stress and improves the flow of energy. Mentally and physically, massage is a source of rest and refresh. Research has also shown that therapeutic touch can lift your spirits through human touch and intentional care.
Vision Board Design
When emotions and thoughts are difficult to articulate, creative expression can offer an alternate option. As a healthy outlet, vision board design can bring conclusions to the surface or simply allow you to release and identify emotions or thoughts, without the pressure of words.
Individuals applying to any APN Coaching immersive workshop or extension coaching must be free of active addictions. If you are interested in a program but currently struggling with an addiction, check out our Behavioral track or contact the team at 310.579.6169.