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About the Retreat Experience...

The Retreat experience can produce a profound and transformative experience of healing.  When coupled with the aspects of psychotherapeutics, restorative yoga, experiential learning, and a tranquil, nurturing environment, and we can safely leave the demands and confines of the narratives of our outside world and explore within. We are with others who are supportive and non-judgmental and with experienced facilitators who are extensively trained in trauma and holistic healing. 

 

Most importantly, we can attend to our deeper needs of growing, learning, and thriving that may routinely get sidelined or ignored in the day-to-day experience of our lives.  

 

OUR MISSION at BETTER WELLNESS RETREATS

Our mission is that of assisting people in the exploration of the full potential of the Retreat experience-- in all its healing and transcendent qualities. You can achieve deep emotional release, gain wonderful insights and find the joy, peace, and gratitude that may previously have been elusive.  Your Transitions are Empowered.  You can reconnect with your deepest heartfelt desires. 

 

Retreats are held in various locations in both the United States and abroad and will be held exclusively at the Imiloa Institute in 2024.  Retreats are led by Trauma Recovery Specialist, Laura Weber Garrison, Ph.D., and further facilitated by experienced and credentialed healthcare professionals, counselors, coaches, therapists, and Holistic Health practitioners trained in psychotherapeutics.

ABOUT OUR RETREAT SITE

We'll be at the Imiloa Institute in Costa Rica in 2024.  A completely private campus, available only to our group during our Program. 

 

Imiloa Institute is a stunning jungle-meets-ocean-on-a-mountain Eco-Luxury, all-inclusive location, and is truly a 5-star therapeutic haven of restorative wellness--perfect for our Empowered Transitions Retreats. As in...living in the jungle overlooking the ocean for the week... three full meals and snacks of gourmet plant-based cuisine crafted from fresh, locally sourced, wholesome ingredients every day...a caring dedicated Concierge and 'Welcome Home' staff... on-site wellness practitioners and a wellness center...waterfall and infinity pool...and so much more. Luxury airport transfers, adventure and self-care times, pampering sessions, and healing experiences are also included in the Empowered Transitions Retreat. You can preview a highlight of the Imiloa Guest Experience here.

THE EMPOWERED TRANSITIONS RETREAT TO RECALIBRATE PROGRAM

Facilitated by Trauma Recovery Specialist, Laura Weber Garrison, Ph.D., The Empowered Transitions Retreat to Recalibrate Program is part group therapy, part individual work, and part Mastermind group. It is experiential, fun, transformational and, if you commit yourself to fully immersing yourself in the Program and doing the work, can be incredibly life-changing.

THE LEARNINGS OF THE EMPOWERED TRANSITIONS RETREAT PROGRAM:

  • The impact and effects of trauma on the brain-- and how to mitigate the effects

  • The relationship between trauma, chronic pain, and various illnesses

  • Reconnecting with the body’s intelligence 

  • Relearning to trust the ‘body’s barometer’ 

  • Breaking free from destructive coping mechanisms and unhealthy patterns

  • Letting go of shame, guilt, toxic feelings, chronic sadness, and anger

  • Shifting into a life of peace, happiness, and loving connections

  • Setting big goals and moving forward with transitions

  • The importance of fun and PLAY in the healing process

​THE PRE-PROGRAM:  PREPARATION and PRE-RETREAT SUPPORT

Unlike many Retreat Programs, we'll work with you ahead of time to help map your Intentions for your time in retreat. We want you to get the most from this incredible experience.

 

The Pre-Retreat homework and Pre-Program expectations are rather extensive and there are a number of written assignments. You'll be meeting with the Facilitator via phone or Zoom for a Clarity Session if you are not already part of the Better Wellness family

 

And yes, you'll be held accountable. We want you to really dive in and get the most out of your Program and your Retreat experience.

 

Not only will this Pre-Program help our team better assist you in integrating your learnings while 'on campus', it will also help you to gain greater insight and will make navigating your transitions Post-Retreat easier and more productive. 

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

All Retreats also include the option for extended pre and post-counseling and small-group coaching at a discounted rate. 

 

ON-CAMPUS SUPPORT

Our incredible Retreat site, Imiloa, welcomes you and their caring staff is there to attend to your needs from the moment you land in Costa Rica. You'll be provided with a direct number to Imiloa's Concierge Team--their Welcome Home Team--upon registration. Airport transfer is included in your booking.

WORKSHOPS and PLAYTIMES WITHIN THE RETREAT PROGRAM

We'll work with habit loops, patterns, trauma, emotional regulation, behavioral changes, and the formation of new ways of being.  You'll also be given a Workbook and a binder (and a really great swag bag of goodies!)  Laura teaches accelerated learning models which also include play and this Retreat includes some amazing play times as well. The Program is experiential, content-laden, challenging, and fun.

SOMATIC RECONNECTION, and INTENTIONAL CREATIONS

The construction--and reconstruction-- of your life story from past, to present, to future is pivotal in creating a new level of self-understanding.  While we cannot change the past, we can, indeed, change our subconscious and somatic responses to those matters, patterns, and habits which no longer serve us and begin intentionally living a purpose-filled and purpose-driven life. 

RESTORATIVE YOGA, MINDFULNESS, and MEDITATION

Our Retreats include daily practices to help improve your ability to navigate your day-to-day life outside of the Retreat.

NOURISHMENT

Gourmet, plated, plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages are included throughout the Retreat.  As a participant in The Empowered Transitions Retreat to Recalibrate, you'll also have unlimited access to the Wellness Bar for incredible local coffee and made-to-your-specifications signature smoothies if you wish (this is an extra expense.)

RITUALS, EXPERIENCES, ACTIVITIES, CONNECTIONS 

We'll incorporate some amazing experiences including an extended Sound Healing session, a Costa Rican cooking class, and other ceremonies.  We'll also have a very special bonfire closing ceremony that includes a multi-course dinner with mocktails on the beach.

POST-RETREAT SUPPORT and COMMUNITY

We'll have a Group follow-up Zoom meeting after our Retreat to further integrate the learnings and reconnect with one another. All Retreats also include the option for on-going telehealth group coaching at a discounted rate. 

READY TO MAKE MAJOR CHANGES?

We'd love to have you join us! Our Groups are very limited in size and sell out quickly. The 'Book My Retreat' button will take you to the registration form and walk you through the fine print and process of booking and payment. 

 

Once we receive your deposit, we'll schedule a Clarity Session and get you started!

YOUR INVESTMENT:

The Program and Retreat are all-inclusive and the Booking price is based on your choice of accommodations. 

  • Doubles: $3,997-$4,997

  • Singles: $5,997

  • VIP Single: $6,997

Interest-Free Payment plans are available. 

 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

We're here for you!  If you have further questions, simply submit the inquiry form below. 

 

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RETREAT TO RECALIBRATE

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