The Dragonfly Retreat is the life-changing event you have been waiting for
Has your ability to lead a happy, energized and fulfilling life been disrupted by depression, anxiety, trauma, eating pathology or other behavioral problems? Do you find that your relationships are empty of nurturing yet full of conflict? Do you find your life dominated by pain, by the past, by resentments, and by rigid and compulsive behaviors that are self-defeating?
All these issues stem from a disruption of your core human exchanges, both within yourself and in social interactions. With targeted, enlightened and effective therapy can you break free from cycles that consume your life with pain and loneliness. We can help you understand your self-defeating and relationship-impeding patterns, freeing you to move on with your life in health and happiness.
Register now for our March 2014 retreat!
The Dragonfly Retreat is a recovery program that will provide you with the feedback, reflection, tools and support necessary to actualize a nurturing relationship with yourself and with others in your life. Our program is based on the philosophy that most mental, behavioral illnesses as well as relationship problems are caused by a disruption in a commonly shared process of human emotional and social health. We call this process the Relational Energy Exchange, which describes the constantly-flowing stream of attunement and nurturing within oneself and with others. This exchange is the 'engine' of mental, emotional, relationship and self-concept health, and when one restores and rebalances this energy flow, one is also able to eliminate or significantly reduce emotional, social and behavioral pathology. This 'engine' of mental health is also the same engine that creates love, trust and emotional security in relationships, which is why Relational Exchange Therapy is such a powerful tool in couple's work.
We work with individuals suffering from:
Major Depressive Disorder
We would like to invite you to join us for an intensive, exciting and soothing retreat that is aimed at restoring love to yourself and to your relationships.
This is your chance to work closely with a team of world-renowned movement therapists as well as the psychotherapist who created Relational Exchange Therapy, a cutting-edge new therapy that targets your love exchanges.
Our program provides the structure necessary to achieve meaningful and lasting change in your life.
The retreat environment is one that is both serene and stimulating. Located in the mountains above Lake Chelan, our retreat is a quiet and breathtaking place that fosters mindfulness of self and surroundings.
Sifu Joseph Simonet and Addy Hernandez are world-renowned martial artists and teachers. With over 60 years of combined movement therapy experience, Sifu Joseph and Miss Addy will guide you through an experiential therapeutic process that exposes your alignment, internal process and recurring social/internal patterns. This allows you to see accurately and poignantly the ways in which your repeating habits are contributing to overall imbalances in your life and relationships.
Using RET, we will help you understand the ways that your misalignment contributes to blocks in attunement and nurturing within and without yourself.
Together, our team will assist you in challenging assumptions and behaviors that maintain an imbalance or deficit of relational energy. Using movement therapy, we can facilitate a 'bottom-up' change in processing and relating. This is incorporated with a 'top-down' challenging of the assumptions, labels and automatic thoughts that generate misalignment and misattunement. When we realign and restore your relational energy exchange, you will allow a redefinition and revolution to occur within yourself and within your life.
We are the only treatment program in the world that offers Relational Exchange Therapy.
Rather than taking an eclectic, symptom-based approach, our retreat targets the underlying cause of the emotional/behavioral pathology using directed and focused treatment. For this reason, participants can accomplish in 11 days what can take between 30 days to 6 months in other inpatient facilities.
What are the benefits of the retreat modality?
There is no staff turnover at our retreat. You do not have to re-explain yourself to several different care providers. The people who designed RET will be there with you throughout your entire recovery experience. This way, you are able to progress through the stages of rebalancing and recovery at an expedited rate, preventing the need to put your life 'on hold' while you become well.
We believe you will find our program is twice as effective, in half the time, with half the cost of traditional recovery programs.
Call 509-679-4556 for a free 15-minute consultation or to reserve your place at our next retreat
NOTE: Relational Exchange Therapy has patent protection from the US Patent and Trademark Office
Application No. 61/661,624
Filed June 19, 2012
Ref. No. 206943-1000-101