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Womens Healing Retreat

NEW Women's SLAA Healing Retreat

Dates: Thursday, August 17th – Sunday, August 20th, 2023

Location: Temenos, West Chester County, PA

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This 4 day, 3 night retreat will explore how untreated and unresolved early trauma almost always develops into addiction. This workshop will be limited to 8 to 10 women (using pronouns she/her)who identify as a sex and love addict. This will be a very intense weekend. Michael S., a 37 year member of the S.L.A.A. Fellowship will be working with you as you uncover and release trauma and healing the body and mind. Michael has participated in and received training in this method of healing. He will be guiding you in the emotional release work throughout the weekend ensuring safety and comfort. He has also held mini workshops at the GDVI Spring retreat for the last three years. Melissa K., a member with 19 years of recovery in S.L.A.A. will be there as a support to the women during non sessions and during the 12 step meetings.

Location:  Temenos is intentionally set apart as a living sanctuary for wildlife and humans alike, situated in a 57-acre grove of sacred trees in West Chester County, PA. The space is there to allow individuals and groups to nourish body, mind, and spirit through renewal, relaxation and contemplation.

The main retreat house is where most of the retreat is held. It is divided into a two-room living/dining area and a multipurpose sanctuary/meeting room. It is situated along Broad Run Stream.

Cost:  $695 includes 9 meals, your own bedroom with linens and a beautiful weekend full of growth, love and recovery. SPLIT payment: $350 to reserve a spot. $345 due on or before 7/31/23. If your payment is not received, anyone on the waitlist will receive an opportunity to attend and there will be no refunds. Limited scholarships available upon request.

For travel, it is located about 30 miles (45 minutes) from the Philadelphia International Airport. Estimated Uber/Lift each way is $50-$70. If you will be flying in, please let us know before booking your flight so we can try and coordinate similar arrival times and ride pick up for you.

Cancellation Policy:

  • To receive a FULL REFUND, the retreat date must be made in writing by emailing the retreat coordinator before 7/19/23
  • If you select split payment no refunds will be offered.
  • Cancellations made less than 4 weeks (after 7/20/23) prior to the retreat date must be made in writing by emailing the retreat coordinator and may receive a credit towards a future in person retreat only.
  • Any cancellation after 7/20/23 will not receive a refund or credit.
  • GDVI and coordinators reserve the right to cancel any weekend if it does not receive at least 8 reservations by 8/1/23. You will be refunded in full if this occurs or held to apply to a future GDVI retreat.
  • There is no sobriety requirement to attend, but participants MUST STAY SOBER DURING THE WEEKEND. This ensures that everyone can attend in safety and work together to expand our recovery.

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