Daring to Own Your Story™ Retreats

Why attend a retreat specifically for women who are blind or experiencing vision loss?

  • Thoughtful, research-based processes will lead us through identifying where we want to show up in our life and what is holding us back.  Time each day will spent on exploring courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness.
  • Activities.  We will be hiking, challenging ourselves in a ropes course, horseback riding, biking, and plenty of time to enjoy the beauty in Park City  at the beautiful National Ability Center.
  • Connection. Blindness is uncommon in America. Retreats bring together men and women facing challenges of living with vision loss while balancing the demands of family, friends, work and community. At the retreat, blindness becomes a common trait so participants can put away emotional armor and connect with peers without having to explain or educate on blindness.
  • Support. Share struggles and changes in your life with the group without judgment. Build friendship and extend support to other women along this emotional, mental, and even physical journey.
  • Professional facilitators. Becky Andrews, LCMHC, who is blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa, Lisa Bradford, LCSW are engaging and experienced therapists who will lead you through tough discussions and activities with compassion.  You can find more information about them at:  www.resilientsolutionsinc.com.  We are thrilled to have Jenelle Landgraf, MSW student and co-author of doublevisionblog.com, who also has Retinitis Pigmentosa joining us as one of our facilitators.  She will also be leading us in yoga each morning.
  • Quality amenities at the National Ability Center. Delicious food, comfortable lodging, and reliable transportation are part of the program.  You can learn more at www.nac.com
  • Life-changing experiences. The time spent at the retreat creates a lasting impact that will stay with you as you move forward in your life with family, friends, work and community.

"When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending." ~Brené Brown

 **Contact Becky Andrews,  becky.lpc@gmail.com for details about our 2018 retreat or to discuss hosting a retreat in your area

2018 Retreat will be September 20-23, 2018 at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah.  The cost for the retreat is $595 (sharing a room) and $695 (single) and includes activities listed above, lodging, and food and transportation to and from the SLC Airport!

 

Open up to the stories we tell ourselves and gain an empowered outlook with the connections and activities at the National Ability Center.  Connect with other men and women living with blindness without judgment. Discover valuable tools to deal with loss and uncertainty, and develop shame resistance. Choose authenticity and write the ending to your story.

Dynamic program includes three nights lodging, all meals, & amazing activities including ropes course, hiking, cycling,  yoga, time for reflection, and processing with experienced therapists.  This life-changing retreat will be held in Park City, Utah. September 20-23, 2018.

 

What participants of the 2016/2017 retreats are saying:

“I really treasured everything about this experience more than I ever imagined. I will definitely recommend this program!” – J

“I felt such a sense of renewal after the retreat.  The facilitators were fantastic.  Felt like you kept things safe and compassionate for everyone.  Really appreciate all the details and planning.”  –S

"I continually feel like I dare show up in my life after coming to the retreat.  When I am scared I have a tribe to turn to for support.  Shame is not in the driver's seat any more in my life."  -- Ann

“Location was perfect, liked the variety too.  It was awesome to walk about in two cities using my cane skills with visually impaired ladies.  Made me feel like a warrior at times! The food was amazing!” – K

"Not only was the program excellent.  I learned so many practical tips and tools from the other attendees.  Forever grateful." -- K

“I learned a lot from the curriculum.  It helped me understand myself better.  I can now talk about being in the arena of life and really living wholeheartedly.” –M