RETREAT - Moving into Balance: Empowering Caregivers to Restore, Energize, and Honor Self
Moving into Balance: Empowering Caregivers to Restore,
Energize and Honor Self
Oct 21 and 22nd, 2017
This two-day event is being held at the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, AZ (just north of Scottsdale.) Co-facilitators, Dr. Andrea Gonzalez and Dawn Fleming will provide a holistic approach to recharging, creating balance, and honoring the caregiver through a variety of activities. Make yourself a priority, sign up today!
Pouring one's heart and soul into caring for others can be both rewarding and exhausting. Multiple studies have shown the burden of caregiving can impact a caretakers health and well-being. Isolation, depression, chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain, memory, and sleep difficulties, and substance abuse are among the problems that plague individuals with large caretaking burdens. As the levels of fatigue and burnout increase the amount of sleep deprivation and lack of personal time increase.This can occur in any service field and even more in non- professional caregivers taking care of family members with altered abilities.
This retreat will allow you to become informed about many techniques you can use on a daily basis to restore your energy and compassion toward your life's work. An individual is just that, unique, we will explore many facets of healing that go beyond taking a pill or using medication. Through this workshop we strive to enrich your ability to relax in situations which are stressful, your ability to remember how joy changes your life and health, your ability to recognize your own needs and listen to your body.
The first step is saying "Yes" to honoring and re-energizing your body, mind, and soul. We hope by empowering that sense of self you can be more open to saying "Yes" to new opportunities to decrease the burden of being a caregiver whether that be starting new easy practices you do every day, finding a new group of friends to speak with or lean on, sharing a joined experience, accessing new resources, focusing on your own health, or agreeing to allow someone to help you.
This two-day retreat is for you to learn ways to restore your energy and take care of your needs. Presenters Dr. Andrea Gonzalez and Dawn Fleming will take you into honoring Self through a variety of activities.
The retreat is being held in the beautiful Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, AZ.
Spirit in the Desert offers all of the amenities and beautiful environs to make your group day or overnight event successful, memorable and affordable, including:
- Well-appointed guest rooms with comfortable beds, in-room bathrooms and luxurious outdoor balconies.
- 24-hour coffee/tea refreshments, water, ice, laundry.
- A spacious dining room featuring professionally prepared buffet meals by our Chef. Indoor or patio seating provide spectacular mountain views.
- Additional small group indoor and outdoor gathering spaces.
- A refreshing pool and spa.
- Serene environs that include a meditation labyrinth, reﬂective walking path, fountains and a striking desert landscape.
- WiFi access throughout the site.
Price includes all activities, either a single room or a double room, along with lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Prices are $329 for a room for one person or $299 for a room with double occupancy.
Oct 21 and 22, 2017 Saturday - 9am to 5 pm and Saturday 7-8:30 pm Sunday - 9 am to 4:30 pm
Sign up today, as space is limited to 30 people and rooms are going quickly.