Sea Glass Workshops
FIRST RESPONDERS’ RETREAT
ACT training provides the framework for this retreat. We will also focus on mediation and breathwork to calm the body and brain and learn skills and techniques to deal with the trauma that is common in emergency work. The retreat is for first responders or public safety workers who feel the effects of job stressors including anger, depression, sadness, or reoccurring images that feel debilitating. By working in a group setting, attendees are able to connect with others in a shared experience that is essential for healing.
Experientials and therapy provide the framework for male bonding and the exploration of connectedness and belonging in a changing culture. This workshop explores relationships and intimacy with self and other’s and defines individual values.
SECOND STAGE RECOVERY WORKSHOP
Experientials and therapy move the recovering process forward to identify second stage recovery work and address unresolved issues in a therapeutic setting. This workshop is for recovering addicts/alcoholics with longer term sobriety, who are uncertain about how to proceed working on deeper issues and what meetings and the 12- steps provide in long-term recovery.
HEALING SHAME WORKSHOPS
Experientials and group therapy provide the framework to explore shame and carried shame and the devastating impact when unaddressed. This workshop will identify the many sources and use various methods in the healing of debilitating shame.
Experientials and group therapy provide the framework for female bonding and the exploration of attachment and relationships. This workshop will also explore the idea of identity and self-love as well as intimacy and values which drive behavior.
SELF-RECOVERY / IDENTITY WORKSHOP
Experientials and therapy guide the exploration of self and soul, and begin the process for definition and meaning. This workshop is for those who are seeking a sense of self and may be on the path to self-discovery, as well as those searching for relief from depression, anxiety or just overall emotional discomfort and wonder “Who am I.”
Experientials and group therapy will help identify tools and solutions to relieve symptomatic behavior, which includes the inability to tolerate feelings without enabling, fixing or controlling. This workshop defines co-dependency as a deficiency in the relationship with self and explores the origins of codependent patterns, often rooted in attachment and bonding.
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS WORKSHOP
Internal Family System work (often called IFS or Parts work) is based on the premise that we have many parts to our personality, thoughts, and actions. It often feels like there are many facets to us that contradict how we feel and what actions we take in life. IFS work helps us to identify and make peace with the many aspects of who we are. Identifying and recognizing these parts and learning more about their function, empowers the development of the self while embracing uniqueness and individuality.
Each person has their own set of distinguishable parts. Gaining an understanding and appreciation of the strengths and difficulties of those parts provides awareness of thoughts and actions, as well as identification of old belief systems that can hinder growth. This workshop uses the principles of IFS work, intertwined with experiential practices, to guide the attendee into a deeper understanding of themselves. Attendees will learn how to use these parts to enhance and strengthen themselves in their quest for emotional health.
RESOLVING SHAME WORKSHOPS
Understanding shame and the impact it has on an individual is vitally important when healing emotional pain. Shame is often ignored, as is carried shame (the shame that transfers from family to family and person to person). The impact is extremely destructive to self-worth and hinders self-forgiveness. The concept of shame and guilt, are often introduced early in therapy, however, the exploration of the origins, and the effects of shame are often neglected in the quest for healing. The energy from shame that is stored in the body and wreaks havoc on the soul, needs to be addressed as part of the healing process.
This workshop will explore the consequences of shame and carried shame —passed from others, including past generations—and how it perpetuates low self-worth and a lack of identity. We will learn how shame is cultivated from messages given (often inadvertently) by parents, partners, perpetrators, bullies, siblings and others and how it fuels depression, anxiety and addictive behaviors. We will use mind, body and spiritual experiential exercises to aid in the healing from the painful effects of these unresolved issues.