The Heart and Soul Academy's Annual BFRB Retreat
July 19th - 22nd, 2018 in Loveland, Colorado
“The BFRB Retreat process has evolved beautifully over 24 years. First as a TLC event and now as a Heart & Soul Academy event;
blending science and spirit together in support of long-term recovery.”
Learn. Transform. Heal.
The Heart & Soul Academy Annual BFRB is a full experiential program. Whether you are a picker, a puller, a biter, a parent, or a partner, come and transform your relationship to these problems! Find healing, understanding, and discover more effective ways of navigating life. This year’s unique process is a powerful distillation drawn from 24 years of Retreat experience in what is most helpful for attendees of all ages.
Attendees have the rare opportunity to spend relaxed, interpersonal time interacting with - and learning from - some of the world’s most knowledgeable & compassionate BFRB expert treatment providers and workshop facilitators. Together with other attendees, come together and spend in-depth, focused time learning from the best, and practicing with each other!
Join us and experience how to transform behaviorally, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually, with the goal of stepping into "your own shoes," and becoming fully yourself!
Workshops will cover a wide range of topics, all developed to support authentic, long-term recovery. Here are some examples:
- How to Build a Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Recovery Roadmap using ComB*
- Mindfulness Based Impulse Reduction Strategies for Skin Picking & Hair Pulling (separate sessions)
- Sharing our Stories to Heal
- The Shedding of Shame
- Parenting Skills for a child with BFRBs
- Biology of BFRBs: Current Knowledge
- Addressing the Whole Person for Teens
- Building a Better BFRB Toolbox for Kids
- Mindfulness Meditation, Centering Prayer, Restorative Yoga, and more!
The gift of addressing these disorders, while working with experiencedtreatment providers and session facilitators, in a safe a safe and supportive environment prepares attendees to be more firmly grounded on the road to a strong recovery.
For ages 8 · 88, with full Programs for children, teens, adults, parents, and select professionals, the Retreat Is a powerful recovery stepping stone for those seeking relief, tools, strategie,s and life-long friends.
Your Retreat Registration includes:
- 11 full meals – starting with Dinner Thursday, 9/19/2018 at 6:00 pm MT and ending with Breakfast on Sunday, July 22, 2018.
- 15 or more experiential workshops
- 3 nights accommodation ( registration choices – i.e. residential, camping, day participation… )
- Full access to retreat site and services (pool, sauna, fee-based massage, etc.)
Please join us for this transformative and life changing event!
Designed for people struggling with hair pulling skin picking, and other BFRB-related behaviors, as well as their loved ones, the Annual Retreat offers participants the rare opportunity to:
Learn from - and spend time with - some of the world’s most knowledgeable, compassionate, and open-minded treatment providers and workshop facilitators in the field of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs).
Engage in 15+ experiential workshops, with topics ranging from Mindful Awareness Training and the Comprehensive Behavioral Model for BFRBs, to sessions on Creative Anxiety Reduction, Sacred Aspects of the BFRB Journey, BFRBs and Sensory Processing, Conscious Self-Care, Your Beautiful Brain, and Energetic Sessions in Reiki and EFT Tapping Techniques!
Strengthen your awareness ‘muscle’ and understand how to truly connect with your body through Yoga, better diet, and mindful exercise, and your whole being through Mindfulness Meditation, Centering Prayer, and other contemplative practices. Start developing the roadmap for recovery that works on every level for you in your life - today!
Gain new perspectives on the day-to-day healing process; connect and share with others who truly understand how it feels to live with and recover from BFRBs.
Enjoy hiking, swimming, karaoke all in the beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains!
Specialized programs for Adults, Teens, Children, Parents, Partners, and Significant Others.
Payment Plans and Partial Scholarships
We understand that finances can be a challenge for some and therefore we will gladly offer payment plans as well as a handful of partial scholarships. If you would like to learn more about these options, please contact Christina Pearson at email@example.com.
Retreat Cancellation Policy
Retreat registrations may be canceled any time prior to June 30, 2018 and receive a 50% refund minus $35 for processing fees. No refunds for any reason will be given after the date of July 1st, 2018 as we need to prepay many facility fees. Thank you for your understanding.