Beyond Trauma Retreat: A Guided Journey of Resilience, Hope and Growth

In-Person Retreat Sept. 20-22nd, 2024

Trauma affects the best of us, and its effects can linger, limiting your ability to live with joy and abundance. Whether it occurred during a single event or repeated trauma, recently or in childhood, it can have lifelong effects: anxiety, depression, chronic health issues, flashbacks, a disconnection from the body, trust and intimacy challenges, or feeling worthless and broken.

Yet, as impossible as it may seem, you can return to wholeness.

Beyond Trauma is a weekend-long retreat designed to support your wellbeing and growth after trauma.  

Here’s what a previous attendee shared about their retreat experience:

“My name is Shruthi and I’m a clinical therapist working in the suburbs of Chicago. I actually met [Arielle] at the Art of Living retreat last year. We had a conversation about what to do when it feels like you are up against a wall and don’t know how to jump it. The guidance on that was just what I needed to be kind to myself through my recovery process.

I wanted to write to you to express my gratitude. The work I started to do in that weekend program catapulted me into my biggest transformational year. That was the first time I was able to talk to my inner child and hold her. I was in tears. But the compassion I felt in that room gave me the courage to keep moving forward.  Later that year, I finally did the trauma work behind some events of my life, challenged and shifted my core beliefs, and provided myself the freedom to let that little girl feel safe. I am an entirely different person than I was 9 months ago. I am more spiritual and attuned to my needs, and I couldn’t be happier with who I am and my journey… I’m working on starting up my own practice providing the care in trauma work that I see empowers people. I feel guided and working within my best self. 

Thank you thank you! Thank you for your heart and the work that you do.”

Let’s Engage the Journey of Resilience, Hope and Growth Together

Dr. Arielle Schwartz

I am offering an in-person training, Beyond Trauma: A Guided Journey of Resilience, Hope and Growth at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC. The retreat, which will run September 20-22nd, 2024, is based upon my award-winning book The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook.

This event has been designed to be available to everyone; it is an all-levels event, open to anyone including those who’ve never done yoga. Any movements offered can also be done seated in a chair. Comfortable clothing is recommended for ease of movement and simply to be as comfortable as possible during training.

In this heart-opening and experiential setting, you’ll:

  • Discover how my 6 R’s can help you move past trauma by rewiring your nervous system
  • Learn the 5 types of resilience — and how to develop your own method for discovering what’s best for you
  • Discover how to access your deep well of spiritual resilience through awareness of your authentic nature 
  • Explore the vagus nerve and why it’s called the body’s superhighway to health
  • Be given simple tools for regulating your nervous system to give you greater control over how you respond
  • Be guided through your Hero/Hereoine’s journey with experiential, body-centered tools to foster post-traumatic growth
  • Connect with a like-minded community

Beyond Trauma

You’ll discover that accessing your intrinsic wisdom with practical tools can help you feel more connected to yourself and others — and view these traumatic times as a portal leading to unparalleled growth and empowerment.

Join me to discover how you can heal past trauma, be happier and healthier, and live with more purpose and meaning. At the retreat, you’ll be invited to participate in therapeutic journaling and yoga, guided meditations, conscious breathing, and group discussion. As you work through these tools, you may find that you can then help others to free themselves as well.

In this free video, I give you an introduction to the offering, giving you a felt experience for what I teach and how I approach this work. I hope you will consider joining us in Boone, NC, September 20-22, 2024, for this transformative event.

Learn More

Learn more about the “Beyond Trauma: A Guided Journey of Resilience, Hope and Growth” Retreat offering.

I hope that you will join me.

About Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Dr. Arielle Schwartz
Photo Credit: Jes Kimak

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, is a psychologist, internationally sought-out teacher, yoga instructor, and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma. She is the author of five books, including The Complex PTSD WorkbookEMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, and The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook.

Dr. Schwartz is an accomplished teacher who guides therapists in the application of EMDR, somatic psychology, parts work therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of trauma and complex PTSD. She guides you through a personal journey of healing in her Sounds True audio program, Trauma Recovery. 

She has a depth of understanding, passion, kindness, compassion, joy, and a succinct way of speaking about very complex topics. She is the founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy in Boulder, Colorado where she maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation. Dr. Schwartz believes that that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart.

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