Sun, Sep 18|
Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills
Nature’s Way to Healing the Heart: A Trauma Informed Retreat
An experiential, outdoor retreat for adults 30 and older impacted by traumatic injury including: Relational or Family Neglect and Abuse; Sexual Trauma; Life-Threatening events resulting in Post-Traumatic Stress; Loss of a loved one, a relationship, a life vision or career dream.
Time & Location
Sep 18, 2022, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, 11201 Garrison Forest Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA
About the Event
For adults 30 and older impacted by traumatic injury including:
Relational or Family Neglect and Abuse
- Sexual Trauma
- Life Threatening events resulting in Post-Traumatic Stress
- Loss of a loved one, a relationship, a life vision or career dream, physical capacity and wellness, a home, or companion animal.
Dr. Heidi Schreiber - Pan, Ph.D., LCPC. Founder of the Center for Nature-Informed Therapy and
Mary Sue McCarthy, LCPC. Certified EMDR Trauma and Addictions psychotherapist and Trauma-Informed Equine Assisted Psychotherapist
Together, Heidi and Mary Sue have more than 20 years of expertise in the trauma recovery field. Their mutual belief is that by connecting to and accessing the power of our natural environment, we open new avenues for traumatic healing not usually experienced in an office setting.
Heidi and Mary Sue have designed this retreat to offer a deeper understanding of traumatic injury, what our brains and nervous systems do to protect us and how elements of the outdoors are resources for “natural” emotional balance.
Participants will NOT be invited to, expected to, or encouraged to share about personal trauma. All Privacy and confidentiality will be respected.
The retreat is limited to 12 attendees. Need-based scholarship is available.
- Welcome, Introduction and context setting, creating safety and guidelines
- The many faces of trauma
- Nature as your co-therapist
10:45 am: break
Window of Tolerance and guided somatic experience
11:30 am Small Groups:
- Tools for balance and self regulation
12:15 pm Lunch: Alone or with others
Playtime in Nature
3:00 pm: Closing