About the Program
About the Event
An experiential, outdoor retreat for adults 30 and older impacted by traumatic injury including:
Relational or Family Neglect and Abuse
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.
Co-Facilitated: 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. Agenda: 9:30am
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
3:30 pm: Closing
Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D. LCPC
Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC, is a successful psychotherapist, the Executive Director of Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative and founder of Center for Nature Informed Therapy, a sought-after international speaker and trainer. She is also the author of the popular book Taming the Anxious Mind – A Guidebook to Relieve Stress & Anxiety.
Mary Sue McCarthy, LCPC.
Certified EMDR Trauma and Addictions psychotherapist and Trauma-Informed Equine Therapy