Workshops

We believe in the power of connection and offer weekend workshops focused on a variety of topics including:

Strengthening your Bond as a Couple

Couples in Recovery

Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Trauma Recovery Intensive

Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention

Effective relapse prevention needs to address the high levels of stress our minds and bodies endure in modern times. Learning new stress management skills is an important aspect of relapse prevention. Equally important to skill development, is addressing the long-standing patterns of relating to ourselves and others that increase stress levels.  Our relapse prevention groups are designed to work through patterns that we often are not totally conscious of that contribute to relapse.

The truth is that relapse prevention is hard work, but we are in it with you and will support you every step of the way. It is exhausting to the mind and heart to cycle in and out of treatment programs. Debbie and Lisa have assisted many people in achieving long-term sobriety. We understand the dedication it takes, and have invested a great deal of time and resources to being trained in a range of techniques, knowing that one size does not fit all. We will work to find the combination of services that stacks the deck in your favor for long-term sobriety.

Couples Weekend Workshop

Partnerships with significant others are blessings. They are also hard work. We are living in very challenging times, enduring a pandemic. Many families are struggling to maintain some tiny bit of self-care, be present to significant others, work from home, and assist children with remote learning. As challenging as it is to make arrangements to be able to attend a weekend couples’ workshop, it might be an investment that restores a bond necessary for sustainability in these times. We will help you identify patterns that lead to feeling disconnected from one another, as well as ways to communicate with one another to actually get your needs met. Our hope is to create a space where you can connect to each other and other couples to know you are not alone and there are ways to take care of each other in stressful times.

Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Mental Health Professionals Weekend Workshop

Dear Mental Health Professionals,

We see you! 

Self-care is absolutely essential in this profession. The past year has been especially taxing with the pandemic, as mental health professionals are in a parallel process with the clients they are work with. Many counselors and health care providers are operating out of an energy deficit, trying to help clients and their families, with very little left over for themselves. Please join us for a weekend of connection as we create a space for you to experience some renewal and restoration. Our hope is that you will be invigorated and leave feeling less alone in the hard work that we do!

Middle Aged Recovery Weekend Workshop

Long-term sobriety has many seasons. During some seasons we feel vital and connected, and in other seasons, we may feel alone and lost. Over the years of working with people that have long-term recovery, Debbie and Lisa have noticed that at around years 5-10, individuals start to wonder if they belong in 12-step groups, feel lost, experience confusion about direction and purpose, or start getting “irritable, restless, and discontented” in relationships. They may even start to think about using again, feel anxious, and not be able to understand why. Debbie and Lisa have many years of experience working with people in the various seasons of sobriety. They offer their wisdom and training to assist people with navigating middle-aged recovery to prevent relapse, and help individuals get centered again.

Couples in Recovery Workshop

You and your significant other have written multiple inventories in your !2 step program. You know your “character defects” and you definitely know your significant other’s “character defects”. You both have no problem making the same amends to each other over and over, but wonder “can we ever just stop having this same fight?” It can be exhausting having the same fights over and over, feeling stuck in the same patterns. 

Twelve step inventories are an invaluable part of growth and healing especially in relationships. The next step is to go a little deeper with one another. Going deeper will feel vulnerable and it will be hard, but worth it to start feeling closer to your significant other, develop communication skills to allow each of you to get your needs met, and have more harmony in your homelife. Our Couples Recovery Workshop takes inventory to the next level, building on the insights you have gained in your 12 Step program. We will be with you every step of the way!

You are not alone. Speak with a counselor in Everett, WA today

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