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Four Reasons to Stay at the Rio Retreat Center Bunkhouse

We asked one of our therapists to stay at the Rio Retreat Center Bunkhouse on opening night, and write up a report of her experience. Here are the things she told us she enjoyed the most: The Desert W...

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A Pathway Through Grief

By Janie Exner, Therapist at Rio Retreat Center “If you’re at this workshop, there’s a good chance you have a broken heart”. That statement marks the beginning of Healing Heartache: a Grief and Loss W...

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If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

Natalie felt lost. She didn’t quite understand why, but everything just felt wrong somehow. Even though it was hard for her to admit that she needed help, she reached out. She found The Meadows Sur...

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Forgiving Your Mother… and Yourself

Mother’s Day is time to celebrate and show our love and appreciation to our mothers, grandmothers, and female caretakers. However, many of us—in fact probably most of us—have complicated relationships...

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Break the Self-Defeating Patterns of Love Addiction

By Grace Brooks, LPC, LISAC, Rio Retreat Center Workshop Facilitator “You complete me.” When I think of addictive relationships this quote from the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire immediately comes to ...

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How Horses Guided One Therapist From Fear to Freedom

Nicole Clarke, MS, Intake Manager of Outpatient Services I recently had the opportunity to attend Spirit: A Somatic Equine Workshop at The Meadows. It was a life- influencing experience, am excited...

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