Personal Growth

Finding Acceptance and Achieve Lasting Change

Personal Growth Workshops at the Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows are designed to help you achieve lasting change and find acceptance using techniques like mindfulness, somatic experiencing, and psychodrama to address everything from self-defeating patterns and disordered eating, to unhealthy sexual behaviors, addiction, and shame.

Men’s Sexual Recovery

This workshop helps to resolve shame, sexual dilemmas, and self-destructive behaviors. It broadens many participants’ views about sexuality, as they learn how to have productive experiences, maintain positive relationships, and avoid the harmful patterns of the past. The workshop is best for those who want to jump-start their recovery process, prevent relapse, or acquire tools to support continued recovery.

Mind & Heart: A Mindful Path to Wholehearted Living

Cultivates greater awareness and compassion for the self-defeating patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving – which are critical steps in making meaningful and lasting change.

THRIVE: Going to the Next Level

THRIVE is an intensive, 5-day workshop designed by world-renowned psychodramatist and Senior Fellow at The Meadows, Dr. Tian Dayton. The purpose of this workshop is to take you to the next level of recovery. The workshop provides a unique opportunity to engage in an exploration that will lead you to a greater sense of vitality and purpose. You will be guided through experiential group processes and psychodrama that will allow you to engage more fully and deeply with yourself and others. Use this workshop as a rare opportunity to carve out time to reflect and focus on yourself and what you want out of your life.

Journey of a Woman’s Heart: Finding True Intimacy

This workshop is created for women who want to explore unhealthy sexual patterns and behaviors that deeply impact their ability to connect relationally. Whether the issues involved are past or present trauma, cultural messages, or negative beliefs, all can serve as roadblocks to true intimacy. Understanding the neurobiology that leads to sexual obsession and compulsivity offers a foundation to shame reduction, and the alleviation of self-loathing.

Life Without Ed® Transform Your Relationship with Food and Your Body

Developed in collaboration with Jenni Schaefer, Meadows Senior Fellow, and author of the breakthrough bestseller Life Without Ed. Who am I with Ed (aka “eating disorder”)? Will my body always be a battleground? How can I find long-term balance with food and exercise in a disordered eating culture? Will life transition inevitably shake my recovery? Will I ever be happy? The new Life Without Ed® weekend workshop will dive into all of this and more. This workshop brings the book to life, and, more importantly, helps you to move beyond problems with eating and body image and to jump into your own life.

Coming Home: Reaching True Identity and Orientation Empowerment; For The LGBTQ+ Community

Coming Home is an experiential workshop specifically designed for the LGBTQ+ community. These individuals — wherever they are on their journey and however they identify, as a gender or sexual minority — have lived unique experiences. Coming together in a safe space with others who have also walked that path brings a sense of belonging and deep acceptance that is longed for.

Begin Your Journey

The more you know about yourself, the better equipped you are to engage in healthy relationships and move through life with a positive, healthy sense of self.

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