Going to The Next Level

Personal Growth Workshop

Personal Growth Workshop

About the Workshop

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Designed by Tian Dayton, MA, Ph.D., TEP, world renowned psychodramatist and Senior Fellow of The Meadows, THRIVE is an experiential intensive that takes you to the next level of recovery. Hanging onto old pain keeps us preoccupied with our past and anxious about our future, rather than living in the present. Releasing dysfunctional roles and embracing new ones empowers us to experience our full potential. But before we’re able to release worn out roles, we need to give voice and shape to them. This action-oriented
process will provide a unique opportunity to engage in an exploration that will lead you to a greater sense of aliveness and purpose: a life changing new experience carved out of time to energize and revitalize—to live your actualized life!

The workshop will emphasize:

  • Forgiveness
  • Resilience Training
  • Post-traumatic Growth
  • Consolidating Recovery Gains


$3,100 – All-inclusive are meals and evening activities: Yoga, Tai Chi, Auricular Acupuncture, Live Music, and 12-step meeting. Access to the Brain Spa and gym are also included in the cost of the workshop.

Lodging and Transportation

Lodging is available at the Rio Retreat Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms are simply appointed and designed to be conducive to the process of healing and recovery. We offer both shared and private rooms. For those staying on campus, transportation will be available from and to the Phoenix airport with two convenient pickup times. Details will be sent with your confirmation email upon completion of the sign-up process.

Those who do not stay at the Rio Retreat Center will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation and lodging in the Wickenburg area. A list of lodging and transportation options will be sent with your workshop confirmation email.

Please Note

Workshop groups run Monday through Friday from approximately 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The schedule is somewhat flexible to accommodate the size of the group and the group process. Evening programming is provided after dinner. The Rio Retreat Center campus is strictly alcohol and drug-free and has a dress code, cell phone, and smoking policy.

Get Answers to Your Questions

For more details about this workshop and to register, please contact us to speak to a Workshop Coordinator.

Learning Objectives

The workshop will emphasize:

  • Forgiveness
  • Resilience Training
  • Post Traumatic Growth
  • Consolidating Recovery Gains

To THRIVE is to:
Engage: More fully and mindfully in your relationships and day-to-day life.
Embrace: A deepened and more purposeful sense of self.
Expand: And revitalize your life roles.
Energize: Forgive the past to live more fully in the present.
Empower: Take ownership of your own healing and attitude towards life.



Mar 16 - 20, 2020

May 25 - 29, 2020

Aug 10 - 14, 2020

Nov 2 - 6, 2020

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"THRIVE was my first experience with psychodrama, and all I have to say is (HOLY S***) or WOW! I attended this workshop the first time it ran in October of 2017. I didn't know how much I needed it until I was sitting in that chair day one and we were going through the overview of the week, I started crying. I had reached a point in my recovery where I was four years sober, loving and embracing every minute of life. On the inside, I felt something missing, something heavy but I couldn't figure out what that was. I felt stagnant for the first time with where I was at and was curious as to why when I was doing everything "right." I was curious and willing to dig in. The week of THRIVE will forever be the start of the biggest turning point in my recovery journey thus far. It launched me into a deeper level of processing and letting go of any and all things from my past that were still holding me back. I have never cried so much, nor have I felt that kind of weight lifted in my life. Being able to be open, and to acknowledge, accept and release toxicity that was still lurking, gave me the biggest gift and afforded me to engage back in the relationship with the one person that matters most, me. "

Workshop participant