Family Matters

Intervenes on dysfunction within the family system and builds family strengths

Family Matters is scheduled upon request and requires a minimum of two participants.

Workshop Quick Summary

Workshop: Family Matters

Category: Relationships

What: A private family workshop that explores how co-dependent behaviors, trauma, mood disorders, and/or addictions can impact the entire family and offers tools for bridging the gaps that have plagued the family system

Who: A single family interested in gaining insight into how they can function better as a whole, managing conflicts and issues with practical new tools (children must be 14 years old+)

Cost: $11,150 for up to four participants and $2,700 for each additional family member (includes meals, evening activities, Brain Center and gym access)

Lodging: Reserve single or shared on-site rooms


All About This Workshop

Designed for privacy and tailored to meet the unique needs of a single family, the objective of this workshop is to establish a supportive and safe environment by encouraging authenticity, productive communication, and healthy boundaries while working through difficult issues. Family members learn how co-dependent behaviors, trauma, mood disorders, and/or addictions can impact a family system. The primary goal of the workshop is to help members bridge the gaps that have plagued the family system and develop tools to successfully enhance recovery and a relational family system.

Workshop Goals

The Family Matters workshop is important because it can:

  • Teach family members about how families function in general and, in particular, how their own family functions.
  • Help the family focus less on the member or members who have been identified as ill and focus more on the family as a whole.
  • Help to identify conflicts and anxieties and help the family develop strategies to resolve them.
  • Strengthen all family members so they can work on their problems together.
  • Teach ways to handle conflicts and changes within the family differently. (Sometimes the way family members handle problems makes them more likely to develop symptoms.)

Cost: $11,150 for up to four participants and $2,700 for each additional family member, which includes

  • meals
  • evening activities (yoga, tai chi, auricular acupuncture, live music)
  • 12-Step meeting
  • Brain Center access
  • gym access

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 three convenient pickup times. Details will be sent with your confirmation email upon completion of the sign-up process.

The Fine Print:

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

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

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