Healing Intimate Treason

Repair the trauma experienced by partners of sex addicts

Relationship Workshop

Relationship Workshop

About the Workshop

Claudia BlackThis workshop was developed in collaboration with Claudia Black, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, and author of Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies, and Secrets and Intimate Treason. Working from a clinical model based on trauma and addiction, partners impacted by the destruction of sexual compulsion will have the opportunity to begin healing from intimate betrayal.

Participants will learn about the biology and the behavior of sex and love addiction and will explore their own relational templates. This is an experientially-based workshop that will assist partners to move through their grief and loss, break free from the attachment to fantasy, and enhance emotional self-regulation. Developing internal, external, and sexual boundaries, participants will learn how to move from a position of victimization to personal empowerment. This workshop creates a safe and compassionate environment that will provide a path to healing that gives voice to the partners’ truth as they travel on their own journey in recovery.


$3,450 – All-inclusive are meals and evening activities: Yoga, Tai Chi, Auricular Acupuncture, Live Music, and 12-step meeting. Access to the Brain Center 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.



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Healing Intimate Treason

Jan 11 - 15, 2021

Feb 8 - 12, 2021

Mar 8 - 12, 2021

Apr 19 - 23, 2021

May 31 - Jun 4, 2021

Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2021

Jul 26 - 30, 2021

Aug 30 - Sept 3, 2021

Sept 27 - Oct 1, 2021

Oct 25 - 29, 2021

Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2021