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The most important question for those contemplating registering for this 5-day endeavor is:

"Do you long to recover your creative self?"

Are you aware that there is so much more to who you are than what you show the world on a daily basis? Are you someone who needs a safe container in order to drop inside of yourself, to make space for "not knowing" what will emerge, and to discover the fresh spring of aliveness and creativity within you?

Are you someone who has been impacted by childhood verbal, physical, sexual abuse and/or neglect? Are you an adult who was ridiculed, shamed, or put down by bullying peers during your elementary or middle school years? Or, have you experienced an abusive adult relationship where you were shamed often and repetitively? As a result of these types of chronic relational dynamics, one might hide away - deep within - aspects of their creativity in order to minimize exposure leading to being shaming or injured. Shaming is a two person dynamic, when one person denounces another and, in no uncertain terms, communicating "who you are is bad and unworthy". This is quite different than having experienced guilt, where the message offered is "your behavior is bad". The impact of having been shamed is toxic, no matter how you look at it. It's devisive, corrosive, and at times extremely debilitating to one's self-expression.

Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP is thrilled, excited, and honored to offer this breakthrough 5-day retreat! A previous Creative Arts Director at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, Christine is priviledged to create a safe, caring, welcoming, and warm environment for you to embark upon an "inner soul retrieval" experience. Come join us - those who long to heal aspects of trauma and shame which have kept your creativity captive - in a sacred container of support, healing, and complete welcoming of your gifts.

As a trauma specialist, and someone who continues to reclaim her own torrent of creativity, Christine creates a space that is similar to what has helped her to tap into and reclaim her own creative expression. This is sacred work and nothing less than a sacred space will be provided.

No experience necessary. No prior creative expression required. A longing to tap into the uncharted inner territory of yourself is required.

Come with your longing and willingness to join a process that will attune to your individual pacing needs. Christine will lead you through several deep embodiment experiential journeys which will support you to express yourself from a place of profound connection within. The environment will be structured for individual expression of visual, movement, or expressive art as well as one or two collective co-creations with the entire group.

WHEN: Friday-Tuesday, March 6-10, 2020
TIME: Fri: 9.30-5.00; Sat: 9:30-5:00; Sun: 9:30-5:00. Mon: 9:30-5:00; Tues: 9:30-3:30 (NOTE: Tues completes at 3:30 vs. 5:00, as listed above) LOCATION: TBD COST:

$625/person (Early Bird Super Saver)
$675/person (Ready For Empowering Tools)
$725/person (Lucky Last Minute)
$780/person at the door, if tickets available

30 CEU's included ~ LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, & LEP. Email Christine at christine@christinedonohue to sign up for CEUs, send your license type and license number.

Space strictly limited, so secure your spot soon to be sure you don't miss out!


“Christine Donohue presented a full day of complex material in a passionate voice with humor and animation and wisdom. This was the best training I’ve experience in working with trauma.” Zoe Becker, LMFT (psychotherapist for over 30 years)

“Clear, concise, presentation and helpful material that is immediately applicable to my practice.” Dr. Namita Caen

“Really helpful class for anyone who works in a healing capacity – or anyone at all who wants to better understand, know, and help themselves and to live as fully, healthily, and happily as possible. Christine is a wealth of information, knowledge, and resources and her passion for healing and educating is very apparent. Thank you, Christine, for your wisdom, compassion, generosity, articulate teaching, and dedication to health and wellness!” S. Snider

“Christine created a very welcoming, entertaining environment for learning extremely useful, conceptual, and experiential knowledge about somatic healing for trauma. It was a full day very well spent. Thank you!” Heather Hawkins, PhD

“Christine is a marvelous educator. Her knowledge, energy, and clarity made this workshop a valuable experience and I look forward to practicing the tools I’ve learned in order to support healing for the people around me, both personally and professionally.”

“Trauma: Key Fundamentals and Essential Steps” training was so helpful and made me understand more of the cause, the theory from where anxiety and depression comes from, how trauma impacts our daily lives, and helped me to learn powerful tools to deal with this in a helpful way as well as ways to help others.” M. Ruiz

“The way slides were categorized and bulleted helped me map experiences. Your voice, tone, volume, and cadence kept me engaged the WHOLE time.”

“This course was wonderful, thought provoking, and brought insightful clarity. Thank you so much for your time.”

“Understanding the value in resourcing regulation as a ‘binder’ from trauma to equilibrium. Taking ‘baby steps’ rather than simply forging ahead.”

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