Retreats

The Why

Therapy is not magic! It takes time to effect change! That time comes in the form of once per week sessions with your therapist.  This consistent, weekly one hour session requires major commitment and effort. Managing your personal and work schedule, getting through the traffic, running into session late and/or out of breath is not helpful to the process. It might feel like you're creating more chaos while attempting to fix your chaos! This is true whether you're on individual, couples or family therapy. Scheduling is even more complicated for couples and families.

If this applies to you, consider going to a 3 or 4 day Intensive Retreat in Brooklyn. You control the schedule for your retreat. So you get to come in on a weekend, or a day of the week that you pick, and put aside 4 – 5 hours per day to work on your you and/or your relationship(s). The rest of the time is yours to enjoy the sites, sounds, activities and cuisine that Brooklyn has to offer!

In our experience, nothing gets your life back on track as quickly or effectively as a mental health retreat. A retreat usually offers better change results than 6 months of weekly therapy, thereby saving you lots of time and money!

Couples Retreat

Our Couples Intensive Retreat is private, designed especially for you and your partner to experience a couples therapy weekend retreat in Brooklyn, New York. 

 

Our retreat is designed to see you, a person of ENRICH. To understand the challenges you face socially and how they impact the way you show up in your relationship.  It is specifically customized for you if you are dealing with situations unique to your Enrich status —(Ethnicity, Nationality, Race, Identity, Culture, and Heritage). You will work on your relationship in an authentic way, tackling ENRICH issues most of us are afraid to discuss. This retreat is not formulaic or “cookie-cutter” because your relationship is unique.  

Most traditional models of couples work mirror much of society’s misunderstanding of the struggles of people of ENRICH - and how those societal challenges affect you and your relationships.  It's not practical to use the same methodologies and place the same expectations on ENRICH couples because your experiences are not the same. You will feel heard! You will not feel discouraged or misunderstood.  Why? Because your ENRICH will be not be swept under the rug.

ENRICH Couples Retreat is beneficial if:

  • You are in a relationship with someone who is outside of your race, culture, or nationality, and you want to figure out how to work through those challenges

  • You and your partner have different ethnicities and are living outside your countries of origin.

  • You and your partner share the same nationality but have cultural differences you need to understand.

  • You have the same disagreements repeatedly, and you can’t move out of that dysfunctional pattern.

  • Your partner is part of a minority group, and the social events or familial attitudes are threatening your relationship.

  • You are part of a minority group, and your partner has difficulty understanding your experiences.

  • You’ve realized your relationship may be at a tipping point, and you want to keep the situation from deteriorating. 

  • Infidelity (emotional or physical) has undermined your relationship, and you want to get back on the right track

  • You want to learn to communicate differently.

  • You are beginning to repeat unhealthy relationship patterns in your relationships.

Individual Retreat

You may be here because you’ve had a lot on your mind for quite a while. You may be here because you’ve spoken to your friends or family about your concerns, but still they remain. You may be here looking for help because you’ve been unable to untangle yourself from something that feels bigger than you.  You’ve noticed that your kids are mirroring your ineffective ways of dealing with adversity, and you want to break the cycle and teach them a better way. You have been thinking it might be a good idea to speak to a psychotherapist, so here you are!

 

This is for you if…

 

  • You have been trying to deal with an ongoing crisis situation but you have not been able to find a resolution.

  • You feel depressed or anxious.

  • You feel distracted, distressed and stressed more times than not, and your coping mechanism are just not effective anymore.

  • You feel empty and unfulfilled in your personal relationships.

  • You lack meaning and connection in your life.

  • You are struggling with low self-esteem.

  • You self medicate to deal with unresolved issues, i.e. shopping, food, sex, etc.

  • You feel a general sense of disillusionment with your life the way things are.

Our Individual Intensive is a four-day customized program designed to provide a space for healing and hope in a retreat environment. Individuals can address their unique issues and focus on their unique goals with no group work. Intensives allow you to stay in an extended vulnerable space and posture not always afforded in a one on one weekly therapeutic session in order to uncover patterns and roots of issues impeding your life.

Family Retreat

Tailored to meet the specific and unique needs of your family, the objective of this intensive retreat is to establish an empathic, supportive and safe environment by encouraging authentic sharing, meaningful communication, and healthy boundaries while working through difficult, ongoing issues. Family members learn how culture, heritage and individual identities are impacting their family system. The primary goal of the retreat is to address and confront ongoing issues that have plagued your family system and develop tools and coping mechanisms to establish loving and functional relationships.

 

Retreat Goals

 

The ENRICH Family Retreat will:

  • Teach family members what a functional family dynamic looks like.

  • Help your family focus on the root cause(s) of the ongoing problems affecting the family as a whole.

  • Not focus on one or two family members identified as the problem by other family members.

  • Strengthen all family members so problems are addressed collaboratively.

  • Teach ways to handle conflicts and changes within the family differently.

Your Retreat Accommodations will be here at one of our Brooklyn Apartments...

Enjoy the perfect 3 day weekend in Brooklyn

Couples Retreat start at : $4000 - includes accommodations

Individual Retreat start at : $3000 - includes accommodations

Family Retreat starts at: $8500 - includes accommodations