"This was so uplifting. This was by far the most helpful and inspiring workshop I've ever attended! Offer more like this to heal our interpreting/Deaf Community!" - 2015 Retreat Participant


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Self-Care services at the 2016 Healing VT Retreat

This year Self-Care services will include: Massage/Reflexology, Energy Healing (Reiki) and talk Therapy! 

These trauma-informed trained professionals are all located on-site and are available for your support and healing process during the retreat.

Self-Care services are an inclusive service and are provided at no additional out-of-pocket costs to you!*

We will also offer additional on-site activities as well (a Tour of the American Mountaineering Museum - Friday 11am - 12pm) for additional CEUs.
 


FAQ: "Why will a therapist be on-site? Will the Retreat be that intense?!"

We feel strongly it is our responsibility as facilitators of healing that you have a safe and confidential space to discuss anything IF something comes up for you and/or if you are triggered from something we discuss during the workshop. We also know that you may need to process it right then and there before being able to move on with the next information and as presenters, unfortunately, we may not be available to do that in that moment. So we decided to ensure a trusted and trained professional be present who can do that for you. We are dedicated to being responsible stewards of healing trauma and that means being conscious of every aspect of your well-being and being prepared for anything to happen.
 

FAQ: "How much do the Self Care Services cost?"

All of the Self-Care Services are completely confidential and included in your Registration! *No additional fees!
*Cash gratuity will be accepted and encouraged for all Self Care Practitioners.
We love them and are excited that they are here - let's show it and support them generously!
 

FAQ: "What does 'Trauma-informed' mean? Why is it so important?"

All of the providers are trained in trauma-informed approaches and are either deaf or signing professionals.
Trauma-informed approaches are a structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. This means that no matter what comes up for you, the Self Care Practitioners will be able to respond appropriately with compassion and holding space for your healing process.


Meet the 2016 Self Care Practitioners

I'm excited to be providing self care services for this retreat.
I'm a certified massage therapist with decades of experience and much continuing education. I love my work and specialize in integrative massage, reiki & focus reflexology on cranium or feet or both.  I will be available to you throughout the days of retreat.
I am also available for hire to come to your location for a full traditional massage, before or after retreat and in evenings of retreat.
My rates are $60 per hour.  I can do 1 hour sessions, hour and half sessions and 2 hour sessions.
Spaces are limited so please schedule at your earliest convenience
Text or FaceTime: 303 243 2240
Email:
juliacamerondamon@gmail.com

Julia Cameron Damon, CMT, Certified Reiki Master, Light Worker
Julia Cameron's Magical Mystical Massage Tour
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I was gifted with an hour of massage after the birth of my third child. I was so unsure and nervous the only reason I went was because I loved the friend who gifted me and I didn't want to offend.
That was the most incredible and defining gift I have ever received. After an hour I told the massage therapist I had to learn what she was doing. That brought me to the internationally acclaimed Boulder College of Massage Therapy where I started my formal study although I had been doing workshops in many massage disciplines for years. BCMT was for me a wonderful foundation balancing the art and science, the physical and the spiritual. I learned so much not just about massage but about myself and how to navigatein a joyful and meaningful way through life and this world.
It's just one of those things I have to do and love so much my plan is to never retire.

For this retreat I will be focusing on 3- 30-mins options for your self care (Please note, for all of the options below, clothing will remain on*):
1 Integrative Massage - (30-mins)
A fusion of many disciplines, I draw on my education in Swedish, Shiatsu, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, energy and breath work, traveling, Core Sync and Ashiatsu. Each session is custom tailored to you needs, mindset and spirit. No two sessions are the same, I let your body and energy guide me in what you need.
2 Reiki ❤️ (30-mins)
Reiki is commonly known as the laying of hands or not all over addressing all the layers of yourself and energy with the universal flow of love. I love sharing this because it's so simple and yet the impact is profound and often lingering. You may choose to be physically touched or if you prefer no touch I will work in close proximity to your body and with all the surrounding energy currents but not literally touch you. Both ways can have wonderful effect.
3 Cranial or Foot Reflexology (30-mins)
The base of this work is reflexology , trigger points and meridians (energy currents) of traditional Chinese medicine. It is simple but very relaxing and edifying to revive. You can also get half cranial and half foot.

*If you would like to receive a full private 60-, 90-, or 120-mins massage (clothing off), please contact Cam directly to set up a private appointment off-site from the Retreat. She is offering this as an additional service. Date, time, location and payment will all be coordinated directly between you both. The information, days/times and contact are to the left under her photo.
VIP Holistic Services, LLC and the 2016 Healing Vicarious Trauma Weekend Retreat Planning Committee are not responsible for coordination, payment or services provided.

 

 

Full massages are for the private sessions - available in the evenings after the workshop Retreat. These are in the privacy of your hotel room or where ever you stay at.  Full service options are 60- or 90-mins.  Specific areas of focus are back, legs, arms and neck/head.  

Available:
Friday - Sunday evenings. Times are limited. First come, first serve. Book now to save your spot.
Email: purespiritgoddess@gmail.com
Text: 571-258-9110

 

Maria J.  Lado, Spiritual  Massage Therapist LMT, CMT, EnergyRadiance lightworker
Pure Spirit Massage

I have the passion for life and the magic touch of my healing hands leading my spiritual path through reflexology,  massages and Energy Radiance lightwork. I discovered my  passion out of necessity, graduating from National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, Virginia. During that course of time, my  spiritual calling became more evident to include Energy Radiance healing in my massages.
My training is with ChakraLife in Phoenix, AZ.
I combine Energy Radiance healing through my massages, working with my spirit guide to communicate with those spiritual beings that are part of the client’s energy. I provide a very loving touch with pure spiritual love through my hands to my clients in facilitating their healing process. 
I am currently pursuing/ learning more about my other recent passions of Indian drumming, Dahn yoga, working with horses and dogs, and gardening.
I am  bi-lingual and bi-cultural in American Sign Language and English within the Deaf as well as Hearing community.  
I am  also a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. I am certified under NCBTMB. I am also an ongoing student of learning to further my passion and service quality for my clients.

For this retreat I will be focusing on 2- 30-mins options for your self care (Please note, for all of the options below, clothing will remain on*):
1) Reflexology provides the same healing benefits as full massage but I only target feet and calves.  And/or hands  plus neck and head . (some room for their choice of just only feet or split up their 30-mins sessions to include head  and hands) or just hands  
2) Energy radiance is non-contact using my tuning fork, pendulum, essential oils for each charkra and focuses in cleaning up their aura and Charkras sometimes I get a word or an image and I relay that. Other times it's just makes them feel so much lighter.

*If you would like to receive a full private 60- or 90-mins massage (clothing off), please contact Maria directly to set up a private appointment off-site from the Retreat. She is offering this as an additional service. Date, time, location and payment will all be coordinated directly between you both. The information, days/times and contact are to the left under her photo. 
VIP Holistic Services, LLC and the 2016 Healing Vicarious Trauma Weekend Retreat Planning Committee are not responsible for coordination, payment or services provided.

 

Lena Dunning, Therapist, LCSW
Approaches trained in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Gestalt, etc.
A Work In Process, LLC

Lena Dunning is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing mental health services in Denver since 2010. Lena worked at the Mental Health Center of Denver from 11/2010-8/2016 and has been managing a private practice since January 2015. Lena graduated from Gallaudet University with her Master's in Social Work in 2007.

She will be providing additional support this weekend if anyone feels triggered or would like to further processes thoughts or feelings that arise. 
 


What past participants have shared about their experiences...

"The presenters provided a safe, comfortable environment, and were able to strike a balance between following a well-organized agenda, while encouraging and respecting the need to allow longer discussions or provide space and time for self-reflection and solitude."

I registered for this workshop with very little knowledge of Vicarious Trauma but, knowing the presenters, I was certain it would be an informative workshop and a fulfilling weekend and they didn't disappoint!  It was a powerful weekend full of valuable information and "a-ha moments".  

Developing an understanding of and the ability to identify Vicarious Trauma is critical in our profession.  More importantly, possessing the tools and strategies to process and cope with Vicarious Trauma when confronted in the future is both reassuring and empowering.

The presenters provided a safe, comfortable environment, and were able to strike a balance between following a well-organized agenda, while encouraging and respecting the need to allow longer discussions or provide space and time for self-reflection and solitude. At the start I was excited to meet and spend time with colleagues I respect but didn't know well. Over the course of the weekend we developed friendships and a support system and I am grateful for the opportunity to share the experience with them - for their vulnerability, humor, and honesty. It was a fantastic workshop and a worthwhile weekend for both personal and professional development.

Gretchen Dewald, Colorado
Sign Language Interpreter; NIC, Ed:K-12, A:EI

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Sponsors

We'd like to thank the incredible sponsors who have helped us make this 3rd Annual even happen!
We appreciate your support and collaboration in making our community more healthy, whole and thriving.

If you are interested in becoming an official Sponsor for the 2016 Healing Vicarious Trauma Weekend Retreat, please contact our office here.

Aspen Sponsors

Columbine Sponsors

Lena Dunning, LCSW of A Work In Process, LLC

Lena Dunning, LCSW of
A Work In Process, LLC

Charlene Benson of Insider Trading Psychotherapy, LLC

Charlene Benson of
Insider Trading Psychotherapy, LLC

 

Other Community Contributors

Thank you for helping us provide nourishing and delicious refreshments!

Thank you for helping us provide nourishing and delicious refreshments!

 

If you are interested in becoming an official Sponsor for the 2016 Healing Vicarious Trauma Weekend Retreat, please contact our office here.