"a different way to a new beginning"
Intensive Couples & Family Therapy Retreats
Individualized, highly confidential clinical services provided in an extraordinarily beautiful non-clinical setting by senior clinicians.
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This program specializes in work with couples and families dealing with a wide range of complex and difficult situations. Common issues bringing clients into the program are: recovery from infidelity, emotional distance, struggles around sexuality, conflicted parenting dynamics, parent-child emotional disengagement, highly conflictual family patterns, loss/grieving, parenting of a child with special needs and facilitated family reunions. The majority of our clients report limited success in earlier efforts at treatment.
Letter from the Program Director
Dear Perspective Clients,
Your visit to this site suggests some degree of struggle in an important aspect of your relational life. In many respects moments such as these are as difficult as they are inevitable in that all relationships are subject to periods of tension and distance. Unfortunately the feelings of powerlessness and sadness concerning such struggles often cast a broad shadow on our lives. Extensive research over the past twenty years tells us that healing of broken relationships is not so much about resolving conflict, as it is about reestablishing emotional connection. Whether between partners, spouses, parents & children or extended family this process is largely dependent upon the dropping of defenses and allowing oneself to move towards a deeper acceptance and empathy with one another.
As a clinician with many years of experience working with couples and families in a wide range of inpatient and outpatient settings I believe in the potential of thoughtful intervention to help in the healing of fractured relationships. This said however I have also seen how difficult it can be to make real change in the context of busy lives, established patterns, infrequent sessions and settings that feel more clinical than real. It was in response to these factors that we developed our Maine and Nicaragua intensive couples and family therapy clinical retreats.
Having run these programs for over eight years, every year I am more excited and proud of the unique opportunity we are providing couples and families to reconnect through the integration of intensive attachment focused therapy with a wonderful vacation. The opportunity to see one another in a new light through the therapy process and then to have fun together is a powerful combination.
If after reviewing our website you have questions or interest in scheduling a telephone or Skype interview to help you and us assess the fit between your needs and our programs, please be in touch. In that we know individuals contacting us are often in a very difficult spot we attempt to respond to all contacts within several hours.
Please let us know if we can help,
John Stewart, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Tufts Medical School
Phone 207-712-4869 email: firstname.lastname@example.org