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The Twists and Turns of Labyrinths

By Beau Black Rooted in Greek mythology, the labyrinth or maze holds an enduring place in popular imagination and offers practical use in recovery and spiritual practice. Delineated by stones, hedges, or even paint or tile, the labyrinth invites the would-be walker to enter into a visually distinct space away…
By Maia Pellegrini, LMSW, CSAT-Candidate Workshop Facilitator, Rio Retreat People who identify as sex addicts and partners of sex addicts are often pessimistic about salvaging a relationship after years of deceit, pretend, and folly. Staggered disclosures of infidelities, emotional pain, anger, and shame — as well as a lack of…
By John Parker, MS, LMFT, SATP, CSA Trust is a funny thing; it disappears in an instant and yet takes what seems like an eternity to rebuild, especially after sexual betrayal. When sexual addiction walks in the room, dishonesty usually follows closely behind. It is rare to see one without…
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Why Do I Keep Ending Up Here Again?

Addictions, relationships that don't seem to work, unexplained fears, constant feelings of being different or just not belonging anywhere in this world; these are some of the many things that can stem from childhood trauma or from growing up in a less than functional family. As adults, we sometimes fear…
The desire for a relationship to work out is discouraging when it starts to unravel due to barriers in communication, sexual intimacy, and varying idiosyncrasies. There are solutions, and it isn’t a foregone conclusion that you live life in an unfulfilled relationship, having to end a current relationship, or without…
The desire for a relationship to work out is discouraging when it starts to unravel due to barriers in communication, sexual intimacy, and varying idiosyncrasies. There are solutions, and it isn’t a foregone conclusion that you live life in an unfulfilled relationship, having to end a current relationship, or without…
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Why We Need To Thrive

 “I wanted to bring a fully psychodramatic (experiential) workshop to Rio Retreat Center. And who better than the master, Tian Dayton, to develop it and train our team. Thrive breathes life into people’s stories and the characters that create them. It connects their head, heart, and gut, so they get…
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Living The Meadows Model

Nancy Minister, Workshop Facilitator at The Meadows, discusses the Meadows Model in our newest blog. 
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Ghosts of Holidays Past

'Twas the night before the holiday, when all through the house Every creature was stirring, even the spouse; Tossing and turning, sleepless with fear, In hopes that there will be no family drama this year;
Digital staff writer for the Books desk at the New York Times, Concepción de León, discusses her experience with trauma and her therapeutic journey in "How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain".

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