Women’s Retreat

The Rejuvenating Wellness Women’s Retreat will be held at the Beautiful Terranea Resort

We will be in the beautiful Channel Island Room for our training:

Kelly Williamson, LMHC, LPC

Kelly obtained her Master’s of Arts from University of North Florida in Counseling Psychology in May 2000.  She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in Alaska. She has worked as a therapist in Community Behavioral Health for 21 years serving children, adolescents, teens, and adults with both mental health and substance use problems.  Kelly is currently certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.  She is a member of the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists and working towards certification in Emotional Freedom Technique.

Rebecca Parkey, MS, LMFT

I am the CEO of The Parkey Group. I am love giving back to the community and believe my purpose was to help others and serve God by helping those around me. I provide individuals, couples, and teens within the community, face to face services when desired, as well as anyone in Kansas, Missouri, and Nevada with telehealth services. I provide trauma informed therapeutic services, couples therapy, infertility therapy, as well as therapy for all types of behavioral stressors that are occurring in their life. In addition I provide corporate leadership training to companies that are looking to bring life back to their team that are otherwise struggling with lack luster performance, or that are having low employee feedback on surveys. I provide immigration evaluations and love serving the community in this way. I am a trainer in evidence based interventions, and have worked in higher education as an adjunct professor providing training to students, as well as supervision to students who are seeking a Master’s Degree.

Important Information:

  • The Retreat is April 8th – April 10th
  • The Retreat will begin at Noon on April 8th and end at 1PM on April 10th
    • Lunch will be provided on 4/8
    • Breakfast will be provided on 4/9
    • Lunch will be provided on 4/9
    • Game night with heavy appetizers and drinks on 4/9
    • Breakfast will be provided on 4/10
  • There will be heavily discounted rates provided to all attendees for the Terranea Resort with discount code once registered for the event.
    • Run of resort guestroom: $335.00++
    • Run of ocean guestroom: $395.00++
    • Run of ocean suite: $650.00++
    • Resort fee: $35.00 (reduced from $50.00)
    • Parking: $25.00 (reduced from $50.00)
    • https://www.terranea.com/resort-map
  • Retreat cost $2000 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased on Eventbrite (see link) PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE CONTACT Rebecca Parkey for 4 Easy Payment Options!!!
    • Cost of retreat includes:
      • Fantastic speakers, and therapeutic sessions
      • 4 meals and Game night with heavy appetizers and drinks
      • Personal Yoga sessions with our own instructor each morning
      • Painting by the sea (you will have a painting to take home with you)
      • Special gifts for each participant
      • And so much more!

Trauma and Resilience-Real Women Who Overcame Great Obstacles.

During this introductory session you will get to learn more about the women who you are going to be learning from over the next few days.  Learn about the stories of someone who had no mental health training experiencing trauma and not just surviving but thriving. Learn about another woman who had years of mental health experience and how trauma affected her in ways she never saw coming, and how their lives converged.

Are you living your best life?  The answer lies in your thoughts.

Description: Believe it or not, we counsel ourselves every waking minute of every day.  Sometimes we counsel ourselves in a productive, rational manner, while at other times we unintentionally counsel ourselves in an unproductive, irrational manner.  The problem is that we often do not pay much attention to our self-counseling, and good, appropriate reactions seem much more like accidents that intentional behaviors. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy focuses on how people think. It helps people to think in ways that makes them feel the way they want to feel, and helps them to achieve their goals.  Knowing what we are thinking, and how we are self-counseling ourselves is the first step to living our best lives.

Identifying and Achieving Life Goals

Description: A good therapist has no intention of telling you how to live your life or what your goals “should” be. A good therapist wants to know what you want out of life. Your therapist will then help you think and behave in ways that will help you achieve your goals.  Your goals are important because they give you the reason to work at feeling and getting better. Utilizing two Cognitive Behavioral tools we will work together to identify specific goals, and develop a road map for how to achieve those goals.

Identifying and Eliminating Blocks to Success

Description: The brain is capable of triggering very painful emotional reactions.  Conversely, it is also capable to triggering very pleasant emotions. Since the brain is the organ that controls our emotions, it makes sense to learn how to use our brain in a way that makes us feel good.  We will practice several proven stress-reducing, mood-enhancing techniques, learn how to track Feelings and Behavior patterns, and study how to overcome common attitudes and mental mistakes that can hinder progress toward success.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Description: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a blend of meditation, body awareness, and mindful movement: learning through practice and study how your body handles (and can resolve) stress neurologically.  MBSR research indicates that mindfulness training can have a significant therapeutic effect for those experiencing stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, chronic pain, migraines, heart conditions, diabetes and other ailments.  In addition, participants typically report feeling more alive, and more “in-tune” with themselves and others.  MBSR mini-sessions throughout each day.

Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping

Description: Based in the ancient Chinese practice of acupressure, EFT is a body energy therapy that involves exposure to thoughts, feelings, emotions, and physical sensations while tapping on specific acupoints to send soothing messages to the fight-flight-freeze portion of the brain. EFT is a mind-body alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. We will learn the technique and practice each day.

For Women Only-A book by Shaunti Feldhahn (A brief dive into a better understanding of men):

The man in your life carries important feelings so deep inside he barely knows they’re there, much less how to talk about them. Yet your man genuinely wants you to “get” him—to understand his inner life, to know his fears and needs, to hear what he wishes he could tell you.

Based on rigorous research with thousands of men we will discuss:
• Why your respect means more to him than your love.
• How he feels deep inside about his role as provider.
• What it means for a man to be so visually “wired.”
• Why sex for him is primarily emotional, not physical.
• What he most wishes he could say to you.

Sponsorship Opportunities!

Do you have a business that you would like highlighted to the women during this amazing event?

  • Are you a make-up artist, a hair stylist, a lawyer, a wellness coach, etc.?
  • Would you like to sponsor one of the meals, pay for one of the activities, or provide gifts for the gift baskets?
  • If so, each sponsorship level will offer benefits for your sponsorship, including the ability to promote your product, service, or most important, yourself!

Sponsorship Level Silver:

  • $500-Goes towards morning yoga sessions
  • You will be featured in the handout packet in a quarter page spread with information about your business
  • You will be thanked and your business will be thanked during one of our breakout sessions

Sponsorship Level Gold:

  • $1000-Goes towards paying for painting by the sea
  • You will be featured in the handout packet in a half page spread with information about your business
  • If you are in attendance you will be given the opportunity to speak about your product/yourself during one of the meals
  • If you are not in attendance you can send up to a 2.5 minute video that we will show prior to the meal thanking you for your sponsorship

Sponsorship Level Platinum:

  • $2000-Goes towards paying for a meal
  • You will be featured in the handout packet in a whole page spread with information about your business
  • If you are in attendance you will be given the opportunity to speak about your product/yourself and give a demonstration if you desire
  • If you are not in attendance you can send up to a 5 minute video that we will show prior to the meal thanking you for your sponsorship