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Return to Well-Being Wellness Retreat, June 5-10, 2018

Discover Yourself in the Serene Surroundings of Villa Serena!

Resilience and Recovery after Trauma
June 5 – 10, 2018

Situated right on the stunning coastline of Rincon Bay on the peninsula of Samaná, Villa Serena Hotel and its pristine surroundings promote healing and optimal wellness for body, mind, and soul. Palm trees, azure skies and gently rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean surround the resort boasting a 4,300 square feet oceanfront villa and 21 spacious rooms with large private terraces overlooking the ocean. Come and rejuvenate in this dreamlike nurturing environment!

Norah Feeny, PH.D. Director, PTSD Research and Treatment Program at Case Western Reserve University.

In this retreat, we will explore factors that are often present after trauma exposure to facilitate resilience, promote recovery, and reduce the psychological harm that can follow trauma. We will delve deeply into questions, such as: How do social connections help people be resilient? How do I, or others, talk about what has happened in a way that is healthy? How can I or others get back to life and continue to heal?

ABOUT NORAH: Dr. Norah Feeny is a professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. Her laboratory focuses on the development and evaluation of cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety and mood disorders. Much of her work is centered in the area of PTSD specifically where she has ongoing research evaluating treatments for PTSD, understanding what predicts who will benefit from such therapies, which treatments people prefer, and finding ways to recognize pediatric post-traumatic stress disorder. She earned her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College.

JOIN US (Book Now) for a four-day/ five-night retreat (check in 6/5 and check out 6/10) at the spectacular Villa Serena Retreat Center.

Your Registration Includes:

  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Luxurious accommodations for five nights
  • All meals excluding beverages and alcohol
  • Early morning yoga or Zumba classes
  • Two hours per day of workshop and practicums
  • Free equipment rental; bike, paddle board, kayak
  • Boat excursion to the world famous Rincon Beach

$ 1400: Single private room / $ 995: Shared double room