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Codependency & Workshops

Understanding Codependency and

Finding Freedom in Your Relationships

Codependency is a complex and often misunderstood concept in relationships. It refers to a dysfunctional pattern of behavior where one person excessively relies on another for approval, validation, and a sense of identity. This can lead to an unhealthy dynamic where boundaries are blurred, needs are not effectively communicated, and individuals may prioritize the needs of others over their own well-being. Recognizing codependent behaviors is the first step towards resolving these issues and fostering healthier relationships. By understanding the root causes of codependency and learning to set boundaries, individuals can work towards breaking free from this cycle and developing more balanced and fulfilling connections with others.

Codependency can be a challenging issue to address, but with self-awareness and dedication, it is possible to overcome. One key step in resolving codependency is setting healthy boundaries in relationships and learning to prioritize your own needs and well-being. Seeking help can also be incredibly beneficial, as it provides a safe space to explore the root causes of codependent behaviors and develop healthier coping mechanisms. Additionally, practicing self-care, building self-esteem, and cultivating hobbies and interests outside of the relationship can help individuals regain a sense of independence and self-worth. Remember, breaking free from codependency is a journey that requires patience and persistence, but with the right support and mindset, it is achievable.

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Workshops focused on mindful healing offer participants a safe and supportive space to explore techniques that promote emotional well-being and inner peace. Through activities such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and mindfulness practices, attendees can learn how to manage stress, cope with challenging emotions, and cultivate self-awareness.

These workshops are designed to empower individuals to connect with their inner selves, develop resilience, and foster a sense of calm amidst life’s uncertainties. By embracing the principles of mindful healing, participants can embark on a journey towards self-discovery and holistic wellness.

Second Stage Recovery

No matter how long one has been in recovery or abstinent; 6 days, 6 years, or 26 years there is always work to do. 2 nd stage recovery will talk you to a new depth of recovery and understanding of yourself and how to “work your recovery”.

It is one thing to know what to do for recovery/abstinence and it is yet another to learn “how to” make it all work with life (work, spouse, kids, commitments) swirling around us. This week will:
- Help you prioritize your life
- Take you to a deeper level of understanding of self and connection with the God of your understanding and how it relates to your recovery and abstinence
- Discover how to get yourself “unstuck” and begin/continue to life a fulfilling life of recovery/abstinence
- Recognize and deal with any issues not yet confronted OR that need additional work
This week starts on a Saturday with registration at 2:00 and concludes the following Friday at 10:00.
Limited space is available in order to maximize your experience.

Get Disordered Eating, In Order

October 16th-19th
Created for those who are having or have had challenges integrating their meal plan around very busy lives rather that be work, family, or just life in general. In addition to the mental and emotional healing provided, there will be an opportunity to learn the planning and meal-prepping specifics needed to supply the lifestyle change in your life.

12-Step Recovery Yoga Retreat:

Immerse yourself in the healing fusion of yoga and recovery in our exclusive "12-Step Recovery Yoga" retreat. This unique workshop blends the wisdom of the 12-step approach with the transformative power of yoga. Through a harmonious integration of movement, breathwork, and mindful reflection, you'll embark on a journey of self-discovery.

Mindful Movement Meditation:

Engage in a series of mindful yoga practices that align with the principles of the 12 steps. Through intentional movement and meditation, you'll foster a deeper connection between mind, body, and spirit, creating a holistic approach to recovery.

What is holding you back?

Embark on a transformative journey with an intensive workshop that focuses on rebuilding your sense of self from the inside out. This intensive is designed to help you peel back the layers, rediscover your core values, and realign with your authentic self. Through a series of introspective exercises, guided meditations, and group discussions, you will explore what truly matters to you and learn how to cultivate a deeper connection with yourself. By delving into your inner world and addressing any barriers holding you back, you can embark on a path of self-discovery and personal growth that will empower you to live a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.

Who is eligible?

Our program is available for anyone who feels they are struggling with day-to-day life.  We want to ensure that the client is appropriate for Shades of Hope and that Shades of Hope is appropriate for the client. We do an assessment in the initial phone call on whether to determine this.

Whatever you or your loved one is struggling with we have the staff and coaches who are here solely for your new journey.  

Questions or Comments? Send us a message using the form on the contact page or call us at 1-800-588-HOPE (4673)  

How do I apply?

We want to ensure that the client is appropriate for Shades of Hope and that Shades of Hope is appropriate for the client. We do an assessment in the initial phone call on whether to determine this.

Questions or Comments? Send us a message using the form on the contact page or call us at 1-800-588-HOPE (4673)  

What should I expect?

Each day starts with a physical evaluation for every client. We work with the client’s primary therapist or sessions with our staff are scheduled based on the client’s needs and progress. 

Monday – Friday: These are approximant times, times may vary. There is also personal time or meditation time available in between sessions and scheduled meals

7:00 AM – Yoga practice or a walk on our beautiful grounds. 

8:00 AM – Breakfast is served.

9:00 AM – Lecture begins

12:00 PM – Lunch is served

1:30 PM – Afternoon session

5:00 PM – Dinner is served

7:00 PM – Evening sessions begin

9:00 PM – Snack is served

On Saturday – the client goes with the group for lunch at a restaurant in Abilene. 

On Sunday – loosely structured as we prepare clients to do work on their own. Visitation is from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 

Questions or Comment? Send us a message using the form on the contact page or call us at 1-800-588-HOPE (4673)  

What can I do to prepare?

When the process starts with Shades of Hope, we do an intake assessment over the phone.  After the intake is cleared, we will then give you the necessary paperwork and packing list.

The best thing you can do is prepare mentally for the upcoming life changes. Mental preparation is key to navigating transitions with resilience and adaptability. By acknowledging and accepting that change is a natural part of life, you can equip yourself with the mindset needed to embrace new opportunities and challenges that come your way. Cultivating a positive outlook, practicing self-care, and seeking support from loved ones can all contribute to strengthening your mental readiness for whatever lies ahead. Remember, change can be intimidating, but by preparing yourself mentally, you can approach it with confidence and a sense of empowerment.

Questions or Comments? Send us a message using the form on the contact page or call us at 1-800-588-HOPE (4673)