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Codependency & Workshops

Understanding Codependency and

Finding Freedom in Your Relationships

Spencer McCarty, our esteemed Director of Fitness, is a true advocate for wellness through healing. With his unwavering dedication to promoting holistic well-being, he inspires and motivates individuals to reach their full potential. Spencer possesses a deep understanding of each person’s unique strengths and tailors his approach accordingly, fostering a supportive environment where everyone can thrive. His passion for fitness is infectious, and his commitment to empowering others in their wellness journey is truly admirable. Under his guidance, individuals are not just encouraged to exercise physically but also to nurture their mental and emotional health, creating a well-rounded approach to overall wellness.

Who is eligible?

How do I apply?

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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.

Alumni Meeting

An alumni meeting is a wonderful opportunity for former clients to reconnect, reinvigorate their goals, and catch up on each other's lives. These gatherings often provide a sense of nostalgia and camaraderie as individuals share stories of their shared experiences and achievements since leaving Shades of Hope. Whether it's an online meeting or a casual get-together, alumni meetings offer a chance to strengthen bonds, continue goal work, and foster a sense of belonging to a shared community. It's always heartwarming to see how people from diverse backgrounds can come together and reaffirm their continuing goals.

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)