"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids,
but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep."
~ H. D. Thoreau
We all eventually face our own "dark night of the soul". Divorce, illness, a traumatic event, or the death of a loved one can plunge any of us into darkness, confusion and despair. At times like these it can seem that the sun is never going to rise again.
With professional support that combines time tested tools like Meditation and Yoga with evidence-based therapies like EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, it's possible to not only restore your sense of balance, but also to transform the energies of grief, trauma and loss into a far more profound experience of life.
Sunrise Sedona offers a glimmer of light for those who feel lost and alone in the dark. They're specifically designed to provide effective support during the most challenging transitional periods of life, such as the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, or the aftermath of a traumatic event.
Our all-inclusive format allows us to provide a nurturing, client-centered environment. You'll experience private one-on-one sessions with expert facilitators, as well as group sessions appropriate to the purpose and intent of your retreat. All of our programs incorporate daily movement, healthy meals, therapeutic massage, immersion in nature, as well as contemplative time for self-exploration and reflection.
The retreats are facilitated by a very select group of highly skilled local professionals with extensive training and life experience. The small group format we use also allows us to feature nationally known experts from outside Sedona on occasion, for an even more enriching program. And finally, the astounding natural beauty and pristine climate of Sedona enhances the therapeutic power of these retreats tremendously.
Our programs are grounded in proven techniques and realistic yet expansive perspectives that transform lives when applied over the long term. We don't promise to completely fix your life in 3-4 days, because that's simply not how things work in the real world. Rather we provide a potent opportunity to pivot your life toward increased vitality, balance and happiness. You'll depart Sedona with powerful new tools and perspectives that will give you an enduring foundation upon which to face the inevitable challenges of life.
"All emotions are important -- but especially those that are painful. In order to live consciously we must be willing to face painful emotions. There is no wisdom we can ever achieve that makes this unnecessary, because avoidance only makes things worse in the end. Turning to face our deepest pain and darkest fear is the crucial step toward awakening." ~ Ed Preston