Customized Counseling and Coaching Retreats

Customized Counseling and Coaching Retreats 2017-10-25T16:48:38+00:00

WalkinwoodsPersonal Retreats — A Unique Opportunity to Jumpstart a Better, Happier Life

A private, single- or multi-day counseling retreat—with the undivided attention of an expert counselor and coach, and conducted in any location/setting you choose—is a rare chance to do intensive inner work that can accelerate your personal growth and improve your well being.

Together, you and I will create a fully customized retreat in which I guide you through proven counseling, coaching and mindfulness practices. The goal is to help you break free of old patterns and increase your ability to experience well being, even in the face of the most challenging life situations.

With an intensive, personalized retreat, my clients report improvement in their well being that exceeds what might have been accomplished in shorter counseling sessions.

For nearly 20 years, I have conducted private retreats for individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. Locations range from luxurious, private resorts to rustic, secluded cabins to rugged, outdoor campsites. Your private, personal-growth retreat can take place in whatever nurturing environment you wish, but what matters most is that you step away from the demands of your life to fully relax and devote your attention to developing deeper insights into yourself while finding positive ways to cope with your challenging life situations.

newmexicoevening-copyAfter completing an intensive retreat, my clients report that our time together made it possible to experience personal improvement beyond what we could have accomplished in traditional 50-minute counseling sessions.

Mindfulness as a Foundation

I include mindfulness practice as part of our work together as it is an extremely effective way to create inner calm and awareness while reducing stress. When combined with intensive counseling and coaching over multiple days, mindfulness practice often provides the clarity and focus needed to view your life challenges from a fresh perspective and to find healthier ways to cope.

David Stringham, MPH, MSW

David Stringham, MPH, MSW

Getting Started

If you would like to explore the option of a private counseling and mindfulness retreat, I encourage you to contact me to set up an initial no-cost phone consultation. Together we’ll talk about your needs, my counseling and coaching approach, and the retreat location options and formats that are likely to be the most inspiring and helpful to you. As a prelude to scheduling a retreat, some clients choose to schedule one or more phone, Skype or in-person counseling/coaching sessions. These sessions can last an hour or longer, and provide an excellent opportunity for us to get acquainted as well as for me to begin to understand your struggles and provide you with some initial coping skills. This can be a valuable way to lay the groundwork to the deep inner work that your intensive retreat will help facilitate.

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