This presentation will be a mixture of the experiential and the educational process of being able to look at the natural and normal healing process from loss, as well as the gift of learning emotional sobriety through “the shattering of the illusion” to become one’s true self. Participants will have the opportunity to see the gift presented through loss and the process of healing from that loss, as well as how to find sobriety in all aspects of life. Tools will be offered that will help with relapse prevention in any type of recovery (emotional and addictive tendencies), as well as allowing growth emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically.
Ted Wiard, M.A., LPCC, CGC, is the founder and director of Golden Willow Retreat in Arroyo Hondo, NM, an emotional healing center focused on grief, loss and resiliency. He is a licensed clinical therapist, certified grief counselor and ordained minister. Reverend Wiard is a sought-after presenter internationally, has been featured on radio and television, and is the co-author of Witnessing Ted: The Journey to Potential through Grief and Loss. He has served as the Spiritual Care Counselor at Betty Ford Center focusing on grief, loss, recovery and relapse prevention. www.goldenwillowretreat.org