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Intensive Healing Retreat



Opportunity for self-exploration, renewal and growth!

The last year has been a struggle for everyone, isolation, fear and grief have compounded the stress and trauma that has been bubbling under the surface for so many people.

Unraveling painful stories of your past and facing the darkest parts can be daunting. Many of us spend most of our time focused on our job, family, social life, and putting others needs ahead of our own. If you have experienced trauma or neglect, it can be difficult to open up when you know you have to immediately shut down and return to your "normal" life. Give yourself the gift of focusing solely on yourself for this 4 1/2 days and allow yourself the opportunity to fall apart and to find true healing. Let us help you regain that connection with yourself and explore the events and relationships impacting your life today.

Retreat Experiences Include:

  • Expressive Art
  • Breathwork
  • Psychodrama
  • Somatic Work
  • Meditation
  • Equine
  • Group Process

Date and Location:

  • October 28- November 1, 2021
  • The Nest Lake Weir, Ocklawaha, FL 32179


  • $3500.00
  • Discounts available for clinical professionals and first responders

Tuition Includes:

  • Private Room and Bathroom
  • All workshop materials
  • Access to retreat amenities


Christina Huxford, CTP, STR

Christina is a certified Trauma Professional (CTP), is certified in Somatic Trauma Resolution, is a Reiki Master and has completed certification with EAGALA. Christina uses Somatic modalities with Psychodrama, Psychodramatic Bodywork, and Equine Assisted Learning to help her clients heal from the suffering that can result from abuse of any kind, traumatic injury, abandonment, grief, loss or any event that results in the traumatic "overwhelming" of the nervous system. Her work with trauma survivors has led her into working with individuals that have addiction and abuse issues, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. Christina’s holistic approach to helping individuals recover is augmented by her passionate energy, creativity, intuition and natural healing talents. Her work in individual sessions and as a group facilitator brings dramatic healthy changes and hope into the lives of those she works with.


Krystal Emmert-Bush, MSW
Krystal received her BSW and MSW from Indiana University. During her graduate work,
she conducted research on adolescent substance abuse while working as a fellow for
Adolescent Medicine of IU Health. Prior to working for The Refuge she spent seven years
working with adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges implementing various
intervention techniques to gain positive and healthy coping skills. As the Director of
Experiential Therapy, Krystal uses similar techniques to help clients learn positive social
interactions through various recreational and therapeutic activities. She oversees the overall
operations of the activity and experiential program.

The Nest Lake Weir



Price: $3,500.00

Date: October 28, 2021 - November 2, 2021

The Nest Lake Weir
12850 East Highway 25
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
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Past Events

January 29, 2016:  

Understanding Your Transgender Client: Establishing Safe Clinical Environments 

Trauma Workshop Presentation:
The Broken Lens, The Impact of Trauma and Addiction on the Way We See the World

Date and Location:  July 28, 2015 – Orlando Area

Date and Location:  July 29, 2015 – Tampa Area

Past Webinars

Webinar: April 22, 2015 at 1pm EST: Intergenerational Trauma and the Holocaust.

Webinar – Thursday, March 26 – Intergenerational Trauma and the Holocaust.

“The Traumatic Impact of Sex Addiction on the Family System” – Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., President, International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals.  Watch Here!

“Intergernational Trauma: Breaking The Chains” –  Tom Antonek, Ph.D., HSPP, CAP., Psychologist, The Refuge.   Watch Here!

“The Impact of Trauma & Addiction” –  Tom Antonek, Ph.D., HSPP, CAP., Psychologist, The Refuge.  Watch Here!

“Trauma: In the Shadow of Our Ancestors”  – Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP, ICADC, CSAT., Founder, The Refuge.   Watch Here!

“Emerging Trends in Addiction Treatment” – Dr. Douglas Davies, Medical Director, The RefugeWatch Here!

Past Workshops

December 9, 2014: Brainspotting for Trauma Treatment In Recovery

November 5, 2014 – New York, NY Lunch & CE Workshop

October 30, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA Lunch & CE Workshop

October 29, 2014 – St. Paul, MN Lunch & CE Workshop

October 28, 2014 – Washington, DC Lunch & CE Workshop

October 17, 2014 – Emerging Trends in Substance Treatment – Atlanta, Georgia

September 17, 2014 – Intergenerational Trauma: Breaking The Chain – Oakbrook, IL

August 22, 2014 – Trauma Treatment:The Bodies Impact on the Mind

June 20th – Addiction and Trauma; The Perfect (Brain) Storm

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