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"Transform your wounds into badges of honor."

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Life moves fast. We have more demands, more information, and more judgment thrown at us than ever before. Even without major changes, heart breaks, and trauma, sometimes we just need a break from the weight of daily living.

  • You know you are powerful, but you feel yourself shrinking where you know you can rise.

  • You know you are meant to be full of joy, but you feel yourself just going through the motions.

  • You know you are resilient, but the weight of the world is heavy on your shoulders.

  • You know you are strong, but you just can’t seem to move forward.

  • You know you are meant for more, but making a leap scares the hell out of you.

  • You know you are worthy, but you find yourself accepting less than you deserve.

We all feel this way sometimes. And it’s okay, but this isn’t where we want to live. This isn’t where we want to make our home.

So, where do you go to shatter your comfort zones within a safe container? Where do you go to escape from the day-to-day? Where do you go to breathe?

Dama Bonita ™ Retreats is a powerful catalyst to break out of the norm and into the vibrant, healthy life you’ve been searching for.

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Move your feet and pray.

                              -African Proverb

 Spiritual Retreats

Just like our approach to healing, our retreats come in all shapes and sizes. Don’t have a week to get away? No worries.

 

Our Georgia Mountain Retreat offers a half-day and full day option so you can explore healing sessions. Join us is the gorgeous Georgia mountains as we enjoy the best nature has to offer while engaging in traditional talk therapy.

If have a little more time on your hands and you’re ready for a more immersive experience, then join us for 4-7 days of Recreational Counseling ™ in our beautiful, tropical Puerto Rico Retreat.

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Each retreat features a theme decided by 

Dr. Manning. One retreat may focus on creating goals for the upcoming year while another may focus on gratitude. No matter what the theme is, you can always expect and client-centered experience that explores healing themes that create powerful shifts and break down your barriers.

Scroll down to learn more about our featured retreat activities and check out pictures of the Puerto Rico retreat accommodations and the beautiful Georgia mountains. 

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Retreat Activities

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Trauma isn’t just in your head, it lives in your body. We use a blend of talking through your feelings and life challenges alongside mindful movement in the beautiful, restorative outdoors. This integrative take on healing is the heart of Recreational Counseling, our trademarked approach.

Forest Trail

You’ve heard of walking the talk, but what about walking while you talk? During Trek Talk, we talk, we listen, we take in nature. Sometimes all we need is a leisurely hike, a friendly (and experienced) ear, and beautiful weather to catalyze a breakthrough.

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There’s hardly ever just one way to do things. Therapy isn’t relegated to an office and recreation isn’t just fun and games. In Recreational Counseling we marry talk therapy, both in groups and individually, with intentional recreation to create a powerful integrative approach to healing inside and out.

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 Accommodations

Gorgeous Puerto Rico

Tranquil Georgia Mountains

Whether you just need a day away to delve into nature and your inner-world or you're ready for four days of holistic counseling set against a gorgeous ocean backdrop, we have a little something for everyone. 

Ready to learn more! Send us a message and we’ll take care of you.