A Gift for Mother's Day ~ For You and Your Child (a gift that can keep on giving!)
Our stories look like and sound like living in fear, losing dreams, losing hope, losing joy, losing lives, the pain of feeling so disconnected and helpless to help our own child, watching them go deeper and deeper into more pain. It's very easy for us to go deeper and deeper into pain and worry, isn't it? Have you felt stuck, is it hard to escape the images of a scary future, the worst that can happen, waiting for "the call"? It's really hard to help in this state.
This is a call to a kinder way. Learn that trying desperately to let go is the long and hard way around the acceptance of what is, and what you can do about it. Learn that when you explore your fear, the choices that make sense to you are revealed as the struggle is relieved. Learn how to hold space for all the parts of you and your child. Learn how to reliably connect to a kinder way that grows compassion, peace, and loving kindness in a way that feels true for you and brings you some peace so you can focus on developing skills.
This is a retreat on Zoom in the comfort of your home or wherever you want to be, and just in time for Mother's Day to give this experience to yourself and your child ~ so you can have a better day! It's the best mother's day gift I can think of and to share with you. Together, we create a safe and gentle space to explore and relieve your fears, and the overwhelming emotions that arise when our children are experiencing addiction.
We do The Work because it works. With fear relieved, I bring in coaching and sharing tools and methods to enhance your insights and wisdom. Unless we can apply all of this in real life, it remains just an exchange of words and stories. So, this is designed to be applicable in your life, your situations, in doable ways that make sense for you. This is to write other chapters in a story from total nightmare to loving connection.
There isn't a one size fits all method. You have the insight and wisdom to find what fits and can work for you and your child. This is an opportunity to experience your heart guiding you forward to your truth and action.
The Work is a simple process of exploration and contemplation. Your answers give it power, and you have them! It is a personal experience of you setting yourself free. That's when we set our children free from our fears too. Free to empower your love. Free to heal relationships. Free to re-connect. Free to communicate peacefully.
The only thing required of you is to open your mind, open your heart, ask, listen, answer, and discover. Love will move you, move in you and through you ~ Your natural way of being.
If your heart is to break, let it break open to the love you so dearly want to express. Use of substances will do what they do, and it is also true that we are not helpless or powerless. We can heal, we can light the way through the darkness. We can transform the struggles into new ways of connecting and communicating from a place of peace and love, and develop needed skills to at least do what we can!
When your fear is relieved, it paves the way to learn new methods, absorb new information, consider what tools make sense for you, and call them your own. Otherwise, it's just too risky and hard to connect and communicate when fear has its grip on you. Understanding fear, using it instead of it using you, is the way to get unstuck. We can, and so we will!
Join us to find the truest place where your child is safest. In your heart. Love wins here! Happy Mother's Day!
"A teacher of fear can't bring peace on earth. We have been trying to do it that way for thousands of years. The person who turns inner violence around, the person who finds peace inside and live it, is the one who teaches what true peace is. We are waiting for just one teacher. You're the one." ~ Byron Katie
"The ultimate addiction is the mind's addiction to what it is believing - the unquestioned thoughts that create and safeguard its system of denial. To question the mind is to bring the mind to sanity and alignment with a power greater and kinder than I could give name to." ~ Bryon Katie
"Your son does drugs, and you get your hit by believing the horror movies in your head. I did this Work, and I set myself free. And it was so attractive to my daughter that she ended up setting herself free." ~ Byron Katie
Retreat Schedule in Arizona Time
8:30 am - 10 am First Session 10:00 am - 10:15 am Break 10:15 am - 12:00 pm Second Session 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Third Session 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break 2:45 pm - 4:30 Fourth Session
Saturday, May 7, 2022 (Registration opens end of April)
Love Exchange $50 - $100 This sliding scale is based on your honest reflection of what is true and affordable for you. Your payment reserves your space enrolling you in this special event.
I would like to make this special opportunity available to as many moms as possible. If finances are a problem, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can attend.
If you know of any other mom who may benefit from this special day, please feel free to share, and thank you!
Methods of Payment: Your payment automatically enrolls you in Finding Peace Beyond Your Child's Addiction. Payment can be made through Zelle (preferred) through the quick pay option bank to bank using email: email@example.com; through PayPal to paypal.me/joannerichards3; or Venmo: @JoanneRichards3
CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
You registered for a class, workshop, or retreat…but now you can’t attend? Darn! But don't worry. Here’s what can happen next:
You can give your ticket to a friend who can attend in your place. (How generous of you! They will be so excited!)
You can sell your ticket to someone who can attend in your place. (“Hey, I’ve got this ticket I need to sell, interested?”)
You can save the registration for a future event, if space is still available.
The only thing you cannot do is get a refund. No refunds for cancellations except for extreme and unusual circumstances like hospitalization, emergency surgery, death, etc.