Brookhaven Retreat Ends July By Celebrating “Letting Go” Week

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Brookhaven Retreat, a unique residential treatment facility exclusively for women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, uses experiential therapy to help women let go of emotional pain.

Letting go of the words, actions and thoughts that have caused pain and emotional breakage can seem like an impossible feat. Brookhaven Retreat’s experiential therapy group helps women let go of a painful past so they can move forward to a brighter future.

July 27 through August 2 is Letting Go Week at Brookhaven Retreat. This is part of a unique 12-week dialectical behavior therapy cycle that encourages learning and practicing effective coping skills. During Letting Go Week’s experiential therapy group, women explore nonverbal communication to let go of emotional suffering.

It can be hard for a woman to express with words the painful emotions and harmful situations that she has been holding on to for so long. However, keeping the depression, anxiety and sadness inside halts the healing process and allows these emotions to obtain power over one’s mental and emotional wellness. To let go of this suffering, a woman must confront her feelings directly.

In July, the women in Brookhaven Retreat’s program confronted their emotional pain by writing down what it was they wanted to leave behind. The women then attached these fears and anxieties to a balloon, watching as their struggles drifted away.

Brookhaven Retreat commits itself to providing a nurturing and safe environment that allows women to freely explore their emotional breakage. As part of its exclusive 90-day treatment program, women are encouraged to participate in various activities and groups that center on healing and recovery.

During the week of July 27-August 2, Brookhaven Retreat reminds women they must let go of the pains that are hindering long-term emotional and mental wellness.

About Brookhaven Retreat
Brookhaven Retreat is a women's treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.

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