Survivors Workshop Offered Week of April 23 at The Meadows

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The Survivors Workshop, pioneered by The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center, is a five-day concentrated workshop that investigates the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors by exploring early childhood trauma. Early childhood trauma can lead to various addictions, depression, eating disorders and painful relationships.

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“I absolutely love the Survivors process. It is my passion,” said Gail Yaw, Director of Workshops at The Meadows and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

The Survivors Workshop, pioneered by The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center, is being offered at The Meadows the week of April 23. Survivors is a five-day concentrated workshop that investigates the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors by exploring early childhood trauma. Early childhood trauma can lead to various addictions, depression, eating disorders and painful relationships.

During the Survivors Workshop, participants learn to identify and address family related issues that took place from birth to 17 years of age. The primary focus of the workshop is to learn to deal with the emotions that accompany childhood trauma, and then to work on resolution of the consequential grief and anguish. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to freely explore the event or events, process those emotions, and learn to better cope with it.

Completion of the workshop often results in a kick-start to further treatment. Participants may continue that work with their local resource, or determine that they need more robust therapy.

Gail Yaw, Director of Workshops at The Meadows and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, explained that the Survivors Workshop helps the attendee connect the present to their past in groups that are composed of individuals with similar issues.

“I absolutely love the Survivors process. It is my passion,” said Yaw. “Every single week I believe I see miracles because at the beginning of the week people are hopeless, oftentimes depressed, and then they start getting the information about what happened to them in childhood and how it impacts their present day relationships. By the end of the week, they are feeling different.”

The Survivors Workshop is offered every week of the year (with the exception of Thanksgiving week, Christmas week and New Year’s week.)

For more information about The Meadows’ Survivors Week Workshop, please contact Heidi Dike-Kingston at (866) 856-1279 or visit http://www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three centers or in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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