BRAVE HEART WORKSHOPS (BOSTON, MA) APRIL 5-7, 2019

About This Event

Are you in need of some Beach therapy and life (contact info blocked)

Release your burdens by the Beach in Salisbury, MA at the Serendipity Beach Retreat Center

An amazing weekend of Drama Therapy with Dr. Laura Wood. 

The Workshop includes Lodging and all your meals.

At the Brave Heart Workshops the attendees are there for you. 

Do you experience bouts of loneliness and disconnection? 

You’re not alone. In fact, a new nationwide survey has found that nearly half the country is in the same boat. There are amazing connections and life-changing healing takes place at these workshops.

What does it takes to Become Brave & Authentic in 2019?

The Brave Heart Workshops Inspire participants to Be Brave, Strong & Courageous

These former attendees shared: 

“The Camaraderie and sense of feeling safe was felt immediately”

"The level of self-realization that comes from these workshops is incredible. It made more of an impact than I ever would have imagined."

“What an amazing experience I had at the Brave Heart Workshops. Dr. Laura Wood is excellent at what she does.”

“I had some trepidation, not fully knowing what it was about. The weekend was such a breakthrough-truly life changing! For anyone 18+. I am in my 50’s, and my healing journey catapulted onto an entirely new & powerful path.”

Brave Heart Workshops Provide compassionate ways to help people “Unmask” the Masks they hide behind, utilizing Drama, Creative Arts, and Mindfulness to empower themselves, and bring about healing, wholeness, and connection with themselves, and with others.

WHO FACILITATES THESE WORKSHOPS

Dr. Laura Wood facilitates these amazing workshops. She graduated with her doctorate in counseling, and is a New York State Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and a Registered Drama Therapist-Board Certified Trainer. She is also an Assistant Professor at Molloy College in New York in the Mental Health Department and was the acting President of the North American Association of Drama Therapists in 2018 and Keynote speaker at the Mental Health Therapists Conference in New York. Dr. Wood’s newest collaboration was conducting experiential post show workshops to help audiences explore themes of internalized racism, oppression, and privilege, by using their insight to make commitments to socially just change. Dr. Wood will be directing two new plays in New York this year.

Brave Heart Workshops is offering two more amazing workshops in 2019 to anyone who want to do their own work, to their clients to enrich their lives, and/or to their family members and friends.

To learn more about Dr. Laura Wood: 

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To learn more about these Workshops and to register:

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BRAVE HEART WORKSHOP IN TWO MORE CITIES IN 2019

WHERE

Boston, MA Suburb

Salisbury, MA at a Beautiful Airbnb on the ocean

Property includes an amazing hot tub and yoga studio.

The Retreat offers optional yoga, mindfulness, and meditation sessions for your enjoyment.

Throughout the day we will be offering sound meditations performed on flute

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WHEN

April 5-7, 2019

10 Spots Available

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2019 

First Come, First Served

The Pricing Includes:

Workshops, Lodging and Meals


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BE BRAVE BE AUTHENTIC Inspiring you to be Brave, Strong, & Courageous “THE CAMARADERIE AND SENSE OF FEELING SAFE WAS FELT IMMEDIATELY” The workshop was a great experience for me, opening up a door to some issues from my past I was unaware of before. It was challenging, but one of the most enlightening opportunities of my life. I discovered the root of my trauma and was able to take home what I learned in the workshop and fully heal, conquer my fears, and confront major obstacles in my life. I learned about my strength, my desires, my needs, and my true authentic self. I found my voice and my freedom. I feel so blessed, grateful, inspired and hopeful that others can do the same. Dorothy in her 30's I had some trepidation, not fully knowing what it was about. This weekend was such a breakthrough - truly Life Changing! For all ages – I am in my 50’s, and my healing journey catapulted onto an entirely new & powerful path. Colleen; 56 years old The level of self-realization that comes from these workshops is incredible. It made more of an impact than I ever would have imagined. Laurielle 19 years old The brave heart workshops I’ve attended have both been excellent. Laura is a gifted healer & the people & accommodations were wonderful. It was one of the best experiences of its kind I’ve ever had. I’m in my 70’s and I loved it! Ann is in her 70's For anyone age 18 and over

Event Highlights

  • Inspiring you to be Brave, Strong, & Courageous
  • A compassionate way to help you “Unmask” the Masks you hide behind
  • Explore areas in your life you want to uncover. It might be an area of hurt, curiosity or a dynamic in one’s life
  • Each participant will have an opportunity to do an individual piece of work with Dr. Laura Wood, along with the groups support, and “setting up the scene”, to help bring clarity, and understanding in your life
  • Workshop is interspersed with learning, connection, breath, meditation and prayer, journaling, art-making, and playfulness
  • Each weekend is unique in the makeup of its participants, and helps set the tone, and direction for where the “Group” wants to go
  • Drama therapy advances the participants insight, empathy, stabilization of moods, and anxiety, facilitating healthier, and more connecting relationships
  • Drama therapy uses role, story, metaphor, and the body to help the participants tell their unique narratives, solve problems, and make “new” choices in life
  • Provides a model of transformation which allows you to find healing, wholeness, and connection with yourself, and with others.
  • Brings out your true “Authentic” Self and are Life-Changing
  • Facilitator, Dr. Laura Wood assists participants to discover, and feel safe with their parts that have been hidden and masked
  • Leaning about your burdens and parts, improves your capability to engage in healthy and connecting relationships, and have a greater sense of self
  • Experience more compassion, empathy, vulnerability, and connection for yourself and with others
  • Find a new hope through your story and discover more about others in their story too. We really do share much in common.
  • A supportive, confidential, compassionate workshop that is ready to hear, and hold your story, and celebrate your uniqueness
  • Participants become inspired to find their voices, a new found freedom, and empowerment
  • Allows participants to BE BRAVE, and allows your “Authentic Self” to be seen and known
  • The work is compassionate, challenging, moving, eye-opening, healing, and transformative
  • Serving persons in their emotional healing and recovery journey through Drama therapy, helps them transform into being the “Actors” and “Directors” of their own “Authentic” life
  • Dr. Laura L. Wood graduated with her doctorate in Counseling, and Counselor Education from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, and is a NYS Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and a Registered Drama Therapist-Board Certified Trainer, and has her M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University, and is the 2018 President of the North American Drama Therapy Association
  • She has both lectured nationally, and internationally, and published in these areas. In 2015-2016 she was awarded the Drama Therapy Fund Research grant, and the Molloy College Student Faculty Recognition Award. In addition to teaching, Dr. Wood is also the Practicum, and Internship Coordinator for the CMHC program, and is passionate about working with students.
  • The workshops are from Friday evening till Sunday mid-afternoon
  • Please note that it’s required to attend all sessions of the Weekend Workshops

Schedule

RETREAT SCHEDULE
FRIDAY: CHECK IN AFTER 3:00 P.M.
FRIDAY DINNER BETWEEN 4:30-5:45 PM
FRIDAY WORKSHOP BEGINS AT 6:00 PM. SHARP
(PLEASE DON’T BE LATE WE CAN’T BEGIN TILL ALL PARICIPANTS HAVE ARRIVED)
FRIDAY WORKSHOP ENDS BETWEEN 9:00 -9:30 PM
LIGHTS OUT AT 11:00 PM
SATURDAY
BREAKFAST FROM 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
WORKSHOP BEGINS AT 8:30 AM
LUNCH BETWEEN 11:30-1:00 PM
WORKSHOP RESUMES AT 1:00 AND WILL GO TILL DINNER
DINNER BETWEEN 5:30 PM AND 6:30 PM
WORKSHOP RESUMES AT 6:45 PM AND GOES TILL 9:00-9:30 PM
SUNDAY
BREAKFAST FROM 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
WORKSHOP BEGINS AT 8:30 AM AND GOES TILL 11:30 AM
LUNCH ON SUNDAY FROM 11:30-12:30 PM
WORKSHOP RESUMES AT 12:30-2:30 OR 3:00 PM
CHECK OUT AND DEPART RETREAT CENTER AT 3:00 PM

Venue Highlights

Elegance and bliss describe the experience created in this amazing and connected space to enjoy your family retreat or organizational event. We have hosted weddings, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, girlfriend weekends, couples retreats, spiritual gatherings and more. The space is designed for effortless ease of ebb and flow with 10 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms including 2 spa bathrooms, 3 kitchens, 1 wet bar, 2 great rooms, 1 yoga and meditation room, 4 gas fireplaces, 5 outdoor decks, outdoor hot tub, an endless rambling yard to play and gather in complete with lawn games, 1 gas grille and 1 charcoal grille, 3 washers and dryers, exquisite appliances and amenities custom lighting, wet bars, and more!
The Sonos Sound System invites your choice of music to influence the backdrop of your gathering. 8 zones, including outdoor decks offer you to play 8 different types of music from your smart phone accessing your own music library, Sirius, Pandora and any other music genre while you soak in the Jacuzzi tub inside, play in the therapeutic hot tub outside under the moonlit sky.

Accommodations

The space is designed for effortless ease of ebb and flow with 10 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms including 2 spa bathrooms, 3 kitchens, 1 wet bar, 2 great rooms, 1 yoga and mediation room

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed; Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed;
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
1 queen bed
Bedroom 7
1 queen bed
Bedroom 8
1 queen bed
Bedroom 9
1 queen bed
Bedroom 10
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 2 air mattresses

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Breakfast Items of Yogurt, Hard Boiled Eggs, Bagels, Cream Cheese, Fruit; Oatmeal and Cold Cereals
Lunch Items will be salads; Grilled Chicken; Chips; Salsa, Lunch Meat; Tortillas, Shredded Cheese, Tomatoes, Breads; Fruit
Dinners will be Chili; Stews; Soups; Salads; Salmon
Snacks; Fruit, Kind Bars, Popcorn; Cookies

Directions

Major airport is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS / KBOS), 1 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128
51 minutes and 42.8 miles from Logan Airport to Retreat House.

Start out going north on Harborside Dr toward Tomahawk Dr.

Then 0.11 miles 0.11 total miles
Turn right onto Hotel Dr.

If you are on Transportation Way and reach Jeffries St you've gone about 0.1 miles too far

Then 0.21 miles 0.33 total miles
Turn right onto Logan Hilton Access Rd.

Logan Hilton Access Rd is just past Logan Memorial Way

Then 0.15 miles 0.48 total miles
Logan Hilton Access Rd becomes Terminal Access Rd.

Then 0.13 miles 0.61 total miles
Turn left to stay on Terminal Access Rd.

Then 0.31 miles 0.92 total miles
Take the MA-1A N ramp toward Revere.

Then 0.49 miles 1.41 total miles
Merge onto I-90 E.

Then 0.29 miles 1.70 total miles
Merge onto MA-1A N via the exit on the left toward Revere.

Then 2.50 miles 4.20 total miles
Turn slight left onto American Legion Hwy/MA-60.

American Legion Hwy is 0.1 miles past Hichborn St

Then 0.97 miles 5.16 total miles
Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Squire Rd/MA-60.

Then 0.88 miles 6.05 total miles
Enter next roundabout and take the 1st exit.

Then 0.30 miles 6.35 total miles
Stay straight to go onto US-1 N.

Then 8.21 miles 14.56 total miles
Merge onto I-95 N toward NH/Maine.

Then 24.20 miles 38.76 total miles
Take EXIT 60 toward Beaches/Salisbury/1-286 S.

Then 0.43 miles 39.19 total miles
Stay straight to go onto Toll Rd.

Then 0.17 miles 39.36 total miles
Turn left onto Pike St/MA-286. Continue to follow MA-286 (Crossing into New Hampshire).

MA-286 is 0.1 miles past Toll Rd

If you reach High St you've gone about 0.2 miles too far

Then 0.87 miles 40.23 total miles
MA-286 becomes State Route 286/NH-286.

Then 2.36 miles 42.59 total miles
Turn right onto Ocean Blvd/Coastal Byway/NH-1A.

Then 0.04 miles 42.63 total miles
Take the 1st left onto Bay State Rd (Crossing into Massachusetts).

If you are on N End Blvd and reach Cottage Way you've gone a little too far

Then 0.04 miles 42.67 total miles
Take the 1st right onto Commonwealth Ave.

Then 0.08 miles 42.75 total miles
16 Commonwealth Ave, Salisbury, MA (contact info blocked), 16 COMMONWEALTH AVE is on the right.

If you reach Beacon St you've gone a little too far.
Guests have access to 6 off street parking spots. Take note of signs labeled Unit #1, Unit #2, and Unit #3 (each unit is allocated 2 parking spots). Also please be mindful of the neighbors and do not park in any spots not assigned for Serendipity Beach Resort. There is on street parking available on Route 1A and a municipal lot up the road for additional parking.

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