activities

Initial Assessment and Closure Exercises

Our clinicians perform complete assessments to establish our clients’ goals, motivation and roadblocks to peaceful, successful Being. This is done in an informal and fun manner designed to access this information by utilizing plain, clear and direct language that clients can easily follow. Our closure exercises are focused on summarizations of ERTH learning and positive experiences stemming from “bonding” with other participants. Many long lasting friendships are formed during ERTH.

Yoga

A millenary physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India, Yoga’s goal is the attainment of a state of spiritual insight and tranquility. Experienced Yoga instructors share this practice with our participants as they are immersed in stimulating and natural settings during ERTH.

Meditation

The ancestral practice of meditation has been linked through scientific research with the following benefits:

  • More prosperity and success

  • Eliminate stress

  • Unshakable inner peace

  • Greater spiritual connection

  • Eliminate self-imposed limitations

  • Increased confidence and motivation

  • Happier relationships

  • End depression

  • Heal emotional trauma

  • Eliminate anger

  • Increased mental clarity, focus and concentration

  • Eliminate the cause of many chronic health problems

Meal sharing and Food Concept

Further bonding and group process takes place among participants as they enjoy delicious health food and carefully planned meals. Gluten free and Vegan upon request.

Sustainable food and wine are important to us. Our goal is to support the region of the Willamette Valley, while providing the most enjoyable culinary experiences possible. We partner with local vintners in serving wine with our meals.

Walks/Hiking

We immerse ourselves in majestic beaches, forests, rivers, lakes and mountains in Oregon and California, through walks/hikes taking into consideration each individual’s level of ability, to induce a state of well-being and powerful processing.

Golf, tennis, swimming, river rafting, local winery tasting, and local seasonal events, such as The Bach Festival and Art in the Vineyard (tickets not included), are among the optional activites available in the awesome environs of our retreats.

Movement Therapy

Movement therapy, a creative arts therapy, is rooted in the expressive nature of dance itself. Dance is the most fundamental of the arts, involving a direct expression and experience of oneself through the body. It is a basic form of authentic communication, and as such it is an especially effective medium for therapy. Based in the belief that the body, the mind, and the spirit are interconnected, movement therapy is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association as “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process that furthers the emotional, cognitive, social and physical integration of the individual.” Movement therapists work with individuals of all ages, groups and families in a variety of settings. They focus on helping their clients improve self-esteem and body image, develop effective communication skills and relationships, expand their movement vocabulary, gain insight into patterns of behavior, as well as create new options for coping with problems.

Group Process

Relevant to the fields of psychology, sociology, and communication studies, a group is two or more individuals who are connected to each other by social relationships. Because they interact and influence each other, groups develop a number of dynamic processes that separate them from a random collection of individuals. These processes include norms, roles, relations, development, need to belong, social influence, and effects on behavior. The phrase "group process" refers to the understanding of the behavior of people in groups, such as task groups, that are trying to solve a problem or make a decision. Because people gather in groups for reasons other than task accomplishment, group process occurs in other types of groups such as personal growth groups (e.g. encounter groups, study groups, prayer groups). In such cases, an individual with expertise in group process can be helpful in the role of facilitator.