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Recovering Emotional Stability

Weekend Retreat for Mental Health Providers, Healthcare Workers, and Healers

March 31 - April 3, 2022

Are you...

Drawn to holistic models of healing?

Needing process-time and down-time?

Wanting a sustainable source of personal rejuvenation?

Yearning for deeper connections with others?

Looking for specific tools to apply to manifest emotional stability?

Girl in Nature

Take time for YOU, time to remember who you are, to reconnect with the land and with the joy of living. Activate your wholeness through community, art, and nature. Develop tools for responding to emotions, to evoke inner balance and to enhance personal power.

Welcome to where Nature meets Creative Human...


A sample agenda with 14 hours of provided instruction and activities is available upon request.

Call MHCS at (612) 436-0295 for more details or to register now.

Tree Texture

PRogram Focus

This program prioritizes the relationship between the person and our living system as fundamental, as a way of knowing, and as a source of wisdom.

In this program we will be exercising creativity in a multitude of ways to learn, to integrate, process, and to create community.

You will leave the weekend with specific tools for keeping yourself in balance emotionally so you can be present in your practice.


Arrive Thursday, March 31st by 5:00p.

Depart Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00p.


All lodging is provided onsite


Individual Rate: $325, plus food and lodging

Corporate Rate: $425, plus food and lodging

Reimbursement for Teaching and Guided Activities

14 hours of teaching and guided group activities (a list of objectives is available upon request for CEU submission).

Food and Lodging

Includes food and lodging for three nights. All participants will stay onsite at Potters Farm, a non-profit educational and spiritual retreat center located in the hills of Washburn in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. The hired cook will accommodate any specific food needs expressed.

This will be an alcohol and drug free event.

  • Dorm-style room, shared bathroom

    • $270 = $90/day for a dorm-style room with 4-8 beds

  • Semi-private room with two beds, shared bathroom

    • $270 = $90/day, limited availability

  • Private room, shared bathroom

    • $315 = $105/day, limited availability


Please provide your deposit of $300 by March 11th 

Full cost of registration and lodging is due by 5pm on March 31st 

Please call us at (612) 436-0295 to make your payment

Energy Healing


We are collaborating with local providers to offer you additional ways to restore

Yin Yoga

Yoga will be provided for free for a small group the mornings of Friday April 1st and Saturday April 2nd. Indicate your interest on the registration form to save a spot.

Sandy Brue developed a dedicated yoga practice in 2005 which has sustained her through the stress of a demanding career and all that life presents. Whether it is an all levels class, a gentle class or a chair class, there is something for everyone in yoga.

Sandy has been a yoga instructor since finishing her 200 hour RYS with Laura Spaulding at Yoga East in Louisville, KY, 2010. She continues to update her training studying with esteemed yoga instructors such as Doug Keller, Ramanan Patel, Ashtanga teacher Saraswathi Jois, pioneer teacher Lilias Folan, and often returning to her home studio to stay current with her training. Using breath in movement her classes focus on developing steadiness and comfort, alertness and relaxation.

Energy Clearing


Chi Readings

A limited-number of one-hour energy clearing/reiki/chi readings will be offered, for additional cost, onsite by Nicole Pugliese midday on Friday April 1st and Saturday April 2nd.

Learn more about Nicole Pugliese. Exchange for this session will be made directly with Nicole. Indicate your interest on the registration form, and we will send a special link for you to the reduced session cost.

Practicing Yoga

We care about your health. We are requiring all participants to provide proof of a negative PCR COVID test (please bring with you) within 72 hours 5pm March 31st. We will wear masks as needed when we are close to one another indoors, and plan to be outdoors as much as possible.

Sarah Bowman


Sarah Bowman is a Board Certified Art Therapist and MN-Licensed

Marriage and Family Therapist.

Sarah provided in-home mental health care from 2015 to 2017, when she transitioned to office-based mental health care. She provided mental health care for adolescents and children in a hospital setting (Fairview) for about three years. She currently works as an art therapist and marriage and family therapist serving children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples at Mental Health Counseling Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Her therapy work is currently expanding to include a focus on nature.


Becca Manthe


Becca Manthe is an eco-art therapy student at the Adler Graduate School in MN.

She is a musician, artist, writer, teacher, group facilitator, and art therapy graduate student. She has formal education in the fine arts, industrial design, and Irish fiddle.

Nature-based materials, 2D and 3D art forms (wire sculpture, weaving, paper, collage, drawing, painting, and clay), music, expressive movement, and creative writing are ways that she explores communication. She has a Buddhist-oriented spiritual practice and an ecopsychology therapeutic orientation. She is a Caucasian woman of Norwegian and German descent who is coupled in a male-female partnership.


Join us in reconnecting with the land and the joy of living through community, art, and nature.

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