Check out our online November 7-8 Integrative Trauma Recovery Retreat

November 7-8, 2020 Online Integrative Trauma Recovery Retreat

Are you ready to reclaim your life after trauma?

2020 has been a year of extraordinary stress and trauma for most all of us. Natural disasters, a global pandemic, our neighbors and friends being shot down in the streets - few of us have lived through a year in which so many traumatic things happened to so many.

In a time of unprecedented suffering and upheaval, unprecedented skill is needed to retain our humanness. That is, to retain our clarity and peace of body and mind as daily we face the challenges confronting our communities. If your skill set in this direction could use a tune up, consider joining us online November 7th - 8th 2020 for our annual two-day integrative trauma recovery retreat. During our six hours together each day you will learn tools that will enable you to:

  • Release distressing memories, flashbacks, and feelings of numbness, hopelessness and shame.
  • Let go of hypervigilance, physical tension, and reactivity to environmental triggers.
  • Experience increased peace and joy and sound, restorative sleep.

What you'll learn each day:

  • Day 1: The “hidden wisdom” and deep intelligence of trauma symptoms.  Appreciating this dimension of any symptom sets the stage for releasing it. You'll also learn and practice 3 powerful CBT tools that shift PTSD's negative thought patterns into positive, believable, life-enhancing thinking. You'll learn and practice a yoga set and breathing exercises that calm the body, and a meditation that resets brain structures altered by trauma.
  • Day 2:  Four additional CBT tools to reshape the self-defeating beliefs that characterize post-traumatic suffering. You'll also learn a yoga sequence that releases physical stress, and restores physical and mental balance. You'll learn and practice a meditation research studies demonstrate supports sound, restorative sleep. Finally, we'll work together to design a home practice for yourself going forward. This practice will consolidate the gains you've made during the retreat, turning them into your new, healthy normal.

Our retreat offers a unique opportunity to learn and master a suite of powerful, evidence-based, self-help tools to support recovery from trauma. Many participants have been diagnosed with PTSD or would meet the criteria for this diagnosis. Others would not quality for such a diagnosis, yet struggle to put some traumatic event behind them. Anyone struggling to regulate memories and emotions associated with painful experience will likely  benefit greatly from our program.

Throughout each day’s 6 hours of intensive instruction both Dr. Staples and Mr. Mintie will be continually present online. Both look forward to addressing your questions, helping you troubleshoot obstacles to your recovery, and providing warmth, encouragement and expert support each step of your way.

While many psychotherapists attend the ITRP, the retreats themselves do not provide training in delivering integrative medicine, CBT or Kundalini yoga. We have other professional venues that therapists may access to receive consultation and training in developing these skills.

Our retreats do not provide individual or group psychotherapy, nor are they intended as a substitute for these.


Blue Sky Retreat in Taos, NM

(Our retreat's usual home. The event has been moved online this year due to COVID)

Ready to start your journey to wellness?
Join us at our next intensive retreat.

 Price: $595

Retreat particulars and setting

The retreat begins at 9 a.m. United States Mountain Time Saturday morning and ends at 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. There will be lunch break from noon to 1:30 PM each day and short breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.


Join us online from anywhere in the world. You will receive instructions on how to join after registering.

What Past Participants are Saying

“I feel both encouraged and empowered.”

Before this retreat I really struggled to find a way through PTSD. I found it amazing to connect so authentically with other participants. As a result I learned to accept myself and discover who I really am in ways I was too terrified to do prior to the retreat. Utilizing the yoga and CBT tools I lost my fear, healed myself and overcame my self-defeating beliefs. I feel both encouraged and empowered.

H.C. Albuquerque, NM

 “I’m leaving with gratitude and a plan of action to bring about real change in my life.”

The combination of identifying my pervasive negative thoughts and disputing them (the CBT tools) and clearing my mind of all thoughts (the yoga) gave a powerful one-two punch to the old story I’ve walked around with for years. I’m leaving with gratitude and a plan of action to bring about real change in my life, starting today! Thank you.

A.H. Portland, OR

"Thanks to the Integrative Trauma Recovery Program, trauma is no longer a way of life for me."  

S.F. Santa Fe, NM.

"I feel free for the fist time in my life"

"Since the trauma retreat I no longer have the highly repetitive negative thoughts. I feel free for the first time in my life."  

L.W. Albuquerque, NM.

"The CBT and the yoga therapy practices are a wonderful gift.  I am deeply grateful."

E.K. Albuquerque, NM

"I see a future with more hope and less fear"

Before this retreat I was struggling to reset myself after a PTSD episode. Through the combination of CBT techniques and the carefully crafted sequences of Kundalini Yoga, I now feel as if I have solid tools to regulate my physical and cognitive symptoms. I see a future with more hope and less fear.

P.V. California

"I now feel relaxed, at peace, loved, and a part of the human race."

I was struggling with anger and irritability as a result of PTSD. At the retreat I had a break through of finding tools to communicate with others. I now feel relaxed, at peace, loved and a part of the human race.

K.H. Albuquerque, NM

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