A Poem Written by Carrie W of her experience
at our Retreat:
SAFETY HARBOR RETREAT: A POEM
Written to Yvonne from Carrie ~
We stand today on hallowed ground
A sacred point in time and space
WE thank the spirits resting here
who helped us reach this state of Grace.
Let these Healing waters flow
throught the chambers of my heart,
Let my Soul be now bright and clear
as I greet my Life's new Start.
The Path of those who went before echoes,
"My Dears, You are not alone"
so let me to my 'Self' be True
that where'er I may go,
I'm forever now, at home.
I came to here on bended knee,
Scared, burdened and forlorn;
but what is past has led to this --
I am now Free, Reborn.
To YT from CW ~
Manatees are a migratory species and Tampa Bay is home to more than 600 manatees and scientists estimate there are 5,000 in Florida's waters.
Kayak or snorkel and see the Manatees for this Once in a Lifetime experience.
ALL INCLUSIVE FLORIDA PACKAGE
OUR MIND, BODY, SPIRIT PROGRAM
Along with Individual one:one counseling and Group support sessions, we will help repair some of the psychological/social damage done by your long-term tobacco use by exploring alternative solutions and Life Coaching with Clinical staff members, Massage Therapist, Energy Healers and other Healthcare Professionals.
We selected Safety Harbor Spa Resort to host our Smoking Cessation Florida Program since July 2014 and Los Abrigados Spa Resort in Sedona, AZ.
All staff from both locations have always proven to be supportive of our clients (their guests) the accommodations clean and beautiful and the food, delicious.
We both thank and commend them for their long-term support of our Program.
Complimentary 30-45 minute clinical consultation with every initial contact by a Professional Counseling Staff Member
Quiet and Secluded atomosphere with Private Accommodations and beautiful Tampa Bay Views
Shuttle transportation for St. Petersburg/Clearwater Int'l Airport 4 miles from Resort. (Tampa Airport 10 miles, shuttle not included)
Once a deposit or payment is made, we will begin our Intake by having our Intake Coordinator schedule your Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment and Evaluation
which will be your first individual one on one counseling session in order to tailor your custom tailored quit plan according to your life-style with aftercare planning.
COUNSELING / ADDICTION EDUCATION / CLINICAL OVERVIEW
Two weeks prior to the start of our program, we will begin by sending you prep-packages and educational materials that we will be covered during our program for psychological and emotional preparedness in giving up nicotine. You will continue with on-going counseling sessions as needed with your primary counselor.
Once you arrive, our Introductory Smoking Cessation Education Classes begin as we review the risks of tobacco addiction and learn the benefits on how to live and maintain a Smoke-free lifestyle.
Day One Education Workshops will prepare you for "Quit Day" on Monday Evening of your Wellness Retreat.
Group workshops continue regularly during your retreat stay. Check-Ins are scheduled and required every other hour on Quit Days 1 & 2 in order for you to remain on target while enjoying all the amenities available for you the first two days.
Counseling staff are available and on-site with 24/7 support with our experienced clinical team.
Each Program will only have a maximum of 10 Smoker Participants in order for you to gain support, comraderie, confidence, competency and success!
ACTIVITIES / RECREATION
Note: Reiki is benefikial those times when cravings are strongest, during the first two quit days, creating a smooth transition in meeting your goals for a smoke-free lifestyle. Individual Reiki may be scheduled as needed with Licensed, Certified Practioner. Additional Services are fee based.
Evening meditation classes are held for stress reduction and to help you to relax as provided by the Resort's FItness Schedule.
Trips occur and determined by group such as: Visiting Salvatore Dali Museum, Florida beaches of either Honeymoon Island or Clearwater Beach as well as Kayaking or Paddleboarding. Beach trips are non-fee based and transportation is provided.
DINING Our Smoking Cessation Package includes a Full Service Breakfast and Dinner with delicious health-minded casual Fine Dining Meals.
AFTERCARE PLANNING / RELAPSE PREVENTION
WHAT TO EXPECT THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF YOU "QUIT RETREAT"
Symptoms during the first few days of recovery can be uncomfortable. Exercise, Yoga, Meditation sessions as well as incorporating fun adventures and laughter definitely makes everything more tolerable.
Our Motto is, "Move a Muscle, Change a Thought!" Clients report that these techniques - education, adventures and keeping busy make their withdrawals from Nicotine far less severe with shorter craving periods.
Early recovery tends to be an emotional roller-coaster. Relaxation and self-soothing techniques taught will help people deal more effectively with stress - especially the first few days of abstinence. We will provide a foundation and Toolbox of tips and tricks when these cravings appear giving you confidence for success.
You will get back on a path towards healthier lifestyle, increasing your likelihood of permanent success in Nicotine Recovery.
THE "BUDDY SYSTEM"
The philosophy of this Unique approach offers encouragement and support throughout your smoking cessation journey with the knowing and comfort that you are never alone!
We cannot over-emphasize the importance of having a support network in place to help 'take the edge off' - which is why our smoker participants not only connect with one another through their common demoninator in giving up their nicoitine addiction, but these relationships become bonds of encouragement and support throughout their stay. Many friendships are cemented during these times and lifetime friendships have come to pass.
We also encourage anyone in bringing a companion if they prefer - whether it's a spouse, significant other, family member or friend. Not bringing anyone?
No need to worry ~ we all form the bond of friendship during our quit journey together...
ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES ARE SCHEDULED DAILY
TAILORED AND SUITED FOR MANY INTERESTS AND FITNESS LEVELS
Tampa Bay' Safety Harbor offers an array of Indoor and Outdoor Health and Wellness Programs. You can view a general itinerary by clicking the following links: Daily Fitness Schedule and/or Wellness Consults are available.
Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Tai Chi, Dance Aerobics, Water Aquatics, Spinning Classes, Steam, Sauna and Whirlpools Classes are Available All Day!
Classes for beginners to the experienced are all offered. Fun classes are abundant and so is the laughter!
Kayaking, Canoeing, Tubing and Fishing - plus many on-site sports activities with Tennis Courts, lap pools and Gym with state of the art fitness equipment in an enormous gym for those physically fit individuals.
Three Mineral Pools for swimming, water aerobics, aquatics or poolside relaxation.
In the evenings, Downtown Safety Harborsets the mood in Old Tampa Bay with an area rich in history, parks, brick lined streets and little cozy hideaway shops. Main Street features shopping, galleries, antiques and award winning restaurants with live entertainment and fun for evening walks and excursions.
Check out Downtown Safety Harbor link above for any Special Events on their calendar during your retreat stay.
Enjoy an old fashion bike ride on a bicycle built for two - you and your quit buddy ~ A Great Photo Op!
Explore your own level of activity - from fitness classes to cardio workouts - Or just take in the waterfront scenery overlooking the beautiful bay with piers, parks and picnic benches along the bay area or walk along the pier, fish or marvel at the wonderful sight of a Manatee and her calf!
Florida has marvelous public transit. Take a day, go to the Zoo or visit a museum both Clearwater - only a 10 minutes bus ride from Safety Harbor.
Many of these Outdoor Group Excursions, Trips downtown, Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Ocean Swimming - or even Snorkeling in the Clearwater area are included as Group Activities in our Smoking Cessation Program. Any Outside Activities and Adventures will be determined by the number of participants.
Enjoy blissful spa and salon treatments that bring you total relaxation and rejuvenation available during all phases of your smoking cessation.
Services inlcude several types of massages with hydrotherapy treatments, to facials and body wraps.
Each of our Smoking Retreat guests receives 20% discount on all spa or salon treatments. and services.
Immerse yourself in the natural mineral waters in any one of three pools, steam rooms, sauna and whirlpools with essential oils and body treatments by professional licensed experienced masseuse.
Optional WELLNESS ENERGY HEALING SESSIONS when available.
REIKI SESSIONS With MASTER LEVEL REIKI PRACTITIONER in our Sedona Location
Group REIKI Opening Session with Crystal Aura Clearing.
Therapeutic hand massage to help ease smoker's tension is included by LMT with a 30 Minute Ionic Detox Foot Bath.
SHAMANIC ENERGY HEALING SESSIONS / PRIVATE MASSAGE THERAPY SESSIONS AVAILABLE
Fee Based Services provided by SHAMANIC REIKI PRACTITIONER / LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
DESCRIPTION OF OUR FEE BASED SERVICES / BENEFITS DURING YOUR CESSATION PROGRAM
Open, align and balance the flow of energy through various meridians and chakras (energy centers) using Eastern traditional modalities of healing, allow for the natural self-healing processes of the body to restore optimal health. Facilitates the release of blocked energy and toxins through specific points where blocked energy is held in the body.
Release is accomplished with some physical intervention. The Practitioner works in the energetic field after the client is brought into a relaxed and calm state – allowing healing to occur on a subtle but very powerful level. Results will continue to be apparent for several days following these sessions.
CRITERIA TO CHOOSE THIS MODALITY OF TREATMENT
Modality of Treatment will be determined after a brief counseling session
Issues which have not responded to Western allopathic methods and affect you on a more subtle level. This is the most effective for those who are open to working with spiritual and esoteric concepts using ancient energetic medicine practices from native traditions.
THESE SHAMANIC SERVICES in our SEDONA location INCLUDE:
ALL INCLUSIVE 7 DAY WELLNESS SPA RETREAT with our Newest Location in Sedona Arizona