We’re so excited to spend four days building friendships, learning, and healing together.
Your DNA Surprise Retreat registration includes 6 sessions led by expert facilitators, 8 delicious meals (and snacks, because we love snacks), community, and FUN. Book the single occupancy, shared occupancy, or bunkhouse packages to stay onsite and your accommodations are included.
Want to stay elsewhere? Live in the area? No problem! Select the Retreat-Only option.
The retreat is held at a private ranch facility in Tucson, AZ.
Below is a breakdown of our agenda:
Thursday, May 4
6PM: Retreat Welcome
6:30PM: Dinner + Socializing
“AFTER THE SURPRISE”
Friday, May 5
10AM: Session 1 – Big T, Little T: How trauma affects the body and how to cope
1:30PM Session 2 – Good Grief: Myths about grief and tools to manage a loss of identity and relationships
3:30PM: Session 3 – Radical Acceptance: What it is and why it’s important for our mental health
6PM: Dinner + Fun
Saturday, May 6
10AM: Session 1 – Let it RAIN: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture
1:30PM Session 2 – Write-to-Heal: The healing power of writing
3:30PM: Session 3 – What’s next?
6PM: Dinner + Fun
Sunday, May 7
9AM: Breakfast + Goodbyes
Agenda subject to change.
FOR NPES, DONOR-CONCEIVED PEOPLE, & ADOPTEES WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED DNA SURPRISES
The DNA Surprise Retreat is for adults experiencing the grief and shock that can only be felt following a DNA discovery.
Join us for four special days in Tucson, AZ. You will find community with people who have similar experiences, learn skills to cope with a DNA surprise, and most importantly, discover how to step into your power and heal.
The DNA Surprise Retreat hosts are not licensed mental health professionals. The DNA Surprise Retreat is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have.