DNA Surprise Retreat Arizona

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We’re so excited to spend four days building friendships, learning, and healing together. 

What’s Included

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.

Location

The retreat is held at a private ranch facility in Tucson, AZ.

Have questions? 

Check out our FAQ or email DNASurpriseRetreat@gmail.com

Below is a breakdown of our agenda:

Tucson AZ scenery, cactus and desert with mountains in the background

DAY 1

WELCOME!

Thursday, May 4

5PM: Arrivals

6PM: Retreat Welcome

6:30PM: Dinner + Socializing

DAY 2

“AFTER THE SURPRISE”

Friday, May 5

9AM: Breakfast

10AM: Session 1Big T, Little T: How trauma affects the body and how to cope

12PM: Lunch

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

DAY 3

“WHAT’S NEXT?”

Saturday, May 6

9AM: Breakfast

10AM: Session 1 – Let it RAIN: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture

12PM: Lunch

1:30PM Session 2 – Write-to-Heal: The healing power of writing

3:30PM: Session 3 – What’s next?

6PM: Dinner + Fun

DAY 4

FOND FAREWELLS

Sunday, May 7

9AM: Breakfast + Goodbyes

11AM: Checkout

Agenda subject to change.

CHOOSE YOUR REGISTRATION

RETREAT + SINGLE OCCUPANCY

bed in a room with a fireplace to the left
Want a room to yourself? This option is for you. Space is limited, so register today!


Includes DNA Surprise Retreat registration plus:
   
  • Your own room 
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3-night accommodations May 4-7

RETREAT + SHARED OCCUPANCY


We’re all friends, here! Meet new people in a shared sleeping space. Bottom bunks and twin beds will be filled first–claim your space today!

Includes DNA Surprise Retreat registration plus:
 
  • Shared bedroom/bunk bed 
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3-night accommodations May 4-7

RETREAT + BUNKHOUSE STAY


For a more affordable option, stay in the bunkhouse! We’ll fill bottom bunks first, so reserve your space today. 

Includes DNA Surprise Retreat registration plus:

  • Shared bunkhouse accommodations (8 max)
  • Note: If you stay in the bunkhouse, the bathrooms are a short walk away (less than a minute!)
  • 3-night accommodations May 4-7

RETREAT-ONLY REGISTRATION


Want to attend DNA Surprise Retreat and head back to your own accommodations at night? No problem!


Choose this option and then book your own stay.

View Area Information for some nearby lodging ideas.

DNA SURPRISE RETREAT

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.

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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. 

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