Stress Relief Retreat

The CBT Approach


The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

Cognitive-Behavioral Training (CBT) has repeatedly shown over the last 30 years to be the most effective approach for decreasing stress, worries, and anxiety. Brain scans conducted by leading researchers over the last decade have proven that by changing the way you think and behave, you’re actually creating new neuro-pathways in your brain. In essence, CBT is basically exercise for the brain. The more you flex those brain muscles, the stronger you become.

The Cognitive Component in CBT teaches you to identify negative thinking patterns that aren’t serving you. These mental thought traps are basically negative self-talk that causes havoc to your emotional and physical health. Unfortunately, many people are oblivious to the negative thought traps and unproductive behaviors that lead to stress and anxiety. When you make such comments as, “Why does this always happen to me?” “I should be better.” “I hate…” or “I can’t…”, you will likely also engage in ways that won’t help to resolve the situation, thereby, creating more undue stress. Correcting these negative thought patterns allow you to adopt more accurate perspectives about yourself, situations, and the world, so you can engage with life in more productive ways.

The Behavioral Component helps to weaken the connections between troublesome situations and your habitual reactions to them. Such reactions as fear, depression, or anger are self-defeating behaviors that cloud your ability to think logically and inhibit your capacity to resolve stressful situations healthily. Mindfulness training, intentional breathing, and yoga practice assist this process by providing methods to calm your mind and body, so you can feel less stressed, think more clearly, make better decisions, and approach the problem situation with more adaptive skills.


Daily Retreat Schedule

7:30am – 8:30am:
Sunrise Yoga with Meagan McCrary

8:30am – 9:30am:

9:30am – 11:00am:
CBT Workshop

11:30am – 1:00pm:
Free Time

1:00pm – 2:00pm:

2:00pm – 4:00pm:
Free Time

4:00pm – 5:30pm:
CBT Workshop

5:30pm – 6:30pm:
Sunset Yoga with Meagan McCrary

6:30pm – 7:30pm:

7:30pm – 8:30pm:
Mindfulness Practice

Upcoming Dates & Pricing


(per person)

*Included in Pricing

6-night accommodations in reserved cabana
Gourmet breakfast, lunch, dinner daily
Two 90-min Cognitive-Behavioral Trainings daily
Two 60-min Vinyasa Flow Yoga (all levels) daily
One 60-min Mindfulness Practice daily

Space is limited to only 18 participants to allow for more individualized attention while providing a sense of camaraderie in each retreat.