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December 3 - 6, 2020

Training & Glamping Retreat

Coldwater Gardens
7009 Creek Stone Rd.
Milton, FL

About the Event

What is Metanoia?

Metanoia is a multi-day training, in a retreat setting, focused on learning skills to incorporate co-journeying, discovering and trusting your own inner-wisdom, and understanding the science and neurobiology to support the approaches.

We hope to give you permission to integrate Heart and Soul into your clinical work through the use of a bottom-up approach. We will assist in finding groundedness in your physical body, stepping into your emotional body, and integrating the left and right hemisphere of your brain through experiential activities. 

We aim to provide an atmosphere of safety and trust so you may lean into vulnerability and deep self exploration, and learn techniques you will able to bring into your clinical world to share with clients on their own journey.


Shared Sleeping Spaces

Shared sleeping spaces are designed as a part of the experiential benefits of the retreat. Please be aware of the shared sleeping spaces offered below.

Shared sleeping space is defined as 1 glamping tent that includes 2 queen beds, a mini fridge, electrical outlets, and a coffee pot. Bathrooms are communal according to gender preference: toilet and shower stalls are private.

Additionally, if you would like to invite a colleague to share the queen bed with you, please specify during registration and we will do our best to accommodate.

While the lodging is shared, the grounds are large and offer many solitary spaces. Metanoia’s retreat schedule allows for some down time, but majority of the retreat will be outside of your glamping experience.

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Meet your Guides
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Rita Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S

Rita Grayson, LCSW, RPT-S is the founder of SageSource Learning Center, a training facility for Sandtray Therapy and Relational Neuroscience. She is also the owner of Johns Creek Counseling, LLC where she provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with the Association For Play Therapy. Rita has been a clinician since 1997 and continuing education provider since 2012.

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Michael DeMaria

Dr. Michael DeMaria is a four-time Grammy nominated artist/musician, a best-selling author of four books, an experienced speaker and a yoga and meditation teacher - all of which he uniquely combines in his integrative and holistic approach to psychology, health and wellness.

Retreat Setting at Coldwater Gardens

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Certified naturally grown gourmet produce year round.

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Our happy chickens eat all organic feed and scratch and lots of scraps from the gardens. We have six different varieties that lay a wide spectrum of eggs.

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European honey bees

Bees play an extremely important role in nature. We keep several hives close to the gardens to assist with pollination of our crops and native species that rely on insects to transfer pollen from one plant to another.

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Hydro and Aquaponics

Aqua culture and hydroponics meet in harmony. A symbiotic relationship of fish feeding the plants, the plants feeding the fish, and us too.

Included in Your Training and Glamping Retreat

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CE certificate

CE’s will be provided at no additional cost.

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3-night stay

Included in registration is a 3 night stay at Coldwater Gardens.

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3 healthy meals daily

Continental breakfast each morning and vegan, nutritious meals are crafted on site for lunch and dinners. Light snacks are available throughout the day. All sleeping accommodations include a small refrigerator for you to bring your own foods and snacks.

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Morning yoga & mat use

Yoga mats and props will be provided however, please feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Our Metanoia retreat is free and only open to MSW’s, LCSW’s, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and LMHC’s. Students will be considered. 
Completion of Registration Form does not guarantee reservation. 
Space is limited and applicants will be notified of accepted registration in the order that the forms were received. 
Retreat Setting At Coldwater Gardens

Event Location

Coldwater Gardens is located approximately one hour northeast of downtown Pensacola; 25 minutes north of downtown Milton, Florida.

Located off of Hwy 87 at:
7009 Creekstone Road
Milton, Florida 32570

Community Health's Personal and Professional Philosophy

We know that to have true impact, we can’t operate alone.

We intend to integrate Mind, Heart, and Soul in all Things both personal and professional. Considering the Mind, we draw from established practices in philosophy and psychotherapy, while still leaving room to break new ground in our own research and practice. By integrating the heart, we highlight the one-of-a-kind life experiences each individual or clinician brings to each area of their life. When there exists synergy between Mind and Heart, the Soul then becomes the driving force behind Change, Growth, and Prosperity.

Achieving community health begins with many individual commitments to personal health. We believe that our holistic teaching philosophy promotes personal health in our community’s clinicians which will translate to better patient outcomes, a fulfilled professional life, and a more balanced personal life.

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Our Metanoia retreat is free and only open to MSW’s, LCSW’s, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and LMHC’s. Students will be considered.
Completion of Registration Form does not guarantee reservation.
Space is limited and applicants will be notified of accepted registration in the order that the forms were received.