Recharge your batteries, replenish your zest for life!
May 19-27, 2023 – Sold Out
May 29-June 6, 2023
This is a potentially life-changing sea-side retreat, for a deep reset for Wellness and Mental Health Professionals. I went to Tropea this past summer, and since then, I am itching to share this incredible experience with my fellow therapists!
We will stay in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth, in the South of Italy, by the crystal-clear jade Mediterranean.
Do you think it’s your turn to recharge, to be nourished, enriched, awed, to listen inward, and to just BE! I do, too!
We had an avalanche of interest in this event! Here are some details:
What you will learn: Authenticity Therapy
This retreat program offers an introduction to the theory and practice of Authenticity Therapy. Authenticity Therapy is a new integration, an umbrella framework and treatment protocol that predicates mental health on a positive self-parenting. It is based on seven years of rigorous research on what works in psychotherapy.
AT is a four-step body centered framework, assessment tool, and clinical protocol. It shortens the duration of treatment, and streamlines the process of therapy by focusing it on the sequence of the four practices that are both necessary and sufficient for positive self-parenting: A-B-C-D stands for Awareness, Breath (self-soothing), Communication, and Delivery in one’s dealings with one’s Self, or the body’s messages. Abusive, Neglectful, or Caring are the thee options in response to body sensation, which correspond to that style of self-parenting.
AT fosters self-awareness, self-responsibility (internal locus of control), and responsiveness (as opposed to reactivity) to stress. It can also be taught to clients as a self-help protocol. Because relationships are defined, by extension by the self-parenting style we are using AT is highly applicable to the treatment of couples and families: systems manifest the same style of communication that their members use with themselves.
This training is based on my book Apple of My I: The Four Practices of Self-Love.
Participants will be introduced to the basic principles of the AT framework, by learning:
- Philosophy and tenets underlying Authenticity Therapy
- The four components of healthy self-parenting (lecture and experiential learning)
- Tools and skills entailed in therapist’s self-help as well as treating clients with this modality
Where: Tropea, Italy, a Hidden Gem by the Mediterranean Seashore
What This Trip Includes
- 8-nights of excellent, clean and comfortable accommodations walking distance to beaches and downtown
- welcome dinner
- daily delicious breakfast
- daily yoga and meditation on the white sand beaches
- one massage
- daily expert guided tours “within” with Authenticity Therapy’s Four Steps of Self-Love
- day-long boat trip to three gorgeous Sicilian Islands
- airport transportation both ways for those traveling with the group from JFK
- limitless lounging on white sand beaches by crystal clear sea
- lots of strolling the quaint medieval streets studded with amazing restaurants
… all this in the company of fellow helpers!
This DEEP RESET EXPERIENCE is here for you!
With Yudit Maros
I am an LMFT, C.Ht, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor with a thriving private practice in Ridgefield, CT. I have 28 years of clinical experience. I am the originator of Authenticity Therapy, and author of “Apple of My I: The Four Practices of Self-Love. I am also an international CE trainer of therapists in the topics of Brief, Solution Oriented Trauma Resolution, and Authenticity Therapy©.
As a native speaker of Italian and self-love connoisseur I will provide you with expert outer and inner guidance throughout this trip.
Two options available:
May 19-27, 2023 SOLD OUT
May 29-June 6, 2023
$2,220-2,950 per person depending on dates and type of accommodations. Please let me know your preference for single or double room, shared or private apartment, or if you would like to share a room with someone. See Accommodations.
Airfare and travel insurance is not included.
- Email email@example.com with your name, phone, address, AND
- send a non-refundable deposit of $350 by Zelle, or Venmo to @Yudit-Maros. (Of course, should this trip be cancelled for any unforeseeable circumstance your deposit will be returned to you!
Due to exceptionally high demand please reserve early.
Space is limited to 12 people.
Date of Departure
Please make sure you purchase your ticket for the day prior the start of the Retreat! You will fly overnight, and get to Italy the next day.
How to Get There
Located in Tropea, at the southernmost tip of the Italian boot, right above Sicily, you can reach this Retreat with a one hour taxi drive from Lamezia Terme airport..
I use Hopper to find the best prices for flights. Plug in your dates, and Hopper will alert you when the price is the best to book. Again, please book your departure flight for the day prior to the start of your Retreat! You will arrive the next day!
Fly into Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO), and take a connecting flight to Lamezia Terme.
You will be picked up at Lamezia Airport by a person carrying the sign “Tropea Retreat”. If you can coordinate with other participants the price of transfers from Lamezia Terme to Tropea and back is included in your package.
Tropea is a one-hour ride from Lamezia Terme airport. It would make sense to travel together from JFK to Rome, take the connection to Lamezia, so you can take advantage of group transportation from Lamezia to Tropea. If you travel from another state, or at another time from the group, transportation will be partially reimbursed (100 dollars/pp towards round-trip transfers).
Please join the Tropea Retreat Facebook group! This way you can meet your fellow participants, coordinate flights and transfers, and get all your questions answered.
When you introduce yourself, please specify which dates your Retreat falls on, because we have two different groups back to back.
Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days (or at all for EU nationals); some nationalities need a Schengen visa. Check with your local embassy or consulate for information specific to your country.
- First installment is due by January 31st,, 2023 for both dates.
- Remaining balance is due by March 20st, 2023 for both dates.
- If you would like to pay in one sum your full payment is due by January 31st, 2023
- Your non-refundable deposit will be deducted from your balance.
All deposits are non-refundable
Please note: For deposit and remaining balance amounts, please refer to your booking summary email.
Please note that because this Retreat is limited to a small number of attendees, to allow for a more personable, intimate experience, our cancellation policy is in place to help guests and us alike work together sharing expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.
- HOLD DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
- Hold deposits (minus $100 USD re-listing fee) are transferable to another attendee found and assigned by original attendee.
- Full balance due 8 weeks before the start date of retreat unless otherwise noted.
- Cancellation requests submitted within 30 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded.
- Within 14 days of your retreat: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions.
- Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee.
No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance (see below) and that it is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policies.
Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early.
We reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest, or in case of an emergency, in which case all money paid to Yudit Maros/Center for Authentic Living, LLC will be refunded. Notification of cancellation for this reason will occur at least 1 month prior to retreat start date. Yudit Maros/Center for Authentic Living, LLC cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.
COVID travel update
Please note that if the retreat has to be postponed based on border closures then a credit for a guests’ hold deposit will be issued to be used for the postponement date. If the retreat happens as scheduled, but a guest decides not to attend based on any other reason than a country’s border closure, then the regular cancellation policy (stated above) will be maintained.
If travel around the world is still being disrupted as the retreat nears, the final balance due date will be postponed until a final decision is made at the 1-month mark before the start date.
Electricity and outlets
In Italy the power plugs and sockets are of type F (works with C and E) and L (works with C).
The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
We will be staying in a beautifully modernized 18th century palace steps (stairs) away from the beach and a gorgeous medieval downtown. All rooms are filled with light and have a private bath. Here are the options for rooms, along with the prices per person:
|ACCOMODATION OPTIONS||FIRST TURN|
Single Room with Queen bed, private bath
Single Room with two twin beds,
private bath (shared if for 2 people)
One bedroom apartment with queen bed,
and living room with one bed,
plus bathroom, and kitchen
One bedroom apartment with queen bed, and
living room with large bed,
plus bathroom, and kitchen
Two bedroom apartment, with queen bed in
each bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen
|$2,600 shared||$2,750 shared|
Room assignments are on a first come, first serve basis.
All rooms are bright and very clean, and have a 9.2 rating out of 10 by 171 reviewers. There is a rooftop terrace with a view of the sea, where we will be served breakfast, and hold our meetings.
A delicious full breakfast is included each day, served on the roof-top terrace of our residence. Please inform me of any food requirements you may have.
Lunch and dinner are on your own. Tropea downtown offers over 120 restaurants, with mouth watering local food. Count on spending about 30% less on dinners than you would in the US going to a nice restaurant. You can also buy food on the beach for lunch.
This Retreat offers 12 CEU’s (pending) through NASW-CT for LMFT, LCSW, LMSW, LPC, and Licensed Psychologist. If you are practicing outside of Connecticut please inquire at your State Board to verify that they accept CEU’s through NASW-CT.
This is a Deep Reset Retreat designed for your enjoyment and rejuvenation! God knows, you deserve it! Therefore, there is nothing compulsory! If you would like to get the CEU’s there will be 1.5 hour session in the morning (after breakfast) where you will learn about Authenticity Therapy, a research based new framework and protocol for establishing self-love and positive self-parenting, the very key to health. This will expand your clinical knowledge and offer you a four-step way to connect within, with your Inner Child. It is awesome, I promise!
The rest of the time you can choose to take a yoga class, stroll the village, or lay on the white sand beach, and bathe in the crystal-clear water of the Mediterranean. You will be awed, I still am!
You will also receive one massage during your stay, if you wish (included)!
If you are on Schedule C for your taxes this trip is deductible to the extent the rules allow. Please check with your accountant.
Any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org