Transforming Trauma into Medicine through Sacred Relationship with Self, Spirit and Mother Earth

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Trauma as Medicine Fall Retreat – tentative date for 2024

October 18, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - October 21, 2024 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4

Early bird discount available until July 30th!

The intention of Trauma as Medicine is to delve deeply into your life’s experience and cultivate medicine from the heart of your greatest challenges. This is a retreat for those who are wanting to step more fully into their personal power, aligning who you are with how you live.

Here is what I know about trauma – it does not go away and we do not get over it. The greatest inquiry in our understanding of who we are is how do we carry it in a good way? Instead of cutting us down, how may it become the fuel that lifts us up?

Trauma needs to be metabolized – which means we need safe spaces to move into it. To build a healthy relationship with what often was not a healthy experience. This includes feeling the stuff that we have not felt so that it can move through us, addressing the fear that haunts us, and acknowledging the truth of the harm done.

This retreat uses land based teachings – time outside connecting with Mother Earth, Spirit, the Ancestors and your own Helping Spirits to culitvate what is necessary in your healing journey. Most of the meditations, workshop processes, ceremonies, rituals and teachings are outside. When we are on the land how we see ourselves and our world changes. All teachings are sourced from my book Trauma as Medicine

Benefits for you:

  • Clarity on your path
  • Capable of managing triggers & trauma from a new framework
  • Connected to your Source & yourself
  • Deeper awareness of what teachings come from your life’s challenges and how to use these as tools
  • Conscious of your medicine
  • Free from the haunting and shackles of trauma
  • New relationship with your past
Practices used:
  • Shamanic ritual, ceremonies and energy healing techniques
  • Creating personal mandala
  • Fire ceremony
  • Dyads
  • Meditation
  • Self Inquiry/journal writing
  • Integration circle
  • Sound healing
  • Breath work
  • Shamanic Journey


  1. Contact Kellie and let her know you are signing up via email or phone
  2. Fill out this intake form 
  3. Make your payment via pay pal

Cost of retreat: EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL JULY 30TH – $844USD. Regular price until September 15th – $988USD


This is a camping event – make sure you indicate on the registration form what you are bringing to sleep in. Bathrooms are provided.


Indulge Catering is supplying us with healthy and localy crafted meals.

Meet Kellie Syfan who is hosting us on her land and assisting me for the event!

Kellie Syfan, M.Ed., BCBA is a board-certified behavior analyst and the owner of Applied Behavioral Happiness LLC.  As a certified QBS Safety Care Trainer she regularly teaches crisis prevention and intervention courses to decrease physical interventions and increase calm and communication. Kellie focuses on changing behavior while protecting the spirit and has collaborated with professionals across the United States, Australia, Ireland, and Canada.

Clove Hitch Farm is 30 peaceful acres of fields, forests, creeks, and ponds. When you join this retreat, you will have the opportunity ground yourself on giant boulders overlooking a pond filled with tiny frogs and jumping fish. Settle into the fruit trees and be surrounded by friendly ducks and chickens, ready to join you in your meditations. Walk the pastures with horses and goats, feeling the power of the herd as you move together. Explore the forests and through the trees, listening to the whispers and wisdom of the wind.

Early bird discount available until July 30th!


October 18, 2024 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
October 21, 2024 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
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Kellie Syfan
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Clove Hitch Farm Franklinton NC
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