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Breakthrough at Caron

Transformative Workshops

Recharging your body, mind, and spirit is a holistic approach to living a healthy lifestyle. Breakthrough at Caron provides space for you to receive support and guidance that promotes a renewed sense of self.

Discover the core elements that lead to meaning, purpose, and happiness in your life and relationships with Breakthrough’s transformative workshops for individuals, couples, and others.

Emotional Wellness, Authenticity, and Fulfillment

Breakthrough’s specially designed workshops at Caron's Pennsylvania campus can help anyone who desires emotional health, mutually satisfying relationships, and wellbeing. Built on emotionally focused therapy, resilience building, the expressive arts, and psychodrama, Breakthrough workshops explore relational patterns and barriers in order to build a foundation for emotional wellness, authenticity, and fulfillment.

Five-Day Personal Growth Workshop

This foundational five-day workshop can help adults achieve greater self-awareness and inner peace. In a safe space guided by credentialed therapists and counselors, participants can examine and modify long-standing emotional and relational patterns that interfere with their ability to live the lives they envision.
Through guided group work, participants explore their inner critic and ineffective patterns of thinking and behavior. They begin developing healthier, more effective alternatives, gaining insight and self-confidence that can lead to lasting change. Participants are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and try new things while practicing the change they hope to achieve — all in a safe and affirming environment.

LGBTQIA+ Breakthrough

Address and process life experiences, from the effects of homophobia to challenges related to self-image and family of origin. Led by experienced, credentialed therapists, this trauma-informed, five-day workshop gives you the tools you need to work through issues related to emotional health, like social stigma and related stress and anxiety. You will learn coping skills to help you:

  • Improve emotional self-regulation
  • Change your inner critic to an inner support
  • Establish healthy boundaries
  • Recognize and deal with compulsive behaviors
  • Look at family systems/family of origin

Couples Healing through Connection

This three-day workshop is designed for individuals and their significant others who want to create, strengthen, and restore healthy intimacy. The program is open to any committed couple, regardless of marital status.

In individual and group counseling sessions, couples practice connecting, communicating, and understanding relationship dynamics to develop a strong foundation for a loving, collaborative relationship. Developed by licensed therapists, workshop topics include:

  • Turning barriers to intimacy into points of connection.
  • Turning toward your partner rather than away in times of stress.
  • Facing stressful situations together.

Breakthrough II

The Breakthrough II workshop aligns with Breakthrough at Caron’s 40-year vision of helping clients achieve their best selves, lead healthy and productive lives, and create supportive and loving relationships with themselves and others. Having completed the five-day workshop, alumni discovered, uncovered, or recovered parts of themselves that were previously unknown and unhealed.

The workshop will maintain a small intimate group size of four to seven participants facilitated by two licensed therapists.

Breakthrough II can:

  • Reinforce knowledge gained from the Emotional River and Emotional Attachment lectures.
  • Provide newer information on how the true self can struggle with the parts of ourselves that over-protect, over-respond, or remain vulnerably distant.
  • Reinforce previous work completed at Breakthrough.
  • Offer the opportunity to refresh, deepen and
    strengthen connection with both internal and external
  • Expand on older themes of work.
  • Explore newer emerging issues in the three-day workshop.

Recovery Refresh

The Recovery Refresh workshop aligns with Caron’s 65-year vision of helping clients achieve long-term recovery by providing world-class addiction and behavioral health treatment to adults and families.

The Recovery Refresh workshop will maintain a small intimate group size of four to seven participants facilitated by two licensed therapists. Participants need a minimum of 6 months of recovery.

The Recovery Refresh can enhance your sobriety by exploring different paths you can take on your recovery journey:

  • Choosing the Recovery Path: Recovery Principles Experiential Group.
  • Following the Recovery Path: Sober Support Work Experiential Group.
  • Losing the Recovery Path: Avoiding Relapse Experiential Group.
  • Merging the Path: Addiction and Emotional Recovery Experiential Group.

Breakthrough’s Experiential Modalities

  • Emotionally focused therapy that connects emotions to thoughts and behaviors
  • Psychodrama
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Examinations of internal family systems
  • Mindfulness-based practices/yoga
  • Sensorimotor techniques that incorporate body, mind, and spirit
  • Art therapy
  • Exercises addressing complex grief and shame

Upcoming Breakthrough Dates:

  • Breakthrough – Week of July 22nd, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of August 5th, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of August 26th, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of September 2nd, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of September 16th, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of October 2nd, 2024
  • Breakthrough Couples Healing through Connection – October 11th – 12th, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of October 14th, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of October 28th, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of November 11th, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of November 18th, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of December 2nd, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of December 16th, 2024
  • Breakthrough – Week of January 6th, 2025
  • Breakthrough II – January 14th-16th , 2025
  • Breakthrough – Week of January 20th, 2025
  • Breakthrough Couples Healing through Connection – January 30th – February 2nd, 2025

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