YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL
Face Everything and Recover
CoDA Winter Retreat 2019 –Our Ten Year Anniversary!
OMNI HILTON HEAD OCEANFRONT RESORT JANUARY 18th TO SUNDAY 20th, 2019
Our Experience Tells Us That CoDA Retreats Can Be Effective Places To Focus on the Tools that can help our recovery from co-dependence
From the 2018 Face Everything and Recover Retreat
The 2018 Retreat was another wonderful success as measured by many yardsticks. Once again, we gathered from across the United States and experienced the power of the CoDA Fellowship and the CoDA Program tools to draw members together in a common bond of understanding, compassion and healing. From the opening CoDA readings to the final thanks the retreat was powered by practical sharing, meditation exercises, music, great food from the Low Country, fun and time for self-care and rest. We considered what the outcome might be if we chose to stop surrendering to thinking and behaviors that cause our suffering and instead, chose to surrender to hope and utilize CoDA’s tools to Face Everything And Recover. We wrote, shared and practiced surrendering our difficulties together at the Firepit and learned to be safe and supportive for one another. We made some S’Mores, enjoyed each other’s company and we walked along the white sandy beach. The sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean was rich, beautiful and deeply inspirational.
We invite you to join us at our next retreat in January 2019, our Ten Year Anniversary! and we hope to see you there!
The the theme of the 2018 Winter Retreat is “Surrender to Hope“
Many of us have experienced the life-long suffering that comes from growing up in or living around family and others who were highly toxic. The introduction to Peeling The Onion says that it is this childhood pain that has effected the very fiber of our lives. We may have surrendered to or turned our lives over to the need to be in control, the need to comply, the need to avoid, low self-esteem and the need to deny what happened to us. Many of us live in fear.
The CoDA fellowship (the people), CoDA’s tools (the program) and the venues that it provides allows us to gradually change what we surrender our lives to. Because we see changes in others and ourselves, our active involvement in our recovery creates something new to many of us: Hope.
A question many of us ask is, what might happen if we changed the thing we surrender our lives to? What might happen if we began to shift our allegiance from the painful survival skills or characteristics and traits of co-dependence and instead shifted it to hope?
Our outstanding group of presenters this year will address in practical ways what you and I can use to stop surrendering to the things that cause our suffering and instead choose something that nurtures serenity, self-esteem, and healthy and loving relationships with ourselves, others and a higher power of our own choosing.
In other words, we learn that we have the tools and opportunity to surrender to hope.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s retreat to learn more!
WHAT YOU GET:
$120 RETREAT REGISTRATION INCLUDES: ALL SEMINARS AND BANQUET DINNER
For questions about registration please call John S. at: 404-229-2099 email: ReachTheBeach@gmail.com
TO BOOK YOUR ROOM CALL: OMNI HILTON HEAD OCEANFRONT RESORT AT 843-842-8000
MENTION CODA RETREAT FOR THE DISCOUNTED RATE
For questions about rooms, call: Skip Y. at 404-717-5198 or eMail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Single – $89 plus tax
Double – $99 plus tax
Triple – $99 plus tax
Quad – $99 plus tax
**IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE HOTEL
All rooms are currently an additional 10% tax and a $2.00 Chamber of Commerce Fee.
All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free parking, free local calls and free use of the fitness center.
Reservations are open and for sale until December 29, 2018, or until the room block is sold out, which ever comes first. Effective December 29, 2018, any rooms not sold will go back into their inventory and the group discount will not be offered.
It is important if you are coming and would like to stay at the Omni, you will need to make your own reservation. The Retreat planners do not match roommates together, nor do they make hotel reservations.
Again, cutoff date for reservation is December 29, 2018 at 5pm or until the room block is sold out, which ever comes first. If you do not have a reservation by that time, you will not be able to make one after that date and be included in the retreat discounted rate.
Total rooms available are 90 (so don’t wait till the last minute or you will not have one) Once all the retreat rooms are booked, individuals attending will need to locate other places to stay. The retreat committee will not assist in locating other hotels outside of the conference hotel.