If you are a family who is craving to feel more connected, understand each other better and wanting a stronger feeling of togetherness then join Laura da Silva and her team for 6 days in in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Utah for an adventure that will leave your family forever changed.
June 15-20, 2020
As you, and your family members, sit in the still dark, crisp air of the rocky mountains and listen to the cracking of the fire that sits in the middle of the group, you can’t help but smile and feel a sense of belonging as you see that you are not alone in your struggles.
…It’s the end of a fun filled day of adventure, laughter, and connecting with your family members that before you could only dream of.
Gazing on the majestic Rocky Mountains you smile with a renewed sense of hope.
During your week long break from life’s responsibilities you will be able to bask in the fresh air and beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Your family will be involved in activities that will help each other grow, and in turn, your family will grow!
Through interactive methods, such as role-playing and having a therapist, that you trust, available 24 hours a day, you will learn how to grow and expand in how to effectively parent your child(ren). These new methods will feel natural to you by the end of our journey together.
While we're together, through such activities as group sharing, private coaching and fun family games, you'll begin to finally understand and feel deeply connected to your family members. And by the time you return home, you'll have the tools you need to maintain that strong family bond for the rest of your lives!
Wouldn't it be great to be able to move past difficult traumatic family events?
It most certainly would! During our week-long journey together, through the use of art, family therapy sessions and fun recreational activities, you will dive deep, let go of past sticking points, and re-awaken your ability to communicate with each other. And by the time you return home, you will be loving each other in the moment, free of the past for good
If you are ready to share a clear vision with your family then don’t hesitate to join us on this retreat! Through group sharing, creating vision boards and adventures your family will leave excited to manifest your families unique-purpose-blueprint that you will create together!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to create the life you and your spouse always wanted, but have lost sight of? Through reflection activities, such as brainstorming, meditation and vision boards, you will discover how to reawaken the dreams that you and your spouse once had, that have gotten lost in the shuffles of life’s responsibilities.
How amazing would it feel to be home and experience a deep sense of love and respect within the home? Through outdoor recreational activities that teach respectful and effective communication skills, you will discover amazing tools on how to love and accept each other’s differences. These are tools that you will be able to rely on for years to come!
During this 5-day journey, in the beautiful, lush Rocky Mountains, you will be surrounded with other families who are struggling with similar issues. Through a variety of activities with other participating families, you will find solutions to your struggles. These activities include hiking, ziplines as well as sharing circle activities.
If you feel stuck in a cycle that hinders your ability to work as a team with your spouse, we’ve got your covered! You will feel empowered, as a couple, to sculpt your perfect relationship as you work on team building activities such as participating in recreational activities, art activities and family coaching session.
Through a variety of activities, such as escape rooms and rock climbing, you will learn different skills to strengthen your communication and ability to work together with you family. Indulge your senses as you reconnect and rejuvenated with your family with the joy of play.
During this life-changing experience you will be staying at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah. Midway is tucked in the majestic Rocky Mountains. It is located just 18 miles from Park City. You will be visiting activity sites in Park City throughout the week as well.
The Zermatt Resort provides many relaxing options for families to enjoy together. We will be spending 5 fabulous nights in the majestic Rocky Mountains. You will feel that you have found a home away from home, as you stay in this European-influenced luxury in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The Zermatt Resort offers warm elegance and true hospitality no matter what room you choose to stay in.
The Cuisine….Experience the hearty flavors as the cultural flavors of the Alps and the Rocky Mountains come together in amazing delicious meals! Your taste buds will be delighted with satisfying meals throughout the week. The desserts will cause you to be mesmerized by the delicious tastes of each dish.
The foods will contain a signature flavor as the head chef creates your delicious meals, of local specialties, with locally sourced ingredients such as berries, a variety of lettuces used for salads. Many dietary needs will be honored.
Breakfast will contain an assortment of breads, yogurt, eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes as well as crepes.
Delicious locally grown berries will also be available.
For lunch you will be treated with a variety of soups, sandwiches and salads made from local gardens.
For dinner you will be served foods such as a salad with either chicken, pork or fish (vegetarian options available as well) followed by a delicious dessert of cheesecake, fruit crisps, chocolate or carrot cake.
Each day you will be treated with a healthy scrumptious breakfast at the resort. The morning hours will be filled with provided individual support to your family as well as teaching communication skills.
After having another amazing meal your family will participate in an activity that enriches communication and connection. Some examples of these activities are ziplining, river rafting, horseback riding, and other activities that require teamwork. You may be asking, what is the difference between me taking my family to these events and the retreat providing these activities? As a participant of the retreat we will take each of these activities to a higher level that enhances family communication and bonding. Our goal is to make this growing experience, fun and unforgettable!
The evening will consist of another delightful meal followed by relaxing, but fun activities for the whole family as you wind down for the night. These activities may cause for some full on belly laughs! You will also be participating in a Sharing Circle with the other families. These Sharing Circles are a time to learn more from each other and share your experiences with them.
1. The Rocky Mountains provides a refreshing home away from home to focus on your family! With all the hustle and bustle of daily life, imagine being able to take some deep breaths of fresh air and fill your lungs with a sense of relief and hope.
2. Stronger ability to communicate with each individual personality that makes up your family. Your family members will receive immediate feedback on their communication to improve the ability to communicate and work together
3. Surrounding yourself with like-minded families. Other families will be joining you on this retreat. These families are working through difficulties in communication, as well. Surrounding yourself with these families will help you feel not alone as you seek to improve and strengthen your family.
4. Time to just enjoy each other! Yes there will be some difficult emotional times, but we strive to balance the day with fun activities that still bring family closeness as well as activities to relax and rejuvenate.
Prior to your family attending the retreat, you will be contacted by the program director to discuss your struggles and desires. Just as it is important to you to find the right resource for your family, it is important to us to make sure that you are investing in the right program for your family. After determining that it is the right fit, you will be assigned a family coach who will be helping your family throughout the program. Your family will be introduced to your coach before the retreat. He/She will be at the retreat 24 hours a day to provide your family with an assistance at any time!
Once you have returned home, you will continue to receive coaching for a month following the program.
Upon completion of the retreat you will also be invited to an exclusive facebook page to receive extra daily support.
The Rocky Mountains are absolutely stunning with beautiful pine trees standing tall and majestically. As you mindfully, breath the fresh air of the mountains, it provides a refreshing feel throughout your body.
Midway is located 51 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport.
The Zermatt Resort is nestled 5 miles off the Highway. If you choose to provide your own mode for transportation, rather than being picked up at the airport, please take this travel time into consideration as you plan to be there are check-in time of 3:00 on the first day of the retreat.
Now is the time to make your way to Midway where the hills are alive with Play, Adventure, Laughter & Love to renew your family connections!
· Accommodations for 5 nights at the Zermatt Resort
· All 3 main meals provided as well as snacks in the afternoon
· Family coaching sessions as well as communication workshops
· Consultations before and after the retreat
· Activities planned as part of the retreat
· Ground transportation from the aiport as well as to and from activities.
· Any activities, such as use of the Spa service at the resort, that are not part of the itinerary
Room maid tips
· Any additional snacks you may desire, or need.
· Alcoholic beverages
· All air transportation
Ground transportation you choose to provide for your family
The family I grew up in was one in which no matter what struggles we were facing we were there for each other, even as our lives have led to different paths. No matter where we are in the world, we can count on each other. What a treasure that is. As I ponder on the future of the family I am creating, I like to imagine my children to coming home from college with their friends because of the love and comfort felt within the walls of my home. I want my children to want to come home for major holidays. All families, everywhere, should have such a great sense of belonging and support from each other, but for many families this is lacking!
For the past 20 years I have worked with youth and their families in a variety of settings but always with the goal to strengthen them as individuals as well as a family unit. Much joy and satisfaction is found in seeing families become stronger as they learn how to understand each other and how to have fun together. As a family is able to get to the roots of their struggles, and are able to overcome them, the family can then flourish as it was meant to do
The drive to help families took me to getting a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Upon completion of a Master’s degree I continued to work towards being a Registered Play Therapist in order to strengthen families not just through traditional talk therapy but also by incorporating play.
Friends will come and go out of your lives, but your family should be a consistent factor in your life.
Pay in Full/Payment Options/Deposit Info: A minimum down payment of $1000 must be made upon registration. 3 months prior to the retreat half of the payment will need to be made. Your account will need to be paid in full 7 DAYS prior to the first day of the program. We accept all major credit cards at registration.
Payment plans are available. Please contact the Admissions Department to make payments and to set up a payment plan if desired.
After the program, you are welcome to submit to your insurance for reimbursement per your insurance plan. If you choose to do this then you will need to get a pre-authorization from your insurance company. If your insurance says it is not necessary, please note the call reference number. In fact, it is highly recommended that you get the call reference number whether or not a pre-authorization is given.
If cancellation occurs 120 or more days before the first day of the retreat there will be no loss of deposit. Any cancellation made between 90-119 days will result in a total loss of your $500 USD deposit. Any cancellation received in writing from 60-89 days will result in in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Any cancellation between 59 days and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your deposit is refunded). Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans.
No refunds are given for any program if a participant does not attend, leaves the program early or completes the program. You may find another family to take your place. Once their payment, in full, has been received you may have a full refund less $500 processing fee per person. This transfer must be done no more than 14 days to the program start date.