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"Passages Healing Program"

Date: September 15-18
Time: Thurs 9am - Sun 5pm
Location: Renewal Center, Tucson, Arizona
Cost: $1475 (includes room and board)
         $975 (includes lunches and dinners)
Passages Healing Program is a program designed to promote new awareness and growth. Come participate in this life changing experience! It is an amazing opportunity for you to work on trauma, attachment, addictions and the healing of family of origin issues.

"Healing and Nutrition"

Date: October 21-23
Time: 9:00 - 5:00
Cost: $750

Please join June Pitts, therapist and registered dietitian, for a program designed to facilitate the process of healing your relationship with food and body issues. We will also focus on sound nutrition practices for everyday life. Give yourself the gift of reclaiming you!


New Therapist!

We are delighted to welcome the newest member of our staff, Sir Charles Tamu Amani, direct from the Tucson shelter, Pima Paws For Life. Charley has recently completed his training, compliments of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, to become a Certified Therapy Dog. We congratulate Charley on a job well done! Charley plans to continue bringing his many skills to our clients, and aspires to broaden his horizons and offer his gift of unconditional love by volunteering for hospice.




FREE CEUS! Now that we have your attention, we want to tell you about an important offer to all mental health professionals. A workshop training is being held September 15-17, and with flexible sign ups. Three to 17 hours of CEUs are available.

In conjunction with the Healing Passages workshop and Arizona Family Therapy, Ann Rainey will present a training in Generational Healing with Experiential therapy. A reconstruction is part of the training, as well as a toolbox of ideas to help clients tell the story of their family history with healing and closure. A therapeutic process that has evolved over 35 years, Reconstruction uses story telling, role play and sculpting to address childhood pain, addictions and multigenerational trauma.

The particulars:
Location: Renewal Center

Day 1, 3:00pm to 9:00pm
Day 2, 8:30am to 9:00pm

Day 3, 8:30am to 12:00pm
Option 1, Stay overnight with room and meals for 2 nights
$300, for 17 CEUs
Option 2, Attend days only with meals, not stay overnight
$200 for 17 CEUs
Option 3, Reconstruction day only, with lunch and dinner
$100 for 10 CEUs

Contact: AZ Family Therapy, 520-327-5522


The Child

Your inner child is your first-born daughter, if you’re a woman, and son if you’re a man. Your inner child will be with you when you die. At the end of the day, you’ll want to have your integrity intact, and your arm around that child.

Through “role-reversing”-putting yourself in someone else’s skin-you learn x-ray vision. This x-ray vision will help you cultivate compassion for others and, ultimately, for yourself.

Bear in mind that the pain your parents passed on to you, most likely, was passed down to them first. Imagining their lives, their parents’ lives, going back into history-this is where compassion for your parents begins, and forgiveness.

When hurtful things happen to us or those around us as children, there was nothing we could do but go into survival mode. As adults, we can revisit what happened with wiser eyes. It takes courage to go back to dark places, but revisiting these events and rescuing that “child” is what allows us to move from understanding ourselves to knowing ourselves the path to living fully.

We treat ourselves the way we were treated as children. If we were never listened to, we don’t listen to ourselves as adults. When we can identify ways we were mistreated, we can decide if that’s how we want to continue to treat ourselves. Sometimes we have to give ourselves permission to outgrow our patterns.

Dorothy Baldwin Satten, PhD

I believe that who your parents are, where they were when you were born, what their lives had been like, whether you were the first child or not, whether you were wanted or not, and details surrounding your birth have great bearing on your identity and life.

I was born in England in 1947. When I was two months old, I came to the United States in an ocean liner with my parents. I enjoy saying, “I came to America in a drawer.” Suddenly, I, who seem American in every way, have an unexpected story to tell. My mother told me that she made a little bed for me by removing a drawer and placing it on the floor of our cabin.

My coming to America story usually leads to other stories about my parents, how they managed to survive the Holocaust as Jews in Poland, and how they wound up living in England after the war.

So, my identity broadens from someone who happened to be born in England, to someone who would never have been born if the German Nazi’s plan for the extermination of the Jews had succeeded.

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