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Morning Mist over Forest

3-Day Women's Retreat

April 20th - 23rd, 2023

Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse:

The Path to Empowerment

Robbinsville, North Carolina

Are you ready to heal?

This three-day retreat will focus on the steps toward recovery from narcissistic abuse and how to utilize the narcissistic wound as the catalyst for your path to empowerment. Whether the experience from that abuse was in your childhood or a recent relationship, the steps and process to learning and unlearning the patterns created in toxic relationships are the same. This workshop is the culmination of several years of constructing a program that honors the depth of the narcissistic wound and the multi-layered approach to healing that is required.

Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome. 

"I cannot erase narcissism, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or abuse from our societal landscape. But I can teach you how to minimize its negative impact and maximize its learning potential in your daily life, and if we can accomplish that as a collective, we change the landscape."

- Tracey K. Wyatt, LPC, Your Host

What You Will Learn

Education around the psychological workings of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

  • ​Understanding the statistics

  • NPD - Diagnosis vs human condition

  • The Entitlement Continuum

    • What is healthy? What is unhealthy?

    • How to delineate entitlement, narcissism, and NPD?

    • Narcissism in our society

The Basic Building Blocks of Boundaries!

  • ​Types of Boundaries

  • Unhealthy vs healthy boundaries

  • Communicating boundaries

  • The link between boundaries and your emotions


  • ​Learning to identify, unravel, and trust your emotions

  • What and Where are emotions?

  • Direct correlation between wisdom and emotions

  • Negative Emotions = Growth Emotions!

  • Shame - using Brené Brown’s work on shame


Therapeutic techniques to help you do your own inner work

  • ​Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - a thought leads to feeling leads to behavior

    • Ways to stop autopilot thinking

    • What is my entry point to thwart my reactive patterns?

  • ​Brené Brown’s work on shame resiliency

    • How to apply this to all emotions we deem difficult

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

    • Introduction to this model

    • What is Self? Parts? Polarizations? Burdens?

    • Your Parts Map

    • How to conceptualize and utilize IFS in your daily life

What it means to be EMPOWERED

  • ​How to live in integrity

  • Learning to be comfortable with flexibility and flux

  • Your Inner Sanctuary

About the Host

I have been a therapist for over a decade and worked with children through adults over my career. I have been trained in a variety of models heavily informed by Internal Family Systems model of therapy which I began practicing 12 years ago, both personally and professionally. You will be introduced to this model in this workshop to begin your journey toward self healing.


“A [wo]man must find time for [her]self. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not careful we find others spending it for us….It is necessary now and then for a [wo]man to go away by [her]self and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask [her]self, 'Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?’...."

- Carl Sandburg

The Heart Center*, Robbinsville NC

  • Cabin #1 - 4 people

  • Cabin #2 - 4 people

  • Yurt #1 - 2 people

  • Yurt #2 - 2 people

  • Yurt #3 - 2 people​

Other nearby accommodation options (listed by driving time from the Heart Center):

This all-inclusive retreat will be a small group of 20-30 women in the beautiful mountains of Nantahala National Forest. Each day will end early enough to allow some time to enjoy hiking, swimming, on-site recreational activities, on-site self-care services, and local sites such as Joyce Kilmer Forest, Lake Santeetlah, and Tail of the Dragon parkway.  All meals are included. COVID Protocol: Must provide vaccination card and test negative for COVID upon arrival.


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you."

- Maya Angelou


If you would like to sponsor a participant to attend this retreat, please complete the Screening & Registration form below. Please select the Sponsor option to sponsor one or more participants. Please select the Both option to register to attend AND to sponsor one or more participants. The retreat host will contact you with further information.

Registration Form
Hiking Boots

Screening & Registration

Start the screening and registration process by filling out the form. I’ll respond as soon I can.


  • With accommodations: $1,150.00   

  • Without accommodations: $950.00

COVID Protocol:

Must provide vaccination card and test negative for COVID upon arrival.

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Small Group Retreat!

First come,
first serve.

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