Reclaiming Authenticity – A Family of Origin Intensive Workshop – Nov. and Dec. 2017

An intensive workshop for individuals who want to understand the impact their Family of Origin and the past are having in their current lives. Participants will investigate the origins of adult dysfunctional behavior and identify their childhood wounds that fuel dysfunction such as depression, anxiety, addictions, and relationship difficulties. Most of us carry unhealed childhood wounds into adulthood that wreak havoc in our lives, our relationships, and for our own children. These wounds not only impact us and our immediate families but also future generations of our children. The focus is not on blaming caregivers, but rather healing trauma through examining unresolved, less than nurturing events in the past. Participants learn how to move beyond their past and restore themselves so they can live the lives they were meant to live.

Next Workshop Dates:

Women’s Intensive: November 10-12th, Men’s Intensive: December 9-11th, 2017

1 Spot Remains Available in each Intensive

Contact Erin Wysong-Warren for information/to register:  (214) 906-5138 or email to:

The Reclaiming Authenticity family of origin intensive will jumpstart the healing process, break through blocks in your recovery, and fill in missing gaps that are holding you back. Some reported benefits include: better boundaries, healthier relationships, hope for the future, reduction and release of toxic shame, and longer-term sobriety.

The framework for Reclaiming Authenticity is based on Pia Mellody’s groundbreaking work and her Post Induction Therapy (PIT) model. Pia Mellody is a pioneer in the treatment of childhood trauma, codependence, and addiction, and has authored Facing Codependence, Facing Love Addiction, The Intimacy Factor, and Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence. The format for the workshop was developed by Pia Mellody for the Survivors I workshop, offered at The Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona.

The Reclaiming Authenticity intensive includes the following phases:

Educational Phase – During this phase participants will learn about boundaries and how, as a child, boundaries were possibly violated. You will begin to understand the relationship between the child and the adult as perceived by the child.  You will learn about the 5 core issues that developed from childhood trauma and/or neglect, including Self Esteem, Boundaries, Reality, Dependency, and Moderation, and how these manifest into secondary symptoms and relational issues.

Debriefing Phase – This phase consists of digging into your past and recollecting less-than-nurturing and/or abusive childhood experiences and identifying associated feelings.

Experiential Phase – Guided by the therapist through a series of specific processes developed by Pia Mellody, participants will identify and begin to heal childhood wounds. In this safe and nurturing environment, clients release painful emotions and reclaim their authenticity as well as personal power.

Ongoing Recovery and Empowerment Education Phase – Participants will receive a set of strategies, tools, and resources to make permanent these empowering principles in their daily lives.


Reclaiming Authenticity intensives offer the following level of individualized attention and follow-up:

  • Each intensive is limited to 3-4 individuals over 3-4 days. Number of days depends on number of participants.
  • Cost is $1,900. A $500 deposit is required to hold a space. cancellations less than 14 days prior to workshop will lose deposit. Balance is due one week prior to the workshop. A $100 discount will be given if payment is made by check or cash.
  • Intensives are gender-specific – to address men’s and women’s unique experiences and needs, and to create a safe environment in which to do this work.
  • Following the intensive you will be eligible to join a Reclaiming Authenticity therapy group that focuses on the cores issues you desire to address, based upon your experience and insight gained in the workshop.
  • If you are currently in therapy with another individual therapist, I will consult with your therapist both before and after the intensive so that the work is tailored to your personal background and facilitates your ongoing treatment after the workshop.