Welcome to our

2016 Alumni Retreat!

Come as you are and allow us to help you gather the tools to clear away the wreakage of your past.  Turning madness into mindfulness as you Trudge your way to the Top!



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Carefree Resort and Conference Center

37220 N Mule Train Road
Carefree, AZ 85377


A block of rooms has been set aside for Meadows Alumni Retreat attendees for the nights of January 15 and 16, 2016; the rate is $149.00 per night plus tax and a $2.00 daily housekeeping fee, single/double occupancy.

This block is available until December 21, 2015, but may sell out prior to this date, so do not delay in making your reservation. After December 21, 2015, rate and availability will be quoted by Carefree Resort and Conference Center based on prevailing conditions.

This special rate is offered to alumni three nights prior to January 15 and three nights following January 16, based on resort availability. 

To make a reservation, call 480-488-3500 and mention "The Meadows-Alumni Retreat" or reserve online by clicking here before December 21; please be aware of the hotel's cancellation policy. 

For a full refund, a written cancellation notice must be received 2 weeks prior to the retreat start date. Cancellations received after 2 weeks will not receive a refund.

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Aleah Johnson, Alumni Coordinator
The Meadows

2016 Retreat Itinerary

Friday January 15, 2016

3:00-6:00PM- Retreat Registration Begins

6:00-7:00PM- Welcome Reception

7:00PM- Kick Off with Sean Walsh, CEO of The Meadows programs

7:30-8:45PM- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shelley Uram, Senior Fellow

9:00-10:00PM- Alumni-led 12 Step Meetings

Saturday January 16, 2016

7:30-8:45AM- Breakfast

8:45-9:30AM- Q&A with Pia Mellody

9:30-10:00AM- Break

10:00-11:00AM- Presentation with Scott Davis, Clinical Director

11:00-11:15AM- Break

11:15AM-12:15PM- "Reality, Check!" with

Joe Whitwell, Evening/Weekend Therapist

12:15-1:30PM- Lunch

1:30-3:00PM- Workshop Rotation 1

(Choose between Yoga with Lara Rosenberg, Expressive Art Therapy with Sandi Lehman & Patricia Miller, or Experiential with Georgia Fourlas)

3:00-3:15PM- Break

3:15-4:45PM- Workshop Rotation 2

6:00-9:00PM- Dinner and Entertainment with Michael Shapiro

9:00-10:00PM- Alumni-led 12 Step Meeting

Sunday January 17, 2016

7:00-7:45AM-Morning Yoga-or-Alumni-led 12 Step Meeting

8:00-9:00AM- Breakfast

9:00AM-12:00PM- "Trudging Without Getting Stuck: Finding Freedom on the Road of Happy Destiny" -Dr. Jon Caldwell, Chief of Psychiatry and Irene Norman, Primary Therapist 

12:00-1:00PM- Lunch

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the

2016 Alumni Retreat Weekend!