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Rainbow Lodge 
46820 SE Mt Si Rd
North Bend, WA 98045

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"Bloom Where You are Planted"

 2023 Summer Retreat  


We're so excited to offer another great Summer Retreat at beautiful Rainbow Lodge, nestled in the woods at the base of Mt. Si, in North Bend, Washington!!  Now that restrictions have lifted and our masks are off, we're ready for another fun filled weekend of in-person love, laughter, and commaraderie! This year we're going to dive into how we can grow our recovery no matter the situation we find ourselves.  We have three inspiring, interactive workshops planned that will be educational, thought provoking, and enlightening.  And best of all, we'll be spending the weekend nurtured by nature where we can focus on ourselves!

Speakers - Workshop One

Bloom Where You Are Planted

presented by

Heather Venegas

Workshop One

Bloom Where You Are Planted

presented by

Mary Fredericksen

Recovery Specialist, Interventionist, Sage Counseling and Coaching

Mary Fredericksen’s experience in the field of addiction spans two decades, including five years in an outpatient treatment setting and 15 years in a residential treatment setting.  She has been both a counselor and a director of a 45-bed residential adolescent treatment center.  She attributes her ability to form connections with young adults to her own recovery at a young age.  For the past seven years, her focus has been working closely with adult patients and family members, educating them about the disease and preparing them for discharge by connecting them to services that will contribute to thier ongoing recovery.  

Mary has seen the value of involving the family members and the Person of Concern when facilitating an intervention. She undersands the urgency to get the concerned person help, but also knows the importance of well-planned intervention.  Mary is currently obtaining her ARISE Interventionist certification.  She also held a Chemical Dependency certification for ten years in Washington State.

Mary’s goal is to help support and educate clients and family members that are impacted by addiction.  She would be honored to help your client and their family navigate this journey through intervention, recovery coaching, and providing relapse prevention services.  When substance abuse counselors and recovery coaches work in tandem, the client has a greater chance at overall success.  The added recovery coaching support increases their ability to complete outpatient treatment.

Website: www.sagecounselingandcoaching.com

Workshop Two

Recovering Out Loud: Using Our Voice, Shining Our Light, Spreading Hope 

presented by

Heather Venegas

Director King County Recovery Coalition, Washington Recovery Alliance

Heather Venegas is a servant leader in long term recovery and has experience with both substance use and mental health. She is passionate about the transformative power of recovery and loves to help others experience the gifts that recovery has given her. Heather joined the King County Recovery Coalition as the first Director in 2018. Heather is active in global service travel as well as being of service locally. She brings joy, creativity, and compassion to all she does. Heather is a woman of many talents: she’s a skilled speaker, teacher, coach, and even an ordained minister! She has a Master’s degree in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute. She is passionate about and deeply committed to our vision of making recovery a reality for everyone. Heather lives in Seattle with her daughter Bella and their rescue dog Jack. She loves to cook, garden, paint, travel, play and explore all that the Northwest offers with friends and family.

Websites: kcrecovery.org, www.washingtonrecoveryalliance.org

Speakers - Workshop Three

Sprout, Grow, Thrive - Continuing the Journey and Discovering Real Self Care

presented by

Sarah Alaimo

Career Happiness Coach Specializing in Serving Women in Recovery

Sarah Alaimo is an International best-selling author, Human Resources leader and Recovery Advocate. Sarah is a Southern California native massively deprived of sunshine while living in the Pacific Northwest. She is a mom to baby son Jack and one-eyed black Pomeranian, Baron. Among her favorite things in life, she would list ice cream, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball, travel adventures and herhusband John. While she would love to say that she has learned moderation since getting sober in 2015, the fact that she listed ice cream before her husband really says it all.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sarahdalaimo
Website: www.sarahalaimo.com
Contact: 206.963.8850 & hello@sarahalaimo.com
1.) Pearls & Probation: Adventures of an Alcoholic Good Girl – August 23, 2021 release
2.) The X-Factor: The Spiritual Secrets Behind Successful Executives & Entrepreneurs – October 15, 2021 release https://soulexcellencepublishing.com/



In addition to these workshops, we'll be sharing, learning, and having lots of fun including outdoor activities, crafts, games, campfire chats, making new friends, an abundance of delicious food and more! 

There'll be plenty of free time for:

  • early morning hikes
  • walks
  • meditation
  • reading
  • knitting
  • naps in a hammock
  • whatever makes you happy! 

Event Price

For just $295 you get:

  • 2 nights lodging
  • all meals (5)
  • workshops and materials
  • all activities
  • all craft supplies
  • and more...

Space is limited so register early to secure your spot!