5-Day Family Workshop
Our signature program is led by founding Clinical Director Kathleen Murphy, MA, LPC. Kathleen possesses a world of knowledge and a depth of experience, known for being a conversationalist who generates interpersonal dialogues that contribute to the meaningful treatment of relational and developmental trauma. Kathleen’s career is founded on 30 years of experience working with people with substance abuse issues complicated by relational trauma. Her path was paved by earning her BA in Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin followed by her MA in Counseling at St Edward’s University.
Why have a program for families? The reason is that in our society the family system is the most basic, but most important infrastructure that underlies most of our lives. All families operate within a system, and all systems seek equilibrium. Therefore, family members profoundly impact one another. When there is a significant change in an individual, for better or worse, it influences the balance of the entire system.
The goal of our Family Workshop is to identify, address and begin to heal from behaviors created as survival defense mechanisms in times of chaos, confusion, and trauma. These behaviors interfere with the spiritual, emotional, or mental fulfillment of the individual and the family as a whole. We move away from blame and shame and the origin of trauma as we evolve towards a deeper connection with one’s self, one’s spirituality and between family members.
As families progress through our 5-day family workshop, we begin to put in place individual and family solutions that bring relief and the beginning stages of healing for everyone in the family system. We also develop plans for ongoing help and health. We invite you to bring a sense of curiosity into our discussions.
The purpose of this week is to take a break from our busy lives and invest in family wellness as we take a look at the nature of addiction and other process addictions including substance abuse, disordered eating, relationships, trauma, and technology. We do this in order to build the awareness necessary to begin the process of creating alternative narratives that contribute to a sense of possibility and aliveness.
This week is structured in a manner that balances self-care with healthy connection and togetherness between families and their loved one at Breathe. Together we investigate individual and family system relationship strategies that uncover and discover ways in which the family can stretch, grow, and heal together.
We encourage all families to join us for the Family Workshop. This week offers a profound shift in family dynamics and so much more. Speak with your loved one’s primary therapist to find out more about which week is best for your family’s schedule. You may also contact our Admissions Team for more information: 800-929-5904
A few hotels we like in the area are:
The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel
115 S Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Grafton Hotel on Sunset
8462 West Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, California 90069