Utilize Nature to Renew your Energy, Self Care, Empathy, & Tenderness

Give Yourself the Gift of Nature

For centuries, traditional cultures have celebrated the connection between women’s life phases and nature. In our retreat, we honor the interweaving or Maiden, Mother, and Wisdom Keeper through our more than human world. As a woman, you give to everyone. It’s time to refill your well. Varying phases of life have different demands. Regardless of where you are, intentionally reconnecting with nature will help you thrive.

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Woman doing yoga in woods.  She is part of the retreat.

Photo courtesy of Sharon P. Fisher

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The RESET in Nature retreat offers space, time, and tools to replenish and nurture yourself.  Better yet, you will leave with practical ways to continue restoring your wellness at home.

Based on Nature Informed Therapy, we will explore and implement ways the outdoor world teaches us to manage stress and achieve optimal wellness. We will use physical elements from nature, take intentional nature walks, experience sensory meditations, and outdoor accessible yoga to restore balance. The best part is the fellowship with like minded women. There will also be ample time to just relax.

“Elizabeth’s & Sharon’s thoughtfulness & passion in planning & guiding us on this journey was apparent in every detail. They went above & beyond! I look forward to joining them on future retreats.”

-Past Participant

You will Renew through:

Energy: Who isn’t fatigued? We will explore how energy from the natural elements can reinvigorate us. We will make a personal action plan to improve energy through  behavioral, emotional, and cognitive choices.

Self Care: Let’s undue the cliche and make meaningful change.  Nature is a free and readily available source of self care. We will talk about practical ways to incorporate it in a busy life (even if you live in the city).

Empathy: Authentically connecting to others empowers us. Healthy relationships are integral for wellness. We will use nature as a mirror to help us reflect and grow empathy for ourselves and others.  

Tenderness:  In this retreat, we will experience the tenderness of ourselves, nature, and others. Gently re-calibrate your expectations.  Align your life with your values and  compassionately set boundaries to renew your sense of self.  

“Reset in Nature retreat was a wonderful fun and interactive experience. I would highly recommend this time away to refocus, relax, and reconnect to one’s self. I particularly like that you are invited to participant is as much as you would like and encouraged to take any time for yourself to self- reflect, write, or take a nap! A very refreshing no pressure time away for YOU!”

-Past Participant

Who is this for? 

Any and all women 21  and older.  The only requirement is a desire to feel better. We will be outside a majority of the time, doing intentional activities that help us heal. None of this will be strenuous, however, the terrain may be uneven.

When: Friday, November 10-Sunday, November 12, 2023

Arrive anytime after 4 pm on Friday, November 10. The retreat ends at 11 am on Sunday, November 12.  

Setting: Shepherd’s Spring Retreat Center in Sharpsburg, MD

What’s Included:

  • Lodging (three options including a private room, double, or cabin)
  • 5 gourmet meals
  • Snacks
  • Yoga
  • All instruction
  • Bonfire
  • Beautiful setting
  • Take home materials

“The retreat was exactly what I needed, time to relax and reflect and connect to other like- minded women, I made some new friends and cherish the support that was offered.”

-Past Participant

About Us: 

This is a picture of Elizabeth McCarthy.  She is a yoga expert and loves helping women with stress and depression.
Elizabeth McCarthy, MS, LCPC, RYT is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher, and founder of Healing Self, LLC. She earned her Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2005, and her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Certification in 2018. Elizabeth is a life-long learner and passionate about helping others. She holds certificates in Advanced Trauma Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Yin Yoga. She has completed training in Nature Informed Therapy, Poly-Vagal Nerve Theory, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Buddhist Psychology. 
Sharon Fisher, MS, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C is passionate about helping women through all stages of their life. She is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and founder of Nurtured Well, LLC. Sharon completed training with the Center for Nature Informed Therapy in 2022 and has led multiple groups using this modality. Clients love the way she weaves practical healing techniques into her work. Sharon takes a holistic approach to health and heals from a whole person perspective. She is also a lay Buddhist meditation teacher and avid gardener.
Elizabeth McCarthy, MS, LCPC, RYT is a Certified Nature Informed Therapist. Sharon P. Fisher will receive her certification in Fall of 2023.
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