Trauma is prevalent and can have a devastating effect on our community. Resilient Retreat is here to assist those who experience and witness trauma to heal and thrive.
Sarasota, Florida (Oct. 20, 2020): Resilient Retreat, a new Sarasota non-profit with a holistic, evidence-based and innovative approach to helping those impacted by trauma and abuse, today invites the community to the ‘Road to Resilience’ groundbreaking and drive-in movie event on Friday, October 30, 2020. This socially-distanced and family-friendly event includes a drive-in screening of the classic film ‘The Wizard of Oz’, costume and pumpkin decorating contests, food trucks, and a driving tour of the stunning 84-acre conservation land property with information on Resilient Retreat services.
Resilient Retreat was formed in 2018 and has been providing interdisciplinary workshops and training to victims of trauma since 2019. Over a hundred trauma victims, including survivors of abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence, first responders, and helping professionals such as teachers or nurses, have been treated free to date through Resilient Retreat to heal their minds, bodies, and spirit. This event celebrates the beginning of construction of a new retreat center, which upon completion in 2022 will allow Resilient Retreat to radically expand its capabilities, scope and capacity to offer healing services to the community.
“’The Wizard of Oz’s’ theme of empowerment truly resonates with the mission of ResilientRetreat. The drive-in movie showing of this classic is a perfect way to celebrate the life-changing services that are offered by Resilient Retreat and to invite our community to become a part of our mission of healing,” said Lisa Intagliata, Executive Director, Resilient Retreat. “With the pandemic adding a great deal of stress and strain to life, victims of abuse and trauma are experiencing heightened need for treatment and healing services. We hope you can join us to learn more about our mission.”
Tickets for the event are $40 per vehicle with no limit on passengers. Dress code is costume-preferred, each vehicle will have its own dedicated space and social distancing and proximity masking protocols will be in place. Gates will open at 4:30 pm and coming attractions and the film will begin screening at 6:30 pm. Food trucks will utilize remote ordering, and food from home is welcome. The event address and future home of Resilient Retreat is 13010 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34240. For info and tickets, please accesshttps://www.resilientretreat.org/drivein/ or call 941.343.0039.
Free evidence-based and confidential services to heal the mind, body, and spirit are thecornerstone of Resilient Retreat’s treatment for survivors of abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence, first responders, and helping professionals who witness violence in their workplace. A variety of interdisciplinary workshops and trainings, based on the latest research in healing trauma, are currently being offered on a drop-in and virtual basis.
Once retreat construction is complete, peaceful multi-day retreats focused on healing the entire person will provide participants with the necessary tools to not only survive after trauma, but to thrive. These healing retreats will be housed on 84-acres of stunning conservation land in eastern Sarasota County. While at the Retreat Center, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities like neurofeedback, yoga, meditation, massage, time in nature, gardening and support groups andto learn ways to enhance their self- care skills through workshops on healthy cooking, journaling, and other beneficial activities.
For more information Resilient Retreat services, please visit www.ResilientRetreat.org or call941. 343.0039.