Ocean Breeze Retreats

Healing the Wounds of Adult Children of

Alcoholics, Addicts and Dysfuntional Families

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Retreat Details

At Ocean Breeze Retreats, we provide personal, individualized care, groups and experiences to help you transform and move forward in your life. Retreats are all-inclusive and are held at a private Caribbean villa. 

This retreat event is for adults who grew up in dysfunctional families, those affected by addictions, violence, neglect, abandonment or abuse. These relationships and experiences can cause deep wounds in our sense of self. Our relations with others, both intimate and social are affected because we never learned trust or good boundaries. We have had to be caretakers. Our feelings tend to be buried, flooding everywhere or exploding. Hurt, fear and anger or the avoidance of these feelings can dominate our lives.  We have trouble receiving love and giving it without extremes.


These wounds can be healed, but not in isolation. Getting help with your issues can really help you feel better about yourself. You don’t have to keep re-living your childhood.


In order to heal, we must go beyond the symptoms to understand how this happened.  Developing understanding of how your upbringing affects you and working through some feelings can dramatically improve self-esteem.  You will begin cope with emotions and relationships in healthier ways.  Most of all, the experience of love and kindness with no strings attached is the foundation of healing.

Our retreats are therapy retreats where you can work on your issues with experienced therapists.We provide a great combination experiential therapy, Ocean Therapy, recreation and relaxation.

12 Step participation is not required.

Come spend a week with us in this tropical paradise--feel better about yourself and your life.

The package includes complete therapy program, lodging, meals, beverages, great staff, infinite white sandy beaches, crystal blue sea.  Travel to and from the retreat site is not included.  We encourage all participants to purchase travel insurance to protect their trip investment.  Please see the FAQ page for more details.

This retreat is planned for 2014.  Please let us know if you are interested.

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I have never been in group therapy before. I don’t know what to expect.
Therapy groups are a powerful way of connecting intimately with others in a safe environment and learning about yourself. Participants are able to work through difficult, sometimes painful issues without feeling alone. Many people report having life-changing experiences during group therapy. Prior therapy experience is not required.


Will I have to follow a strict schedule?
We will make every effort to balance therapy activities with free time and recreation. There will be a daily schedule that includes meals, group therapy, individual therapy, outdoor group activities, breaks, yoga classes and meditation. There will be ample free time every day. It is important for you to relax, reflect, spend time with new friends and enjoy being in such a beautiful, healing place. During free time, you can get a massage, take private time, lay on the beach, swim in the Caribbean, snorkel with the turtles in the lagoon, go into town to shop or find a good local restaurant. The schedule will be adapted as needed for each particular retreat and group of people.


Will there be one on one counseling?

Yes, you will meet with your therapist on the day you arrive and periodically throughout your stay.


What if I can’t handle things and freak out?  

You may feel strong feelings and we will support you through them.  You will learn techniques to cope with your emotions and not be overwhelmed by them.  Sometimes people experience anxiety attacks that are frightening.  Our staff is well trained to deal with such experiences, should they ever occur.


What if I don’t want to talk about certain things?  You do not have to talk about anything that you do not wish to talk about.  You may be encouraged to discuss issues that seem important, but your boundaries will be respected.