• 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 25 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019



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Healing from Within: Adult Children of Alcoholics and Others Affected by Addiction

Center City, MN

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For adult children of parents with addiction to alcohol or other drugs, childhood experiences are often shaped by pain and trauma. Healing from this hurt is not about blaming. Rather, healing comes from within—through compassion, gentleness, humor, love, respect, self-care and staying open to learning. 

Through a variety of Twelve Step exercises and meditation practices, we will come to see the powerful relationship between our wounds and our spiritual awakening. One need not have grown up in a home with alcoholic parents to benefit from this retreat.

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Fran Williams

Fran Williams, PsyD, LP, LMFT, is a clinician, educator, and senior psychologist for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, where she works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is an adjunct professor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, Minnesota, and St. Mary's University in Minneapolis, as well as a member of the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

Dan Anderson Renewal Center
15251 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Center City, MN 55012

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