I was worried that since I was struggling with my recovery I might not fit in with the group at the retreat. (I somehow believed that I was the only one who was encountering obstacles in my WLS journey.)
I found 20 women who knew EXACTLY what I was going through, 20 women who had BEEN through what I had gone through, and 20 women who were just as determined as I was to ‘get it right’ this time.
I felt an immediate connection to this diverse group of women, and the sense of community which we built in 3 short days was just short of miraculous. And I found that I learned from everyone else. Watching others work through issues enabled me to see my own difficulties from a new perspective (a much kinder one, I might add).
I liked the fact that the people were real, honest, and had a sense of humor about themselves. We were encouraged to take the time and focus on ourselves for a change.
I recommend Katie Jay’s Renewal Retreats without hesitation. It is for people who are willing to work at their recovery. I went in not knowing what to expect but hoping that it would be a good experience. It was life-changing for me.
I have already signed up for the next retreat. I see it as an investment in my well-being. A refresher-course in strategies for overcoming food obsession.
I didn't expect to have so much fun!