Full Body Presence Overview:

                             Self-Care through Presence

In this 1-day retreat we will focus on the Healing From the Core principles and practices developed by Suzanne Scurlock, CST-D for full body presence.  We will practice the techniques during the retreat AND learn how to integrate them into your life for self-care. 


Natalie reached out to me wanting to provide this opportunity to therapists for de-stressing, centering, and rejuvenation. We understand the stressors of the last year (or more) and of life.  I want to share concepts and practices that will help you just as they have supported me!  This 1-day retreat is tailored for professional bodyworkers.  To be fully embodied is one of the best ways for self-care; without it we risk burnout.  Let’s fill-up!


We’ll discuss the 5-principles that are core to the work of Full Body Presence (FBP).  We will use guided explorations to help us delve into the principles to make them personal and life enhancing.  I will share six body wisdom areas that can inform us and guide us in life.  You’ll be guided to explore each wisdom area and how they work together for healing and rejuvenation.


By the end of day you’ll:

     Feel more energized and know how to maintain this

     Know and set your boundaries with greater ease

     Experience healing and growth opportunities with grace for yourself

     Be more grounded and know how to feel this even under stress

     Know how and have a plan to resource yourself

     Be more familiar and integrated with your body wisdom for greater internal guidance


Although some educational material will be shared, the emphasis will be using guided explorations, breathing exercises, journaling, and conscious intention to increase awareness of our inner wisdom and to hold a healing space for ourselves with grace and ease.


I have a friend who might say this paragraph is a “hard sell”, but I want to share something to consider for encouragement.  Someone in my closest circle of support will often remind ME of the importance of self-care.  When an opportunity like this arises for me (one that I might be on the fence about) he will ask “Do you WANT to do this?  Will it make you feel better?  Will it feed your soul?  You are worth the time and investment.”  If even a twinge of this sounds intriguing to you, I invite you to ask the same questions to yourself that my friend asks me.  Inquiries like this will be part of our retreat.  You ARE worth it!


Here are the details:


Date: October 9, 2021

Location:  Journeys OT, 543 AJ Allen Cir, Suite A2, Wales, Wisconsin 53183

Time:  9 am – 4:30 pm. (Check-in - 8:30 am)


Covid Precautions:  Due to the ongoing regional changes in outbreaks and variants of the COVID situation, we will ask that everyone wears a mask throughout the retreat.  With our goal of self-care, we want to be mindful and care for everyone's health during the retreat.  If you have questions about this, contact Natalie or Sandy.


Tuition:  $125.00

$25.00 Early Bird Discount if registered by September 9, 2021

We don’t want finances to prevent you from attending if you are really interested in some great self-care!  For scholarship information please email Natalie Bledstein at natalieb@journeysot.com 

Refunds: Full refunds will be given through October 1, 2021.  After this date the refund will be made minus $25.00.  


Signing up is a simple two-step process:


1. Email Sandy at slwilliams.cst@gmail.com and include:

“Registration for FBP Retreat - Wales”

Your name (first and last)

Your Address

Your Email Address

Your Phone Number (easiest to reach you)


Then . . . 


2. Make your payment right after you register 

Payments can be made with Venmo or PayPal. If you need to pay directly by credit card, contact Sandy via email: slwilliams.cst@gmail.com or phone: 815-227-0127.

Venmo  @Thriving-SandyW

PayPal   Slwilliams.cst@gmail.com


Please be sure to include this simple memo with your payment:


[your first name] [your last name]  "FBP Retreat” 


You will not be registered for the retreat until a payment is received.


We hope to see you there!

-Sandy and Natalie



Natalie Bledstein:  natalieb@journeysot.com

Sandy Williams: slwilliams.cst@gmail.com