There are few transformations more beautiful to witness than that of a woman as she grows and heals through treatment and recovery. She often arrives at Brookhaven Retreat wounded, emotionally battered, and unable to navigate through her issues. She leaves Brookhaven Retreat empowered, encouraged, and engaged in her own recovery. No longer does she identify herself as a victim of circumstance. No longer a ship adrift on the sea of life. She now has a rudder-the tools of her recovery. She will now confidently choose her own course.
When she leaves Brookhaven Retreat and returns home, she may be surprised to find that the world she once knew seems different to her. What has changed? She herself has changed. The dynamics she left behind may not have. This can be a source of worry for some. Instead, I would encourage her to see this from a positive perspective. Nelson Mandela once said, “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” Her transformation will make all that has not yet transformed very evident. Though it may concern her initially, that is a very positive thing! We cannot change that which we cannot identify. With the tools she has acquired during her stay, she will be able to address any issues that may arise.
Transformation is not easy. It requires hard work and resolve, but once it truly occurs within the core of a woman, she will never be the same. She has experienced a taste of all that is possible. She is powerful, equipped, and full of potential. Her future is full of endless possibilities!