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Brookhaven retreat is a sanctuary for women that have had an emotional breakage in their life that has left them feeling that they want to numb out in some way. They are totally stressed out, they feel guilt, they feel shame, they feel isolated, they feel they have nowhere to turn, they feel they have nobody that's going to possibly understand what they're going through. And for many women, they try to get medical help and they try to get all kinds of help and sometimes they just help themselves and it can lead to addiction, to drugs, to alcohol, to pain prescription, and they just don't have anywhere to turn.

And Brookhaven is designed, through a group of clinical professionals, to find where that emotional breakage started, it could be in the first 1000 days of life, it could be in the 1st 10 or 12 years of life, and how it is now becoming manifest in their adult life because they just aren't able to cope with the various circumstances they find themselves in. It could be relationship issues, it could be grief issues, it could be just sheer pressure issues; many, many different things. But they don't really know what's wrong with them, and nobody can give them the answers. So this retreat is designed to work with people, to find out where that emotional breakage started, to heal it, to re-create their life, and to have all the professionals available to deal with those that have become addicted or have become self medicating or have found that numbing out is the only way that they are able to cope.

Many professionals, doctors, nurses, attorneys, people dealing with the public and the public's problems all the time are under extraordinary pressure and feel there is so much shame attached to addressing issues that they may have got themselves caught up in, that they just can't even admit it is even a problem. And so our facility here has no judgment, it has no shame. We're here to protect your dignity, your privacy, your individuality, and to assist you to find wholeness again. Wholeness in every way: emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically, and to plan out and map out your life for the future, to give you the tools and skills that you need to deal with the day-to-day activities that you need to deal with, whether it's child rearing, whether its representing others, whether its assisting people with their medical care; whatever it is. But just to feel peaceful within yourself. To feel comfortable within your own skin and to be happy on a day-to-day basis.

Helen Keller said, "The most beautiful things in life are not what you see or what you hear, they're what you feel. " To loose feeling is the saddest loss of all. Like her, she had to look inside herself, to her inward being, to her heart and her soul to want to find a new life. And she succeeded. Helen Keller inspires me to want to assist every woman I know that has experienced the extreme loss of feeling that I experienced, to look inside and release that spirit that's crying out, but just doesn't know how. At Brookhaven, we're here to hold your hand, to tender your heart, to safely care for you, to release that spirit, so you can be all that you really should be.