We have sought feedback from out patients at the Retreat and endeavor to stay in touch. These are some of the gratifying statements we have received:
My stay with you certainly changed my life, although at the time, it felt like it was being saved. Thank you.
For the first time in my adult life, I can say that I'm happy and enjoying all the emotions that come with life; both good and bad. I cannot even explain just how wonderful a gift it is to be able to feel sad without feeling as though there was a cliff after the next setp in any direction. It is also a great treasure to be able to get a twinge of irrational fear and be able to accept it, analyze it, put it in perspective and move on.
I cannot thank you and your staff enough for helping my mom and my family.
I benefitted from and fed off the program so immensely and so very much; and if not for your kind, compassionate, cordial, authentic, genuine, honest, direct and immediate care, I would not have gone so far!
I will always be so grateful for the kind and gentle care you gave me.
I feel that I gained something from every aspect of the program, and it helped me form a new foundation for my life going forward. The care and compassion of everyone who works here has touched me deeply.
I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am to you for creating such an amazing, healing environment at the Retreat. I have benefitted from my time here so much, and I am thankful that I can return as an outpatient to continue my work.
I came to the Retreat as a weathered butterfly with very damaged wings. I left the Ruxton house so ready to try my same wings, but now they have begun to heal and I know I am ready to fly into a peaceful and meaningful life!
Bob's work with me using T'ai Chi seemed so weird at first. But I think it made the difference. I found a way around all the talk therapies and medications that had been no help to me in the past. And then, like something switched in me. I could really use the talk therapies (and the new medications) at the Retreat. I'm back in graduate school now and actually enjoying it. Thanks from the fullness of my heart.
Bob: Thank you! Wow! Thank you! I really appreciated your insights. I thank you for centering me and teaching me to treat myself better. You have a gift. It was an honor to be one of your grasshoppers! God bless.
The staff is excellent! Everyone seems experienced and trained to handle any problems or emotions - greatly appreciated.
Thank you. My deepest gratitude for such compassionate and healing care. With great affection.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys are awesome. You're my family from the North! This program is wonderful and everyone involved with it has a part of its uniqueness and specialness. I will miss you all and can't wait to come up and visit. This isn't a goodbye but a farewell until next time.
I wanted to thank each one of you for your endless support and care during my stay at the Retreat. You made my stay not only comfortable but truly enjoyable each and every day. I couldn't have asked for a greater group of people to help me during this difficult time in my life. Thank you all for taking the time to get to know me and for all of your wonderful insight.
I feel as though in some way you have become family to me. You have helped me through one of the darkest times of my life, when I had given up all hope. I am still working on myself but I now have hope not despair. I can't thank all of you enough.
I don't know what I was expecting, but the Retreat was safe and special and I found a way to heal. I wasn't sure that was possible. You all will stay with me inside, and if I ever need to return to get more help, I will be back with you and nowhere else.
We are deeply grateful for all the effort, time and care our family was given before, during and after our son's stay at the Retreat. Every aspect of our experience with the Retreat was outstanding.
It has been four months since I left the Retreat and I continue to see progress. My anxiety disorder is under my control. I no longer am its slave. I have a life again. I am much richer by far for knowing you. Thank you.
I had been in and out of hospitals 15 times. Never enough time or personalized attention. The Retreat was the best investment I have ever made.
I thought I was never going to enjoy anything ever again. Depression, chronic pain, oxy-contin, anxiety - I was a mess and had pretty much given up. The gentle patience of the nursing staff gave me some hope. The understanding I found in the group therapies gave me perspective. The medication changes were a tremendous help and I felt like I was part of the decision making as they were adjusted bit by bit. I don't know how I could have given up the oxy-contin without all of this and all of you. . . . Thank you.
Thank you for giving me back my daughter. As you well know, she was on the road to failing out of school or even suicide. I see the sparkle in her eyes again. While I know there are bumps on the road ahead of her, she has new tools to overcome them that she didn't have before coming to the Retreat.