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Empower, Embrace, Emerge- A Nourishing Retreat for Parents & Caregivers {Austin, TX}

February 24, 2016


Our 2016 Event has grown from a one-day conference into a two-day retreat!  In addition to the cutting edge information we have provided in the past, this year we will be adding an enriching component that will help connect the learning with deeper experience through mind/body connection activities as well as focused group work!  This nourishing retreat will be limited to 32 parents only!  Space is limited!!!


You’re parenting a child with challenging behaviors, a child who rages, a child who doesn’t seem to desire a relationship with you…’ve read every book,…attended parenting conferences and workshops…and now you’re ready to focus on YOU!! EMPOWER, EMBRACE, EMERGE is for parents ready to nourish themselves! We’ve expanded into a two-day format to offer an enriching experience of learning from local experts in the field of attachment and trauma in both large and small groups, while also providing new opportunities to do more in-depth, personal work and connect with other moms and dads. Discussion, groups, and activities will provide an   enriching and engaging experience that will EMPOWER your mind, body, and soul, help you EMBRACE yourself (and your child), and EMERGE as a parent more amazing than you ever imagined.


EMPOWER, EMBRACE, EMERGE will begin Friday evening from 7—9pm at the gorgeous Soma Vida for two hours of light refreshments, connecting with each other, and discovering our small groups.  We will lay the foundation for Saturday and you may win some fun prizes!  On Saturday {9am—4pm} we will guide you through large & small group discussions and mind/body activities, all grounded in the fields of attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology.  We will create opportunities to explore our own attachment strengths and areas for growth, develop new ways to calm our nervous systems, and release some of the shame that so often accompanies parenting a challenging child.

In order to create a safe space where parents feel comfortable being authentic, while also having the opportunity to create real connections with each other, EMPOWER, EMBRACE, EMERGE will sell out with only 32 attendees!  To register, click here!


The gorgeous Soma Vida in central east Austin.  The Gallery (where the retreat will be held) is filled with beautiful natural sunlight and spacious enough to provide comfort and connection.



Friday, April 29th from 7pm to 9pm

Saturday, April 30th from 9am to 4pm

***Retreat attendees must attend both days.  Friday evening will provide attendees with an important opportunity to connect with their small group members, allowing us to maximize our time together on Saturday***


We will serve a nourshing lunch (with vegetarian and gluten free options), nutritious snacks, coffee, tea, and refreshing cold beverages


$150 per retreat attendee.  We have capped registration at only 32 attendees in order to provide you with a comfortable space to cultivate change.

To Register CLICK HERE





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Join us in Austin on April 29 & 30 for our 3rd annual retreat for struggling parents raising challenging children- EMPOWER, EMBRACE, EMERGE.

Near Albuquerque??  I’d love to meet you at the New Mexico Adoptive Parents Conference on March 12!  I’ll be presenting a workshop “Check your Engine! Cultivating Self-Regulation with Dysregulated Children” as well as the closing keynote “Embracing Ourselves, Emerging through Compassion”

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW is a child and family therapist in Austin, Texas specializing in adoption, trauma, and attachment counseling. She is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center.

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  1. February 24, 2016 9:47 am

    Robyn- Sometime I would love to pick your brain about how you structure this and the resources you use for this!

    Exciting that you and Michelle Carper are discussing fall plans here in Idaho!


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