Recovery is not something that is completed upon leaving treatment; it is an on-going process of learning and personal growth. It is important to stay connected and know that Santé wants you to succeed through your personal journey that is Recovery. The Alumni Coordinator exists to keep the lines of communication open between alumni of Santé and the Center itself. Currently, Santé stays connected with alumni in a few different ways.
► An Alumni E-Blast is distributed monthly with articles and letters from staff members, inspirational stories and experiences, alumni testimonials, as well as information about upcoming alumni events. All alumni are welcome and encouraged to send the Alumni Coordinator letters that let staff know how they are doing or stories of experiences they have had as they adjust to life after treatment.
► Santé has a company facebook as well as a Santé Alumni facebook. The Alumni facebook page is run by Santé Alumni for Santé Alumni and is completely private.
Santé's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SanteCenter
► Every year, Santé hosts the Alumni Recovery Retreat here on campus. This retreat offer alumni from all over the country the chance to renew, reconnect and recommit to their Recovery. Santé staff members and local mental health professionals offer several experiential therapies, lectures and discussions. It is always a fun time for staff, current patients and alumni. There are opportunities for alumni to connect with current patients, during 12-step meetings and meals. Several alumni have made the retreat a part of their commitment to recovery.
► Santé's Alumni group meets online every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm via OmniJoin, a free online conference system.
Recovery Retreat: October 20-22, 2017
“Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends – this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.”
- AA Big Book, pg. 89
The Santé Center for Healing family understands that the Recovery path may not always be a straight one, and would like to remind you that support and encouragement is always just around the corner. Each year the Santé Alumni Recovery Retreat offers peers, family and friends an opportunity to celebrate Recovery and share their experience, strength and hope with one another.
This fall's Alumni Retreat, offers the opportunity for Santé alumni to gather with other Santé alumni who enjoy sharing what recovery has taught them while hearing what others have found inspiring and encouraging along the way. Experiential sessions provide a time for healthy challenge, personal reflection, space for processing, and opportunity for growth. Attendees can expect to gain fresh perspective, renewed mindfulness and sincere connections to the vitality found in life-long, life-affirming recovery.
For more information regarding the retreat, please contact Brian Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.258.4250 ext. 299.