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A fountain at Sante where you can work on your co-dependency

Free To Be Me: Rescuing Yourself From Co-dependency is a 4-Day Therapy Intensive Workshop that works with individuals who are struggling in their personal and/or professional relationships. Codependence is often associated with investing and focusing one’s time and energy into everything and everyone else. However, simply defined, codependence is a lack of a relationship with oneself.

Important topics of focus include education on the family system, defense mechanisms, shame, the drama triangle, boundaries, power and powerlessness, connection, breaking free from the drama triangle, self-care, and learning how to free yourself from codependent behavior and dysfunctional relationship patterns.


Codependency has been defined in many ways. However, put simply, codependency is a “relationship addiction.” It is sacrificing one’s own needs and wants, to fulfill the needs and the wants of others. Codependent relationships are very one-sided and bear traits that stem from unhealed trauma wounds, often from childhood.

“The Intensive Workshop helped me let go of deep-seated shame, sadness and grief that I had been carrying for years.” – Free to Be Me: Rescuing Yourself from Codependency participant

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Am I Codependent?

  • Do you often say ‘yes’ without first considering how YOU feel?
  • Do you often make excuses for someone else’s bad behavior?
  • Is the happiness of your loved one/partner/children, more important than your own?
  • Have you lost touch with who you are?
  • In relationships, do you often give more than you get?
  • Are you drawn to people who are “needy” and/or struggling?
  • Do you struggle to set and maintain boundaries?
  • Do you avoid conflict or having to feel uncomfortable emotions?
  • Are you constantly trying to fill an empty space in your life?
  • Do you feel guilty when you try to be assertive?
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Who should attend?

Adults who struggle with: 

  • Guilt and shame, often at core of codependency 
  • Creating and maintaining personal boundaries 
  • One-sided relationships 
  • Patterns of rescuing people, leading to constant thoughts of other person’s needs 
  • Identifying, expressing and/or meeting their own needs and desires 
  • Perfectionism as a way of life; feeling as if any mistake is a major personal shortcoming 
  • Fear and insecurity in relationships 
  • Loving self as you are (self-worth) 
  • Understanding yourself independently of your relationships 
  • Accepting criticism or praise 
  • Taking on the responsibilities of those around you
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Goals for the Intensive

  • Learning to create healthy interdependent (rather than dependent) relationships
  • Establishing boundaries and enforcing them in a healthy and respectful way
  • Improving self-perception and self-esteem
  • Experiencing new ways of communicating with a partner, family and friends
  • Changing patterns of thought to inspire new growth and deeper intimacy
  • Exploring unspoken rules that continue to support codependent thinking
  • Celebrating that attendees are worthy of love and connection
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30 hours of group therapy to identify, acquire and integrate vital and effective tools for healing and breakthroughs. Participants are supported with individual sessions as needed.

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What past participants have said about the workshop:

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As part of Santé Center for Healing’s recovery continuum of care, this intensive workshop will help you gain better control and understanding of your boundaries and relationships. This is just one of the many options offered at Santé Center for Healing in Argyle, Texas. Santé also offers: 


To register or gain or more information about our Free to Be Me: Rescuing Yourself from Codependency workshop, contact Santé’s Special Programs Coordinator Nicole Miller at 214.444.7343 or visit


Lisa King offers a co-dependency workshopLisa’s insights are game changers. She’s a gifted teacher, counselor and journier. She knows what works and what doesn’t. She’s doing what she loves…Helping people get unstuck in order to really live. She was made for this. I’m eternally grateful.

Lisa King has spent more than 25 years living, teaching, counseling, serving, and working with individuals from all walks of life in North America, Latin America, and Asia.  Along with being a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Lisa specializes specifically in the following areas: Trauma, PTSD, Codependency, Attachment, Identity, Abuse, Neglect, Cultural Adjustment Issues, and Addiction. Lisa is a gifted communicator and experienced in personal and professional development, team building, strategic planning, and crisis management. In addition, Lisa has extensive experience working with first responders, military and military veterans.
Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She is passionate about utilizing CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) to challenge stuck points and faulty ways of thinking and to help people find and experience transformational healing and hope.
Lisa currently facilitates two 4-day Therapy Intensive Workshops at Santé – Mindful Transformation: Redefining your Trauma and Free To Be Me:  Rescuing Yourself From Codependency.  Utilizing a collaborative approach, Lisa encourages individuals to identify problematic patterns of thinking and to begin establishing coping strategies that encourage personal growth and self-care.  Lisa also provides individual therapy services in the Community Based Services Clinic at Santé Center for Healing as well.

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2022 DATES

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(Dates may
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Space is limited to 8 participants.

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Monday –Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,unless otherwise noted.


Santé Center for Healing in Argyle, Texas (just north of Dallas/Fort Worth)


$2,500 ($1250 deposit) includes: all intensive materials, art therapy, breakfasts, lunches and snacks. The deposit is required prior to scheduling; payment is due in full 2 weeks before. Since Santé’s Intensives fill quickly, we encourage making reservations weeks in advance.


If 30 days or more prior to the start of your Therapy Intensive your schedule changes or you become unable to attend, a full refund minus $250 administrative fee will be issued or you will be given the opportunity for a one-time transfer to one of the next three Therapy Intensives. If you choose not to reschedule or cannot reschedule within the next three Therapy Intensives, the Intensive fees will be forfeited. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start of the Co-dependency Therapy Intensive are non-refundable. Materials and other Therapy Intensive arrangements and details rely on an accurate attendance count. If you have to cancel or transfer your workshop, please contact Nicole Miller at 214-444-7343 or immediately. There may be others on a waiting list.