QUESTIONS, ANSWERED BY CAIT
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Our goals of the retreat are twofold: (1) to build community around shared experiences with Post-Concussion Syndrome and (2) to share resources aimed to aid in your healing physically, mentally, and spiritually. To accomplish both, we have built a curriculum centered around nature and writing that will support each participant in establishing their "second self," no matter what stage they are in the journey. Participants will leave the retreat with a collection of resources, opportunities for further engagement, and a support network.
I'm worried about my capacity to be engaged given my symptoms- can I still attend a retreat?
Retreats are full, multi-day, overnight experiences. It is important that you are able to attend the entire retreat. That being stated, we know how difficult, both physically and emotionally, it can be to manage symptoms. Breaks are intentionally built into the retreat for that reason, and you will always be welcome to step away to rest if needed.
What is the cost to attend a retreat?
It costs $1000 per person in order to run the retreat. Participants pay on a sliding scale- they pay what they are able, and we all fundraise to help cover the additional cost. We do accept donations, and would deeply appreciate any fundraising you are interested in doing to support our cause.
I have physical limitations- can I still attend a retreat?
Retreats are full, multi-day, overnight experiences. Unfortunately, we are not yet able to accommodate participants who require caregivers. However, if this applies to you, please still reach out and I will offer some suggestions of experiences that are more accessible.
I have had a prolonged concussion that has lasted more than 2 years, but it was not properly diagnosed. Can I still attend the retreat?
The short answer- Yes. We will discuss in more detail on an individual basis.
What do I need to bring?
We will send a detailed list of items you may want to pack, but generally, comfortable clothing and any personal necessities!
I have food allergies, can I be accommodated for those? Secondly, what will we eat?
I am very familiar with food allergies, as I myself am gluten and lactose-intolerant. We will be eating a whole, brain-healthy diet cooked by our own personal chef. Snacks will be available throughout the day, but do feel free to bring your own comfort snacks.
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