Embracing Your Power Workshop

That which we do not heal from childhood, we replay in adulthood.

Wednesday - Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Embracing Your Power is a 3-day intensive workshop that investigates the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors.  In this revolutionary educational and experiential workshop, participants learn to identify unresolved childhood wounds creating adult dysfunction regarding depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and painful relationships.

The focus is not on blaming caregivers, but rather healing trauma or any-less-than-nurturing events impacting adult life. Individuals learn the concept of inherent worth and create functional adult boundaries for dealing with the reality of adult life situations. Boundaries allow individuals to practice effective self-care.

This workshop is based on the groundbreaking work of Pia Mellody and utilizes her Developmental Immaturity Model.


Participants will be presented with an Overview of Pia's model regarding childhood trauma, and the impact un-resolved trauma has on your current relationships, including self.  The therapist will introduce the concept of boundaries and the effects on adult behaviors.  Participants will begin to gain understanding of the relationship between the child, from which a child internalizes message of value and worth, given by the adult caregivers and the adult.


Guided by the therapists, participants move through a series of specific processes developed by Pia Mellody, which help to identify and to heal childhood relational trauma issues.  In this safe and nurturing environment, participants often release painful emotions and reclaim their personal power.


Participants will explore their family-of-origin information regarding their adult caregivers, identifying and less-than-nurturing and/or abusive childhood experiences and associated feelings.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are 3 consecutive days. Wednesday - Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm. Held at the offices of Johnnie Gachassin, LCSW, 324 Settlers Trace Blvd, Room 201 Lafayette, LA 70508. Space is limited to 3 participants.

Women Only

November 8 - 10, 2017


Women Only

March 14 - 16, 2018


Men Only

April 11 - 13, 2018


Men Only

August 8 - 10, 2018


Schedule Your Workshop

Space is limited to 3 participants. Click the button below to schedule your workshop!


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