Anchoring in the Storm: Using Community and Connection to Reflect, Connect and Rebuild

February 17-20, 2022


San Diego, California

February 17-20, 2022


San Diego, California

When the waves of COVID hit last year, we all braced for safety.  Whether it has been loss of in person connection, literal loss of loved ones and friends, fear for our own well being, loss of income, having to build new routines, offering shelter to your family and clients, re-evaluating what is most important, or questioning relationships and life, the seas of COVID have been mighty.

 Using the metaphor of anchoring in the storm, we invite you into the safe harbor of community to heal, repair, and rebuild connections to others as well as to your Self.   During our time together, we will guide you using creative arts, movement, journaling, group activities and group discussion to reflect, rediscover and rebuild the parts of you that got lost and/or damaged in the storm.  You will leave with a greater awareness of what you have been through, where you are now, and what you need moving forward.

 You will also leave knowing that you are not a boat alone in the sea, but a part of a mighty fleet that has your back.  We specifically chose the harbor as our setting to anchor in this symbolism right when you step in the doors. 

Come heal with us,

Clair Mellenthin 
 Instructor, LCSW, RPT-S

Lisa Dion 
Instructor, LPC, RPT-S

Jen Taylor  
Instructor, LCSW-C, RPT-S


Join us for a unique learning opportunity as you get to first hand embody and apply the learnings directly to your own life and personal experiences. During our time together, you will:

  • Learn how to notice and manage your own personal stress responses
  • Identify ways that your attachment styles and resources have played a role in your response to stress
  • Learn how to process traumatic events and create a meaningful narrative using a four-part journaling technique.
  • Practice somatic regulation strategies to anchor yourself and learn the neuroscience behind anchoring within
  • Reinforce learning through expressive art activities, journaling, movement and group discussions
  • Identify ways to build inner resiliency allowing you to focus on the future instead of just maintaining in the present
  • Celebrate being together through a dinner cruise excursion.

Why Should YOU Come TO SAN DIEGO?


Over the past eighteen months, we have longed for connection. We have longed for community.  We have longed for the time and space to process all the challenges and lessons that we have been through during this time.  During this weekend, we create the space to explore the past, the present and the future - both privately and in collaboration with others.  And in doing so, we create a logbook of the things that we have learned that will guide us through the next set of waves.  It is going to be an experience for the memory books.  You are not going to want to miss this weekend! 

All The Important Details

Program Description

Schedule Overview

Target Audience

Location and Reservations

Fees and Registration Information

Bonus Activity Included in Registration

COVID Precautions

Refunds and Cancellations

Continuing Education Credits

Instructor:  Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S

Instructor:  Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Instructor: Jen Taylor, LCSW-C, RPT-S

ADA Needs


As the world continues to be on a merry-go-round, we have yearned for stability, for peace, for connection.  We have experienced so much isolation and fear these last 18 months as our world has changed in ways we never imagined.  Jen, Lisa, and I have been dreaming of ways to find a quiet space where we can just push pause, breathe, and pull back all the pieces of ourselves that have been scattered as we have navigated this global pandemic and it’s many challenges. Each of us have been looking for our anchor - and it is through connection that we find it.This weekend has been designed to create an anchor to your soul for each one of us.  I hope you will join us!

If you have ANY questions, please contact Jen Taylor at


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