Private Individual & Group Retreats
I offer both individual and group retreats. The goal of the retreat is up to you. If you need an extended amount of time to work on yourself, let’s schedule some time together.
An intensive retreat will help reduce your stress and realign you with your values and purpose. The time you invest in self-development redounds to a future healthier, happier you. Issues for which clients retreat with me include trauma resolution, to heal a stress-related illness, navigate a life transition, process grief and loss, or to complete their leadership journey.
Retreats typically last 3-7 days, but can go longer depending on your specific needs. Mostly, you’ll travel to Tucson and stay at a local resort, hotel or retreat center. Then, we’ll work together from 3-5 hours per day. In special cases, I will travel to work you.
Every client and retreat is different. I take special care to design an optimal experience to meet your needs and goals. I also work with a team of eminently skilled colleagues to provide the highest possible level of care. To inquire about setting up a retreat, email me.
“We started with a hike in the desert. And for me, going out during the hottest part of the day seemed preferable to sitting still and learning to meditate. I’ll do almost anything to keep from facing myself. But I take my agitation with me wherever I go. Even with Dr. Pirtle, I felt driven to talk. I don’t know why. I just did. I do. He politely encouraged me to “start sensing instead of thinking.” At first, I didn’t know what he meant. But as we walked, he guided me, like we were doing a walking meditation. The next thing I knew my mind was quite. Surrendering and dissolving, I became the desert: the heat, the wind, the fragrance, and the sounds. I felt empty. The agitation was gone. And it took him only 10 minutes to get me there.
On that first hike Dr. Pirtle asked if he could be totally honest with me. Always with kindness, he showed me where I was resisting change. We spent considerable time holding my old patterns of thinking up to the light of awareness.
I retreated with Dr. Pirtle in Tucson for three days. Our primary form of therapy was hiking and talking. We drove to nearby wilderness areas, which were the perfect settings for me to slow down, open up, learn, and practice new skills.
I’m grateful for the time I spent with Dr. Pirtle. If you’d like to make changes in your life too, and you’re looking for the support of a wise and kind person, you can do no better than to work with Dr. Pirtle personally.”GC