Weekend Retreats



Hemophilia Workshops, Hemophilia retreats with InalexAn Inalex weekend retreat is a chance to get away from all the daily pressures of work, school, family and focus on you and what you need. Inalex specializes in leading transformational weekend retreats for those in the bleeding disorder community. ??Our weekend activities create an informational, safe, respectful and relaxing environment to help you to connect to your inner voice, to your family members and loved ones, and to your community. We give you the gift of time to listen to others share their stories and wisdom; time for you to share your insights; time to relax; good food; good companionship; and a beautiful locale. We believe that you will leave the Inalex retreat feeling re-energized, rejuvenated, and excited about your life, ready to take your next steps!


Father and Son Weekend Retreat

This retreat is designed to strengthen the bond between father and son. Inalex Weekend Retreat in Michigan

They will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn about stories from each other's lives
  • Take a 'Relationship Inventory'
  • Discuss generational commonalities/differences
  • Develop vital relationship skills such as 'Developing Emotional Courage.‘
  • Participate in a community of fathers and sons
  • Important Topics covered in this interactive retreat include
  • Defining success and expectations
  • What it means to be a father and what it means to be a sons
  • Opening the lines of communication
  • Finding time/creating a ritual

Comments from a recent Inalex Father and Son Retreat

Comments from the Fathers:
  • "This workshop was just what I needed"
  • "I think the retreat was excellent! It opened a line of communication with my son that wasn’t there before"
  • "I learned about what my anger is doing to our relationship. "
  • "This retreat helped us grow closer and trust each other"
  • "The open communications in the group was very special…Everything was great! "
  • "Allowing the time to bond with my son was very special.
  • “This experience will help me not only with my relationship with my son, but with all my relationships in my life"
  • "This retreat has allowed me to understand and get to know my son much more…"
  • "The group interaction was very beneficial in getting information on how other fathers deal with their son in a lot of different situations."
  Comments from the Sons:
  • "I learned how to really listen and will make me closer to my dad"
  • "This was fun and helped a lot! "
  • "Me and my dad made promises to each other. It was a good time and a lot of fun"
  • "I Listening is really important" "I learned a lot about my dad’s childhood. It was all good…Thank you!"
  • "I liked to play jeopardy with my dad"
  • "The game room was cool!"
  • "It helps me now that we are not the only ones with the same arguments"
  • "This would be good for all families"
  • "I got to spend time with my dad"
 


New Parent Weekend Retreat

The New Parent retreat consists is a combination of medical professionals, psychosocial professionals, and mentorship from experienced parents living with a bleeding disorder.

The weekend will provide parents with an opportunity to:
  • Meet other parents in a relaxed setting
  • Discuss common joys and concerns with other parents
  • Learn how others handle situations commonly experienced by parents
  • Learn more about the implications of their child's bleeding disorder
  • Provide parents opportunities to build a national “Network of Parents”
  • Learn more about the concerns and opportunities frequently experienced by parents
  • Develop a broader understanding of the joys, concerns, and  challenges that are a part of being a parent of child with a bleeding disorder 
 


Reflections of a Journey: Men's Weekend Retreat

It's been 30 years since the CDC received its first report of "AIDS in a person with hemophilia" due to a tainted blood supply. Of course this was just the beginning of a string of events that devastated our bleeding disorder community. You'd think we'd be over it by now. But that's not how it works. People are still suffering and dying from the effects of this epidemic. This weekend retreat is intended to offer participants a chance to reflect upon what has happened to each person individually as well as how our community has been forever altered by tragedy.

The Men’s Retreat is designed to enhance growth and renewal. Men will have the opportunity to renew relationships with friends, share life experiences with other men, opening hearts to life's joy and grief, and explore, learn and grow as men.

Some of the topics we'll discuss include:
  • Post traumatic stress disorder: how terrible events change our brains and affect our lives.
  • Sadness, grief and depression
  • Anger: how it helped us survive and its continuing value now.
  • Resilience: how we have learned to survive and even thrive in the midst of calamity.
  • The future: what lies ahead for us as individuals and as a group.
     


Living with Inhibitors Weekend Retreat (In Development)         

Coming soon!
 


Women's Retreat

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