Healing the Healer: Recovering Space for Yourself in a Giving Practice
Led by Amalia Miralrio, LSW, MSW, MED
Jardin, Colombia
June 30-July 6, 2019

When is a good time for those in the healing professions to recover space for themselves to heal? What is the healing value of stress-free time to simply be?

Led by Amalia Miralrío and Scarlet Macaw Trips, this experience offers healers working in any capacity (psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, massage therapists and other body work practitioners) the space, time, and support rarely afforded to put themselves front and center. This restorative sojourn will also allow them to address personal or vocational issues and work on unresolved histories they may have put on the back-burner while treating others.

Via peer-to-peer workshops facilitated by Amalia, LSW, MSW, MED, complemented by enriching activities in the inspiring and beautiful coffee-growing region of Colombia, we will open up a space for collective and individual growth, catered to those who spend the majority of time healing others.

What have you neglected to address since beginning your career as a service provider? Do you wish you could speak to healers outside of your daily network, professional or academic? Could you use a self-nurturing getaway? Can you imagine an all-new environment that lets you get some healthy distance from pressures that have grown all-too familiar?

If any of the above speak to you, this workshop/experience is for you.


View over andes, near jardin, colombia

View over andes, near jardin, colombia

The Details
Cost: $800 USD (payment options of $200 x 4 available)

What's included:

  • 5 days 6 nights in Colombia (Medellin + Jardin, Department of Antioquia) at Hosteria el Paraiso

  • Private transportation while in Colombia

  • All breakfast and most lunches

  • Airport pick-up and drop off at Medellin’s international airport, Jose Maria Cordova

  • Welcome spirits (beverages)

  • On-site (with Sahara of SMT) concierge services available for free afternoons and evenings

  • Two group experiences while in Jardín (visit to the Casa del Loro parrot preserve, and hike/waterfall/Cristo Rey + lunch experience)

  • Payment plan options

  • Assistance with booking and best-practices advice for traveling to/from Colombia (Sahara from SMT)

  • Professionally led workshops by a certified clinical therapist (Amalia)

coffee shop in the plaza, jardin

coffee shop in the plaza, jardin

Not included:

  • Airfare to and from Colombia

  • Souvenirs or food purchased outside of itinerary

  • Dinners not listed


Day 0 - June 30 - Arrival to Medellin
Airport transfers to hotel
Welcome drinks, set the stage for week, Introductions (Sahara and Amalia - expectations of facilitator roles, week ahead)

central plaza, jardin

central plaza, jardin

Day 1 -July 1  
Breakfast at hotel
Private transportation to Jardín
Get settled + lunch
PM Opening workshop 1 - Opening Mediation and Group Culture - Amalia
Free evening with events/music

Day 2 - July 2
Breakfast at hotel
AM Workshop 2 - Activity to Gain Insight into Values -Amalia
PM Regroup Workshop 3- Strengthening Connection to True Self - Amalia
Afternoon excursion in Jardin to Casa del Loro parrot preserve on outskirts of Jardín
Free evening

Day 3 - July 3
Breakfast at hotel
AM Excursion - waterfall hike + ascent to Cristo Rey
Box lunch
PM Workshop 4 - Beyond Self Care- Caring for Marginalized and Disavowed Part of Ourselves - Amalia

Day 4 - July 4
Breakfast at hotel
Private transport - group returns to Medellin
Joyful Return- suggested evenings / Free evening - Dance evening dinner, etc.  
SMT on hand to coordinate/facilitate evening and open to group dinner

Day 5 - July 5
Breakfast at hotel
AM - Closing Workshop 5-Meditating on Taking Committed Action - Amalia
Free afternoon, optional evening activities with group or independently

Day 6 - Departure July 6
Breakfast at hotel
Airport transfer

Secure your spot via PayPal at info@scarletmacawtrips.com

Deposit of $200 required or paid in full - we’ll confirm via email.