On Campus Program

Abandonment to Healing Overcome Your Patterns of Self-Sabotage


If you have ever felt abandoned, you know that it is the most primal fear a human being can feel. If left unresolved, abandonment can undermine your self-esteem, interfere with your relationships, and be the underlying cause of emotional distress and self-sabotage. 

Join psychotherapist and author Susan Anderson for an immersive on campus program and explore ways to heal the wounds of abandonment. Susan creates a safe environment in which to conduct group discussions and powerful mind-body exercises that act like physical therapy for the brain. You will learn:

  • The five stages of grief that pertain specifically to abandonment 
  • Exercises to heal primal abandonment and overcome self sabotage at each stage 
  • Tools for overcoming Outer Child patterns of self-sabotage and “abandoholism” 
  • The mind-body process called “Akeru” that facilitates personal growth and healing 
  • Biological and chemical process that underlie emotional responses to loss. 

Whether you’re experiencing a recent break-up, a lingering wound from childhood, or struggling to form a lasting relationship, it's time to restore your sense of self and increase your capacity for love and connection. Professionals will gain abandonment recovery techniques to take back to their clients.

NOTE This program is suitable for everyone including professionals who seeking CEs and experiential training. 

Recommended reading Susan Anderson, Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing Abandonment; The Journey from Abandonment to Healing; The Abandonment Recovery Workbook; and Black Swan: The Twelve Lessons of Abandonment Recovery.

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
Emotional Healing

What is the Abandonment Recovery Workshop?


Susan Anderson has devoted 30 years of clinical experience and groundbreaking research to helping people resolve abandonment wounds and overcome self-sabotage.

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