ANDERSON – With 35 years of combined counseling experience between the two of them, Misty Rees and Janie Hubble have begun a new retreat center to reach out to women who need a little solace. Rooted Souls provides a step back from the "busyness" of life to allow clients an opportunity to regroup and refocus on the most important aspects of life.
“We have been very successful at using the relational style to help people heal,” said Rees, BS, a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS), and a member of International Fellowship of Chaplains. “We had this nudge from God to build a community for people that don’t really need to go to formal therapy but need a place to become re-rooted. They can discover who they really are and what grounds them through a soul-level relationship.”
Day retreats have slightly different programming. "ARTistic SOUL" includes an art journaling workshop, "AWAKE YOUR SOUL" is an artistic prayer retreat, "ROOTS, BOOTS and COFFEE CUPS" aids women as they try to discover their personal passion and "ROOTED BEAUTY" is a body image retreat.
All of the day retreats are hosted at the Tanglewood Conference Center, which also provides 25 acres of wooded trails and a calming river.
“People are wounded in relationship but they are also healed in relationship,” said Hubble, MSW, LCSW, CEDS. “During the retreats, women get support from one another and give support to one another. And we emphasize the spiritual aspect of that connection to God.”
“The world is so busy,” said Rees. “We love to have coffee just because we love that face-to-face time with people sitting across the table from us.”
Weekend retreats are also available, which last two nights at the Wise Old Owl Cabin at Patoka Lake. Themes for each of these retreats can be found on their website.