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Success Stories

 

Here are just a few of the success stories shared by our alumnae to express their satisfaction and gratitude for the program and to inspire other women to take the steps they did to gain control of their lives.

My time here has saved my life both figuratively and literally. I have learned so much being here with so many amazing women, not only the team that cares, PCs, therapists, clinical director, Dr. O, pink ladies, facility maintenance, nurses, absolutely each person including other clients. While dealing with my personal illness and physical limitations I have become more aware of my boundaries and others' boundaries. Being mindful has taught me to think before speaking. I've always been careful of judgements knowing we don't know other ladies' stories or journeys. Nevertheless it has become more ingrained being here. I have also learned that giving myself some grace helps me take the time I need to process any given circumstances. It…
It has been an incredible roller coaster ride since August 15th 2017. The fact that I agreed to make the trip from CT to TN proved to me that my life, as I knew it, was heading straight downhill and had been for quite some time. I knew deep down inside myself that I needed Brookhaven as much as Brookhaven needed me. Kind of ironic? I was SO incredibly depressed. I wasn't even close to being funny or finding something comical about the situation, which is something I can usually manage to do. There was absolutely NO humor to be found anywhere near me. It was what it was. Wanting to end my life back in December of 2016 was…
To my Dear Creatures at Broken Heaven Being that this is Thanksgiving Day week here in America which has now become my second home I want to share with everyone there at Brookhaven ( as you know the place that I called my own Broken Heaven ) - my feelings. First of all I miss all of you but most of all it is important for me to know that you know the gifts you have given me I take with me now through every moment of my being so in many ways I feel you are with me with every step I take. And the most significant thing that all of you there have given back to me simply…
I wanted to take the time to acknowledge and share my appreciation for this facility, program, treatment, staff and opportunity in general. I came into Brookhaven on September 6th, 2017. I was completely lost. I felt numb inside and out. I lost hope in the world and couldn't even envision my future. I had recently lost everything in my life; my belongings were all stolen from me by the two people I thought truly loved me and my home and life I had established on Maui, that I loved and enjoyed greatly, was gone. I felt angry, resentful, depressed and was just stuck in this victim mentality that I had been living in for most of my life. I felt…
Thank you, Brookhaven. Thank you for taking me in and believing in me. You have truly been a lifesaver. You have given me the tools I need for life outside our bubble life here. You have shown me I CAN control my emotions and use wise mind. I never thought I would understand DBT, but thanks to this wonderful stuff I have definitely grasped what to do in difficult situations. The projects have been so insightful. They have helped me go deeper than I ever imagined I could. My therapist has been there for me through this whole journey and I could not have done it without her. This program has gotten me ready to face the outside world. Yay!
I fully confess and admit that I was a skeptic of this whole process when I admitted here 2 months ago. Years of therapy and medications had not improved my life with depression - if anything, the older I got the worse my illness became, despite continued treatment. What difference could three months possibly make? I thought it was quite logical to settle into a hopeless view of my future being plagued by depressive episodes - I though I was being realistic. Also, going to Tennessee of all places felt so dramatic and completely … random. Every time the phrase, “I’m going to a program in TN,” left my lips in response to some question, I could feel myself almost…
When I got here I was in so much pain, I can only describe it as the climax of my traumatic experiences in life.  I was stuck in the downs of life and I’m so grateful that the Universe granted me grace at the perfect time, for before would’ve been too soon for me to come here, after would’ve been too late.  I have more work to do when I go home – lots more, for the rest of my life I have work to do and Brookhaven has given me the tools to work with so that I can build Mastery in recovery, out of the pain.  Brookhaven has shown me without anyone saying specifically this: “you are perfectly…
I came to Brookhaven Retreat because my psychiatrist at home was convinced that I needed more help than he was able to provide at the time. He researched and found BHR. I arrived 2 weeks later ready to stay 90 days after totally hitting my bottom. When I arrived at Brookhaven I was immediately greeted and was welcomed with open arms. Never before in all the previous treatment facilities was I treated so kindly and with such respect. I was given a tour and everyone was so kind to me. There were three staff members with me during my admission process. I was later introduced to my therapist. For the first time in my life I was able to focus…
I’m in my seventh week of treatment at Brookhaven and I can unequivocally say my time here is the best gift I’ve ever given myself and is a blessing beyond measure.
This is a collage I finished recently that I created from a photo I took on a boardwalk in New Jersey. It’s the first that I have finished since being back home and I promise it wont be the last. You are the voice in my head now that stops any part of me that to want to give up or give in ever again, and so I believe this piece belongs to you. Thank you for helping me see a purpose, not just in myself, but also in my pain, because I now know it’s there to push me forward, not to make me suffer.
I hope you are well and I miss your voice. I miss Brookhaven more than I had imagined I would. I felt restless and ready not to be in an inpatient program – but I miss it daily. I wanted to thank you for your intervention with my parents. As you predicted I am actually doing much better, more independent, moving to the 2nd of 3 phases at court. Learning to solve problems on my own has been tremendously satisfying and the disruption in the torrid family dynamic has done everyone so much good. You are the one to thank. You saw what was necessary and what would be most beneficial. It has been the shock therapy of sorts that…
Thank you so, so much for setting up the meeting with Scott. I really enjoyed talking with him and gaining insight into the world of counseling. I really appreciate you taking your time out of your day to speak with me. You are such an intelligent, strong, and brave woman. I have so much respect for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate you.
Thought I would drop you a line to let you know how truly grateful I am to you first and foremost. Secondly, to share my deepest condolences for the loss of your friend. Thirdly, to gift you one of my original cards to say thank you! Ever so much for all you do to support, teach, and encourage me on my healing journey.) So very grateful to want to continue on being happy and healthy with the components of stability and stepping into my own and reclaiming my right.
Before I came to Brookhaven, my life was broken. [My previous treatment facility], my family, the court, and of course, I had given up on me. I had lost my way, and I believed that I would not see my 26th birthday - that I would spend my 25th year in a jail cell, suffering, sick, back on heroin, until the day that a corrections officer found me lifeless & clutching a syringe. But thankfully there was an English lady, in Seymour, TN who gave me 90 days to heal, to grow, to learn, and to recommit to building a new life. You understood without my needing to explain, about home pass with my parents and again, you gave me…
I hope this letter finds you all well. I would like to thank you for all that you have done for me! Words could never express my gratitude. Although, I will give it my best effort.
You have saved my life literally. Believing in me ‐ having me write those letters helped immensely. There are really no words for the amount of respect and gratitude I feel for you and Brookhaven!! The therapeutic things you do for us: Poncho, therapist twice a day, reflexology, P.C.'s, nurses, horses, ropes, front office, keeping this place ship shape. You are on top of everything and it shows. Without your guidance this would not be. I have the utmost respect and love for you. You're a smart business women, strong and beautiful inside and out. I want you to know I feel free to come back if I don't feel well at home. Thank you for believing in me, Jacqueline.…
I never EVER thought that I would be approaching my last 30 days when I first started about 59 days ago. Yet, here I am. I can’t even begin to express the change I have undergone. I guess the best place to start is at the beginning of college, about a few months before I decided to come to Brookhaven. My process of getting into college was not a particularly a spectacular and dreamy one. Life went on hold, for me at a pivotal time for most “talent goers” (those of us who dream of being on Broadway, films, or even being a part of it). My mom had to force me, my extremely helpless self, to even apply and…
You have given me a place to feel safe. It took time but with the help of your amazing staff, three meals a day, and a true schedule I slowly was able to take off my mask. The support and structure of the program to get sober has without a question saved my life. Being constantly challenged by my therapist, groups, and the community helped me to identify my triggers, and unhealthy coping skills like being people pleasing, addressing my cognitive distortions, and being avoidant. Poncho, Art Therapy, DBT, and learning self care has made me grow in so many amazing ways for my new future. EMDR has helped me make peace with things haunted me from my past every…
Thank you for all that you do! I am truly grateful and appreciative to all Brookhaven staff for every contribution made to help me discover myself and reach my maximum goal of a loving, healthy, self-actualized life. Although I’ve had some challenging setbacks, ya’ll have stood by me the whole time, and not given up on me, even when I may have been pretty frustrating for you at times. How have you helped me? Let me count the ways: To my therapist: You’ve worked systematically (whether I liked it or not) to guide me to self-sufficiency, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-revelation, self- discovery, and self-efficacy in such an amazing subtle way, that I couldn’t even see what was going on. As a…
When I arrived at Brookhaven Retreat, I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown and in a deep depression. My progress has been tremendous. The therapies and instructional classes have made me look at myself in ways that I never knew how to do. My therapist has played a key role in my progress and recovery. I think the program here is very professionally done to really help make changes in a person’s life. I do agree that it does take at least 90 days to get the full benefits to gain a healthy mind and lifestyle. Since being here, I have learned how to set boundaries, be assertive, be non-judgmental, have self-confidence, gain direction for my life, forgive…
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