A Holistic Approach to Women’s Wellness in Colorado
Located in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, 4Winds Farm offers a holistic wellness and mental health center for women. We address the constraints of traditional treatments by integrating the body, mind and spirit.
Instead of following rigid frameworks for treating conditions such as trauma, PTSD, drug or alcohol addiction, and depression, we treat the individual with a customized residential recovery program following a psychosocial and interpersonal assessment.
Held on 125 acres of pristine farmland between Sunlight Mountain and Glenwood Hot Springs, our 30- and 90-day women’s mental health and trauma recovery programs consist of daily educational and therapeutic sessions, farm work, private lodging, and organically sourced meals with a focus on wellbeing.
We are uniquely focused on dissolving diagnostic categories. Our residents are not divided by their diagnosis, and they participate in classes with our greater community, helping to remove stigmas associated with their conditions.
We offer a supportive network where women can reset their mental health, address unresolved trauma and heal.
Wellness Retreats and Workshops
4Winds Farm also features wellness retreats and healing workshops on its Colorado campus to all people trying to alter their personal trajectories or heal from depression, anxiety or trauma.
We believe when you break down the diagnostic silos that tell people they are this-or-that type of person—we connect with each other as humans and dramatically alter our personal trajectories.
We create this outcome through experiential, educational and therapeutic programs that give people an alternative to the clinical and medical interventions that have failed them.
In addition to our internal programs, we partner with like-minded organizations and integrative practitioners to hold wellness retreats and healing workshops at 4Winds Farm.
Wellness Classes for Our Community
Our greater community surrounding Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is encouraged to join our regular wellness classes with our experienced practitioners, including educational sessions of qigong and yin yoga, as well as healing therapies such as somatic experiencing, equine medicine wheel therapy and our Return to Being Human sessions.
Return to Being Human
As Nature Made Us: Linear Thinking, Circular Being
One of the most important concepts that informs all wellness and healing practices at 4Winds Farm is “linear thinking, circular being.” Both are powerful, innate capabilities we share as humans, but today’s modern culture tends to prefer the linear—often to the detriment of human vitality and social capability.
When we talk about linear thinking, we’re referring to straight-line goal orientation. To many of us, this feels satisfyingly practical and targeted. But when you’re focused on the straight, confined highway in front of you, you compromise your peripheral view—which is to say that you miss most of what’s going on.
Moreover, circular being makes us aware of our true nature as thinking animals, and it allows us to learn from the environments we occupy.
The seasons always come around again.
Our measurements of years and months are in fact measurements of cycles, not lines.
True connection to ourselves and to the earth requires inviting our environment in rather than pushing it away—observing and connecting with the natural cycles rather than artificially creating a track for humanity to go down.
Remember also that circularity isn’t exactly foreign to business. Cyclical time and even creative destruction in markets all take place on a circular dimension rather than a linear one.
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In gratitude to the organizations that inspire us and the support they provide for so many.