IPPTSD November 13-17, 2023 Palm Beach, Florida
Upledger’s outpatient programs provide intensive therapy for special needs and offer some of the most innovative healthcare currently available anywhere in the world.
Each program features a specially selected team of clinicians and skilled visiting therapists working together to alleviate the specific health concerns of each individual. Participants benefit from hands-on therapy that includes both one-on-one and multiple-therapist sessions, as well as supportive group sessions.
The focus of the intensive approach is to find and resolve a person's core problem so that his or her adaptational energies can be used for more constructive purposes. This approach has proven to be successful for many who have been using their energies to adapt and survive rather than grow and thrive.
Essentially, when a person experiences a trauma or pathology, the body, mind and spirit adapts by building layers of defense around the site of the dysfunction. Through gentle hands-on therapy, these layers are uncovered and the root cause revealed. From here therapists can work to eliminate the problem and help bring the body to optimum performance levels.
This process is aided by the extended and concentrated treatment each person receives. When sessions are spaced out on a weekly or monthly basis, the body is more likely to refer back to its previous adapting mode in the intervening time. By providing hands-on therapy for several hours a day, several days in a row, the reforming of old adaptational patterns is countered.
PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. It's also a condition that often responds well to CST and related techniques. A report on a pilot Intensive Program and patient outcomes were documented in an article.
Usually, clients are referred by a CranioSacral Therapist who will have discussed its suitability with you prior to attending. However, this is not mandatory. You may simply complete an application, provide your health history and information, sign the required waivers and agree to payment terms. We ask for a deposit upon registration for participation as your deposit must be received to confirm your place.
Advance Preparation: We recommend reading Your Inner Physician and You, by Dr. John Upledger.
Supplies: The program site has a small kitchen available for storing food and beverage. There is a table for sharing meals.
Attire: Wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy access to the treatment tables. We recommend layered clothing, in case of temperature variation.
Times: We begin our therapy days at 9:00 am with a meeting for both clients and therapists. Bathroom or comfort breaks are jointly agreed upon by client and the primary therapist. Clients are assigned a therapy team for the day consisting of a primary therapist; one or more support therapists and various adjunctive therapists may join the team to provide specific treatment. All clients will be treated in a large space in the treatment facility during the therapy day.
We break for one hour daily for lunch, we then go back to work until we end the therapy day between 3:30 and 4:00 pm. The therapists then have an end of day meeting.
Caregivers will be included in the daily discussions and activities. Please let us know if caregivers will accompany the client, so that we may plan accordingly, as well as inform us of any special needs. Pre-registration is required for both clients and therapists.
The Upledger Institute International
11211 Prosperity Farms Road D-228
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Directions to Program Location:
The Upledger Institute International is located approximately 1/2 mile south of PGA Blvd on the west side of Prosperity Farms Rd. From the south, take either I-95 or the Florida Turnpike north to the PGA Blvd (Palm Beach Gardens) exit and go east. Go to Prosperity Farms Rd and turn right (south) for about 1/4 mile. We have a red tile entrance. Pull into the driveway marked 11211, and you will find us in the building on the left. Use the second floor entrance, on the east end of the building.
Priority Limousine is available from all three South Florida Airports.
The rates are (subject to change):
Miami - $180 base rate. $234 total including tax and tip
Fort Lauderdale - $150 base rate. $195 total including tax and tip
Palm Beach Gardens - $60 base rate. $78 total including tax and tip
1. Call 561-459-7123 and ask for The Upledger Institute rate.
2. Book on the website: palmbeachairportlimo.com and when it asks for "Company Name" select "Upledger Institute” from the drop down box.
3. Email: email@example.com and make sure they say it is for Upledger Institute.
Uber is also available. Please contact them directly for rates.
Nearby Lodging - PRICES MAY CHANGE:
4001 RCA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410
High Season $189.00 single/double Mid Season$124.00/Low Season $104.00 single/double -To get the above rates, you must call the hotel directly. In February and March there are no discounted rates.
-Hotel amenities include free high-speed wireless, refrigerator and microwave in all rooms complimentary expanded continental hot breakfast buffet complimentary manager’s reception every Monday – Thursday evenings 5pm-7pm.
-The Hampton Inn does not have shuttle service to The Upledger Institute.
Directions to Hampton Inn: From I-95 - Exit PGA Blvd/Exit 79A going east. Make first right onto RCA Blvd. The hotel is one block on the left side. From FL Turnpike - Exit Palm Beach Gardens/Exit 109 going east two miles. Go under I-95 overpass then make the first right onto RCA Blvd. The hotel is one block on the left side.
The Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens
4431 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
High Season $194.00 single/double Low and Mid Season $91.00 single/double
-Hotel has complimentary shuttle to and from The Upledger Institute. However, when you check-in please let the front desk know that you will need the shuttle so they can work out a time with others staying at the hotel that will also need transportation to the Institute.
Complimentary Full Breakfast Buffet Daily.
Best Western Plus Palm Beach Gardens
11360 US Highway 1
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408
Ask for the "Upledger" Rate
Complimentary Breakfast Buffet served daily for hotel guests.
Program cost is fully transferable and refundable up until 6 weeks prior to the start date. Due to the unique expenses involved, a $500 fee is necessary for transfers within 6 weeks of the program. Refund requests must be made in writing within 12 months of registration and at least 6 weeks in advance of the program start date.
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